Heather Bell

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Heather Bell


Heather Bell in an unknown port

The paddle steamer Heather Bell operated between Gorey and Portbail and St Brieuc

It is by no means certain that this is the same Heather Bell which operated between Jersey and France in the 1860s. There were several paddle steamers in operation at the time with this name

New service

13 July 1867: [1]

The Jersey And Continental Steam Packet Company have purchased a steamer for a new service between Gorey and Portbail and St Brieuc. She is the Heather Bell, built 1858, a 152-Ton steamer which sailed from Burnham in the Bristol Channel to Jersey, arriving at 10 am today.

Heather Bell, a paddle steamer, had two engines with a power of 35Hp.

A trial run took place on 17 July and the service started the next day. The voyage to France took 2 hours 54 minutes.

  • Captain - John Perchard
  • Gorey Office - John Godfrey
  • Portbail Office - Philip Guiton
  • St Helier Office - John Wimble

Notes and references

  1. From Facebook group Maritime Jersey, by Mark Pulley
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