The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Hawkins (Propeller), 2 Aug 1878

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At Milwaukee, Messrs. Wolf & Davidson on Tuesday launched the new tug intended for service on the Chippewa River. She is called the JOHN HAWKINS. The tug will proceed to her destination via Green Bay and the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      July 20, 1878

      A new tug, named the JONNIE HAWKINS, was in Chicago yesterday. She goes to St. Paul. She has a double engine 7 x 12 inches, and has two forty-inch screws. She is intended for assorting logs in the booms in Chippewa River. Capt. Kennedy is in charge.
      Detroit Free Press
      Friday, August 2, 1878
      Steam screw JOHNNY HAWKINS, [no number given] of 14 gross tons. Built at Milwaukee in 1878 by Wolf & Davidson. Owned by D. Kennedy and C.H. Ingram of Eau Claire. 47.0 x 11.3 x 4.5
      Herman Runge List

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John Hawkins (Propeller), 2 Aug 1878