Milwaukee Belle (Schooner), U16642, collision, 8 Nov 1857
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MILWAUKEE BELLE Schooner, collided with the Schooner J.C. RIGGS off Fighting Island. Property loss $100.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)
The schooner J. C. RIGGS, bound down with wheat, and the MILWAUKEE BELLE, bound up, collided on Sunday evening, near Fighting Island. The RIGGS had some of her rigging carried away, and railing broken, and was towed back to Detroit for repairs. The BELLE sustained very little injury.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Thursday, November 12, 1857
Schooner MILWAUKEE BELLE. U. S. No. 16642. Of 242.69 tons gross; 230.56 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1854. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
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- William R. McNeil
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