The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. Blake (Schooner), 19 Oct 1878

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FOR LONDON:--The schooner BLAKE will soon leave Toledo with a cargo of walnut lumber for London, England.
      Cleveland Herald
      June 9, 1976

OCEAN INSURANCE ON LAKE VESSELS AT SEA:-- The prejudice among the insurance companies against lake vessels on the ocean, especially centre- board schooners, has in a great measure been wiped out, and it is not anticipated that the owners of the various craft now about to make ocean voyages will experience any great trouble in obtaining insurance. Indeed, the insurance on many of them is already placed. Our lake vessels are built as well as, and better than those regularly employed on the Atlantic, and the underwriters are coming to see that the centre-board (a necessity on craft of medium dimensions) is no objection at all. The truth is that the centerboard is a great benefit. but for many years this fact could not be impressed on the minds of sailors and underwriters used and accustomed to the standing keel. It is a positive fact that (centerboard) craft which class B1 on the lakes are given the class of A 2 in Lloyds.
, Both the PAMLICO and BENSON secured better classing on the ocean than they could obtain here on the lakes. We understand that the THISTLE, now fitting in Chicago, the MECHANIC and EMERALD, the THOMAS S. STREET, EDWARD BLAKE, CAMBRIA, MAGGIE McRAEe and A.. G. MOREY are already insured for their ocean voyages, and that the other craft going out from the lakes will obtain insurance without trouble. Those which cannot get insurance (if there be any) will go without it, indicating the confidence of the owners in their vessels. The one great necessity is to send good masters in charge, and we learn that this is to be done.- - - lnter-Ocean.
      Cleveland Herald
      June 13, 1876

VARIOUS ITEMS:-- The THOMAS C. STREET, Captain Phipps, of Port Dover, the CAMBRIA, the BLAKE, and two other lake vessels, arrived safe at Dundee, Scotland, on the 23 ult.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 16, 1876

      Among the arrivals here yesterday was the schooner E. BLAKE, Captain McDonald, light from Montreal. The BLAKE has been engaged on salt water for two years past, and this is her first appearance here since.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Thursday, October 10, 1878
      LAKE CRAFT ON THE OCEAN.-- The bark T.C. STREET, owned and commanded by Captain Phipp, of Port Dover, Ont. is reported at Dundee, having made the run across in twenty-four days. The schooner EDWARD BLAKE, Capt. Peter Thompson, also arrived at London safe, having nade a very quick passage. The THISTLE and CAMBRIA are also reported as having made successful passages. The schooner W.G. GRANT, commanded by Capt. May, of Port Stanley, made a quick run fron Fort hawkesbury, Nove Scotia, to Oporto, Portugal, twenty-one and a half days. The GRANT was laden with deals, having loaded at Three Rivers, Quebec.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 11, 1876

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E. Blake (Schooner), 19 Oct 1878