The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Phil Sheridan (Propeller), U20301, fire, 1 Dec 1875

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Detroit, Dec. I. -- The propeller PHIL SHERIDAN loaded with 800 barrels of salt, took fire this morning twelve miles out of Buffalo and burned to the waters edge. She is a total loss. No lives were lost. Insured for $15,000. A dispatch says that the three masted schooner BRIDGEWATER, is amidships on the rocks near Waugoschance Lighthouse loaded with 40,000 bushels of wheat for Buffalo..
      Toronto Daily GLOBE
      Thursday, December 2, 1875

The propeller SHERIDAN, burned about 30 miles out of Buffalo last week, was not an old boat, being built at Clark's shipyard, Springwells, during the winter of 1868, registering 782 tons. She was valued at $34,000 and was insured for $20,000.
      Amherstburg Echo
      December 10, 1875

      Propeller PHIL SHERIDAN of 710 tons; built 1867. Burnt December 31, 1875, 30 miles west of Buffalo, N.Y. No lives lost. Vessel total loss.
      Losses of Merchant Steam Vessels
      Lytle - Holdcamper List. 1790 - 1868

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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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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: salt
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Phil Sheridan (Propeller), U20301, fire, 1 Dec 1875