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Queen City (Steamboat), sunk, 21 Oct 1853

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Private dispatches received on Friday, stating that the stm. QUEEN CITY, of the Detroit & Dunkirk Line, sank on the morning of that day in Erie harbor. We have learned no particulars.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 23, 1853

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      The Detroit Advertiser of saturday last, learns from a private telegraph dispatch that the steamer QUEEN CITY sunk in Erie harbor on Friday morning. The particulars were not stated, but just the fact that she had sunk. As the water is not over thirty feet deep in the harbor, the boat will be easily raised.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Tuesday, October 25, 1853

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The stm. QUEEN CITY of the Detroit and Dunkirk Line, which was sunk a few days since at Erie by running on to an sunken anchor, and knocking a hole in her bottom, has been raised by the use of marine pumps, under the direction of Capt. D.P. Dobbins. She is now in the drydock at Buffalo, undergoing repairs.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 30, 1853

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QUEEN CITY Steamer, cargo flour, sunk in Erie. Got up and repaired. Property loss $3,973
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,973
Cargo: included
Freight: flour
Remarks: Raised
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Queen City (Steamboat), sunk, 21 Oct 1853