The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Indian Queen (Schooner), aground, 1 Jun 1857

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Schooner INDIAN QUEEN (C), cargo of lumber and spars, struck on a reef in Georgian Bay, lightened and got off and into Penetanguishene, where she was run ashore in a leaky condition. A steam pump was put on board and she proceeded on to Chicago. Property loss $2,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The Canadian schooner INDIAN QUEEN struck a rock and made a hole in her, in Georgian Bay. She was run into Penetanguishene Harbor leaking badly. Assistance has been sent to her.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 26, 1857

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      The Canadian schooner INDIAN QUEEN loaded with lumber for Chicago, recently sunk at penetanguishene has been pumped out with one of the Worthington pumps and has gone to Chicago for repair with her cargo and pump on board.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 16, 1857
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      The Canadian schooner INDIAN QUEEN arrived in port yesterday from Sturgeon Bay, with a cargo of lumber. She went ashore at Sturgeon Bay Point, and had to be pumped out by one of the Buffalo Mutual Insurance Co.,, steam pumps, which she brought into port with her. She draws water at the rate of 14 inches per hour. She is owned by Charles F. Fitch of Toronto, and was insured with the Buffalo Mutual for $13,000 ----- Chicago dispatch, undated
      Toronto Globe
      July 29, 1857

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber & spars
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.515555 Longitude: -81.070277
William R. McNeil
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Indian Queen (Schooner), aground, 1 Jun 1857