The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Queen of the Lakes (Schooner), C77626, collision, 1 Sep 1871

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COLLISIONS FROM CARELESS ANCHORING. - In consequence of a number of vessels anchoring in the St. Clair Rapids, a few nights since, a wholesale collision took place. It seems that the propeller HACKETT ran into the schooners YOUNG AMERICA and QUEEN OF THE LAKES, damaging them both severely. The scow MAID OF THE MIST, which was also anchored in an exposed situation, was run into by the bark J.G. MASTEN and sunk. The weather was smoky at the time.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 13, 1871

Schooner QUEEN OF THE LAKES. Official Canada No. 77626. Of 190 tons Reg. Built Portsmouth, Ont., 1853. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 128.0 x 23.3 x 10.3 Owned by Geo, A. Richardson, Kingston. Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Queen of the Lakes (Schooner), C77626, collision, 1 Sep 1871