The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., Sept. 3, 1860

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The Prairie State. - The propeller Prairie State, belonging to the Northern Transportation company, which caught fire while lying at the dock in this city, some weeks since and was badly damaged, arrived here on Saturday last from Cleveland, having been thoroughly repaired and re-fitted. On the invitation of Capt. Bryan, passenger agent for the line, we paid the steamer a visit on Saturday, and through the courtesy of Capt. Williams, were shown through her several apartments.

Though not a member of the "Board of Inspectors," we must unofficially pronounce the Prairie State in excellent seaworthy condition. She is furnished with handsome upper cabins and convenient berths, fitted up neatly and with a view of substantial comfort as well as ornament. He engine is in excellent condition apparently, and we do not remember to have seen one which worked so smoothly and without jar or noise.

The Prairie State will form one of the Company's line between this port and the West, carrying passengers and freight. Steerage passengers are furnished with cooking apparatus, and are taken through to Chicago for $4, finding their own provisions. Cabin passengers are furnished with meals and state-rooms for $11 for the trip to Chicago.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., Sept. 3, 1860