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Coastal Steamer "Queen of the South" at Foxton

Coastal Steamer "Queen of the South" at Foxton

"Queen of the South" was an iron screw steamer of 198 tons gross and 121 tons net register, built at Paisley Scotland in 1877. Her dimensions were: length 126.2 feet; beam 22.1 feet; depth 7.8 feet. Her engines were 40 hp. She was employed in the Wellington-Foxton trade and later on on the Wellington-Lyttleton run. She was wrecked on a reef about 3 miles WSW of Cape Campbell lighthouse at 5 pm, 10th May 1919.