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W. T. Sherman (Sloop), U80134, sunk, 21 Oct 1877

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The small schooner SHERMAN a few days since ran on to the stake of a pound net on Lake Ontario, and made such an opening in her hull as to cause her to sink shortly after. The crew escaped. Loss about $1,200, exclusively of a cargo of barley.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 24, 1877

The sloop W.T. SHERMAN, Captain Godfrey, which left Cape Vincent Thursday night for Oswego, with a cargo of barley for Irwin & Sloan, sunk at about 11 o'clock Friday morning in deep water off Four Mile Point. Her topmast is out of water. The captain and crew reached shore in a small boat. It appears that the leak was caused by the sloop runing into some stakes near Point Peninsula, which had been set by fishermen to buoy their nets. The vessel was owned by Captain Godfrey and Albert Stewart, of Sackett's Harbor, valued at $1,200. Neither craft or cargo was insured.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 25, 1877

Sloop W. T. SHERMAN. U. S. No. 80134. Of 37.62 tons. Home port, Sackett's Harbor, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: barley
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.182222 Longitude: -76.524444
William R. McNeil
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W. T. Sherman (Sloop), U80134, sunk, 21 Oct 1877