The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
R. K. Hawley (Propeller), burnt, 4 Jul 1887

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Cleveland.---About 5 o'clock on the 4th. a fire was discovered under the deck of the tug R.K. HAWLEY, and but for the prompt response of the fire tug she would have been totally destroyed. She was lying near Mr. William Radcliff's ship-yard at the time, where she had been tied up for the night, and therefore neither master nor men were aboard of her. Her cabin and pilot-house, and everything connected with it, including the wheel, were totally destroyed. Some stanchions and a portion of her bulwarks were also badly scorched. It is estimated that not less than $1,000 will repair the damage. She is insured for $4,000. The HAWLEY is owned by the Dewhirst Bros., Captain Hasson, master, and Joseph Dewhirst, engineer.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. July 7, 1887 p. 1

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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R. K. Hawley (Propeller), burnt, 4 Jul 1887