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Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, sunk, 21 Jul 1886

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The schooner E. BLAKE, a Canadian vessel of 328 tons, while in tow of a steam barge bound up Wednesday night, struck the abutment of Point Mouillee lighthouse and soon after sunk. Having no cargo she can be raised without difficulty.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Friday, July 23, 1886

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      The schooner E. BLAKE, which met with a mishap while in tow of a barge near the mouth of Detroit River on Wednesday night and sunk at Bar Point, arrived up at Windsor in tow of the tug AUGUSTA. The starboard bow of the vessel is badly stove in, requiring not less than $1,000 for repairs. She will be repaired at the Detroit dry dock.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Saturday, July 24, 1886

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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: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, sunk, 21 Jul 1886