MILWAUKEE BELLE (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
16642
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James M. Jones
Original Owner:
D. Newhall
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
133.9'
Beam:
28.4'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (old style):
368 6/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Brevort, MI, Straits of Mackinac.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 Nov 1886
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Dismasted, blown northeast & sank; rigging & gear salvaged.
History

1854 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1854, Nov Leaking, Lake Erie with railroad iron; repaired, R. Calkins yard with arches & knees at Cleveland, OH.

1856, Dec Lost sails, Lake Michigan.

1857, Nov Collision with schooner J.C. RIGGS near Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1859, May 24 Owned Greenleaf D. Norris, Milwaukee.

1860, Oct 13 Collision with C.H. WALKER, W.H. CRAIG & ARTURUS, St. Clair River.

1860, Nov Collision with bark MARGUERITE, St. Helena, Lake Michigan; ashore at Cheboygan, MI in a gale.

1861, May 4 Recovered by steam tug LEVIATHAN; repaired Milwaukee.

1861, Jun Sank schooner GREAT WESTERN in collision at Erie, Lake Erie.

1863, Jul Jettisoned 30 tons lead.

1864 Owned Norris & Davis, Chicago district.

1865 305 tons.

1866 Owned J.D. Gardner, Milwaukee.

1869, Oct Damaged outfit in heavy weather.

1871 Rebuilt.

1879 Owned C.S. Gardner, Chicago.

1880 New frame & decks.

1883 Owned E.E. Ayers, Chicago.

1885 Owned Powers, Chicago.

1886, Nov 18 Sank, Lake Michigan.

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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MILWAUKEE BELLE (1854, Schooner)