Piece clipped from Ocean Passage Ticket
W. H. EAVES
201 WASHINGTON ST.
"Mass Boston WH Eaves 201 Washington Street Agent for Atlantic Transport Line Dominion Cunard American White Star Red Star Holland America and other first class lines Also New England agent for Qaze's Tours High class personally conducted parties to Europe the Orient and Round the World at frequent Intervals Programmes free Also Independent travel tickets for any desired tour throughout the world hotel coupons letter of credit etc Correspondence solicited Telephone Boston 3956"
Below is another $5 Commerce Documentary bearing a cancel of The American Transport Company. The firm, American owned, but British operated, was best known at the time for shipping horses, but carried cargo and passengers as well between the US and Great Britain. This stamp, too, likely came from a individual ocean passage ticket costing more than $60, the tax for which was $5.
I was interested to learn that the United States government actually purchased some American Transport Company ships for use as military transports during the Spanish American War.
MAY 14 1900
I. N. CO.
OCT ?? 1898
International Navigation Company
I. N. CO.
MAR 4 1900