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Forest Queen (Propeller), sunk by ice, 1 Dec 1868


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The propeller FOREST QUEEN, which vessel attempted to make a very late passage from Cleveland to Detroit, was some days since sunk by the ice near Point au Pelee, Lake Erie, and now lies in 15 to 16 feet of water. The crew, after much suffering, managed to get ashore and reached Detroit on Saturday. The FOREST QUEEN was quite an old boat, and worth $25,000 or $30,000. She was owned by Capt. Morgan and John Gordon, of this city, and was not, we are informed, insured.
      Detroit Tribune
      December 28, 1868

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      Propeller FOREST QUEEN, sunk by ice off Clay Banks, Lake Erie, bound for Detroit; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The Detroit Tribune hears it intimated that the prop. FOREST QUEEN, sunk by ice last fall, is to be raised at Once. When raised she will be brought to Detroit for repairs.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 8, 1869 p.3 c.3

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      Capt. Frank B. Hackett has gone to Lake Erie to locate the propeller FOREST QUEEN, which was cut down and sunk by the ice off Leamington, Pigeon Bay, 17 years ago. She is owned by Au Sable parties.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, August 18, 1887 p.5

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Prop. FOREST QUEEN, of 467 tons, built 1862 at Ohio City, Ohio. First home port, Cleveland. Sunk by ice 1868 at Clay Banks, Wis. (sic) No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      1790 - 1868 Lytle - Holdcamper List

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      An item has been published in other papers that may lead our shipping masters into difficulty. The sunken stm. FOREST QUEEN lies 6 miles northwest (not west, as has been stated) from the Pt. au Pelee dummy light. Her upper works are not more than 8 ft. below the surface of the water. It is the intention to have the wreck removed in a very short order. - Detroit Adv.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1869 3-4
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Detroit.- The little wrecking schooner FARREN H. WILLIAMS, (Captain F. P. Williams) has been down for the past three weeks searching for the steamer FOREST QUEEN which was sunk in the ice in Pigeon Bay, 15 years ago. So far, the search has been fruitless. The little craft is fitted out with steam pump, hoister, dredge and diving apparatus.
      Marine Record
      October 9, 1884


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Reason: sunk by ice
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1868
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6670
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.0549 Longitude: -82.6062
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Forest Queen (Propeller), sunk by ice, 1 Dec 1868