Bellevue Schooner

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The Bellevue was a Schooner which was launched in Greystones in February 1839. She was about 80 tons in weight and was the property of John Doyle. She was destined to be used in the coal trade. She was built in Greystones and was christened Bellevue after the estate of the La Touche family, due to the timbers in its construction being obtained from Bellevue. John Doyle was a local ship owner and coal merchant and built the vessel. He started his carrier as a fisherman.

The Bellevue was in 1848 recorded as a wreck, though in 1862 it was for sale and was recorded as being 100 tons and was over 49 feet in length and having a breadth of over 16 feet. It was 9 feet in depth. This add also records the vessel as being built in Greystones.


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