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Heather Bell (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1884

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Schooner HEATHER BELLE ashore at Southampton and will likely be abandoned by her owners.
      Marine Record
      May 8, 1884

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The HEATHER BELLE has been released from where she was ashore on Lake Huron and towed into Southampton Harbor for repairs. She has been purchased by McLean Bros. of AuSable Mills.
      Marine Record
      August 14, 1884

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HEATHER BELLE, schooner of 168 tons. Rebuilt at Picton in 1863. Owned by Ross. Port of hail, Picton. Value $7,500. Class A 2. --- Remarks, Built on bottom of ALMEDA.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classification Index, 1878

Schooner HEATHER BELLE. Official Canadian No. 71145. Built at Picton, Ont., in 1868. Home port, Goderich. Of 144 tons Reg. 99.0 x 22.1 x 8.8 Owned by D.C. Strachan, of Goderich.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of
      the Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1886

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      MARINE DRIFT :-- Capt. Wm. Latriel is succeeded by Capt. Mears in command of the tug SHOO FLY.
The schooner WILLIE KEELER has been engaged for coal from Cleveland to Detroit at 80 cents.
The schooner HEATHER BELLE, wrecked at Kincardine, Lake Huron, last fall, has been released.
      Detroit Post
      Thursday, August 7, 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.48339 Longitude: -81.38305
William R. McNeil
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Heather Bell (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1884