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Belle (Schooner), 23 May 1857


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Launched at Oakville about May 23rd. the schooner BELLE of Hamilton. Owned by Capt. Malcolmson, capacity of 7,000 bushel wheat.
      Toronto Globe
      May 27, 1857

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      PORT OF HAMILTON -- VESSEL REGISTER
      No 1 of 1862

      Name . . . . . . . . . . . . BELLE
      Type . . . . . . . . . . . . Schooner
      Port . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton
      Tons . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 tons
      When built . . . . . . . . . 1857
      Where built . . . . . . . . Oakville
      Builders name & date of Certificate:- J. Simpson, January 5, 1859

      Description of vessel:- Surveyor - J.W. Mills

      Length . . . . . . . . . 89 feet & 6/10ths.
      Breadth . . . . . . . . 20 feet
      Depth of hold . . . . . 7 feet & 5/10ths.

      Decks . . . . . . . . . One
      Masts . . . . . . . . . Two
      Bowsprit . . . . . . . . Standing
      Stern . . . . . . . . . Square
      Figure-head . . . . . . None
      How rigged . . . . . . . Schooner
      Masters name . . . . . . J.B. Malcomson

      Subscribing Owners:- J.B. Malcomson and H. Brown owner of the total 64 shares; sold May 5, 1862 to Geo. Farewell of Oshawa. James Nolan and Wm. Sutherland both of Belleville owned the vessel dated Sept. 19, 1864.

      REGISTERS NOTE - Carried to Folio 55


Book of Transactions Folio 13 - Vessel owned by Samuel $ Wesley Farrington of Prince Edward County dated Feb. 11, 1880

      REGISTER NOTE - Reported by the owner that the schooner BELLE had been beached at Indian Point, Lake Ontario, near Belleville and became a total loss about thirteen years ago. Certificate probably lost with vessel as it was in her cabin.
      REGISTER CLOSED Feb. 22, 1898

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      Feb. 21, 1898 Belleville, Feb. 19, 1898
      Collector of Customs
      Hamilton
      Dear Sir,
      In reply to yours of the 8th. inst. about the BELLE of Hamilton. I had sold her before she became a total loss. The way it happened, she was on her way from Oswego to Belleville with a load of coal and she sprung a leak and had to be beached at Indian Point, and she was taken from there to Kingston by the John Donnelly Wrecking Company, that is about 13 years ago, and her botton lies near the cotton mill at Kingston now.
      As for her certificate of register, I could not tell what became of it, probably lost when whe was at the Point as her cabin was under water.
      Yours Truly
      Capt. W. Farrington

Letter attached to Port of Hamilton Register. BELLE of Hamilton


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launch, Oakville
Date of Original:
1857
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McN.E.955
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Belle (Schooner), 23 May 1857