First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 255 tons Rebuilt: Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1845
Approx 140'. Owned by Gildersleeve, Kingston; T. Maxwell & Co. 1853; to Calvin & Breck 1855. Built by Shea, Kingston and launched 04/12/39. First engine by Ward & Brush, Montreal, replaced about 1848 with another (details unknown) later to "Chieftain". Usually used on mail services Upper St. Lawrence and/or Bay of Quinte but used Toronto-Hamilton for most of 1840 season. Towboat after 1854. Boiler exploded 08/10/40 Toronto. Carried Charles Dickens May 1842 Kingston-Dickinson's Landing. Lengthened to 170' by Kingston Marine Railway 1845. New cabins on deck and new promenade deck 1846; stern "rounded off" for easier locking. First ship through new Galops Canal 25/11/46. "Whole main deck has been covered in" 1851. Abandoned S. W. of Garden Island 1868, hulk raised 1870 and engine "deposited" at Kingston Marine Railway.
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