BLAKE, EDWARD (1868, Barge)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
73912
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Pt. Burwell, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: 1872 Rebuilt as schooner.
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lemuel McDermand
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
138.6'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
360
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Duck Island, south of Manitoulin Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
 Oct 1898
How:
Ashore, wrecked, burned.
Final Cargo:
none.
History

1872, May Rebuilt as schooner Lemvel McDermond; Pt. Burwell for Catharine Higgins & Elisha P. Titus; 3 masts; capacity 23,000 bu. grain.

1872, Aug Owned Ross Robertson, Kincardine.

1873 Owned Benjamin R. Clarkson, Toronto.

1875 Out to ocean.

1876, Nov Arrived London, ENG.

1881, Mar 8 Owned Leonard St. John, St. Catharines, $9,500. Towed by steamer KINCARDINE.

1883, Nov Ashore in storm, Cleveland, lost bowsprit, jibboom & most of sails.

1887 Towed by CELTIC.

1888 Notorious boodler(counterfeiter) McGarigle escaped Chicago on board.

1889 Owned Samuel Fraser, Kingston.

1890-92 Towed by steamer SCOTIA.

1897 Ran aground Black River, Lake Huro, recovered.

1898, Oct Owned Thomas Mills, Kingston; ashore, wrecked, burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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