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Old 01-15-2016, 11:59 PM
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Default Steamboat Passes and Tickets

OK, someone asked for more postings of passes, so here goes with a few of mine. Needless to say, mine are focused mainly on the Streckfus Steamers, with a few others tossed in.
1) Acme Packet Co. This was the original name of the Streckfus company, founded in 1893 and dissolved in 1910. The drawing is of the JS which was the flagship during that period. This is signed by John Streckfus, the founder and Commodore.
2) Streckfus passes from the 30s. These are signed by Joseph Streckfus, the oldest son of John and company president from his father's death in 1925 until his passing in 1960. He also captained the St. Louis boats. He once fired his brothers Roy and Verne over a dispute on whether to continue to run the CAPITOL in New Orleans. They were rehired...
3) A Streckfus pass signed by William, Roy's son. This would be from the 1960s or early 70s.
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