248x25x10 (with over paddle boxes 57') Owned Torrance & Molson (joint ownership by two competing firms). Built by T. Boyd, Montreal and launched 21/11/41. Engine(s) 57x120 by St. Marys Foundry, Montreal. "To keep the immense length of the boat in shape, the weight is distributed equally by means of a diagonal frame and two masts. " (Montreal "Gazette" 1841). First vessel able to steam Montreal-Quebec without stopping for fuel. Accommodation rebuilt and awning deck added 1848. Saloon lengthened 1853, new captain's and pilot's cabins, "soupapes" and barber shop added. Wrecked by ice 26/11/53 St. Jean Deschaillons, wreck broken up by ice later.
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