The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Asa Childs (Schooner), U390, 5 Jul 1866

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A NEW SCHOONER. - A new schooner, named the ASA CHILDS, arrived in Cleveland harbor, from Mentor, Lake County. She is a three-masted vessel, and was built at Mentor; being launched yesterday at 12 o'clock, and started for this port at 5 o'clock P. M. Her owners are Captain Fountain and Mr. J.W. Byrnes, both of Mentor. She cost about $18,000. Her dimensions are as follows: 127 1/2 feet over all; 26 feet 3 inches breadth of beam; hold 8 feet 6 inches. Her tonnage is estimated at 450. The vessel is styled a barkantine. She will be employed in the Saginaw lumber trade. Plain Dealer, 6th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 9, 1866
      Scow schooner ASA CHILDS. U. S. No. 390 Of 204.82 tons Home port, Fairport, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Asa Childs (Schooner), U390, 5 Jul 1866