Approx. 150x30x12. Owned by Mrs. L. Finkle, Ernestown Ont.; to J. & R. Hamilton, St. Catharines 1827. Begun by Teabout & Chapman, completed by H. Gildersleeve, Ernestown Ont. 1816. Engine by Boulton & Watt, London, to "Alciope". First Canadian steamer on Great Lakes, first trip 05/06/17. Underpowered: occasionally took nine days Kingston-Toronto. Management also ran a connecting service of Durham boats on St. Lawrence every ten days. Major overhaul winter 1821-22; first time out of water since building. Rammed and sank schooner "Lady Maitland" 23/06/22 near Kingston. Sailed from Kingston for scrapping 19/08/27; run onto beach at Niagara for removal of engine. Later broke adrift, picked up and towed in, destroyed by fire 29/09/27.
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