95x14x7 Owned by J. Lockhart, Hamilton 1837; to Provincial Government 1838; to T. Walters 1847. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1837. Engine 28x60 by builders. Built as Lake Ontario passenger streamer but very soon sold to Provincial Government. Armed as gunboat in "Fenian troubles" and fought off an attack on Prescott Ont. by men from "United States", "Paul Pry" and two schooners 12/11/38. Taken to Georgian Bay, both paddle boxes had to be removed to transit Welland Canal. Became H. M. S. "Experiment" based on Penetang. Back in commercial service on Lake Erie 1847.
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