The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), June 25, 1859

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The brig Black Hawk, Capt. Alexander, left this port to-day for Liverpool, with a cargo consisting of 25,507 West India staves, 21,024 pipe staves and 1466 ps heading. She is under charter of Messrs. Aspinall & Son and is owned by A. T. Barney, Esq., of Cleveland. She stops at Cleveland on her way.

The sailing of the Black Hawk makes the 16th clearance from this port for Europe direct this season. The following is the list, with the names of masters, dates of sailing, and cargoes:
Schr. J. F. Warner, Manning, May 8th, staves.
Schr. R. H. Harmon, Burke, " staves.
Brig J. G. Deschler, Gale, May 11th, staves.
Schr. G. D. Dousman, Smith, " staves.
Brig Caroline, Mallott, May 13th, staves.
Schr. Gold Hunter, Pomeroy, May 14th, staves.
Schr. Grand Turk, Starkweather, May 14th, lumber.
Schr. C. H. Walker, Rummage, May 16th, staves.
Bark Vanguard, Davis, May 21st, staves.
Schr. St. Helena, Hall, May 23d, staves.
Bark Chieftain, Wolvin, May 29th, staves.
Bark D. C. Pierce, Pennington, June 1st, staves and lumber.
Schr. Evaline Bates, Peterson, June 12th, staves and lumber.
Schr. Hugh Barclay, Chadwick, June 16th, staves.
Bark Allies, Farewell, June 16th, staves and lumber.
Brig Black Hawk, June 24th, staves.

Besides these the schr Republican, Capt. Coville, left Milan June 1st; bark W. S. Pierson, Capt. Root, Black River, June 9th; bark Massilon, Capt. Ransom, Cleveland, June 16th, and bark N. M. Scott, Capt. Thorsen, from Milwaukee, passed Detroit June 9th, all bound for European ports.

The schrs. Indus and Adda, and the brig Sultan, also, have cleared from lake ports to American ports on the Atlantic coast direct, with cargoes of lumber.

Of the 16 vessels sailing from Detroit, a majority are laden with staves, and all either with staves or lumber, or both. The Black Hawk is probably the last one to leave this season.

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Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), June 25, 1859