The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harvest Queen (Schooner), sunk, 1880

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The interest in the case of the schooner HARVEST QUEEN now pending in the courts at Chicago remains unabated. The seaman Scott, who made such startling disclosures in regard to Captain Christie's action, is now in Chicago, and has made another affidavit that he did not sign the Captain's protest, or was drunk when he did so. Captain Christie has filed an affidavit in which he sets forth that the HARVEST QUEEN was a seaworthy vessel, and her sinking was wholly unavoidable.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, May 12, 1881

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      George Leadford, formerly mate of the ill-fated schr. HARVEST QUEEN, over whose sinking so much litigation has arisen, denies the statement of the sailor Scott, alias Murdock, that the vessel was deliberately allowed to sink. Leadford made his statement before the American Counsel at Kingston, and it is said in the Kingston Whig that "he has received offers from the insurance companies of large sums of money if he would sustain the defendants in the present action, but to a Canadian, truth is right and must prevail, and the offer of bribes had no effect."
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 27, 1881 1-8

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Chicago Tribune: -- Winter before last the schooner HARVEST QUEEN received considerable repairs at Cleveland, and during the spring and summer was in the carrying trade to and from various ports. Early last fall she was loaded with iron ore at an upper lake port, and on her way down sprung a leak and sank in Lake Huron. It seems that the question of her seaworthiness was raised when a claim to insurance was made, and legal proceedings have been resorted to. A gentleman interested for the owners has been taking depositions at Cleveland lately to prove the vessel was seaworthy at the time she sank. The HARVEST QUEEN was owned by Captain Christie, of Erie.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, November 9, 1881

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Reason: sunk
Freight: ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Harvest Queen (Schooner), sunk, 1880