Steamer McVea

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LAST BOAT IS SOLD STEAMER (HARLEM McYEA IS SOLD TO BENTOS TRANSIT COMPANY OK BENTON HAUOK’ At are Green Bay, Wis, Aug, 15.—The steamer Charles McVea was sold twice within a few hours between Saturday night and yesterday morning and has seen her last clays of servlci on Gr«»en Bay, It is believed. The sale of the boat takes away the last steam er which a Green Bay company has operated between this port and ports on the bay and Lake Michigan. The new owner of the steamer Is the Benton Transit company of Benton Harbor, Mich. Irwin E. Schilling first purchased the steamer and sold It to the Benton com puny. The uew owners will operate the McVea In the fruit service between Benton Harbor and Chicago. She* will make dally trips across the lake. After the arrival of the McVea In l»ort Saturday evening negotiations were completed for In r sale and she was taken from port a», lu o'clock yes terday morning. Capt. P. S. Roulette, the chief engineer and purser, were retained in the service by the Benton Transit company. They are expected to assist in operating the boat between Benton Harbor and Chicago. The steamer McVea was owned in 1906 by the Waggoner-Roulette com pany and sold at marshal's sale lu October of 1909 to the Bay Shore Steamboat company. The boat was operated on the bay during all of 1910 season and since July 18 of this year she has been used by the Arnold Transit company on the Green Bay Escanaba run. Manager Irwin K. Schilling <of the Arnold Transit company stated today that the Arnold line intended to put another boat on the bay run to take the place oof the McVea. C

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  1. Escanaba Morning Press,
  2. 16 Aug 1911, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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