Built in 1893-94, for over 100 years VEGA carried the most difficult of cargos, bricks, building stone, pig iron, and cement through some of the world’s roughest seas. Built for the North Sea and certified for trade in the Artic, VEGA was famous for her strength and ability to carry loads other boats her size would not dare to load. VEGA’s past is rich with tales of adventure. Baltic traders like VEGA made some very impressive voyages including immigrants to North America and cargos to the Mediterranean, Africa, and the Caribbean some rounding Cape Horn to trade with Chile – see here March 2010 Newsletter to see what Shane has to say about us, what an international showpiece for RYSTIX (http://www.sailvega.com/newsletters/March2010/index.html)