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Asa Childs (Schooner), U390, aground, 31 May 1879


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The three masted schooner ASA CHILDS was totally wrecked on the beach about a mile north of Highland Park, Lake Michigan, on Saturday morning. She was owned and commanded by Capt. E. Durant.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, June 3, 1879


The scow schooner ASA CHILDS went on the beach at Highland Park near Chicago and is a total wreck. The crew escaped by taking the boat.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, June 3, 1879


      One of the victims of the storm is the fine three-masted scow-schooner ASA CHILDS. She lies a total wreck on the beach about a mile north of Highland Park. The CHILDS, laden with lumber from Hamlin, left the dock at that place Saturday morning, with a fair breeze. She was owned by Capt. Durant, and was valued at $2,500, and is a total loss, with no insurance. The cargo, which was worth about $1,500 was also uninsured.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, June 3, 1879


The Chicago scow ASA CHILDS is fast going to pieces on the beach where she recently went ashore. The weather has been too stormy to allow of assistance being sent to her.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Sunday, June 8, 1879
     

NAME: ASA CHilDS
RIG: Schooner (Pre-list; 1869); Scow schooner (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81;
1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
OFFICIAL NO: 390
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 204.82 (Pre-list.; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883;
1884; 1885
NET:
YEAR BUIlT: 1866
STATE: OH
CITY: Mentor
HOME PORT: Mentor, OH (Pre-list; 1869); Fairport, OH (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879);
Buffato, NY (1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: Pre-List; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883;
1884; 1885
NOTES:
      Mvus, Sail 1866 - 1885


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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $1,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1879
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.15321
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.18169 Longitude: -87.80034
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Asa Childs (Schooner), U390, aground, 31 May 1879