The Packet "Columbia" - The Seamen's Bank for Savings

Price: $14.95

Stock #: 848829
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: New York City
State: New York (NY)
County: New York
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Ship Ahoy. A visit to one of the Bank's offices will be most rewarding. Here you may view beautiful ship models, oil paintings of famous sailing vessels, sextants, quadrants, barometers, scrimshaw (the art of carving on whale bone, a true form of American art), antique toy banks, and many other interesting nautical and historical objects that recall our American heritage. Illustration: THE PACKET “COLUMBIA" - 1829 By Charles Robert Patterson One of the most celebrated vessels of the packet ship era was the Black Baller "Columbia” which in 1830 established the westbound Atlantic speed record of 17 days that was not equaled until 1846. She was built in 1821 for the Black Ball Line's scheduled service between New York and Liverpool on which she served for a number of years. In 1833, while under the flag of the Red Swallowtail Line running to London, she was con- demned after a channel collision. Mr. Patterson has portrayed this famous packet arriving in New York Harbor in 1829– the year The Seamen's Bank for Savings was chartered. Spanning the gap from packet ships to nuclear powered vessels, The Seamen's Bank is proud of its service to the com- munity. Since 1829 it has paid dividends to depositors every year without inter- ruption. We offer you generations of experience, safety, liquidity and high dividends - in charting your course for the unknown future. Saving becomes a pleasure at The SEAMEN'S BANK for SAVINGS Main Office: 30 WALL STREET 546 FIFTH AVENUE 666 FIFTH AVENUE 52-53 Streets BEAVER STREET at New Street at 45 Street ALL OFFICES OPEN FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

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