The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Hawk (Brig), 1 Sep 1862

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SUCCESSFUL CRUISE OF A LAKE VESSEL. - During the spring of 1859, the brig BLACK HAWK left this port for Europe. Since that time she has visited London twice; been eight times from Sheilds to Constantinople; been to Austria twice; Theodoria twice, Sebastopol three times, Eupatoria twice, Kustendjie, Baltchle, Vanur, Gatiz, Jobrail, and Sonlina four times. Also, visited Legborn, Malta, Messina, Navarius, Marsellies, Carthagenia, Sunderland, Dublin, Cardiff and Falmouth.
      Lastly, left Sunderland, July 24, 1862, with a cargo of nut coal for Kingston, C. W., and 200 crates of empty bottles for Montreal, at which place she arrived after a passage of thirty-eight days.
      At Kingston she took a cargo of iron ore to Cleveland, Ohio; discharged and took a cargo of coal from thence to Chicago, where she arrived Sept. 19th., after an absence of three years, four months and six days. During all that time the vessel never lost a sail or spar, nor was she beaten in sailing by any vessel carrying a foreign flag. Her master during all this time was Capt. S. Alexander, well known to all our commercial men, having sailed several of our best vessels and propellers on our lakes, during a period of over twenty years. - Chicago Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, September 29, 1862

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Black Hawk (Brig), 1 Sep 1862