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Watts Sherman (Schooner), U26168, lost foreboom & sails, 1 May 1851

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WATTS SHERMAN, Schooner, from Cleveland, had her fore-boom carried away and her canvas badly torn. She also lost her small boat.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Saturday May 3, 1851

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WATTS SHERMAN, Schooner, going into Buffalo, struck spile and stove hole in her bow, lost her boat and otherwise badly damaged. Cargo flour & pork.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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The WATTS SHERMAN struck a pile and broke her planks through near the bow. She also sustained some injury to her rigging, and lost her yawl.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 3, 1851

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May 1, 1851.- Schooner WATTS SHERMAN, lost boat in a gale, struck pier at Buffalo, &c. Property loss, $150
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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      FURTHER EFFECT OF THE GALE. - We are indebted to Capt. McKinty, for the following particulars of the damage done to his vessel. The WATTS SHERMAN lost her jib and foresail when off Ashtabula, between that port and Buffalo her fore boom, gaff, fore yard, boat, one david, david tackle, block and fall. In coming into port she ran on a sunken spile, knocking a hole in her bow, and otherwise injuring her. Amount of damage about $500.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, May 2, 1851

Schooner WATTS SHERMAN. Of 167 tons. Built Buffalo by Jones in 1846. Owned by Myers. Home port, Buffalo. REMARKS:-- Not insurable.
      Association of lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879

Schooner EBENEZER.* U.S. No. 26168. Of 157.96 tons gross; 150.06 tons net. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1847. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 103.4 x 22.5 x 9.6
* Formerly schooner WATTS SHERMAN.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1892

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Reason: lost foreboom & sails
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $150
Freight: flour & pork
Remarks: Damaged
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
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Watts Sherman (Schooner), U26168, lost foreboom & sails, 1 May 1851