Phantom, New York Pilot Boat, 1868
Phantom was built in 1868 in East Boston for the Boston port pilots. She was sold to Sandy Hook (New York) harbor pilots, and operated out of New York for several years as Pilot Boat number 11. In March of 1888, she rescued 852 passengers from the sinking British liner, S.S. Oregon off Long Island coast. Phantom herself was later lost with all hands, a boat keeper, cook, and four seamen in the great blizzard of March 1888.
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