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R. Prindeville (Propeller), U21192, aground, 10 May 1882

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The steamer PRINDIVILLE and her cargo of lumber became a total loss during yesterdays gale. She was of 246 tons, and was built in 1876 and was B 1. She was valued at $16,000 and was insured.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      May 13, 1882

      [Special to the Republican]
Detroit, Mich., May 10. -- The steambarge PRINDIVILLE, while leaving Oscada, at an early hour this morning, ran on a sand bar half a mile from shore. The vrew all succeeded in getting ashore before the PRINDIVILLE went down, at 1:30 o'clock this P. M. The whole cargo of lumber was lost. The PRINDIVILLE was built at Gibralter, in 1876, and was owned by S.E. Potts. She was insured for $9,000, which was also about the insurance valuation.
      Port Huron, Mich., May 10. -- The steambarge R. PRINDIVILLE sunk last night at Oscoda. She is "decks too" in twelve feet of water. A tug with steam pumps and wrecking gear will leave for her in the morning, weather permitting. Wind now blowing a gale from the northeast, with heavy rain and thick weather.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, May, 1882

      R. PRINDIVILLE Built April 18, 1867 Package Freight propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 21192 246 gt - ? nt 147.6' x 28' x 10.4'
Wrecked near Oscoda, Mich., Lake Huron, on May 10, 1882
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
May 10. -- Steam barge R. PRINDIVILLE, at Oscado. Crew saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.42029 Longitude: -83.3308
William R. McNeil
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R. Prindeville (Propeller), U21192, aground, 10 May 1882