The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
McQueen (Propeller), sunk by ice, 26 Dec 1959

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The steamer MILWAUKEE, has come into our river to go into the drydock of Messrs. Doolittle & Miller, on the North Branch. The gallant little tug McQUEEN has fallen victim to her generous exertions for her big brother craft, and lies sunk at Sturges & Buckingham's dock, having stove a hole in her hull in breaking the way through the ice at the mouth of the river. She is just even with her deck to the water's edge, and will be got out readily. The MILWAUKEE lies on the north side of the river, below the Rush Street bridge. From present appearances it will be no light undertaking to force a way for a mile and a half up the river, if it be undertaken, the ice now having made very solid. - Chicago Tribune, 27th. (part)
      Detroit Free Press
      December 29, 1859

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Reason: sunk by ice
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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McQueen (Propeller), sunk by ice, 26 Dec 1959