The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Queen City (Schooner), U20563, storm damage, 16 Nov 1879

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Thursday (11/27) news reached here that the schr. QUEEN CITY was lying at anchor off Southhampton, on the Canada side of Lake Huron, with one of her anchors gone, also her fore and main masts, rudder and boat. The hull is insured for $21,000, of which amount the Phenix carries $8,000. She rates A1. The QUEEN CITY left Buffalo for Chicago with 1,000 tons of coal on the 14th of the month. She met with her disaster off Point au Barques, Lake Huron, on Sunday, the 16th, and all the time since has been drifting about the lake in a helpless condition. She is many miles out of the track of vessels, and this fact explains why she was not sooner seen and aided, or at least, reported. The Canadaina stm. MANITOBA, discovered her on Wednesday last (the 26th), holding on by one anchor, 25 miles northwest of Southhampton, Ont., on the east shore of Lake Huron, fully 150 miles from the river. The MANITOBA could not aid her, but furnished her with some provisions and lent her a lifeboat. The crew, at last accounts, were all safe, but had suffered greatly from exposure and want of food.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      November 29, 1879
Schooner QUEEN CITY. U. S. No. 20563. Of 675.81 tons gross; 642.02 tons net. Built East Saginaw, Mich., 1873. Home port, Cleveland, O. 183.3 x 36.4 x 13.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: storm damage
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Queen City (Schooner), U20563, storm damage, 16 Nov 1879