QUEEN CITY (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Charles H. Reed et al, Erie, PA
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
engine, Steamer BUFFALO? 56" x 108" low pressure engine 32' wheels
Dimensions
Length:
242'
Beam:
30' 7"
Depth:
12' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
906
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles offshore, Lakeport, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
16 Aug 1863
Final Depth:
45'
How:
abandoned in gale, sunk after afloat several days
Final Cargo:
light
Notes:
bound to Saginaw, MI in tow of tug JAMES E. EAGLE; wreck discovered October 1991 Lorain coordinates: 30831.1/49622.4
History

1848, Mar 11 Launched; ran Buffalo, NY-Chicago, IL.

1848, Nov Collided with Canadian vessel.

1849, May Ran Buffalo-Sandusky, OH.

1849, Oct 1 Damaged, Ashtabula, OH, pier collision.

1850, Nov 7 Collided, schooner GENERAL HOUSTON near Toledo, OH.

1851, Mar Operated by New York & Erie Railroad Line.

1851, May 1 Struck Cleveland, OH pier.

1852, Oct Ashore, Dunkirk, NY, Lake Erie.

1853, Apr 13 Holed & beached, Dunkirk.

1853, Jul c23 Collided, steamer ST. LAWRENCE between Fairport & Ashtabula, OH.

1853, Sep Broke machinery, Fairport, OH.

1853, Oct c20 Sank, Erie Harbor, PA.

1854, Mar Ran Chicago, IL-Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1854, Jun Broke arches, Lake Michigan gale.

1854, Oct Ran Buffalo-Sandusky.

1854, Nov Broke pillar block near Detroit, MI.

1855 Chartered Simcoe & Lake Huron Railway Co.; ran freight between Collingwood, ONT & Chicago.

1855, Oct Damaged machinery; repaired, Buffalo.

1856, Nov Broke machinery, Straits of Mackinac; towed to Detroit.

1857, Jun Owned, several parties at Green Bay, WI & Michilimackinac, MI; ran Buffalo-Green Bay.

1858, Apr Re-owned Charles Reed, Erie, PA.

1862, Jul 25 Made a lumber barge; owned Capt. Robert...Cadet.

1863, Aug 16-17 Wrecked.

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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QUEEN CITY (1848, Steamer)