The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Queen of the West (1851)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
How:
Burnt
History

Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1852)

212x26x11 Owned by "Capt. Harrison". Built by G. Weeks, Oswego, N.Y. and launched 10/12/51. Engines (2) 60x132 by J. Gartshore, Dundas Ont., to "Europa". Built "on spec", purchased by Harrison when almost ready for launching. Towed to Hamilton for engines. Operated in conjunction with Great Western Railway. First commercial voyage not until 11/04/53. Immediately found unstable: rolled badly. False sides added May 1853 at Kingston. Destroyed by fire 09/07/53 Hamilton.

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Queen of the West (1851)