Heather Bell in an unknown port
13 July 1867: 
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