Rochester Steamship Company


SKU: 812
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Rochester Steamship Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by Goes and measures approximately 12" (w) by 9" (h). 


This certificate's vignette features an eagle on top of a globe. Some ships can be seen in the background.

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

    Historical Context

    The Rochester Steamship Company was incorporated in New York in 1907 and was based in Grand Island.

    The company was one of the many Boland family interests in the Buffalo area, with John J. Boland serving as the company's first President. Sales offices were located in the Prudential Building in Buffalo.

    One of the company's vessels was the Niagara, a steel bulk freighter originally launched in 1897. The Rochester Steamship Company bought the vessel from M. H. Taylor of Erie, Pennsylvania in 1907 before selling to another Boland interest - the American Steamship Company - in 1910.

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