The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Miami Belle (Schooner), U16616, 1 Apr 1856

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AT TOLEDO. - The Blade of the 24th. inst., says A. Gilmore will launch, by May 1st. a fore-and-aft schooner, of 400 tons burthen, for Messrs. Whitaker & Brown, of that city. The dimensions are as follows :- 141 feet length, 26 feet beam, and 11 feet depth of hold. She is of large a size as can go through the Welland Canal, is designed for the Toledo and Oswego trade, and will be sailed by Captain James Parks, formerly of the REBECCA. Entire cost estimated at $16,000.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 29, 1856

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      Mr. Gilmore informs us, that the new schooner which he has building for Messrs. Brown & Whitaker, and of which we gave a description last week, will be launched on Saturday afternoon, at two o;clock. She is to be called the "MIAMI BELLE," an appropriate name for so beautiful a craft. - Toledo Blade, 1st.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 6, 1856

Schooner MIAMI BELLE. U. S. No. 16616. Of 268.63 tons. Home port, Toledo, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Miami Belle (Schooner), U16616, 1 Apr 1856