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Chicago Board of Trade (Bark), U4331, 28 Aug 1875

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The Chicago Post publishes the following singular story about the rescue of the bark CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE:
      "The cook of the tug RESCUE, that was at work on the BOARD OF TRADE, says that while he was attending the diver that was at work in the afterpart of the vessel, Mr. Merriman, the master-wrecker, rang the bell to the diver, and called him up from his work, that when he came up, he (Merriman) told the diver to stop punching the water closet that it would do as it was then. The diver was armed with a crowbar, which he took under water and broke the water-closet pipe of the bark BOARD OF TRADE. That's the cook's story, who claims to have been actor and an eye-witness to all he states. Such is the romance of crime."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 28, 1875 3-4

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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Chicago Board of Trade (Bark), U4331, 28 Aug 1875