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George Sherman (Bark), U10218, aground, 1 Nov 1867

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SHERMAN, GEORGE Bark, struck on Colchester Reef, Lake Erie; got off.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade December 21, 1867

The Detroit Post says that a night or two after the removal of the light ship from Colchester Reef, lake Erie, the bark GEORGE SHERMAN struck heavily on the above shoal, but fortunately having a strong wind was enabled to crowd over and proceed on her voyage without sustaining serious damage. The light was removed a few days earlier than was intended in consequence of a defect being discovered in her cable which needed immediate repairs in the event of her remaining there any longer.
      Toledo Blade
      December 3, 1867
Schooner GEORGE SHERMAN. U. S. No. 10218. Of 323.28 tons gross; 307.2 tons net Built Cleveland, O., 1862. Home port, Cleveland. O. 139.8 x 26.2 x 11.6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.933333 Longitude: -82.893055
William R. McNeil
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George Sherman (Bark), U10218, aground, 1 Nov 1867