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27 April 2017


31 May 1900
A new ketch, which has been named Verdelais has just been launched by Dent's yards, Jervis Bay and will be towed up to Sydney this week to be completed.  She has been constructed for the Catholic Mission and is intended for the island trade in and about the Solomon Islands.  Mr. Justus Scharff, who is the local agents for the Verdelais, states that she will be fitted with a Standard engine during her stay in port here.

8 June 1900.
A tug from Sydney arrived at Jervis Bay to take the Verdelais in tow,  she made the journey to Sydney without incident, and was shortly after fitted with a new engine.


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