A pair of binoculars presented to Captain William A. Peterson
a pair of blackened binoculars with screw focus and a leather case. With an applied silver plaque inscribed: Presented by the/Government of Canada/to Captain Wm. A. Peterson/Master of the Barque "Essex" of New York/in acknowledgement of his praiseworthy exertions in/the rescue of the shipwrecked crew of the/Barque "Viking" of Charlottetown. P.E.I. 23rd February 1879."
9-1/4 in. (23.4 cm.) length. (2)