Port Washington, WI (Lake Michigan) Packet BELLE Burns, Nov 1869

BURNING OF THE PROPELLER BELLE -- TWO MEN DROWNED.

Chicago, Nov. 22, 1869.
The burning of the propeller Belle, of Milwaukee, near Port Washington on Saturady night has already been despatched with no information of the crew.
Yesterday the brig C. J. Hutchinson arrived at this port, having on board, as the survivors of the disaster:
Captain C. N. MAYERS, first mate, of Milwaukee.
Second Engineer GEORGE WALL, of Milwaukee.
Second Engineer BICKLER TOTHEN, of Milwukee.
GEORGE DUSOLD, a passenger, of Manitowoc.

PATRICK BARNES, captain of the Belle, and
CHARLES MINFUS, wheelman, were drowned.
Six persons were on board when the fire was discovered and apparently beyond the control of the crew.

New York Herald New York 1869-11-18