Old Colony Steamboat Company (Signed by Frederick L. Ames)

Old Colony Steamboat Company (Signed by Frederick L. Ames)
Item# 2539

Old Colony Steamboat Company (Signed by Frederick L. Ames)
The Old Colony Steamboat Company was chartered in April 1874 to operate freight and passenger steamers between Narragansett Bay and New York City. While controlled by the Old Colony Railroad, it operated independently. When the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad leased the Old Colony Railroad in 1893 it gained control of the steamboat company. In 1905, the New Haven Railroad's New England Navigation Company purchased the Old Colony Steamboat Company. The line originally grew out of the famous Fall River Line. In 1869, the Boston, Newport & New York Steamboat Company was sold to the Narragansett Steamboat Company forming the Fall River Line (under Jim Fisk). Jay Gould became President in 1872, but Gould did not share his predecessor's fascination with steamboats and sold the Fall River Line to the Old Colony Railroad in 1874.

Certificate: Gold Bond, issued in the 1890s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 9 1/4 (h) x 13 1/2 (w)

State: MA-Massachusetts

Subject Matter: Maritime and Related | Shipping Lines | Autographed Pieces | Dated 1890's

Vignette Topic(s): Ship Featured | Paddlewheeler Featured

Condition: Vertical fold lines, pen and stamp cancels in the signature areas and body, toning and edge faults from age.

This certificate is signed by Frederick L. Ames, Charles F. Choate and John M. Washburn.

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