QUEEN OF THE WEST (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Ownership Notes:
Built for canadian buyers.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
212'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
439
Final Disposition
Final Location:
McPherson & Cranes Wharf, Hamilton harbor, ONT
Lake Ontario
Date:
11 Jul 1853
Final Depth:
4 ft.
How:
Fire.
Notes:
Caught fire at McPherson & Crane's Wharf, drifted to M.W. Browne's Wharf, towed into bay by steamer ROCHESTER, towed by MAY FLOWER to opposite shore where she burned to water's edge; owned Capt. Harrison et al, Hamilton, ONT.
History

1852 Completed & given her machinery in Hamilton, ONT; unusual paddle wheels with buckets curved & set at 15 degree angle.

1853, Jul 11 Burned.

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 OF THE WEST (1851, Steamer)