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Annie Sherwood (Schooner), U310, aground, 1 Oct 1872

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A private dispatch states that the schr. ANNIE SHERWOOD, bound up, is ashore at Colchester Reef. She was pounding heavily and making considerable water.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 15, 1872 3-5

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The ANNIE SHERWOOD, ashore on Colchester reef is not off yet, and the prospects are decidedly unfavorable. The latest reports are that she has swayed round, heading to the northward, and lies broadside on the rocks. Since getting ashore the wind has veered round to the southwest, blowing with great violence, which has created a much heavier sea. The SHERWOOD is a strongly built vessel, and there is possibility that she may survive the test to which she is put. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 17, 1872 3-5

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Owing to the violent state of the weather for the past 2 days nothing could be accomplished toward releasing the ANNIE SHERWOOD from her dangerous situation. It has however, moderated sufficiently for the movement of the wreckers, who commenced operations yesterday morning. A number of steam pumps will be necessary for the occasion, and several have already been sent forward.
Late - A private dispatch from the Captain of the SHERWOOD, on Colchester reef, says she will be got off today.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 18, 1872 3-5

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Private dispatch announces that the prop. ALASKA and the schr. ANNIE SHERWOOD, the former on a rock near Malden and the latter on Colchester Reef, as relieved from their perilous position, and taken to Detroit for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 21, 1872 3-5

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

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.933333 Longitude: -82.893055
William R. McNeil
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Annie Sherwood (Schooner), U310, aground, 1 Oct 1872