1886 Old Colony Steamboat Stock Certificate. Vignette of sidewheel steamboat on this attractive certificate. In 1869 the Boston, Newport & New York Steamboat Co. was sold to the Narragansett Steamboat Co. forming the Fall River Line under Jim Fisk. Jay Gould became President in 1872. Gould did not share his predecessor's fascination with steamboats and sold the Fall River Line to the Old Colony Railroad in 1874, creating the Old Colony Steamboat Company. Nice scripophily steamboat stock certificate in VF condition with stamp cancellation.
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