Friday, December 11, 2015

Sidewheeler Hero

Willis Metcalfe, Canvas and Steam on Quinte Waters, South Marysburgh Marine Society, 1979
The 127 foot sidewheeler Hero plied the waters of Lake Ontario from 1878 to June 10 1901. She was built at Sorel, Quebec by Gerard.
 She was well liked during her career, was licensed to carry 475 passengers plus freight and was known for her good dining room service. While docked in Belleville overnight she caught fire during an electrical storm and was a total loss.

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