From The Story of Dartmouth, by John P. Martin:
This is the first steamship to be built in Nova Scotia. She had a sidebeamed engine which had been imported from England. The one-lane for carriages was open to the weather, so that loads of perishable merchandise often suffered damage from sudden showers or hailstorms. This boat was in active service for 62 years, and after that, did other duties until she was sold for scrap about 1895 to N. Evans’ Boiler Works at the foot of King Street. The “Acadian Recorder” had previously suggested that the old boat be hauled up and preserved as a historic relic by the Ferry Commission. Her hull now forms part of the cribwork about opposite the plate-shop building at the Dartmouth Shipyards.