La Salle County IL News
|Capt. Dickenson's Steamer
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, May 5, 1848
We had the pleasure of meeting at Peru, on Tuesday, our old friend Capt. Dickenson, on board his splendid new steamer the Princeton, which has commenced making weekly trips between Peru and St. Louis. The Princeton would rank as a first class boat on any water, so far as her arrangements are concerned for the accommodation of passengers, and she is behind no boat on the river for speed. We are glad to see Capt. D., who has always been a favorite with the traveling public, on so well appointed a craft and can asure his old friends that he has now all the appliances to attend to their comforts much better than ever before.