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Queenstown, formerly Cove of Cork, is a seaport on the south shore of Great Island, 14 miles S.E. of Cork. Here the principal ocean-going steamers call on departure for or arrival from America. The present name was given on the occasion of the Queen's visit in 1849. An excellent harbour, with an area of eight square miles, is strongly defended by forts and batteries.