The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Queen of the Lakes (Propeller), 12 May 1853

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The Buffalo Express of Monday has the following items:
      "New Propeller. - The QUEEN OF THE LAKES is the name of a new propeller which arrived in port Saturday evening, from Cleveland. She was built the past winter at Black River, by Wm. Jones, for Messrs. Niles & Wheeler of this city, and is intended for the Upper Lake trade. She is of the following dimensions: Length 196 ft.; breadth of beam 27 ft.: depth of hold, 12 ft. 7 inches; 600 tons burthen. She is a fine looking vessel and sits beautifully in the water. She is under the command of Capt. Smith, formerly of the REPUBLIC. Mr. Waters, Mate, and Baker, Clerk, all good fellows. Success to the QUEEN and all concerned, owners and crew.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 12, 1853

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William R. McNeil
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Queen of the Lakes (Propeller), 12 May 1853