FOREST QUEEN (1852, Propeller)
Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland (Ohio City), OH
Vessel Type:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Moses & Quayle
Original Owner and Location:
Heber Squer, H. A. Riley, A. B. Sprague, Cleveland, OH & Dunkirk, NY.
Number of Masts:
25' 8"
11' 9.5"
Tonnage (old style):
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pigeon Bay.
Lake Erie.
Dec 1869
1887, Aug 19 Salvage efforts by Capt. Frank B. Hackett.

1852, Nov 4 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran Dunkirk - Cleveland, Sandusky & Toledo, OH.

1852, Nov 15 Bound Chicago, IL, threw overboard deck load, Lake Huron.

1852, Nov 21 First arrival Detroit, MI - Buffalo, NY with 3,000 barrels flour, 700 hogs.

1853, Apr 13 Ashore one mile above Huron with beef & flour.

1853, Jul 25 Owned Alonzo Sprague, Cleveland, OH; Dunkirk, Cleveland, Sandusky & Toledo Line.

1854, Apr 18 Ashore near Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.

1854, May 26 Owned Nelson W. Napler et al, Chicago, IL; 400 tons.

1854, Sep 21 Safe, False Presque Isle following storm.

1854, Nov Repaired.

1855, Mar 9 Owned Albert Neely, George R. Eckley et al, Chicago, IL.

1855, May 15 Owned American Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY; Rufus Palmer, President.

1856 Ran Milwaukee, WI - Sheboygan, WI.

1857, Nov Lost rudder off Port Stanley, ONT, Lake Erie.

1858, Sep Ran Detroit River.

1859 Repaired.

1860, May Sunk, collision with scow schooner near China, MI, St. Clair River.

1860, Jul 6 Owned Henry Martin, William Williams & Andrew Rich, Buffalo, NY.

1860, Jul 7 Owned John W. Sargent, Cleveland, OH; ran Cleveland - Saginaw, MI.

1860, Nov Ashore & wrecked near Bailey's Harbor near Milwaukee, WI with wheat & flour in 8' water.

1861, Apr Recovered.

1861, Aug 18 Owned Dean Richmond, Batavia, NY.

1862, May 29 Owned Thomas D. Dole et al.

1862, Sep Sprang leak & stranded near Euclid, OH.

1862, Oct 8 Owned Thomas Coatsworth, Buffalo, NY.

1863 Major repairs at Buffalo shipyards by Walsh.

1863, May Ashore Malden, ONT; released following day.

1864 On Evans' Buffalo, Milwaukee & Chicago Propeller Line.

1865, Sep 4 Readmeasured 161 x 25.4 x 9.9; 540.33 gross tons.

1867, Nov 17 Caught in gale, Lake Erie; 350 barrells cargo jettisoned; sheltered Port Dover, ONT.

1868, May 5 Owned S. W. Morgan, Manitowoc, WI & John Gordon, Detroit, MI.

1868, Dec Sunk 2 miles off Pt. Pelee, Lake Erie, in 16 feet water.

1869, Jul Raised.

1869, Dec Cut by ice & sunk Pigeon Bay near Leamington; owned C. Chamberlain, Detroit & AuSable, MI.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Lytle List
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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FOREST QUEEN (1852, Propeller)