The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Queen of the West (Propeller), 4 Feb 1892

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      Capt. Benjamin Chambers, who died in Cleveland on Friday last, was highly respected among associates in the Excelsior Marine Benevolent Association, and the funeral on Sunday was largely attended by the members of the Cleveland branch of that organization. While going up the river in Cleveland with his boat, the steamer QUEEN OF THE WEST, in June last, a collision with one of the bridges resulted in the loss of one life and injury to others. Although a man of very strong constitution, this accident troubled Capt Chambers very much and resulted in a derangement of mind that was the primary cause of his death. He was forty-two years of age. The pall bearers at the funeral were Captains N. E. Hoover, William Mack, Richard Neville, Thomas Jones, William Carlyle and A. Greenley. Capt. Chambers' first vessel, as master, was the old schooner GRANADA. Afterwards he sailed the schooners SAMANA and BOLIVIA and from the latter he went into the MARIA MARTIN of Buffalo. From the MARTIN he went as captain of the schooner KATE WINSLOW of Cleveland and from there into the tow barge BRUNETTE, which he sailed for one or two seasons, when he was appointed master of the steambarge QUEEN OF THE WEST, which he commanded last season.
      The Marine Review
      February 4, 1892

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Queen of the West (Propeller), 4 Feb 1892