The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Bell (Propeller), C71111, 1879

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AT COLLINGWOOD. -- A Collingwood firm has purchased the American propeller GLADYS, changed her name to that of NORTHERN BELL and will run her from Collingwood to Sault Ste. Marie.
      Detroit Tribune
      Friday, April 13, 1877

Propeller NORTHERN BELLE. [C]. Of 290 tons. Built at Marine City in 1874 by Lester. Owned by Georgian Bay Transportation Co. Home port, Collingwood. Value $16,000. Class A 2. REMARKS. -- Formerly GLADYS.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879

Propeller GLADYS. Built Marine City in 1875 by D. Lester. Owned by D. Lester. Home port, Marine City. Value $16,000. Class A 2.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classifications for 1876
Steam screw GLADYS.* U. S. No. 85422. Of 337 gross tons. Built Marine City, Mi., 1875. 129.0 x 22.6 x 9.5.
      * Renamed NORTHERN BELLE - Canada - 1879 [C 71111 ]
      Herman Runge List

NORTHERN BELLE. Official Canada No. 71111. Of 513 gross tons. 129 x 23 x 10. Built Marine City, Mich., 1875. as U. S., GLADYS until 1877 when she became Canadian and renamed. DISPOSITION:-- Burnt Byng Inlet, Ont., November 7, 1898.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930. World Ship Society

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Northern Bell (Propeller), C71111, 1879