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QUAIL
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1868, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 77x14x4, 34 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Mar 18
Place of loss : Bay of Quinte
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire [arson]
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to waterline in a deliberately set fire. She was a loss of $7,000.
Maybe rebuilt, 1871
Sources: csv,mmgl,dmt

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THOMAS QUAYLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 24159
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 125x21x12, 245gt 152nt
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 28
Place of loss : at Ontonagon, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barges in tow
Detail : Bound for Duluth with barges ZACH CHANDLER, COMMODORE and PECK, she came into Ontonagon and tied up at the Government Pier. There she caught fire near her boilers, burned to the waterline and sank. Her machinery was recovered in 1887 and placed in a new vessel built at Algonac that year.
Owned by Cleveland parties.
Sources: lhl,mv,ks,polk,lss,hgl,mpl,df,es,bb

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QUEBEC - See GENERAL BURNSIDE, HELEN C.

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QUEEN CHARLOTTE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast [full-rigged]
Build info : 1809, British Govt., Amherstburg, Ont. as an armed sloop of war
Specs : 92x26x11, 254 t.
Date of loss : 1844, Spring
Place of loss : Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was preparing for her early runs when a spring freshet lifted her from her moorings and deposited her high up on the riverbank. She was too high and too old to be released and was later burned in place, though it is not stated whether the fire was intentional or not. Part of her construction materials were later used in the steamer A. D. PATCHIN.
She was built as a 16 or 17 gun armed sloop and was captured in the War of 1812 by Commodore Perry. She was abandoned and lay under Misery Bay until resurrected and rebuilt as a commercial vessel in 1835.
Sources: nsp,wl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2449
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1819, Teabout & Chapman, Finkle's Pt. [Bath], Ont.
Specs : 150 ft.
Date of loss : 1837
Place of loss : near Cataraqui Bay, W of Kingston
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broke up.
1816 and 1818 are also given as year of launch
Woodburner
Sources: win,csv,egls,ssnr

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QUEEN CITY - See also ONGIARA, J.W. STEINHOFF

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QUEEN CITY
Other names : built as steamer LADY OF THE LAKE, renamed, 1853
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1842, G.S. Weeks, Oswego, NY
Specs : 197x24x9, 423 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Jan 22
Place of loss : Toronto Harbor
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ? (some)
Detail : She had been operating regularly to Hamilton in a particularly mild winter, when she caught fire at Queen's Wharf, Toronto. She was cut loose and allowed to drift out to save the dock and other vessels tied up there. The steamer burned to a total loss while lying against an ice floe. The wreck was removed in the summer of 1856.
Sold Canadian, 1853, owned by M.W. Browne of Toronto.
Sources: hgl,csv,mmgl,is(1-66),osdo,lhl,nsp,eh,rnc

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QUEEN CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1848, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : 242x30x12, 906 t.
Date of loss : 1863, Aug 16
Place of loss : Between Lexington & Lakeport, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound for Saginaw in tow of tug JAMES E. EAGLE, she was wrecked and sank in a gale.. Abandoned after she struck bottom, she floated about for several days before going down.
Year given in hgl and mpl as 1866, heyl as 1865.
Converted from steamer to barge in 1862.
Wreckage located in mid-1990s
Sources: hgl,msv,is(4-95),nsp,slh,lc,lhl,mpl

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QUEEN CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, I.W. Nichols, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 137x26x11, 368g
Date of loss : 1864, Nov 14
Place of loss : 5 mi SE of Marquette, 150 ft offshore
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : firebrick,mining eqp
Detail : Bound for Marquette with supplies and equipment for the Collinsville blast furnace, she was driven ashore by a gale and broke in two, a total loss.
Wreck known for some time, but only identified as this vessel in a site survey in 1993.
Sources: survey,lss,net,df

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QUEEN CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 20519
Type at loss : sidewheel steam tug, wood, [formerly passenger & package freight]
Build info : 1856, Pringle, Oshkosh, WI
Specs : 118x21x6, 177 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Nov 22
Place of loss : near Ford River, WI,
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : ?
Detail :
Bound for Escanaba to lay up for the winter, she caught fire and burned to a total loss. Her crew abandoned in her yawl and landed at Indiantown, Mich, 10 mi S. of Escanaba.
Shown in lhl as abandoned in 1869, maybe converted to a tug at that time.
Sources: is,lhl,mpl,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2450
QUEEN CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 20563
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Dixon & Ellinwood, W. Bay City
Specs : 183x36x13, 676g 642n
Date of loss : 1895, Sep 23
Place of loss : Hog Isl Reef, NE of St. James, Beaver Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was driven on the reef and sank, her crew escaping to the rigging. Beaver Island lifesavers rescued them the following day after a great struggle. She had been sheltering when lost. The wreck was reportedly stripped by "pirates" from Beaver Island. Owned out of Cleveland by Capt Benham.
Sources: phr,nsp,vbs,slh,sbs,lmdc,h,mv,wb,hgl

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QUEEN OF THE BAY
Other names :
Official no. : (C)
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1858, Geo. Thurston, Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 73 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov [3rd week]
Place of loss : near Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported ashore and total loss.
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl

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QUEEN OF THE LAKES
Other names : none
Official no. : 20508
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1853, G.W. Jones, Black River, OH
Specs : 185x27x13, 637 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Jun 12
Place of loss : at Marquette, MI - sunk near Rippley Rock
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : pig iron
Detail : She caught fire at the dock, was pushed out into open water by a local tug and burned to waterline, sinking a few hundred yards offshore. She had just finished loading and was blowing her whistle to pull away from dock when fire was discovered.
Owned by Evans-Buffalo Line.
Rebuilt in 1866. Major repairs in 1861
Sources: lhl,gwgl,lss,gsgl,is,ms,nsp,hgl,df,mpl,rsl,mdwl

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QUEEN OF THE LAKES
Other names : none
Official no. : 20593
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, iron, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1872, Kirby & Ward, Wyandotte, MI
Specs : 108x19x6, 153gt, 138nt
Date of loss : 1898, Sep 18
Place of loss : off South Manitou Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light(?)
Detail : She caught fire offshore and burned to a total loss. The blaze originated above her boilers and was fanned by storm winds.
Spent most of her career on the "Inland Route" lakes across the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula..
Hailed from Grand Haven. Owned by Capt. F. Johnson.
Sources: mv,is(1-64),gsgl,nb,hgl,mpl

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QUEEN OF THE LAKES
Other names : built as schooner ROBERT TAYLOR, renamed before 1864
Official no. : C77626
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast (also described as 2-master)
Build info : 1858, Ault, Portsmouth Ont. (also given as 1853, 57)
Specs : 129x23x11, 221gc 190nc
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 28
Place of loss : 9 mi E of Sodus Bay light, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She sprang a leak in heavy seas while enroute to Kingston. She rolled over and foundered after her crew launched the yawl. They made it to shore. She sank in 400' of water.
Owned by James Richardson & Sons, Kingston.
Capt Chauncey Daryaw, her very famous skipper, died 1922
Ashore and damaged at Avon Pt. Lake Erie in September of 1884.
Rebuilt 1876, rebuilt and lengthened 30' in 1896, major repair in 1887 after wrecking near Brighton, Ont. in 1886.
Sources: ns1,win,polk,csqw,nsp,mmgl,osdo,mpl,rsl,wl

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QUEEN OF THE LAKES
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : "large"
Date of loss : 1919, Dec
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail
Sources: gsgl,is

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QUEEN OF THE WEST
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1851, Geo. Weeks, Oswego, NY
Specs : 212x26x11, 439 t.
Date of loss : 1853, Jul 9
Place of loss : Browne’s wharf at Hamilton, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none on board
Detail : She caught fire while tied to McPherson & Crane's wharf for the night.
After her hawsers burned through, she drifted to Brown's wharf, where she threatened to ignite the entire waterfront. An American skipper and his mate was later cited for bravery after the mate swam to the burning vessel, tied a hawser from his vessel - the steamer ROCHESTER - to her bow, then hauled her away from the pier to prevent the fire from spreading.
Owned primarily by Capt. Harrison of Hamilton.
Her hull was built at Oswego, NY, for Canadian buyers and her engine was installed at Hamilton. She had an unusual set of paddle wheels, invented by her builder, in which the buckets were curved and set at a 15 degree angle.
Sources: mmgl,osdo,csv,hgl,nsp,rp,rnc

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QUEEN OF THE WEST
Other names : none
Official no. : 20580
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, W. Crosthwaite, Bay City
Specs : 215x33x17, 819g 625n
Date of loss : 1903, Aug 20
Place of loss : 10 mi off of Fairport Oh
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She sprang a leak aft in a mild blow. By keeping her under way the leak was slowed, so the crew was taken off by the steamer CODORUS while both were running full ahead. One man died in the transfer of the crew. Bound Escanaba for Cleveland. Enrollment surrendered at Cleveland Dec 8, 1903.
Wreckage located in 1986.
Sources: phr,nsp,gwgl,sbs,vbs,sol,ns1,h,mv,ledc,mpl

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QUEEN VICTORIA
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1861, A. Cantin, Hull, Quebec
Specs : 169x23x8, 651t.
Date of loss : 1883, Sep
Place of loss : mouth of Thames R.
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Owned by Burns, et. al. of Montreal
Considered to be a river steamer
mmgl says lost in 1885
Sources: mmgl,csv,hgl,polk,clu

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QUICKSTEP
Other names : (none)
Official no. : (none)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1855, Kirby & Hoyt, Saginaw, MI)
Specs : (300 t.)
Date of loss : 1869, Nov (22)
Place of loss : off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm/collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with schooner HANSON and went ashore. No record of recovery..
Sources: vbs,eas,mdwl

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QUINTE
Other names : built as steamer BEAUHARNOIS, renamed 1882
Official no. : C88242
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1871, Parnell or Iubin Chabot, Quebec City, PQ
Specs : 138x23x8, 331gc 178nc
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 23
Place of loss : on Grassy Point, near Deseronto, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 5 of 24
Carrying : lumber,flour,passengers
Detail : She caught fire offshore and was run for the beach while the blaze consumed the ship. Survivors, many badly burned, were picked up by the steamers RIPPLE and DESERONTO. Capt. Duncan Christie's mother & young brother were among the dead.
Bound for Picton.
Rebuilt 1882
Sources: csqw,csv,win,sol,h,hgl,mmgl,dmt,do

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QUITO
Other names : built as DAVID BALLENTINE, renamed in 1890
Official no. : 6768
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, T. Boston, Bangor, MI
Specs : 204x36x22, 1372g, 1099n
Date of loss : 1901, Nov 23
Place of loss : at Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Inbound with her consort IRONTON, she missed the harbor entrance at Lorain and stranded 1400 feet out and 100 ft east of the piers. 15 crew were taken off by the Cleveland Lifesaving Service. She was abandoned as a constructive total loss.
Originally 221x37x13, rebuilt 1890 after stranding and breaking in two near Chicago in the fall of 1889.
Sources: vbs,mv,is,ns1,h,mv,ledc,nsp,mpl

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QUIXOTE - See DON QUIXOTE


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