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Africa (Schooner), U385, 1 May 1855


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Yesterday a new schooner, built at Vermillion, made her appearance in our harbor, but we were unable to make her acquaintance as she had not been christened. Today she 'came out' and rejoices in the name of AFRICA. She was built at Vermillion, by O.A. Leonard, under the supervision of J.M. Keating, Master Builder, and is owned by Barney, Corning & Co., of this city. her length is 114 13-100 feet, beam 23 83-100 feet, hold 10 11-100 feet, and she measures 253 17-95 tons. Captain Ben Woolbin, commands her. She is loading with miscellaneous freight for Chicago, and will sail immediately. Success to the AFRICA (notwithstanding her name) ----- Cleveland Herald
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, May 31, 1855


Schooner AFRICA. U. S. No. 385. Of 185.55 tons gross. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1868
     
     
Schooner AFRICA. U. S. No. 385. Of 254 tons gross. Built Vermillion, Ohio, 1855., by Keating. Wrecked lake Superior, 1870.
      Herman Runge Notes
     
     
NAME: AFRICA.
RIG: Schooner
OFFiCIAL NO: 385
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 185.55 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873: 1875; 1876; 1877)
NET:
YEAR BUILT:
STATE;
CITY;
HOME PORT; Cleveland, Oh (1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873;1875; 1876; 1877)
YEARS LISTED; Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877
     


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new vessel
Date of Original:
1855
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Local identifier:
McN.E.715
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Africa (Schooner), U385, 1 May 1855