The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
May Queen (Steamboat), burnt, 15 Jan 1866

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Steamer MAY QUEEN, of 708 Tons, owned at Detroit by John Avun & Co. While in harbor at Milwaukee, vessel burned, a total loss, March 1866. Loss to ship, $13,500; insurance $9,500
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 Report of U.S. Coast Guard

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MAY QUEEN paddle-wheel steamer of 688 Tons, built Trenton, Mich., 1853. Burnt January 15, 1866 at Milwaukee River, Wis.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      the Lytle Holdcamper List 1790 - 1868

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      MAY QUEEN BURNED. - The old steamer MAY QUEEN was destroyed by fire Saturday last, at Milwaukee. She was one of the Lake Shore Line of steamers. Insurance, $20,000 in Columbian Company, N. Y.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      January 19, 1866

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      BARGE "MAY QUEEN" - The barge MAY QUEEN, formerly a steamer of that name, arrived here on Friday, loaded with lumber from the east shore ports. As soon as her cargo is discharged, she will be towed to Miller Bros. shipyard, to receive arches and otherwise repaired. She will be engaged in the timber trade, running in the Rastmam Line. Her dimensions are as follows - Length, 220 feet; breadth, 29 feet and depth of hold, 13 feet.
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, July 27, 1868

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Reason: burnt
Hull damage: $13,500
Remarks: Rebuilt as barge
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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May Queen (Steamboat), burnt, 15 Jan 1866