Consolidated Steamship Lines (Maine)

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Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Consolidated Steamship Lines dating back to the early to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).


This certificate features a great vignette of a steamship on open waters with numerous other vessels in the background.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Consolidated Steamship Lines was incorporated in Maine, on January 1, 1907, as a holding company, owning a majority of the capital stock of the Eastern Steamship Co., Metropolitan Steamship Co., Clyde Steamship Co., and Mallory Steamship Co., and shortly afterwards of the New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., and the New York & Porto Rico Steamship Co., of Maine.


    The Clyde Line operated between New York, Charleston and Jacksonville, New York, Wilmington and Georgetown, New York and Philadelphia, Philadelphia and Norfolk, and between New York and all ports of Santo Domingo.


    The Mallory Line operated between New York and Galveston, Texas, Key West and Tampa, Florida, and Mobile, Ala., and between New York and Brunswick, Georgia.


    The New York & Cuba Mail operated between New York and Havana and other Cuban ports, New York and Progresso and Vera Cruz, Mexico, and New York and Nassau in the Bahamas.


    The New York & Porto Rico Line operated between New York and San Juan and other Porto Rican ports, and between Porto Rico, New Orleans and Galveston and Port Arthur, Texas.


    The Eastern Steamship Company operated between Boston, Maine, and St. John, New Brunswick and intermediate ports.


    The Metropolitan Steamship Company operated between New York and Boston on the sound.


    These six lines controlled a large part of the coastwise service on the Atlantic Coast and were important factors in the West Indian service.


    The Atlantic, Gulf & West Indies Steamship Lines was incorporated in November, 1908, under the laws of Maine, to acquire at foreclosure sale the properties of the Consolidated Steamship Lines which, with their consolidator, Charles W. Morse, had gone down in the financial storm of 1907.