BELLE CITY (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
2153
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Racine, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Beckwith or J. Bailey
Original Owner and Location:
Captain John Gossick, et al., Racine, WI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
96.7'
Beam:
22.3'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
168
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
2 May 1869
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Total loss.
History

1853, Apr 19 Launched.

1853-60 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1857, Nov Stranded on beach, St. Joseph, MI; lost of cargo oats.

1858, Apr Released & repaired.

1860 Owned Williams & Bro., Racine, WI.

1861, Sep Aground on Hog Island, lightered & released.

1862-64 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1863 Owned Fraser & Cardonell, Buffalo, NY; repaired.

1863, Jul 25 Damaged & lost part of load in gale.

1864 Owned Smith, Chicago, IL.

1865, Sep 22 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1866 Owned Buffalo, NY.

1866, Oct 1 Owned Wm Dell, Lake Port, MI; 121.72 gross tons.

1866, Nov 16 Ashore Pt. Pelee, Lake Erie.

1867, May 2 Boarded by Canadian officials off Pt. Colborne, suspected of having Fenians aboard.

1868 Rebuilt barge, owned Detroit.

1869, May 2 Burned.

1871 Owned Detroit.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Loudon G. Wilson
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 CITY (1853, Schooner)