Art unveiled: The Shermans visit Vergennes

VERGENNES — Portraits of Lake Champlain’s steamboat pioneer, Jahaziel Sherman of Vergennes (1770-1844), and his wife Harriett Daggett Sherman (1792-1873) were unveiled during a party at the Vergennes Opera House on Nov. 11. This is the only known image of Captain Sherman, who was responsible for the construction of six Lake Champlain Steamboats, four of which survive as shipwrecks (two as part of the Underwater Historic Preserves). 
The portraits are on loan and will be featured in a special exhibit “Jahaziel Sherman’s Steamboats” which will open at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in May 2019 and remain on view through October.

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