The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Milwaukee Belle (Schooner), U16642, aground, 1887

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Manitowoc.---Leathan & Smith have bought two wrecked schooners which will be made ready for sea as soon as possible, One is the MILWAUKEE BELLE, which went ashore on Beaver Island just before the close of navigation last fall and was abandoned by her owners. Captain Clark, in the employ of leathan & Smith, has gone to Beaver Island with a working expedition to release the vessel and tow to Manitowoc for repairs. The other is the EMERALD, which went ashore at Kewaunee last fall, drowning all hands. She was bought for $300, and is now in drydock at Manitowoc,
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Aug. 18, 1887 p. 5

      Charlevoix. ---LOTTIE MASON left for Beaver Island with material to rebuild the schooner MILWAUKEE BELLE, ashore there.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Dec. 1, 1887 p. 1

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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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.66472 Longitude: -85.55731
William R. McNeil
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Milwaukee Belle (Schooner), U16642, aground, 1887