BELLE (1848, Brig)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Conneaut, OH
Vessel Type:
Brig
Note: Scroll head, square stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Lent
Master Carpenter:
William Lent
Original Owner and Location:
A. Hammond & H. Howard, Conneaut, OH
Ownership Notes:
Also E.B.Brown, Toledo, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
118.6'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
9' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
276
Capacity:
12,000 bushel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bailey's Harbor, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Sep 1860
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Bound Chicago to Buffalo; sprung her foremast in the Manitous, ran for shelter at Bailey's Harbor; went on the rocks, was destroyed.
History

1848, Mar 25 Launched. Designed expressly for the Toledo, OH, trade.

1848, Apr 17 -1850 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; owned, A. Hammond et al.

1849 Cuyanoga District, OH.

1851, Jun 11 - 1854 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1851, Nov Struck by propeller DELAWARE near Beaver Island, Lake Michigan, towed into St. James Harbor.

1855 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1857 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1859, Aug 9 Enrolled Cleveland, Philo Scoville.

1860 Bemis at Buffalo, NY.

1860, Sep 11 Ashore on rocks Lime Kilns, Detroit River; released Sept 12.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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 (1848, Brig)