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Weehawken Ferry Company

$175.00

SKU: 2724
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Weehawken Ferry Company dating back to the 1870's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by R. C. Root, Anthiny & Co. and measures approximately 13 3/4" (w) by 10 3/4" (h), including the two complete rows of coupon at the bottom. 

 

This certificate's vignette features a detailed paddlewheeler.

 

Very hard to find piece!

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Weehawken Ferry Company was originally incorporated in New Jersey in March of 1852 to run a from 42nd Street in New York City to a point north of Dea's Point in Hudson County, New Jersey. The company operated ferries from 1859 to 1872.

    In 1873 the line was acquired by the New Jersey Midland Railroad and the name company became the Midland Terminal and Ferry Company.

    The company operated the Rodman M. Price, the Lydia and the Abbie.