The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, aground, 29 Jun 1888

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Port Colborne, June 28 - A telegram received here today states that the schr. EDWARD BLAKE, of Port Burwell, while at anchor about 12 miles above Tyrconnel, parted her chains and drifted ashore. She is loaded with cordwood for Detroit. The BLAKE registers 328 tons, is owned by F.L. St. John of St. Cathrines and has no insurance. Messrs. Carter & Bros. sent their tug W.A. ROATH, this afternoon with a full wrecking outfit to her assistance.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 29, 1888

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
Freight: cordwood
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.60009 Longitude: -81.48305
William R. McNeil
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Edward Blake (Schooner), C73912, aground, 29 Jun 1888