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Annie Sherwood (Schooner), U310, sunk, 14 Oct 1893

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      Two Of The Crew Drowned, And The Survivors Tell Tales Of Hardship.
Sault Ste. Marie, Oct. 17. - The steamer WHITE & FRIANT with the schooners FANNY NIEL and ANNIE SHERWOOD in tow, Washburn to Chicago with lumber, were out in the great gale on Lake Superior Saturday. The SHERWOOD went down. The survivors of her crew were picked up by the steamer SITKA on Sunday morning and brought here.
The dear are: Louise Guthrie, capt., 534 Otto street, Chicago; James Cousins sailor. The injured are: Thomas Randall, mate, Chicago; Thomas Roundtree, steward, Chicago. The latter two are at the Sherwood house in this city being cared for and are in a dangerous condition.
John Nicholson, William Bookpower and John Gabrielson, the other survivors, have fully recovered. The body of Capt. Guthrie was brought here, but that of Cousins had to be left in the wreck. The SHERWOOD's cabin was washed away early in the morning, and the crew took shelter in her lumber cargo. This was of little protection. During Saturday night Capt. Guthrie died from exhaustion, while Cousins was dashed against the lumber and killed. His body was penned up by the lumber and could not be extricated. Finally the crew abandoned the wreck and were picked up seven miles southeast of Caribou Island. The sailors were
too weak to help themselves from their yawl to the SITKA and a boat had to be lowered from the steamer and the men passed up one by one.
The SHERWOOD now lies 30 miles above Whitefish Point in a waterlogged condition. The tug MERRICK left for there this morning to find the wreck. It is not believed she has broken up and will be in good condition.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, October 17, 1893 p.1, c.3

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      Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 25. - The barge ANNIE SHERWOOD, the consort of the WHITE and FRIANT, which was supposed to have gone to pieces in Lake Superior, has been found. The body of James Cousins, a seaman who was pinioned in the wreckage, was taken off and brought here.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, October 25, 1893 p.4, c.2

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Schooner ANNIE SHERWOOD, of 1,000 tons gross tons capacity and valued at $12,000. Foundered in Lake Superior October 15, 1893. Owned by Biglow Bros. Chicago.
      Total Losses For 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893

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      Schooner ANNIE SHERWOOD, of 591 tons and valued at $12,000. Total loss in 1893.
      Marine Record (1893 casualty list)
      January 11, 1894

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Schooner ANNIE SHERWOOD. U. S. No. 310. Of 622.47 gross tons; 622.47 tons net. Built Fairport, O., 1866. Home port, Erie, Pa. 184.3 x 33.8 x 13.6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

NOTE. - The ANNIE SHERWOOD is N O T listed in the 1894 Merchant Vessel List of the United States.

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 2
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: ?
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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Annie Sherwood (Schooner), U310, sunk, 14 Oct 1893