Lac La Belle (1864)
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The Lac La Belle was a "Wooden propeller built in 1864 at Cleveland, Ohio by Ira Lafringer for Hanna & Garrettson. Sunk at St. Clair Flats Nov. 23, 1866 by the sidewheel steamer Milwaukee. Raised, repaired, Captain John Spaulding." Last Document Surrendered Milwaukee, 12/31/1872: "Total Loss"
Final Voyage


"The steamer Lac La Belle, bound from Milwaukee to Grand Haven with passengers and laden with grain, foundered 20 miles off Racine. The steamer had sprung a leak, and once it's fires were extinguished, the ship was left to the mercy of the waves."
 
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