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Grace Sherwood (Schooner), aground, 7 Oct 1875

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A private dispatch from Port Burwell received this morning says that the schr. GRACE SHERWOOD is ashore near that place, with decks under water. She is wheat laden and consigned to F.W. Fiske & Co., of this city. Capt. Dimick will probably go to her assistance with pumps , &c. this afternoon. Vessel insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 8, 1875 3-4

The little schooner GRACE SHERWOOD is ashore near Port Burwell and is reported a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 9, 1875

Capt. L. Dimick left for Port Burwell last evening on the tug H.S. SILL with pumps, hawser, etc. to render assistance to the schr. GRACE SHERWOOD, sunk at that place. The cpatain of the SHERWOOD stated yesterday that the vessel would prove a total wreck. No additional news was received from the vessel this morning.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 9, 1875 3-5

      DISASTERS:- Oct. 8. -- The schooner GRACE SHERWOOD, grain laden, went ashore last night at Port Burwell; her decks are six feet under water. The crew were saved.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Saturday, October 9, 1875

The schr. GRACE SHERWOOD, ashore at Port Burwell, is reported as having gone to pieces. Capt. Dimick, who went to her assistance, is on the way back, having abandoned the effort to save her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 10, 1875 3-5

The tug SILL returned yesterday afternoon from the wreck of the abandoned schr. GRACE SHERWOOD, ashore near Port Burwell, with a small portion of the outfit, all that could be saved. The vessel was valued at $4,000 and insured for $2,800.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 12, 1875 3-6

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -80.8164
William R. McNeil
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Grace Sherwood (Schooner), aground, 7 Oct 1875