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Prussia (Propeller), sunk, 1 Sep 1883

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When a diver went down and examined the propeller PRUSSIA, it was found that she had been very badly injured, having a large hole in her hold about amidships and several others along her bow. It was at first supposed that her injuries were of a slight nature.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, August, 1883

Capt. Merriman is rushing the work of raising the prop. PRUSSIA. A tug and two schooners from Kingston have gone to the scene of the work. They will be placed on either side of the craft. Chains will be put under the PRUSSIA and she will be jacked up and pumped out.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 17, 1883 1-10

      Released from Amherst Island and brought here for repairs
The Steamer HASTINGS, of Kingston, arrived here last night with the schooner TYPO, and GRANTHAM in tow. The former, a fine large Milwaukee schooner, was wrecked on Amherst island, while on her way down the lake with a cargo of wheat. The GRANTHAM brought over a portion of her cargo. The TYPO was rescued by the Donnelly brothers of Kingston. It takes the two large steam pumps to keep her afloat. She is badly "humped" and twisted, but her sails rigging and spars are all right. The extent to which her bottom is damaged cannot be ascertained until she is placed upon the dry dock, but it is probable there are one or two bad holes. She will be relieved of the balance of her cargo, which is wet and will then be placed upon the dock and repaired.
There are in port at present three crafts that have been partially wrecked and brought here for repairs. The propeller PRUSSIA, wrecked in the St. Lawrence, the schooner SEREPTA, stranded at Fair Haven, and the TYPO wrecked at Amherst Island.
      Oswego Daily Palladium
      Wednesday Oct. 4, 1883

In an item taken a day or two ago from the Kingston Correspondent of the Toronto Mail, in reference to the prop. PRUSSIA, sunk near Brockville some weeks ago, the statement appears that Capt. McLeod marine inspector for the underwriters here had engaged for the payment of a bill of the Dominion Wrecking and Shipping Co. for $1,500 by authorizing them to draw on the underwriters here for that amount, but on the draft being presented here it was protested and returned with a statement that they would pay a bill on adjustment when presented. The underwriters here declare there is no truth in the statement. The bill in question was incurred by the captain of the PRUSSIA and not by them, but in order to relieve the vessel, which had been tied up by the wrecking company, they the underwriters, advanced the money.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 1, 1883 1-10

      St. Catharines, June 7 - The launch of the new propeller PRUSSIA, built by Mr. Shickluna, took place this afternoon. Shortly before the time given out, a large crowd proceeded to the yard, accompanied by the St. Patrick's Brass Band. Precisely at three o'clock the props were knocked from under the vessel and she slid gracefully into the water, amid the cheers of the crowd. The PRUSSIA is owned by Messrs. Brown Bros., Oilly Bros., Barrow, Chatfield & Co., W. Reid, J.S. Ghrame and her Captain D.R. McDonald. She is 373 tons burden; her capacity about 18,000 bushels. She has accommodation for fifty passengers.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, June 9, 1873


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    Latitude: 44.58341 Longitude: -75.68264
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Prussia (Propeller), sunk, 1 Sep 1883