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J. W. Blake (Schooner), capsized, 28 Sep 1856

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The schr. J.W. BLAKE, of about 40 tons capsized during the gale of Sunday evening (9/28), near Buffalo. Three men and 2 women clung to her till next morning, when they were taken off by a boat.
      Conneaut Reporter
      October 2, 1856 2-1

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CAPSIZED. - The little schooner I.W. BLAKE capsized in the bay last evening during the squall, while attempting to enter this port. The persons on board of her, consisting of three men and two women, saved themselves by clinging to her until this morning, when they were rescued from their perilous situation by a boat from Bidwell, Banta & Co.'s shipyard. This is the second or third time this same vessel has capsized in sight of this port. The schooner up to noon had not been recovered.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, September 29, 1856

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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J. W. Blake (Schooner), capsized, 28 Sep 1856