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New York and New Jersey Ferry Company

$45.00

SKU: 220
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the New York and New Jersey Ferry Company dating back to the 1890's. This document was printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11" (w) by 6 3/4" (h). 

 

This certificate's fantastic vignette features a ferry surrounded by a number of other boats including a paddlewheeler, schooner and tugboat.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The New York and New Jersey Ferry Company was incorporated in New Jersey in 1895 to operate ferry service on the Hudson River between 23rd Street in Manhattan and the Jersey suburbs via the 14th Street dock in Hoboken.

    In 1898, the company merged with the Hoboken Ferry Company to form the New York and Hobeken Ferry Company.

    Ferry service on the Hudson was marginalized with the completion of the Hudson Tunnel which allowed train traffic to cross under the river at a much faster speed.

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