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Belle City (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1866


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BELLE CITY Schooner, ashore at Point au Pelee, November 1866. Property loss, hull $200 cargo $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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BELLE CITY Schooner of 168 Tons, owned at Detroit by Morgan & Co. Bound from Saginaw to Cleveland went ashore at Point au Pelee November 1866. Loss to ship $500 no insurance
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      TWO VESSELS ASHORE. - Capt. W.J. Dell, owner of the schooner BELLE CITY, of Lakeport, arrived here yesterday with the intelligence he had just left his vessel ashore on the east side of Point au Pelee. The BELLE CITY loaded at Detroit a few days since with a cargo of hoops for the Onondaga Salt Company, of Oswego. On the dark and stormy night of Saturday, at 11 o'clock, he was deceived out of his course by the sight of a propeller that had left the mouth of the river, but had put back for safety. After being driven up on the beach some distance, the vessel was scuttled to prevent going further. Mr. Dell returned to the scene of the wreck, with the tug RELIEF and scows, in the hope of getting her off. As she lies in a very exposed situation, the chance of so doing, is doubtful.
      He reports another vessel ashore two miles below, the name of which he could not ascertain, but she lies high and dry.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 15, 1866

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      MARINE DISASTERS. - The schooner BELLE CITY was driven ashore at Point au Pelee on Saturday night last, and the prospect for saving the vessel is considered extremely doubtful.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, November 16, 1866

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      SCHOONER BELLE CITY. - This vessel, which went ashore on Saturday night at Point au Pelee, has been got off, and arrived here yesterday morning. She fell in with the gale off Rond Eau, and had part of her deck load swept overboard, obliging her to run back for harbor, and while so doing mistook a propeller's light for the Dummy. In attempting to haul up, after discovering the error, she struck the beach. She was got off without outside aid, and the greater portion of her cargo saved. The vessel was uninjured. - Det. Free Press, 15.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, November 17, 1866

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: hoops
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1866
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Local identifier:
McN.W.12759
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Belle City (Schooner), aground, 10 Nov 1866