Builder: ?, St. Joseph, Michigan
Beam: 21' 3"
Displacement: 115 tons
Launched: Purchased in 1863
Decommissioned: 10 July 1874
The schooner Belle Stevens was built in 1861 and was purchased by the Lighthouse Board and named simply Belle. She was stationed in the 11th Lighthouse District. She also transported materials for the construction of Spectacle Reef Light.
While serving as an engineering tender, she ran aground on 10 November 1873, sustaining serious damage. She was sold on 10 July 1874.
She was the last sailing tender to operate on the Great Lakes.
Cutter History File. USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.