First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 145 x 24 Rebuilt: in 1837
145x24x11 Owned by J. Hamilton, St. Catharines; to Royal Navy 1839; to J. Bethune, Toronto 1843; Calvin & Breck, Kingston 1851, 1861. Built by Ewings, Niagara Ont. and launched either 08/08/35 or 15/08/35. Engines (2) 44x84 by Ward's Eagle Foundry, Montreal. Built for winter navigation on circuit Toronto-Hamilton-Niagara-Toronto and ran thus during winter 1837-38 and probably others. First lake boat with all machinery below decks, giving her supposedly a "British look", i. e. "without the encumbrance of immense upper works" (Cobourg "Star" 1836). Upper works enlarged and promenade deck added 1837. Taken up as troop transport during Upper Canada Rebellion 27/01/38; a very open winter. Armed April 1839, details lacking. Laid up 1843, 1844, then refitted as towboat.
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