Dimensions: 102 x 23 x 9 146 GT 137 NT
Type of Wreck: 2 Masted Schooner
Location of Wreck: Indian Point, Bay of Quinte
Place and Builder: Oakville ON, C.W. Thomas Power
Year Built: 1853
1853 – 92′ Beam 20′ Depth 8′ Tonnage Old Style 208
1854 – Owned H. McCrenny, Oakville, ONT.
1854 – Nov Ashore near Presque Isle Harbor.
1855 – Jun 27 Registered Hamilton, ONT; owned John Taylor, Caledonia; 96.5 x 20.4 x 8.21′.
1856 – Nov Sunk Genessee Harbor.
1857 – Renamed FIDELITY.
1860 – Apr Raised by Anderson, Buffalo; owned Robinson.
1860 – Owned Zealand & Co., Hamilton, ONT; renamed FOREST QUEEN; 208 tons old style.
1865 – Jul 7 Owned Robert G. Post, Pickering, ONT.
1866 – Owned J. Taylor, Hamilton, ONT.
1867 – Rebuilt & enlarged Shickluna, St. Catharines, ONT; 102 x 23 x 9′; 146 gross / 137 net tons.
1868 – Oct 24 Collision with TONAWANDA.
1875 – Repaired; owned F. W. Collins, Oswego, NY.
1879 – Owned Kingston, ONT.
1881 – Major repairs.
1882 – Major repairs.
1884 – Owned George E. Yott, Belleville, ONT.
1886 – Nov 26 Owned Nickle, Kingston, ONT; wrecked Lake Ontario.
Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1887
Dept. of Marine and Fisheries. #
Schooner FOREST QUEEN, of 137 tons reg. and 33 years of age. Home port, Kingston. On November 28, 1887, while vessel was bound from Cobourg to Belleville, she stranded on Indian Point in a snow storm, and became a total loss. property loss $1,000
Board of Lake Underwriters #
Schooner FIDELITY. [C] 208 tons. Built 1853 at Oakville by Ashman. Owned by Zeeland & Co. Home port, Hamilton. Value $4,800. Class B 1. REMARKS. — formerly FOREST QUEEN.
Board of Lake Underwriters
Lake Vessel Register, 1860
Schooner FIDELITY. [C] 208 tons. Built 1853 at Oakville by Ashman. Owned by E. Zeeland & Co. Home port, Hamilton. Value $4,500. Class B 2. REMARKS. — formerly FOREST QUEEN.
Board of Lake Underwriters
Lake Vessel Register, 1863
Schooner FOREST QUEEN. [C] Of 208 tons. Built at oakville in 1853 by Ashman. Owned by J. Taylor. Home port, Hamilton. Value, $4,000. Class, B 2. REMARKS. – Formerly FIDELITY.
Board of lake Underwriters
Lake Vessel Register, 1866
NOTE. — [a] FOREST QUEEN, [b] FIDELITY, [c] FOREST QUEEN.
FOREST QUEEN Schooner, ashore at Presqu’Isle, Lake Ontario. Property loss $300.
Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)
We learn from the Brighton Sentinel that on Monday last, five vessels went ashore in the gale,to the east, and insight of Presque Isle Harbor. The EDITH of Hamilton, laden with 4,000 bushels of wheat, sunk, her deck two feet under water. The FOREST QUEEN, of Oakville, from Lake Erie, laden with staves, her rudder and sternpost gone. The WILLIAM AND JOHN, laden with plaster, aground. The PARAGON, of Toronto, aground, with two feet water in her hold. The SARAH FRANCES, of St. Catharines, rudder and foremast gone. There is little doubt others met with the same fate farther
The Democracy, Buffalo
Tuesday, November 14, 1854
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Disasters On Lake Ontario. – Five vessels went ashore in a gale on Monday, to the east in sight of Presqu’Isle Harbour. The EDITH, of Hamilton, laden with 4,000 bushels of wheat, sunk, her deck two feet under water. The FOREST QUEEN, of Oakville, from Lake Erie, laden with staves, her rudder and stern post gone. The WILLIAM & JOHN, laden with plaster, aground. The PARAGON, of Toronto, aground with two feet of water in her hold. The SARAH FRANCIS, of St. Catharines, rudder and foremast gone.
There is little doubt others met with the same fate further east. It is a fact worthy of notice that three fourths of the marine disasters which annually occur on the north shore of Lake Ontario happen at east of Presqu’Isle harbour and might nearly all be avoided by opening the Murray canal and properly marking the entrance to Presqu’Isle Bay. Every autumn furnishes fresh proofs by the wrecking of many fine vessels, in the sufferings and not unfrequently in the loss of life of many a fine and stalwart mariner, and loud are the calls on Government at this season of the year for the speedy construction of the canal, which are all silenced on the recurrence of delightful spring navigation. The Government is not slow to protect the life and property of its subjects engaged in other interests. Is the mariner less deserving than any other portion of Her Majesty’s lieges? —– Brighton Sentinel.
United Empire (Toronto).
Friday, November 24, 1854
The EDITH, was ‘got off’ together with the other four vessels.
the Toronto Globe