Philo Parsons (Steamboat), fire, 4 Oct 1871
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PHILO PARSONS, paddle-wheel steamer. U. S. Official No. 19678. Built 1861 at Algonac, Mich. of 221 tons. Home port, Detroit. Remarks - Seized by Confederate raiders on Lake Erie, September 19, 1864. Restored to owners. Burnt October 4, 1871 at Chicago (Great Chicago fire) No lives lost.
Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
1790 - 1868. Lytle-Holdcamper List
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A RELIC - The hull of the old steamer PHILO PARSONS, which figures in the history of the war of the rebellion as having been captured on Lake Erie by rebel officers with the view of releasing prisoners on Johnson's Island, is on the bottom of the North Branch at Chicago near Ogden's Canal, where she has been for several years past.
August 3, 1876
The last remnants of the hull of the old Detroit steamer PHILO PARSONS, which was burned in the great fire at Chicago, were removed from the North Branch on Thursday. They have been an obstruction for three years.
July 2, 1877
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Illinois, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes