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Island Queen (Steamboat), U12097, 1 May 1855


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The new steamer ISLAND QUEEN, which has been building at Sandusky lately, is nearly completed, and intends to make a trial trip this week.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, May 31, 1855

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The new steamer ISLAND QUEEN made a trial trip yesterday afternoon to Kelly's Island and back. Though not entirely finished in all her departments, and though troubled with "foaming" in her boilers, the QUEEN is no longer an experiment, as she fully meets the most sanguine expectations of her owners. The following are her dimensions &c. Length, 122 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet 9 inches; depth of hold, 7 feet 1 inch; draft when light, 3 feet 8 inches; draft when loaded, 5 feet 6 inches; diameter of wheel, 18 feet 8 inches. Her burthen is 175 tons. She is owned by Messrs. Kelly, Webb, Carpenter and Huntington, of the Island, and Captain Orr of Sandusky, and is intended for the general trade of the western portion of the lake, the Islands &c.-------Sandusky Register
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, June 7, 1855

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      NEW STEAMER. - The Sandusky Register of the 5th. says the new steamer ISLAND QUEEN made a trial trip on Tuesday to Kelly's Island and back. The QUEEN is no longer an experiment, as she fully meets the most sanguine expectations of her owners. The following are her dimensions, &c: Length 122 ft, breadth of beam 25 ft 9 in, depth of hold 7 ft 1 in, draft when light 3 ft 3 in. draft when loaded 5 ft 6 in, diameter of wheel 18ft 8in. Her burden is 175 tons. She is propelled by a beautifully working and handsomely finished Engine, of some 170 horse power, built by Mr. N.G. Olds, of that city. When full her boiler contains only 50 barrels of water. A very small quantity of fuel is sufficient to keep her steam to a servicable point. She is intended for a general trade on the western portion of the Lake.
      The Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, June 9, 1855

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Paddle-wheel steamer ISLAND QUEEN. U. S. No. 12097. Of 168 tons gross. Built Kelley's island, Ohio, 1855, First home port, Sandusky, Ohio. Captured by Confederate raiders, Middle Bass island, Lake Erie, 9/10/64; rig changed to barge 6/11/75.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      1790 to 1968. Lytle - Holdcamper List,

     
     
      Steam paddle passengers. ISLAND QUEEN.* U. S. No. 12097. Of 149 tons gross. Built Kelleys Island, Ohio, 1855 121.6 x 20.5 x 6.9 Captured by Confederates Sept., 1864. Sold to Detroit partner Aug. 30, 1866 for $10,000. Renumbered as U 12250. Certificate surrendered at Grand Haven, Mich. Dec. 5, 1876 marked WRECKED
      * Rerigged as barge ISLAND QUEEN - U. S. - 1875 U.S. No. 12250
      Herman Runge List
     
     
      Steamer ISLAND QUEEN. U. S. No. 12250. Of 149,66 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessels of the United States
      fOR THE yEAR eNDING jUNE 30, 1867
     
     
     
GRAND HAVEN, MICH., Nov. 3. -- The schooner ISLAND QUEEN, beached north of the north pier during the last heavy gale, went to pieces today. She was owned by Squires & White and not insured.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, November 6, 1876
     
     
     
" SHIPBUILDING AT SANDUSKY. -- The earliest established shipyard at Sandusky [c1829] was that of Augustus Jones, who also operated one at Black River, he sold his yard to Daniel Biddle in 1838. In 1844 Biddle built the steamer ISLANDER at Kelleys Island, then towed her to Sandusky to receive her engine. The same was true of the steamer ISLAND QUEEN in 1854."
      Notes from ADZ, CALK, and RIVETS, By Richard J. Wright
      a History of Shipbuilding Along Ohio's Northern Shore
     
     
     
ADVERT:-- DETROIT and SANDUSKY.
      Steamer ISLAND QUEEN of 173 tons built 1855
      Will run Tri-weekly until about June 1st. when she will be
      replaced by a new boat building at Clark's yard.
      Chicago Republican
      March 21, 1868
     
     
     
     
     


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building &c.
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1855
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McN.E.2421
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Island Queen (Steamboat), U12097, 1 May 1855