STEVENS, BELLE (1861, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
3133
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Joseph, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
G. or H. Hanson
Original Owner and Location:
James E. Stevens, St. Joseph, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
88'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
6.6'
Tonnage (old style):
115
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/4 mil W.N.W. Manistee LSS MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
1 Nov 1890
Final Cargo:
Lumber & shingles.
Notes:
1890 Documents surrendered; wrecked, total loss.
History

1863, May 11 Purchased as a Lighthouse Tender by Shubrick, chairman of the Lighthouse Board(predecessor to the U.S. Lighthouse Service), 11th Lighthouse District; last sailing lighthouse tender on the lakes.

1869-79 Used during building of lighthouse at Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron, MI.

1873, Oct Driven on Skillagalee Reef; steamer ANDREW JOHNSON assisted.

1874, Fall Towed to Bay City, MI; rebuilt.

1875 Rebuilt as barge at Bangor; 1 deck; 1 mast.

1875, Jul 8 Owned H.B. Moore et al, Bay City; 88 gross tons.

1876, Apr 21 Owned Edward Taubert, Bay City.

1880, Mar 27 Owned H.B. Kirby et al, Detroit, MI.

1880, Jul 27 Owned Frank V. Holston, Ashland, WI.

1881, Jun 27 Enrolled as sloop-barge.

1882, Mar 4 Damaged in storm when torn from moorings in Duluth, MN harbor; driven on beach; purchased by William Morrin, Bayfield, WI.

1883, Jun 8 Pulled off beach; rebuilt; owned Henry Turelson, Duluth, MN.

1883, Sep 28 2-mast schooner.

1885 88.03 gross/83.63 net tons; schooner.

1888, Jun 13 Owned Fred H. Russell, Duluth.

1889, Jul 16 Owned Elizabeth Matthews et al.

1889, Oct Ashore about 25 mi. s. of Duluth; removed by tugs RECORD & PATHFINDER.

1890, Mar 1 Owned Byron B. Inman, Duluth.

1890, Apr Owned E.A. Carter, J. Degurgas, Ludington, MI.

1890, Sep Struck pier Racine, WI harbor.

1890, Nov 1 Ashore Manistee, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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STEVENS, BELLE (1861, Schooner)