• Schooner
  • 30ffw
  • 153ft Length
  • Niagara Reef, Lake Erie
  • 41 39.85    82 58.90 

Chronological History #

  • 1864 Owned Platt, Vilas, et al, Manitowoc, WI.
  • 1865 Read measured 424 gross tons.
  • 1866 Owned Bradley, Chicago, IL.
  • 1870 Ashore at Milwaukee, WI, filled with water.
  • 1871 Repaired.
  • 1874 Jul 29 Sunk 25 miles NNW Fairport, OH; 30,000 bushels corn; raised Jul 1875.
  • 1879 Owned H. Hawgood, Milwaukee; as a 3 mast schooner; repaired 1878.
  • 1883 Apr 19 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned H.A. Hawgood, Bay City, MI.
  • 1883 Collision with GOLDEN FLEECE in Lake Huron.
  • 1889 Oct 11 Srpung leak; docked Detroit, MI.
  • 1893 May 20 Owned Hawgood and Avery, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1894 Mar 19 Enrolled Duluth, MN, owned B.B. Inman; 2 masts; towed by A.L.HOPKINS.
  • 1898 Owned Lafayette Sullivan, Toledo, OH.
  • 1898 Apr 19 Ashore in a snowstorm, Light House Point near Cheboygan, MI.
  • 1900 Nov 21 Wrecked Lake Erie.

Selection of News Articles for more #

The Toronto Daily Globe 
      Tuesday, August 31, 1875  #

 The BARQUE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE. — The cook of the wrecking Tug RESCUE, which assisted in raising the barque CHICAGO BOARD OF TRAD now comes forward and relates a strange story, according to exchange. He says that while he was assisting the diver, who was at work in the after part of the ship, the master wrecker Mr. Merriman, ran the bell for the diver to come up from the deck below, and when the latter came above water, told him to “stop punching the water closet,” that” it would do as it was then”. The diver had in 
his hands a crowbar with which he had been breaking the water-clotet pipe of the sunken schooner. The cook claims to have been a party present and an eye and ear witness to all the proceedings; the story may be taken for what it is worth. 

TO THE EDITOR:– It was sworn by the defense in the Bark BOARD OF TRADE trial that a marlin spike and small crowbar – used for making the holes in the water-closet pipe – were found on the cabin floor, near the water-closet room, in the aft part of the cabin. It was proved on the part of the plaintiff, and not disputed by the defense, that the vessel sunk head foremost, and the stern stuck up out of the water for a few minutes, at which time the cabin floor must have been almost perpendicular to the lake. Problem – Why did not that marlin spike and crowbar slide downhill to the forward part of the cabin floor? It looks as though the scuttling of the pipe was done after the vessel stood on her end in the lake, and so twelve men have agreed — Observer 
      The J. W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1877 

      Owner And Manager Of Hawgood Fleet Succumb After Long Illness. 
      With the death of Henry A. Hawgood at Cleveland yesterday, the marine interests of the Great Lakes lose one of its most active members. Mr. Hawgood started at the very foot of the ladder, and his success was due simply to hard work. He began as a tug engineer on the Detroit River in the early ’70s. Crawford, Ballantine & Co. of Saginaw were the first to conceive the idea of towing lumber in barges and schooners, and Mr. Hawgood was given charge of a fleet, that is a steamer and two barges. While in this business he made some money and purchased the barge MATILDA, along in 1878, in company with John Kelley of East Saginaw. 
He soon bought out his partner, and while operating his lumber barge went in the then huge new steamer KERSHAW. He later bought the old CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, a vessel wrecked in Lake Erie and brought to Buffalo to be sold. He secured this boat for $700, took her up the lake, and rebuilt her. He later joined with Eddy Brothers and secured several boats, acting as manager for the line. Waldo Avery of Detroit was also one of the new firms, and he afterward sold out to Mr. Hawgood. 
Later Mr. Hawgood built several large steamers and owns home six or seven of the best boats on the lakes. He was about 62 years old and leaves a wife and two children. He had been ailing for nearly two years with stomach trouble, which finally caused his death. He was one of the best-known men on the chain of lakes, and his death is regretted by hundreds of vessel men from Buffalo to Duluth. He was a man of great popularity and his word was considered as good as his bond. Two brothers survive him. W. A. and Arthur H. Hawgood. Burial will take place at Cleveland, Friday afternoon, and many Buffalo men will attend. 
      Buffalo Evening News 
      Wednesday, April 4, 1906 

Schooner CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE. U. S. No. 4331. Of 423.91 tons gross; 402.72 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1863. Home port, Bay City, Mich. 
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1884 

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