The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Dec. 8, 1851

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Launch -- The hull of the new Steamer, "Queen of the West," was launched from Capt. Weeks's yard on Saturday, at 12 o'clock. It was a beautiful launch, the boat gliding into its destined element, amid the firing of guns and the cheers of a large assemblage of spectators.

The Queen of the West, as she was christened by Master George, is of a beautiful model, fashioned in Capt. Weeks's best mould, and to repeat the phrase of many who witnessed the launch, "she sits like a duck in the water. " She was towed in by the O. S. Howard,* and is to be taken by the Propeller Syracuse immediately to Canada (Hamilton, we believe,) for completion in the Canadian style, having been purchased by a Company in the Province, whose intention it originally was, we believe, to put her in a line from this city to Hamilton, via Toronto. We learn there is now, however, some doubt as to her ultimate destination.

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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Dec. 8, 1851