This small steamer may be the 'Dayspring' which picked up Evelyn and Mr. MacKenzie, the second mate, on several occasions, possibly even on the night of November 16th when they went to the mission concert and when 'Mr. MacKenzie and I signed the Pledge'.
The basic information in this story is taken from Eric Ruff's article 'Ship Portraits: Take a Closer Look' published by the Nova Scotia Museum in "The Occasional", Vol. 12, No. 1, 1989.