The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emma Blake (Schooner), U36059, aground, 19 Oct 1870

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Three vessel went ashore at Cleveland during the heavy storm on Monday night. The schr. G.W. DUNCAN went on the beach west of the piers. She is little damaged and can be pulled off when the weather changes. The schr. EMMA BLAKE went on the old Toledo railroad pier, and is a perfect wreck. All on board were lost. The schr. MARY of Detroit, went on the old Pittsburg pier, and went to pieces very soon after. All on board were lost. It is not known how many there were in the crew, but not less than 6 lives were lost by the disaster.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1870 2-6

      The storm was very severe on Lake Erie, Monday night. Three vessels were wrecked at or near Cleveland, the scows MARY AMELIA and EMMA BLAKE, and one of the crews of both were lost. An unknown vessel was driven ashore east of the city near the rolling mill. The Plain Dealer says it is seldom that so terrible a gale occurs on the lake.
      Toledo Blade
      October 19, 1870

(see Cleveland Plain Dealer article)

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Reason: aground
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Emma Blake (Schooner), U36059, aground, 19 Oct 1870