The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Heather Bell (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1869

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HEATHER BELLE Schooner, ashore in Wellington Bay; got off; cargo barley damaged.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

Oswego. Nov. 8. -- A gale of considerable severity, accompanied with flurries of snow, has prevaile here since Saturday nighy. Several disasters occurred to shipping The schooner ANNEXATION went ashore at Sacketts Harbor, going to pieces.
The schooner HEATHER BELL, with barley for Toledo, is ashore at Wellington, Ontario.
The schooner ONWARD, with lumber, from Toledo, for Ogdensburg, arrived at Port Colborne, with loss of fore-sail, and boat leaking badly.
      The schooner ALLEN is bottom up near Port Colborne.
Toronto, Nov. 8. -- The schooner J. McDONALD sunk in the dock in Consecon Harbor during the late gale. She had 3,000 bushels of peas aboard
      Toledo Blade
      November 9, 1869

Picton, Nov. 5 - The Schooner HEATHER BELLE went ashore this morning at Wellington, loaded with 9,000 bushels of barley. The hull is insured in the Western for $6,000. Cargo insured for $7,000.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday Nov. 19, 1869.

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Reason: aground
Freight: barley
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.929444 Longitude: -77.3475
William R. McNeil
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Heather Bell (Schooner), aground, 5 Nov 1869