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Phil Sheridan (Propeller), U20301, burnt, 1 Nov 1871

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SHERIDAN, PHIL Propeller, damaged by fire at Bay City.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

      PROP. PHIL SHERIDAN ON FIRE. - The propeller PHIL SHERIDAN had a narrow escape from destruction by fire on the 19th inst., while lying at Monroe's Dock, Bay City. The fire broke out in her hold near the boilers, and when discovered had obtained considerable headway. The fire engine belonging to the boat was set at work immediately, but had hardly commenced operations before the hose burst, and had it not been for the prompt arrival of the Bay City Fire Department the boat and her cargo would probably have been lost. However, the flames were extinguished before any material damage had been done.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 22, 1871

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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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.59447 Longitude: -83.88886
William R. McNeil
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Phil Sheridan (Propeller), U20301, burnt, 1 Nov 1871