From 'Lost Ships of the West Country' by M Langley

The old steamer confounded her critics by weathering the long tow past the Eddystone without untoward incident. With her funnel and wheel house dismantled and lashed on deck, she safely negotiated the low arches of the Town Bridge at Looe and was berthed at East Looe. Ernie Clayton planned to spend £70,000 on a two-year restoration to passenger-carrying standards and then return the ship to her original work on the River Dart with his son Michael Clayton as skipper. A year later the vessel was towed up the West Looe River and put ashore on the west bank. Here some of her badly corroded bottom plates were removed before work came to a stop.