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QUEEN CITY
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There were at least 7 QUEEN CITYs and 1 QUEEN CITY #2 Name: QUEEN CITY Launched: 1850s? Area: Sacramento R., Calf. Delta
Name: QUEEN CITY  See artwork at top of this page  Also See Post Card

 

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The Queen of the West, In her garlands dressed, On the banks of the Beautiful River.

Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: length: 236', width:44', Draft: 7' Much more description Launched: 1897 by Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line Destroyed: 1940, Jan., Pittsburgh, as wharfboat, sank at the foot of Liberty St. Wreckage was burned Feb. 17th that year. Area: Ohio R. Owner: Pittsburg and Cincinnati Packet Line Captain(s): 1897, Agnew, Robert R. Mate: 1897, Leonard, Jack Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. May. 12 1897 : Capt Ellison bought the bell from The CITY OF ST. LOUIS, an Anchor Lines boat, for this boat. Her bell, which was inlaid with 250 silver dollars, is now the ships bell for the NATCHEZ IX Name: QUEEN CITY/No. 26 Type: Sternwheeler, Union Gunboat Size: Small Launched: 1850? Destroyed: White River, Clarendon, Arkansas, During Civil War. Comments: See information from site visitor, Carl Winkler. Name: QUEEN OF HEARTS Type: Modern Excursion sternwheeler Size: 400 Passenger Owner: Celebration River Cruises Comments:The 400-passenger Queen of Hearts, operated by Celebration River Cruises (1-800-297-0034)from the Moline riverfront, offers daily luncheon and dinner cruises, twilight cruises featuring live entertainment and many special theme cruises (call for a schedule). The Queen of Hearts, which operates Spring through Fall, is very popular, so reservations are recommended.
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Name: QUEEN of the WEST
    Type: Confederate Ram-boat 
    Launched: 1860? early.
    Destroyed: 1863, Sunk by Union gunboats
    Area: Miss. R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Ellet, Charles

Name: QUEEN OF THE WEST
	Type: Sternwheel overnight cruise  boat.  Size: 230', 2,115 tons.
	Power: three-story-high paddlewheel, powered by a hydraulic propulsion system -
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			safe biodegradable hydraulic oil.
	Launched: 1995
	Area: Columbia, Willamette and Snake Rivers, out of Portland, Or.
	Owners: American West Steamboat Company
	Comments: See her complete details HERE	

Name: QUEEN of NEW ORLEANS/FLAMINGO/GRAND VICTORIA II
    Size: 330' x 90'
    Launched: 1993 by Halter Marine of New Orleans for Manthe Family
    Owner: 1993, Manthe Family
           Later, The Hilton Corp.
           Presently,  
    Captains: Presently (1999), Donald J. Sanders

Name: QUICKSTEP
    Type:  /showboat              Size: Small
    Launched: 1810s or 1880s??
    Owner: A. B. French
    Comments: French's showboats got start with this one.

Name: QUICKSTEP
	Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 200' X 29' X 5.4', 456 tons.
	Launched: 1866
	Destroyed: 1876, dismantled Metropolis, Ill. 

Name: QUICKSTEP
	Area: 1901 or so, White R.
	Comments: Source  Also See
	

Name: QUINCY/J.S."DE LUXE"
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    Type:  Sidewheel, wooden hull packet      Size: 264.7' X 42' X 6.8'
    Power: at launch, 23's-8'.  2, 84" X 14" Scotch Marine Boilers. 
         : 1906, after sinking, Scotch boilers were replaced with 4
           Western boilers.
    Launched: 1896 by by the ?Howard Yard? Diamond Jo Line
    Destroyed: Winter of 1938-39, dismantled at St. Louis.
    Area: Originally, St. Louis to St. Paul, U. Miss. and Ohio Rs.
        : 1917, St. Louis - New Orleans
        : often tramped the U. Miss. tributaries.
    Owner: 1896 - 19?11?Diamond Jo Line
         : ?1911? - 1939, Streckfus Steamers, Inc.
    Captains: 1896, Captain, John F. Killeen 
            : on Ohio River trips, Capt. Verne Streckfus often
              handled her.
    Comments: 1918-19, renamed the "J.S." after Capt. John Streckfus.
            : Some of her original equipment came from the GEM CITY.
            : 1906, July, sank and raised at Trempeleau Mountain, Wis.
    Comments: Was one of the first truly successful excursion boats.
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