LAURA BELLE (1870, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
15723
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Intended for a steambarge.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bailey Bros.
Original Owner and Location:
Capt. James Davidson, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Named for owner's daughter.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
133.1'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
12.7'
Tonnage (gross):
269
Capacity:
22000 bu
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Marquette, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
7 Sep 1883
How:
Wreck.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Stranded, broke her back on rocks, went to pieces. Wreck location either Shot Point or Presque Isle.
History

1870, Apr 4 Launched.

1871 Owned Aldridge et al, Milan, OH.

1876 Owned Hastings & Co., Milan.

1877, Jun Collision with schooner NORWAY, Lake Erie; repaired Toledo.

1879, Nov 20 Iced her sails & rigging, grounded on shoals at Waiska Bay, Lake Superior.

1882 - 1883 Rebuilt.

1883, Sep 7 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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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LAURA BELLE (1870, Schooner)