The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kate Gerlach (Tug), burnt, 1 Nov 1869

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GERLACH, KATE Tug, burned at Cleveland; a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

      MARINE DISASTERS. -- The steamer CORTLAND is reported ashore at Lakeport.
      The schooner A. BRONSON is ashore 10 miles below Sheboygan light.
      The propeller PACIFIC, Capt. Ed. Kelly, is hard aground on St. Clair Flats, below the dummy.
      The propeller AVON has broken up and entirely disappeared.
      Two tugs with a powerful steam pump, have gone to the assistance of the propeller GRANITE STATE on Starve Island.
      The tug KATE GERLACH was burned to the water's edge about 6 miles off Cleveland yesterday. She had in tow the brig LEWIS, which had been pretty well stripped by the storm......
      Toledo Blade
      November 22, 1869

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Kate Gerlach (Tug), burnt, 1 Nov 1869