The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary Pringle (Propeller), U90136, fire, 7 Aug 1893

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Port Huron, Aug., 7. - The steambarge MARY PRINGLE caught fire at 5:30 this morning while at dock here. The crew succeeded in getting to shore in safety, and then the lines were cut. With the flames sweeping from stem to stern, the PRINGLE drifted down the river, finally stranding on the Canadian bank about a mile below Sarnia.
The boat will be a total loss. She was built in 1867, was valued at $10,000 and was owned by Captain Thomas Currie and others of this city.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 7, 1893

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The steambarge MARY PRINGLE burned to the water's edge early this morning at the P.B. Sandborn's dock near the elevator. All were saved but the burning steamer had to be cut loose from the dock and she drifted to the Canadian shore where she burned to the water's edge. She was valued at about $11,000 and is a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, August 7, 1893
      Steam screw MARY PRINGLE. U. S. No. 90136. Of 204.66 tons gross; 166.20 tons net. Built at Trenton, Mich., in 1867. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 121.8 x 24.4 x 8.9 Of 100 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Mary Pringle (Propeller), U90136, fire, 7 Aug 1893