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Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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      The schr. EDWARD BLAKE missed the pier in trying to enter Port Colborne harbor Monday and went ashore, but was finally pulled off by the tugs and taken into the harbor in a leaking condition. She is loaded with coal.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 14, 1883 3-3

The schr. EDWARD BLAKE is still lying at Port Colborne leaking badly. She will probably have to discharge her cargo of coal there. She is awaiting orders from the insurance company.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 15, 1883 3-3

      Hundreds of people lined the piers and beach Monday anxiously watching two vessels trying to make the harbor, and the tugs ROOTH and HECTOR fighting the heavy seas which were rolling to assist them. The first proved to be the EDWARD BLAKE, owned by Mr. St. John of St. Catharines. She succeeded in getting in between the piers all right, when the tug lost her line, and, before she could get it again the vessel drifted off between one of the openings in the East pier and went ashore. The ROOTH stuck to her, and running in close to her, lost wheel and rudder. Two other tugs then went to her assistance, and they succeeded in getting the vessel off and into the harbor. The HECTOR had better luck with her vessel, the HOBOKEN, and after a hard fight succeeded in landing her in the harbor all right. The BLAKE is loaded with coal for Kingston. She lost her jibboom and bowsprit, about all her canvas and is leaking badly. -- Port Colborne Report
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

Schooner EDWARD BLAKE, cast off the piers at Port Colborne; released, damage slight.
      Casualty List for 1883
      Cleveland Herald
      November 21, 1883

Schooner EDWARD BLAKE. Official Canada No. 73912. Of 328 tons Reg. Built Port Burwell, Ont., 1866. Home port, Port Burwell, Ont. 136.0 x 23.6 x 10.6.
      List of Vessels on the Registry books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, aground, 1 Nov 1883