The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 Dec, 1868, page 1

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Vessel Sales During the Season of 1868
Total Number of Transfers 483.

The total number of vessels sales during the year 1868, was 483, a large number of which we have purposely omitted as being of secondary important, and none but the most prominent given:

George Scriefen to J. F. Wright, of Milwaukee, schooner North Spy, one-half interest, for $325.
C H Scoville to N S Nelson, tug Ida H Lee, at Milwaukee, for $4,500.
George W Read to A P Read, schooner G W Westcott, one-sixth interest, for $800.
E Callow to J C Ricklay, sloop Mona, one-sixth interest, for $250.
T Saveland to M McNulty, schooner Winnie Wing, one-fourth interest, for $5,000.
Ole Gunderson to W O Wettleson, schooner Three Sisters, one eighth interest, for $250.
Steamer Union, A C Brown to G. M. & M. N. Co., for $63,833.38.
Steamer Queen City, J Stevenson to aforesaid parties, for $16,666.67.
Schooner Three Sisters, W O Wettleson to George Schlytter, one-fourth interest, for $500.
Propeller Belle, J C Robinson and others to N Engleman, for $4,500.
Scow L B Nichols, Claus Hanson, and others to F Smith, one-third interest, for $1,066.67.
Schooner Union, A Johnson to J Murphy, for $6,000.
Schooner Three Sisters, S R Severson to Claus Hanson, one-fourth interest, for $500.
Schooner Julia Smith, James Ward to Thomas Carroll, one-half interest for $1,500.
Schooner D R Holt, J P Reddy to Almira Hackett, one-third, for $900.
Tug Margaret, H J Williams to Geo. A Thomson, for 14,000.
Tug Ida H Lee, Nels Nelson to Emil Bode, for $8,000.
Propeller General H E Paine, L Litchfield to N Litchfield, three-tenths interest for $3,450.
Same steamer same party to J L Case, three-fifths interest, for $3,000.
Tug Contraband, Chicago lumbering company to S C Fowles and others $31,500.
Schooner Parakee, P Olson to T Farming, for $200.
Schooner Excelsior, J C Harris to W R Bonton, one-half interest, for $3,182.
Schooner Ellen Pike, J Johnson to S T Lawson, one-fourth interest, for $800.
Schooner Uncle Sam, F J Pirrax and others to C C Jenson, for $675.
Schooner Spartan, C Sprague and others to J Durbin, for $200.
Scow L S Nichols, J Johnson to F W Otto, one-third, for $1,000.
Scow Milton, J Gillard to Geo. Claque, one-quarter, for $1,800.
Scow Monitor, same parties to same, one-third, for $1,500.
Schooner J Horn, H Bauer to C A Melbach, one-third, for $600.
Schooner H E Mussey, Chicago Lumber Co. to J H Denster and others, for $4,500.
Steamer Saginaw, Eber Ward to G B T Co., for $35,000.
Schooner Conquest, Louis Mefers to J Schroeder, one-third, for $1,800.
Schooner J Horn, P L Mossin to C A Molbach, one-third, $750.
Schooner Toledo, L Bleyer to A Bleyer, one-third for $3,000.
Schooner Challenge, A Harrison to O Deardorf, eleven twenty-fourths, for $2,940.
Schooner W H Chapman, J Glauman to F Giljohn, one-quarter, for $1,100.
Schooner Wayne, E McGrew to J W London, one-half, for $1,000.
Schooner Liberty, Ole Groh to R Johnson, one-quarter, for $400.
Schooner Gazelle, R Johnson to Ole Groh, one-eighth, for $875.
Schooner Gazelle, same party to John Frasey, one-eighth, for $875.
Bark Constitution, G D Norris to J B Merrill and others, one-half, for $11,000.
Same vessel, J Page to J Porter, one-half, for $11,000.
Schooner St. Lawrence, W B Workman to H M Workman, one half, for $3,000.
Tug B W Tift, Stanley & Co., to Haybronck & Conro, for $8,500.
Barge David Smoke, Chicago parties to Gordon & McAllister, two-thirds, for $7,000.
Scow Sunshine, J W Falwell to Hauser & Donaldson, for $4,250.
Schooner Miami, Moore & Son to Capt. John Shaw, Bay City, for $12,000.
Schooner H A Richmond, Biteman & Calvin to A. McDermott, Detroit, for $18,000.
Schooner L Vanvalkenburg, N C Winslow to Chicago parties, for $18,000.
Bark Indiana, R K Winslow to A McAdams, one-fourth, for $4,500.
Bark Monitor, M Capron, Conneaut, to A L Robinson, same place, for $20,000.
Schooner Caledonia, James Craig to Captain Bryant, Chicago, for $2,900.
Schooner Maid of the Mist, Captain Goular to J C Sage, for $7,000.
Schooner F Sigel, W W Starkey to A C Burch & Co., Racine, for $7,500.
Schooner Sophie Smith, J W Hall to Schwitzer & Ibbetson, Detroit, for $8,000.
Tug Red Eric, E Trowbridge to Captain Thomas Wilson, for $7,500.
Schooner Waucoma, John Thorsen to G D Norris, one-third for $8,000.
Schooner E R Turner, --------, S H Sheldon, purchaser, three-fourths, for $3,500.
Brig C P Williams, Frank Brown to William Kenedy, Cleveland, one-third, for $2,000.
Schooner City, G C Hearnes to J W Burton, Cleveland, one-fourth, for $2,250.
Schooner Eliza Logan, E J Pratt to S F Drake, Cleveland, one-half, for $4,000.
Schooner Africa, M L Dempsey to Neil McKinnon, one-sixth for $1,500.
Schooner Racer, Winslow & Waltman to Jones & Thurston, three-fourths for $7,875.
Schooner Oneida, D M Strong to H Hubbard & Co., Ashtabula, one-half for $2,500.
Schooner W W Arnold, L O & F M Brown to J B Bothwell, Cleveland, for $14,000.
Schooner Champion, W R Barclay to Mary A Bruce, Buffalo, one-fourth, for $10,000.
Tug Leviathan, Columbian Wrecking Company to Rounds & Hall, Buffalo, for $10,500.
Schooner Resolute, W C Davison to Peter Wax, Jr., Buffalo, $9,500.
Bark Forest King, O Bugbee to Lewis & Purbill, Toledo, for $9,500.
Schooner S T Atwater, Hosea Rogers to John T Davison, Buffalo, one-half for $12,500.
Schooner Express, A P Lyman to J R Slausson, Racine, for $12,000.
Tug Nellie Cotton, David Bell to Ballantine, Crawford & Co., for $26,000.
Tug Winslow, N C & H J Winslow to Ballantine, McAlpine, Detroit, for $11,813.
Scow American Champion, H Baker and others to Gary & Hoyt, Detroit, for $8,000.
Schooner Traveler, D Whiting, Jr., to Davison & Starkey, Buffalo, for $9,000.
Schooner A G Morey, Garret & McCarthy to Christian Lawson, Buffalo, for $12,000.
Steamer Alpena, S Gardner to A P Goodrich, Chicago, for $80,000.
Schooner J H Stevens, J W Hall to Peck & Sons, Michigan City, for $1,200.
Schooner Mary Morton, Cleveland parties to Rankin & Wilson, Detroit, for $10,000.
Tug H P Clinton, Capt. Barrington to D G McAlpine, Detroit, for $9,000.
Tug J W Parsons, Wood & Vancamp to J Camfield, Manistee, Mich., for $10,000.
Steamer Northwest, A E Goodrich, Chicago, to Detroit & Cleveland Steamboat Line, for $115,000.
Schooner L J Farwell, Talcott & Farnham to H Montgomery, Silver Creek, NY, one-fourth, for $4,500.
Tug Dragon, Western Transportation Co. to Ramsey Brown, for $8,500.
Brig Starlight, Alexander Toll to E Kanter, Detroit, for $15,000.
Propeller Adriatic, Thos. Coatsworth to Sidney Webster, Buffalo, for $20,000.
Propeller Equator, E A Buck to S T Webster, Buffalo, for $20,000.
Schooner Thos. Kingsford, Reed, Cutler & Whitbeck to H Whitbeck, for $10,000.
Bark F B Gardner, Joseph Merrill to H K Elkins, Chicago, one-half for $10,000.
Propeller S D Caldwell, U S Marshall to Simon Mendlebaum, for $28,100.
Propeller Ironsides, U S Marshall to Cliff Mining Company, for $41,000.
Tug Messenger, Miner, Carey & Maxwell, purchasers, Chicago, for $8,000.
Steamer Rochester, parties not stated, at Toronto, for $15,000.
Bark Annie Sherwood, J H Vought to Nims & Richmond, for $40,000.
Bark Forest King, G P Homer to Oliver Bugbee, Buffalo, one-fourth, for $3,214.50.
Propeller Tioga, Erie Railway Company, to Jay Gould, New York, for $45,000.
Propeller Canisteo, Erie Railway Company, to Jay Gould, New York, for $50,000.
Propeller Elmira, Erie Railway Company, to Jay Gould, New York, for $27,000.
Propeller Olean, Erie Railway Company, to Jay Gould, New York, for $38,500.
Propeller Passaic, Erie Railway Company, to Jay Gould, New York, for $50,000.
Propeller New York, Erie Railway Company, to Jay Gould, New York, for $30,000.
Propeller Wabash, Erie Railway Company, to Jay Gould, New York, for $60,000.
Tug Mildred, H J Williams to H H Smith, for $5,400.

All sales wherever noted on "private terms" have been omitted as being of no interest whatsoever.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 Dec, 1868, page 1