Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The steamer Little Morgan . . .

. . . started form this place to Eddyville some time in the afternoon of Wednesday last, and on Friday afternoon at 6 o’clock, after making the trip, she steamed back to the wharf with considerable freight aboard.  During her absence, she laid up one night at Red Rock.  The distance by the river from Des Moines to Eddyville must be in round numbers not less than 100 miles.  This we take to be a pretty quick trip, - made, too, by a boat of small caliber and unpretending appearance.  When was a trip made in shorter time? – {Register.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 2

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