BELLE (1857, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: "riverboat"
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
T.J. Purvis
Original Owner and Location:
L. C. Locke, Perrysburg, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
12" cylinder, 30" stroke; machinery from Kendricks Foundry, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
70'
Beam:
14'
Depth:
5.5'
Tonnage (old style):
49.2
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toledo, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
15 Feb 1867
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Sunk in channel between Manhattan & Presque Isle; damaged by ice; towed to shore March 1 & abandoned. Some attempts to repair in May 1867 but to no avail.
History

1857, Jul 23 Launched; ran Toledo-Perrysburg.

1857 Damaged by fire at Perrysburg, OH. Cabins destroyed.

1867, Feb Sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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BELLE (1857, Ferry)