The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Phantom (yacht), sunk, 4 Jul 1885

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Everything seems to indicate that the yacht PHANTON, which left Dunkirk for Buffalo last Thursday morning, is resting at the bottom of Lake Erie. Nothing has been heard of her passengers, Prof. Burton and Frank White of Buffalo, and is seems probable that they shared the fate of the yacht. - (part)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      July 6, 1885

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      "The yacht PHANTOM which carried Prof. Burton and Frank White to untimely graves last season, is lying at the foot of Commercial Street. One of her side is cracked from the washboard half way to the keelson, spoiling the symmetry of the beautiful model. She was a handsome boat and her lines were sharp and well defined. The washboard is nearly ripped off, but barring this and the check in her side, the boat is not in bad shape. In the days of her activity, the PHANTOM had not a rival in point of speed, of her size on the lake." - [part of an article named 'Preparing For Spring']
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      March 27, 1886

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      NOTE - The above PHANTOM was a small sailing yacht, not to be confused with the steam-yacht PHANTOM.

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 2
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Phantom (yacht), sunk, 4 Jul 1885