Etta Bell (Schooner), U8730, 1870
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Schooner ETTA BELLE. Of 94 tons. Built at Dexter in 1871 by [no entry] Owned by Millaker & others. Home port, Cape Vincent. Value, $4,500. Class, B 1. REMARKS. -- built from bottom of CHAMPION.
National Board of Lake Underwriters
Lake vessel Register, 1873
Schooner ETTA BELL. U.S. No. 8730. Of 94.31 tons. Home port, Cape Vincent, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List of U.S., 1871
NOTE:-- The ETTA BELL changed it's home port to Ogdensburg, N.Y. as per Merchant Vessel List from 1872 up to 1879 when she was dropped from the register.
Schooner ETTA BELLE, bound Little Sodus to Toronto, sunk in deep water 8 miles off Sodus.
September 11, 1873
Built as a Canadian schooner
The Etta Belle was constructed from the hull of the schooner "Champion" that had wrecked at Port Hope, Canada in 1870. The Champion was built at Oakville, Canada in 1852. In 1871 she was rebuilt as the schooner Etta Belle. This new vessel was 93 feet in length, with a beam of 19 feet, and contained two masts. The bow had a semicircular shape, almost barge like in appearance, which allowed more space for cargo at the expense of slightly reducing the speed of the ship. Typically ships during this period were transporting bulk cargo such as coal or grain to ports on Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. The town of Cape Vincent, New York, became the new homeport for the renamed schooner Etta Belle.
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- bottom of CHAMPION
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes