135x23x10 St. Catharines paper states built for Gunn & Co., Hamilton but first registered owner is J. B. Ewart, Dundas Ont. 1847; later owned by an ever-changing sequence of partnerships. Built by L. Shickluna, St. Catharines and launched 13/11/47. Engine by Dundas Foundry. New upper saloon 1851 Hamilton. Used widely between Quebec and Lake Erie. Laid up mid-season 1857, destroyed by fire 09/11/59 while in layup at Kingston. "Globe" then reported "old-fashioned…pollywog build". Since she had recessed paddles, she was a remarkable vessel: paddles mounted as far aft as possible for maximum cargo space, hull indented to receive paddles (pear-shaped), upper works built over paddle recess.
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