Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Yankee Blade (Schooner), U27516, aground, 3 Jun 1882
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The schooner YANKEE Blade of Muskegon with a cargo of 7,000 cedar posts from False presque Isle, was driven ashore 5 miles south of South Chicago on Sunday afternoon and is a total wreck. The crew is safe.
      Port huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, June 6, 1882

Schooner YANKEE BLADE. U. S. No. 27516. of 255.94 Tons gross; 243.15 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. Home port, Chicago, Illinois. 130.0 X 26.0 X 10.0.
      Merchant Vessel List of U. S. A., 1885
NOTE:-- the YANKEE BLADE was totally lost in 1883

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: cedar posts
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.72281 Longitude: -87.53643
William R. McNeil
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Yankee Blade (Schooner), U27516, aground, 3 Jun 1882