BELLE (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
2242
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Eagle figure, square stern, 25' centerboard.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bates & Son
Original Owner and Location:
Lyman Emerson et al., Manitowoc
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
93' 4"
Beam:
24' 2"
Depth:
6' 1"
Tonnage (gross):
123
Capacity:
100,000 lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Big Sable Point, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 Dec 1908
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
In tow of steamer F.W. FLETCHER; broke towline & foundered.
History

1856, Oct 15 Enrolled Michilimackinac District.

1865 Readmeasured, 101 gross tons 91.5 x 24.5 x 6.2'.

1868 Owned Racine, WI.

1871 Rebuilt, 118 gross tons; 94 x 24 x 7'.

1871, Jul Owned Capt. Hans Solberg, Racine, WI (thru 1884).

1879 Repaired - new stern fitted.

1881 Repaired, 118.53 gross tons / 112.61 net tons.

1885, Sep Ashore at Rawley's Bay, WI attempted release by revenue cutter ANDY JOHNSON and tug LEATHAM.

1886 Rebuilt; owned Wm. H. Pugh, Racine WI.

1890, Jul Broke from tug at Pentwater, MI, stranded.

1893 Rebuilt; 94.6 x 24.5 x 7.2'; 104.04 gross tons / 98.84 net tons; owned F. H. Redfield, Racine, WI.

1908 Foundered; last owned Nettie R. Ludwig, Benton Harbor, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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 (1856, Schooner)