TagTown Steamboat / Steamship Examples
Although the primary focus of TagTown is railroad baggage checks, steamboat
and steamship checks are very similar. Unfortunately, I have such a New
England slant on things in general, what follows is probably not a good
representation of the cross-section of examples available.
non-New England examples
|Thousand Island Steamboat company made by
American Railway Supply Co. and was used in
the Saint Lawrence River. A Cleveland & Buffalo Transportation Company
made by Poole Brothers used on Lake Erie and a Northern Transportation
Company which was used on Lake Michigan.
Southern New England examples
|Norwich Line "Special" would have been used
from Norwich Connecticut to New York, maker is Hoole
Nantucket Island to New Bedford via the Nantucket and Cape Cod Steamboat
Company, made by Robbins. Boston to Newport via Fall River has a few possibilities,
more than likely it was train between Boston and Fall River and then water
to Newport. All three of these checks have a lot of basic New England appeal.
Northern New England examples
|Boothbay and Maine Central joint check,
made by Robbins. The MCRR never had a line to
Boothbay, so this route involved water travel. Knox and Lincoln and Sanford's
Steamers, made by Robbins. The K&L was a coastal rail route that was
absorbed by the Maine Central in 1891. Portland Steam Packet Company and
Maine Central joint check, also made by Robbins.