The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Eliza Gerlach (Schooner), sunk by naval fire, 17 Sep 1913

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      The old schr. ELIZAGERLACH, which was used for a number of years by the American Shipbuilding Co. to carry boilers and machinery between Cleveland and Lorain, was put out of business Monday night.
      In connection with the PERRY celebration the GERLACH was fired upon by naval vessels with light tracer shells and destroyed off Gordon Park.
      The GERLACH was a fine, big ship, as Capt. James Davidson would say, in her day, but her time has long since passed. Capt. George B. Mallory, who is one of the most popular masters on the lakes brought the GERLACH out on August 3, 1867. Capt. Mallory, who is commodore of Pickands, Mather & Co.'s fleet, made a trip down to the lake front to look the old vessel over for the last time.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 17, 1913 7-3

      The captain of a steamer that arrived at Lorain from down the lake reported that he passed some wreckage near the steel crib Saturday off Cleveland. The captain of the stm. TOURIST, which arrived from Put-In-Bay, reported that he sighted wreckage off Avon Pt., Capt. Hansen searched in the vicinity of the steel crib yesterday, but could find no traces of any wreckage. It is thought the wreckage sighted by the captains of the steamers was from the ELIZA GERLACH, which was destroyed off Gordon Park.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 22, 1913 7-3

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Reason: sunk by naval fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Eliza Gerlach (Schooner), sunk by naval fire, 17 Sep 1913