PRUSSIA (1873, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
75638
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saint Catharines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Louis Shickluna
Original Owner and Location:
Graham, Burrows, Oille & Brown, Saint Catharines, Ontario
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
36 x 34, 300hp engine by G.N. Oille 17' boiler
Dimensions
Length:
137.7'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
9.3'
Tonnage (gross):
710.08
Tonnage (net):
457.81
Capacity:
18,000 bushels, 50 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sand Island near Bayfield, Wisconsin, Lake Superior
Date:
12 Sep 1885
How:
Burned
Notes:
Bound Port Arthur to Michipicoton
History

1873, June 9 Launched Saint Catharines, Ontario

1873 Registered Saint Catharines, Ontario; cost $37,000

1875 Ran Montreal to Hamilton, Toronto & Saint Catharines on Merchants

Montreal & Chicago Line

1876 Ran Windsor to Lake Superior

1877, May 15 Registered Saint Catharines, Ontario; operated by Western

Express Line

1880 Ran Chicago, Illinois, to Montreal, Quebec

1883, August 27 Struck rock near Chippewa Point & sank Brockville,

Ontario, 17,200 bushels wheat & sundries; 719

gross/1458 net tons

1883, September 8 Raised, taken to Kingston

1884 Rebuilt

1884, April 10 Owned George (?) Abraham, Port Arthur, Ontario;

137.8 x 23.8 x 7.4', 637.74 gross/406.49 net tons

1884, May Ran north shore route in place of EUROPE

1884, May 12 Gone to assistance of ARGYLE, sunk on north shore

1884, September Ran Duluth, Minnesota to Port Arthur, Ontario

1885, September 12 Burned, Lake Superior

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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PRUSSIA (1873, Propeller)