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Belle (Schooner), iosunk, 27 Aug 1884


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BELLE Schooner. Home port, Hamilton. On Aug. 27, 1884, vessel sunk in Lake Ontario; a total loss. Hull loss $900.
      Disasters to Lake Shipping, 1884
      Cleveland Herald
      November 28, 1884

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      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 Co, that is about 13 years ago, and her bottom lies near the cotton mill at Kingston now.
      As for her Certificate, I could not tell what became of it, probably lost when she was lost at the Point as her cabin was under water.
      Yours Truly
      Capt. Wm. Farrington

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Name . . . . . . . . . . . BELLE
Type . . . . . . . . . . . Schooner
Port . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton
Tons . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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

Vessel owned by Samuel & Wesley Farrington of Prince Edward County dated Feb. 11th. 1880

      Port of Hamilton Register Number 1 of 1862

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Notes:
Reason: iosunk
Hull damage: $900
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1884
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Local identifier:
McN.W.8780
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Belle (Schooner), iosunk, 27 Aug 1884