The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. W. Blake (Schooner), capsized, 1 Jun 1855

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BLAKE, J.W. Schooner, cargo lumber, water-logged and capsized off Sturgeon Point L. E. Towed in. Property loss $600.
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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SCHOONER CAPSIZED. --- Capt. Calvin, of the schooner J.W. BLAKE, arrived last evening from Sturgeon Point, and reports that between 8 and 9 o'clock yesterday norning his vessel began leaking, and soon filled and rolled over, about four miles from Sturgeon Point. She had on 21,000 feet of lumber, from Cattaraugus, for J. Booth. The deck load and vessels bulwarks were washed overboard. The BLAKE was an old and small vessel. A tug was to have been sent out to look for her last evening.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, June 2, 1855

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      Saturday's Buffalo Express says:-- The little schooner J. W. BLAKE, was capsized in a squall yesterday, near Sturgeon Point. The crew saved themselves by means of the small boat, and the Captain was here last evening to procure a tug to tow her into port. She was bound up, flying light.
      Toronto Globe
      Tuesday, June 5, 1855

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.69089 Longitude: -79.04754
William R. McNeil
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J. W. Blake (Schooner), capsized, 1 Jun 1855