The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1884

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The prop. Persia passed down this morning.

The schr. Wilcox is at Garden Island with timber.

The schr. Nassau passed down to Ogdensburg with grain from Chicago.

Charters at Milwaukee - schrs. H.M. Scove and C.A. King, 40,000 bushels of wheat to Kingston, at 4 cents free of canal toll.

A Handsome Little Steamer - The steamer Vega, owned by Mr. Bollieu, of Quebec, arrived last night. She has ten passengers, who make up an excursion party. The steamer, although not very large, is commodious, and elegantly furnished. It has a six foot wheel, screw, and a compound engine, fore and aft. Her length is 115 feet over all, and the width of her beam is 18 feet. She can carry 30 passengers comfortably. Mr. Joseph Planter, her master, is an obliging and courteous officer, and he is assisted by a crew who try to do all they can to please their guests. Mr. Bollieu offers his yacht for sale at $15,000. He says she is new, being only taken off the stocks last week. Several monied men in the city looked her over today, but made no bid for her. D. Rankin, who was master of the ill-fated Victoria, is on board.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1884