First Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 154 x 27 -- 275 tons Rebuilt: Goderich, Ontario, Canada in 1866
Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw
154x27x9 Owned by Grand Trunk Railway 1859; to Pridgeon & Moore 1861; to Dominion Government 1866; to J. Nesbit, Mooretown 1876; to Canadian Wrecking Co. (A. Crawford) Windsor 1877. Built by R. Steed, Sarnia 1859. Engine 30x30 by Bartley & Gilbert, Montreal. Built as Sarnia ferry, used only one year. Gunboat 1866-75, usually laid up. "Completely remodelled" 1871. Rebuilt as wrecker November 1872 while still officially a gunboat. Boiler exploded July 1881 Lake Huron. 1 killed. Seized mid-September 1883 at Sarnia (no reason given), condemned 1885. Finally sank at Sandwich (Windsor), deemed menace to navigation 1905.
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