May Queen (1853)
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"Burnt at Milwaukee River, WI; appears to have been salvaged for machinery/boilers; "hull pulled to pieces for old iron" after towing to Manitowoc." "On January 13,1866, while tied up at a shipyard on Jones island, Milwaukee, the May Queen caught fire and burned to the water's edge. Declared to be junk, her engine was removed and later used to power the new steamer Manitowoc. The burned out hull was then sold to Galen Eastman for use as a barge for the sum of $600.00."
Service History


"The May Queen was a side-wheel steamboat, 694-27/95 ton burden. She was built at Trenton , Michigan, 1853. Bought of Eber Ward, May 22, 1865. Wrecked at Sheboygan, Wisconsin, towed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and burned in river in 1865. Engine put into steamer Manitowoc. Hull sold to Galen Eastman for a barge. cost $34,000. Hull sold for $600."
 
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