Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Central Hudson Steamboat Company dating back to the 1890's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Benj. B. Senia & Co. of New York, and measures approximately 9 3/4" (w) by 14 1/2" (h).
This certificate's vignette features female allegorical figure sitting on an anchor. In the background there is a masted steamer and a smaller sailboat.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Central Hudson Steamboat Company was incorporated in New York in 1899 and was based in Newburgh. To start, the company acquired the ships of Romer and Tremper.
The company primarily operated freight and passenger service between Poughkeepsie and Albany, New York.
One of the company's vessels was the Benjamin B. Odell - named after the company President who has signed this piece.
Steamboat service ended in 1931 and the company's fleet was sold off to other companies.