The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., May 11, 1878

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THE PRINCE ALFRED. - As fast as possible preparations are being made to raise the sunken steamer Prince Alfred. She lies about in her old position, but the action of the water is causing her some injury. Already it has decapitated her pilot house, and more injury may have been done than shows In a few days now she will be pulled up. The method proposed is to pump her out. A diver will go down, and carefully close every hole or crevice except one hatch. Around this hatch will be built a square box reaching above the surface of the water. A scow 12x32 feet is now being built on which will be placed a pump and engine. The scow will either be placed alongside, or as to rest one end on each rail as the tug rises above the river. Pumping will then be continued until she is all pumped out.

Yesterday workmen succeeded in raising the pumps from her deck, and they are now on board the Princess Alexandra. They were about fifteen feet under water.

Capt. Innes gives notice that he is ready to do wrecking at a moment's notice, having pumps, etc., on board the Princess Alexandra and having a tug at command to do the towing.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., May 11, 1878