ERIE BELLE (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
73913
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Burwell, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George W. Pontine
Original Owner and Location:
William Youell & Co. et al, Port Burwell, ONT.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
135.6'
Beam:
23.3'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (gross):
319
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Eastern Gap, Toronto Harbor.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
  1924
How:
Sank.
History

1873, Jul 15 Launched, built as "full canal size".

1874, Apr 7 Owned J. McLeod et al, Kincardine, ONT.

1874, May Damaged 4 gates in Welland Canal.

1875, Oct 27 Ashore Port Colborne, ONT, bound Kincardine, ONT - Kingston, ONT with wheat.

1878 Same owner, registered Port Burwell C73913.

1880 Rebuilt.

1883, May 20 Ashore in gale at Lion's Head, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

1883, Sep 4 Owned Donald Manson, Port Hope, ONT.

1883, Sep 20 Owned Donald Manson et al, Port Hope.

1883, Nov 21 Boiler exploded, Kincardine; 4 lost.

1884, Sep 19 Arrived Port Colborne leaking badly, coal laden.

1888, Sep 26 Same owner; ashore at Ashtabula, OH; cargo coal.

1905 Not listed, presumed abandoned.

1908 - 24 Hidden from Erie Co, NY sheriff dept to prevent confiscation.

1911 - 1914 Raised from Chippewa Creek & fitted out at Toronto, ONT.

1924 Sank, Lake Ontario.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
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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ERIE BELLE (1873, Schooner)