The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Julia Dean (Brig), 10 May 1854

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From the yard of Peck, Masters & Co. -- About three weeks ago, the JULIA DEAN, a clipper built schooner, was launched from the same yard. Her dimensions are, length of keel, 142 feet, on deck, 150 feet; breadth of beam, 30 feet; depth of hold, 12 feet; tonnage, 500. She is a beautiful vessel.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat.
      Monday, February 6, 1854
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THE "JULIA DEAN" AND "GARDEN CITY" --- We notice yesterday the arrival of two of the finest specimens of naval architecture that have ever visited this port.
      The Brig JULIA DEAN was built during the winter at Cleveland by Peck, Masters & Co., for Col. B.S. Shepard of this city, and Capt. R. R. Blue, her commander, and reflects great credit upon her builders. She is of 497 tons measurement, length on deck 154 feet, length of keel 148 feet, depth of hold 12 feet and 1 inch; breadth of beam 30 feet, and cost about $18,000, and will, it is thought, carry 16,000 bushels of corn. She has all the best improvements for steering, and her rigging is of the very best description for securing convenient and perfect working. She has never tested her speed as yet, but her captain thinks most of her contemporaries can read the name on her stern if they are sufficiently far sighted. It is rare that the colors have floated over a prettier vessel -- long may they wave.
      The GARDEN CITY, Capt. J.D. Steadman, is a fine fore and after, also reflecting great credit on Cleveland builders. She is strongly built and finely rigged, of 330 tons measurement, cost $12,000, and is calculated to carry a large cargo. Her owners are S.B. Pomeroy, Esq., of this city, and N.C. Winslow, of Cleveland -- Chicago Journal, Saturday.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Thursday, May 11, 1854

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Julia Dean (Brig), 10 May 1854