The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. R. Blake (Schooner), waterlogged, 9 Aug 1875

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The schooner E. R. BLAKE, which waterlogged during the storm, arrived in Chicago Wednesday, in tow of the propeller GENERAL PAINE. She is badly injured and will require quite large repairs. Only a small portion of her deck load of lumber was lost.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Monday, August 16, 1875
      . . . . .
      A striking evidence of the unseaworthiness of many vessels that traverse the lakes was had in the E. R. BLAKE, of Chicago, which came into port at Grand Haven a few days ago with the cabin washed off and a bulged deck. Her deck timbers were thus exposed, and hardly
a piece an inch square could be found that would not crumble in the fingers from Dry Rot. The BLAKE is rated as a first class vessel, and carries evidence of having received a 'thorought' inspection from the underwriters. Notwithstanding her condition she was pumped out and will continue to traverse the lakes until she goes to pieces.-Spring Lake Independent..
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Wednesday, August 25, 1875

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Reason: waterlogged
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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E. R. Blake (Schooner), waterlogged, 9 Aug 1875