The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, aground, 13 Oct 1898

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Schooner EDWARD BLAKE, Capt. Jack Sidley, ashore a total loss on the Duck Island, Lake Huron, October 13, during a snow storm. Cargo was general supplies from Sarnia to Collins Inlet, cargo will likely be saved. Vessel owned by Mr. Mills, a banker of Kingston.
      Toronto Globe
      October 17, 1898

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      The Canadian schooner EDWARD BLAKE, lies a charred wreck on Duck Island, south of Manitoulin Island. The BLAKE was owned by Thomas Mills, a banker of Kingston. She went ashore on the Island and caught fire while there and became a total loss. She was in charge of Capt. John Sidley of Belleville and was valued at $3,000. The schooner had no cargo.
      Marine Record
      October 26, 1898

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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
Hull damage: $3,000
Freight: general supplies
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.708888 Longitude: -82.925833
William R. McNeil
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Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, aground, 13 Oct 1898