Boston and Philadelphia Steamship Company

Boston and Philadelphia Steamship Company
Item# 4620
$39.00

This company started operation in 1852 and was officially chartered in 1873 in Massachusetts. It was originally restricted to two lines - one between Boston and Philadelphia and the other between Providence and Philadelphia. The company was also originally limited to $500,000 in real estate holdings. The company reorganized in 1902 in an effort to increase their allowed real estate holdings and make improvements to their existing facilities. That same year, the company’s steamship Indian ran aground on Sow and Pigs Reef off Cuttyhunk Island between Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. It was only the company’s second accident at sea in fifty years of operation - an incredible track record at the time.

The company operated a number of steamers including the Grecian, the aforementioned Indian, Parthian and Spartan.

In 1906, the Boston and Philadelphia Steamship Company was purchased by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company.




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Certificate: Capital Stock Certificate, unissued/uncanceled, 1890’s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 7 3/4” (h) x 11” (w)

State: PA-Pennsylvania | MA-Massachusetts | RI-Rhode Island

Subject Matter: Maritime and Related | Shipping Lines | Dated 1890’s | Unissued Pieces

Vignette Topic(s): Maritime Theme | Ship Featured

Condition: No fold lines or cancels, and some toning and edge faults from age.





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