The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Germania (Propeller), 15 Jun 1874

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The GERMANIA, a nondescript steam craft with three rudders is in port today unloading stone for the new custom house building.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, June 15, 1874

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      The steam barge building by Mr. King for Henry Buttironi, was launched Dec. 2. The boat is canal sized, well modelled, and is probably the cheapest boat ever built in Marine City, wages and materials, iron , etc., being ver low.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, December 5, 1874

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      The new steam barge GERMANIA is at McMorran's dock having her boiler tested. She is on her maiden trip, and was towed here from Marine City where she was launched a short time ago. She is owned by Mr. H. Buttiront and is 144 feet over all x 56' 2" x 11' 9". She will tow the schooner TAYLOR and the MARGARET R. GOFFE.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, June 2, 1875

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GERMANIA, propeller of 263 tons. Built at Marine City by George King Sept. 1874. Owned by Buttrone. Home port, Marine City. Class A 1. Value $22.000- Two masts.
      Board of Lake Underwriters (supplement No. 3)
      Vessel Classification List, 1875

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NOTE:- some difference is noted in the above excerpts. The June 15, 1874 report was possibly transcribed with the year 1874 instead of 1875 ????

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Germania (Propeller), 15 Jun 1874