STEAMBOAT LAUNCH. - The "QUEEN CITY," a first class steamer, which has been built the past winter for Reed's Line, at the shipyard of Messrs. Bidwell & Banta, is to be launched this afternoon. She is one of the largest steamers on the lake, and for beauty of finish, excellence of construction and speed, will compare favorably with any of the many beautiful craft which abound on our lakes. She will be ready for service early in May, and is to be under the command of Capt. T. J. Titus, formerly of the steamer BUFFALO. The joiner work was done by Mr. J.M. Smith. Mr. W.G. Miller executes the painting and decorations. The furniture is to be constructed by Mr. Jeremiah Staats. She is intended for the Sandusky trade. We congratulate our Sandusky neighbors on the occassion of this splendid boat to their line, and can assure them that she is worthy, as her name indicates, of emanating from the Queen City of the lakes.
Saturday, March 11, 1848
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STEAMBOAT LAUNCH.---Another splendid steamer, the QUEEN CITY was launched on the afternoon of Saturday, at the shipyard of Messrs. Bidwell & Banta. It is supported by the best joiners. Her accommodations will not be surpassed by any steamer on the lakes. She was built for Reed's Line and will be ready for service in the beginning of May, under Capt. J. Titus.
The workmanship is highly creditable to the mechanics by whom it has been expended. The joiner work is by Mr. J. M. Smith; the paintings are by Mr. W.G. Miller, and she will be furnished by Mr. J. Staats.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Monday evening, March 13, 1848
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STEAMBOAT LAUNCH.---Another fine vessel has been added to our Lake Marine. The QUEEN CITY, was launched on Saturday afternoon, at the shipyard of Messrs. Bidwell & Banta. The QUEEN CITY is a first class steamer. It is pronounced by the best judges, that for excellence of model and construction and for the finish which has been given to her in all parts, she will compare favorably with our many other splendid steamers. She was built for Reed's Line and it is expected, will be ready for service early in May., under command Capt. J. Titus, formerly of the steamer BUFFALO. She is intended for the Sandusky line.
The workmanship displayed upon her, is highly creditable to our mechanics. The joiner work is by Mr. J. M. Smith; the paintings and decorations by Mr. W.G. Miller, and she will be furnished by Mr. Jeremiah Staats.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Monday, March 13, 1848
Steam paddle QUEEN CITY. Of 906 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1848. First Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION:-- Rig changed to barge July 25, 1862.
Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
Steam paddle QUEEN CITY. Of 906 tons [old measurement] Built Buffalo, in 1848 by Bidwell & Banta. Rig changed to barge in 1862. 242.0 x 30.7 x 12.7. Lost Lake Huron, Aug. 1863.
Herman Runge Notes