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
OFFiCIAL NO: 385
GROSS: 185.55 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873: 1875; 1876; 1877)
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
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes