The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Phil Sheridan (Propeller), U20301, 27 Sep 1867

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NEW PROPELLER FOR THE TOLEDO AND SAGINAW TRADE. -- A new propeller, called the PHIL SHERIDAN, has been built for J. L. Hurd & Co., of Detroit, who intend to run her in the Saginaw and Toledo trade. The Post says the SHERIDAN is of the following dimensions: Length over all, 168 feet; breadth of beam, 32 feet; depth of hold, 12 feet; measuring something over 700 tons, new measurement. Diameter of cylinder 24 and a half inches; length of stroke, 28 inches. Everything about the hull and machinery is superior in material and construction
      Toledo Blade
      September 27, 1867

A new propeller called the PHIL SHERIDAN has been built for J. C. Hurd & Co. of Detroit, for the Saginaw and Toledo trade. Length 168, breadth 32, depth of hold 12 feet; 709 tons burthen.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Tuesday, October 1, 1867

      The new propeller PHIL SHERIDAN, which cleared from this port day before yesterday with her first cargo, started out with one of the largest cargoes of salt attempted by any vessel this season. In consequence of the low water, she ran aground near Carroliton. Merchants and shippers will remember the circumstances of J. L. Hurd & Co.'s negotiating with the then only line of steamers then running to Detroit, their failure to secure rates satisfactory to them, and the subsequent establishment of the line which they now control, under the name.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 3, 1867

Steam screw PHIL SHERIDAN. U. S. No. 20301. Of 710.90 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich, Of 150 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Phil Sheridan (Propeller), U20301, 27 Sep 1867