The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Yankee Blade (Schooner), U27516, sunk, 3 Sep 1867

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Capt. Lathrop of the stm. REINDEER, which arrived here yesterday noon from Port Huron, reports seeing the schr. YANKEE BLADE sunk in the River St. Clair, about 1 mile below the town of St. Clair, on the American side. No information could be obtained as to the cause of the disaster, though doubtless it has arisen from her having sprung a leak. She lies close upon the bank, with her outer rail under water, and a stay leading from her masthead to the shore, to prevent her from rolling over. She is laden with iron ore, and was in her passage down from Lake Superior. Ere the arrival of the steamer tomorrow, we shall be in possession of fuller particulars.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 3, 1867
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We learn that the cause of the schr. YANKEE BLADE' s disaster was the springing of a bad leak and was necessarily run upon the bank to prevent her from going down in deep water. She is being lightered of her cargo and will then be placed in drydock for repairs.
      Detroit Post
      September 4, 1867

Schooner YANKEE BLADE. U. S. No. 27516. of 255.94 Tons gross; 243.15 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. Home port, Chicago, Illinois. 130.0 X 26.0 X 10.0.
      Merchant Vessel List of U. S. A., 1885

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Reason: sunk
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.82087 Longitude: -82.48602
William R. McNeil
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Yankee Blade (Schooner), U27516, sunk, 3 Sep 1867