The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Sherman (Cutter), 22 Jun 1865

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REVENUE CUTTER LAUNCHED. - At half past 10 o'clock yesterday morning, one of the two revenue cutters, in the course of construction at the ship yard of E.M. Peck & Co., on the Cuyahoga River, under the supervision of Captain Knapp, of the Revenue service, was successfully launched. She is to carry six guns, and is 175 feet in length; beam, 24 feet; depth of hold, 11 feet. Messrs. Fletcher Harris, & Co., of the North River iron works, manufactured the engines. The other cutter will be ready to launch in two or three weeks. Both cutters are to be completed by the 10th. of August. - Cleveland Leader
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Friday, June 23, 1865

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      NEW REVENUE CUTTER. - The Revenue Marine on the lakes is becoming quite extensive. Several new cutters have been turned out from Buffalo and Cleveland during the past year, and several more are in process of construction. The last one out is the JOHN SHERMAN, and was built at Cleveland. For some reason, the government does not allow the revenue cutters to be officially named, but some one in authority gives a name and it is accepted and adhered to by people generally for the sake of distinguishing the vessel. Another peculiarity in regard to these vessels is, that they are prohibited from receiving persons directly from the shore. People wishing to come on board must always do so by means of boats, the vessel meanwhile lying some distance from the dock.
      The JOHN SHERMAN made a trial trip from Cleveland harbor on Thursday. She is described as a very fine vessel, made upon a beautiful model and in a most thorough manner. Our Lake ports seem to turn out vessels equal to those built in the Atlantic seaports.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Saturday, September 2, 1865

NOTE:- The other cutter building at Cleveland is the W.P. FESSENDEN.

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John Sherman (Cutter), 22 Jun 1865