THE CHRISTENING OF THE BARK " ANNIE SHERWOOD."
"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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Schooner ANNIE VOUGHT. U. S. No. 1588. Of 680.33 tons gross. Built Fairport, Ohio, 1867. Home port, Buffalo. N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
NAME: ANNIE VOUGHT
RIG: Schooner (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
OFFICIAL NO: 1588
GROSS: 680.33 (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884' 1885
NET: 665.67 (1885
YEAR BUILT: 1867
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873); Erie, PA (1875; 1876); Chicago, IL (1877; 1878);
Milwaukee, WI (1879; 1880); Buffalo, NY (1880.81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885