Iron paddle steamer Edward built Preston 1847,
48 grt, 24 nrt, 80 x 11.5 x 6.8 ft.
Owned Edward Finch, Liverpool, registered Liverpool, used in Ribble as tug.
Owned G S Sanderson from 1851; Mr Coyle from June 1851.
June 1851, started a service between Derry and Coleraine.
11 July 1851, driven ashore on Coleraine Bar (mouth of river Bann).

Preston Chronicle - Saturday 30 October 1847
  QUICK SAILING.-The steamer, Edward, of this port, the property of Mr. Edward Finch, left Lytham for this town on Thursday morning last, returned immediately with a schooner, which it towed to Lytham, and came back to Preston with the same tide, - thus performing three voyages in one tide, a feat never before accomplished by a Preston steamer.

Londonderry Standard - Thursday 19 June 1851
  It was, however, reserved for a spirited townsman, Mr. Charles Coyle, to supply what was required for so desirable a purpose. This he has done, by placing on the Bann, a very compact and neat steamer, of thirty horse power, called the Edward. This boat, which is almost new, is, from its shape, being remarkably narrow, admirably adapted for sailing on rivers, or along coasts, as she draws little more than six feet water, and can, when unloaded, pass over water as shallow as four and a-half feet. She arrived on Saturday evening, and was greeted on her approaching within view of the bridge, with several discharges of fire-arms, which she returned from a tiny cannon on board. The bridge, and each side of the quay, in the meantime, were crowded with spectators, and the cheers, as she neared the bridge, were loud and enthusiastic. She is, we understand, to ply between Coleraine, Derry, and Portrush, and will suit well for pleasure trips on Lough Foyle and elsewhere. It is to be hoped that the spirited proprietor of this steamer will succeed in his praiseworthy enterprise.

[from Liverpool Mail - Saturday 02 March 1850]:
TUESDAY. On Tuesday next, the 5th instant, at One o'clock, at the Sale-room, Derby-buildings, Fenwick-street, - The Iron Steamer EDWARD, About 40 tons register; is propelled by two high pressure Engines of 30 horse power collectively, which are in good order. Has fore and after Cabin, and is fitted for Ferry purposes: now lying in Birkenhead Dock. For further particulars, apply to G. S. Sanderson, Esq., North-John-street or to TONGE, CURRY, and Co., Brokers

Lloyd's List - Tuesday 15 July 1851
  Coleraine, 13th July. The EDWARD (s) of this place, was driven on shore at Barmouth 11th July; crew saved.

Londonderry Standard - Thursday 17 July 1851
  The Steamer Edward. This steamer, which has for a few weeks past been plying between this port, Moville, and Coleraine, left Derry Friday last for the latter place, and, at about eight o'clock in the evening, while attempting to enter the Bann, struck on the bar at the month of that river, where she still remains. Owing to the heavy sea which had set in upon the coast, her bulwarks and deck were carried away, and a portion of her cargo suffered considerable damage. Nothing could exceed the promptitude of the coast guards (Mr. Wallace and his crew) stationed at the Bar mouth, who at once boarded her, and, notwithstanding the utmost danger, rescued the entire crew, after giving every assistance to get her off the bank. None but those who witness the many "hair-breadth scapes" of these useful public servants can appreciate their valuable services in saving life and property. This is not the first lime that this party have endangered their lives in saving those of others. It is much to be regretted that the Coleraine bar is still left in its present dangerous state, after three eminent engineers have pronounced it perfectly practicable to render it safe. It is a pity that the Edward should so soon have met with this mischance, and that her spirited owner should suffer such a severe loss. Her continuing to trade between Derry and Coleraine would have been of the utmost service to both towns.

Newry Telegraph - Tuesday 22 July 1851
  The Edward, Steamboat of Coleraine, a wreck. This fine little vessel, the property of Mr. Coyle, Coleraine, ran on the East point of the bar at the mouth the Bann, at nine clock, p.m., Friday evening, the 11th instant. She was returning from Londonderry with bran, rum, sugar, etc. The cargo, for the most part, is safe. She is broken up by the violence the high seas, but, as her frame-work is of iron, and her under sheeting still sound, it is to be hoped she will float. A number of hands were working at her on Wednesday, and it is hoped their efforts will prove successful. The Edward was not insured.