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Belle (Steamboat), 16 Mar 1850


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NEW BOAT.- There is a new steamboat on the stocks at the shipyard of Messrs. Bidwell & Banta, which has been purchased by Abell Snow & Co., of this city. We understand she will run between this and Silver Creek, Dunkirk, Barcelona. She is to be commanded by Capt. R.B. Despard, formerly in command of a steamer on lake Ontario. This new steamer is of perfect model, and will be propelled by two low pressure engines. We heartily welcome her to our steam marine and trust she may have all that success which her proprietors, as well as her excellent commander, deserve.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, January 24, 1850

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The steamer BELLE will be launched from Bidwell & Banta's ship yard, at 3 o'clock, in the afternoon to-morrow.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, March 15, 1850

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      We are requested to mention that the new steamer BELLE, intended for the Chautauque route, will be launched this afternoon at 3 o'clock, from Bidwell & Bants's yard.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      March 16, 1850
     
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      LAUNCH. -- On Saturday last, about 3 o'clock, the new steamer BELLE, was launched from the ship-yard of Messrs. Bidwell, Banta, & Co., in the presence of a crowd of spectators. She went off well, and we trust this, her infant effort will prove prophetic of her future prosperity. She is the property of Messrs. Abell, Snow & Co., and commanded by Capt. R. B. Despard. her engines her the two low pressure engines formerly in the EXPRESS, which used to ply on Lake Ontario between Oswego and Kingston. A better boat never deserved the patronage she enjoyed. We wish the BELLE every success, with such vital principle within her
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, March 18, 1850
     
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      A LAUNCH. - On Saturday afternoon, the new and splendid steamer BELLE, was launched into her proper element from the well-known ship-yard of Messrs. Bidwell, Banta & Co. A large number of spectators were present who were gratified by the pleasing spectacle. As we have before stated, she is owned by Capt. R.B. Despard, (who commands her,) and Messrs. Abell, Snow & Co., and is designed for the coasting trade, between this city and Erie, Pa. Her burden is about 270 tons, and she will be propelled by two powerful low-pressure engines, which were formerly in the steamboat EXPRESS, on Lake Ontario. We wish the new craft success.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      Monday, March 18, 1850

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The steamer BELLE was advertised to leave port last evening for Barcelona, Dunkirk and Silver Creek. She is a very fine craft, andf her gentlemanly commander Capt. Despard, is admirably qualified for the trade in which she is to run. Success to the BELLE.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      Tuesday, April 30, 1850

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      SILVER CREEK, DUNKIRK & BARCELONA.
      The steamer B E L L E, Capt. Despard, will leave the foot of
      Indiana Street, for the above ports, THIS Thursday evening, June 6,
      at 8 o'clock.
      For freight or passage apply on board, or to - ABLE, SNOW & Co.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      June 6, 1850

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      A C A R D.
      The undersigned, officers and crew of the steamer BELLE, during the time she was in command of Capt. R.B. Despard, having confidence in the seamanship of that officer and having received uniform kindness and gentlemanly treatment from him under all circumstances, take this occasion to express to him the assurance of our regard, and our regret that we should have been so prematurely seperated. We trust most sincerely that he will soon be engaged in a service worthy his capacities as a seaman and gentleman.
      JAMES M. BUTLER, Chief Mate.
      Wm. Howell, Steward, Joseph Seers, Henry Brown,
      James McGee, Jacob Fole, John McGowan,
      George Cline, Joseph Homer, Peter Gwyer,
      J.G. Palmer, Jacob Skinocker, Wm. Teggett,
      Wesly Berry, Du Bois Fletcher, Thos. Riggs,
      F.W. Tracy, clerk.
      Buffalo, June 13.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      June 17, 1850

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      STEAMER BELLE. - This new and very handsome little steamer is now making daily trips to Silver Creek, Dunkirk and Barcelona. She is doing a first rate business and richly deserves it. She is commanded by Captain Despard who is well qualified by his frank and unbane manners to please those who do business on the route.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      June 10, 1850

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      SILVER CREEK, DUNKIRK & BARCELONA.
      The steamer B E L L E, Capt. Perew, will leave the foot of Indiana Street, for the above ports, THIS Wednesday evening, June 12, at 8 o'clock.
      For freight or passage apply on board, or to Abell, Snow & Co.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      June 12, 1850

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building & launch, Buffalo &c.
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1850
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McN.E.957
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William R. McNeil
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Belle (Steamboat), 16 Mar 1850