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Annie Sherwood (Bark), U310, 25 Aug 1866

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VESSELS BUILDING AT FAIRPORT. - The Painesville Telegraph says that Messrs. D.E. & J.E. Bailey closed a contract with Messrs. Albert Sherwood & Co., of Buffalo, on the 18th inst, for building at Fairport another bark of the same model as the one they have been building during the fall and winter, which is now owned by Mr. O.S. Nims, also of Buffalo. These vessels are 765 tons measurement and will cost $55,000 each. There are none larger on the lakes. One will be launched in April, and the other in August next. The work on the second vessel began on the 15th. inst.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      January 29, 1866
NOTE.- the other vessel for Albert Sherwood is the ANNIE SHERWOOD

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LAUNCH. - The Paineville Telegraph says the bark now on the stock at Fairport, built by the Messrs. Bailey, will be launched on Saturday, August 25th, at one o'clock P. M. She will be among the largest of our lake craft, measuring 803 tons, and will be christened ANNIE SHERWOOD.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 27, 1866

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      LAUNCH OF THE ANNIE SHERWOOD. - On Saturday last, the Messrs. Bailey, of Fairport, Ohio, launched from their yard a new bark called the ANNIE SHERWOOD. She has capacity for about 35,000 bushels of corn; has a keel of 175 feet; beam, 33-1/2 feet; hold, 13-1/2 feet, and is 790 tons burthen, old measurement. She had her spars and yards in at the time of the launch. Messrs. Albert Sherwood & Co., of this city, are the owners of this beautiful vessel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 29, 1866

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"To be late is better than never," as it is with us in the above case. The christening took place on Monday afternoon last. On the invitation of Messrs. A. Sherwood & Co., owners of the new bark "ANNIE SHERWOOD," a number of gentlemen assembled on board that vessel to participate in what is styled the "deck washing."
      The ANNIE SHERWOOD, which is one of the largest and most beautifully modeled crafts on the lakes, was built for Messrs. Albert Sherwood and John A. Vought, of this city, by Messrs. Bailey, of Fairport, Ohio, and is 175 feet keel, 33 feet 8 inches breadth of beam, 13 feet 6 inches depth of hold, and has a carrying capacity of 623 1/2 tons, or 43,000 bushels.
      On her late trip to this city, she brought down 32,290 bushels of corn, said to be the largest cargo ever brought to Buffalo. She is clipper built, kneed and fastened in superior style; is furnished with patent self reefing topsails, patent windlass and rudder attachments, and is provided with all the modern and most approved nautical appliances.
The cabin and other accommodations for the officers and crew are arranged with due regard to comfort and convenience, and are all that could be desired. She is under the command of Capt. James G. Orr.
      After looking over the vessel, the company returned to the cabin, where the ceremonies of "deck washing" were inaugurated. Mr. Sherwood presided, and having remarked that the vessel bore the name of his only child, the health of the young lady was drank with all honors.
      Volunteer toasts followed, and remarks from His Honor Mayor Wells, and H.N. Kinne, Esq., Hon. D.S. Bennett, "Admiral" Frank Perew, Mr. Clapp and others concluded the "washing."
      Before the company adjourned, Mr. Sherwood stated that Messrs. Bailey were building another vessel for the firm, of the same size and model, which was to be named after the only daughter and child of his partner, Mr. Vought - ANNIE VOUGHT - and proposed the health of the twin sisters, which was heartily responded to.
      The Buffalo Post
      Wednesday, October 17, 1866

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RIG: Bark (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871); Schooner (1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882;
1883; 1884; 1885
LOA: 184.3
BEAM: 33.8
DEPTH: 13.6
GROSS: 622.47 (pre-liist; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883;
1884; 1885
NET: 622.47 (1885
YEAR BUilT: 1866
CITY: Fairport
HOME PORT: Buffalo, NY (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872); Erie, PA (1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880;
1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: Pre-1ist; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883;
1884; 1885

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Annie Sherwood (Bark), U310, 25 Aug 1866