The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Queen of the West (Steamboat), 4 Jul 1853

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The magnificent new stm. QUEEN OF THE WEST came up from Buffalo yesterday morning, and was the center of attraction, during the forenoon, to a large number of our citizens. We paid her a short visit, and can fully corroborate the testimony of the Buffalo and Cleveland press in her favor. Besides being the largest steamer on the lakes, she is one of the most splendid pecimens of naval architecture that we have ever witnessed. Her adornments are of the most generous character, and her arrangements for the comfort and luxury of passengers not to be transcended. Capt. McBride, who is her commanding officer, is well known in this city, and throughout the whole lake country, as a seaman of the utmost experience and skill, and a gentleman in every sense of the term. He has heretofore, for several years, been in command of steamers plying to and from this port, and is universally esteemed by the citizens of this place, and the travelling public generally. Success to him and his beautiful boat.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 4, 1853

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Queen of the West (Steamboat), 4 Jul 1853