Edgewater, FL, US
ANTIQUE (3) pieces of Nautical Paper. 1879-80 for Schooner Insurance. 1) Partly printed receipt of payment for cargo insurance for the freight aboard the “Daphne.” Receipt dated December 11, 1878 from the Union Insurance Company to Dunn & Elliot, Shipyard.
2) Partly printed Memorandum Receipt from The Boston Marine Insurance Company, which is still a major player in marine insurance today, to Dunn & Elliot Shipyard in Thomaston, Maine. It acknowledges receipt of Dunn & Elliot’s premium check for the Schooner “Ida & Annie” & is dated November 29th 1878.
3) Partly printed Memorandum Receipt from The Boston Marine Insurance Company, which is still a major player in marine insurance today, to Dunn & Elliot Shipyard in Thomaston, Maine. It acknowledges receipt of Dunn & Elliot’s premium check for an unnamed Schooner, possibly the “Lizzie Heysen”(?) & is dated March 12, 1879.
A fascinating look at the late 19th Century nautical insurance system for the schooners that Dunn & Elliot built & outfitted in the era of the “Tall Ships.” Three unusual pieces of 19th century nautical ephemera. All are signed by the Secretary of the named insurance companies.
From 1748-1921 Thomaston, Maine was “the town that went sea.” Between those years around 670 vessels were built. Dunn & Elliot was one of the premier “square rigged” vessel builders from 1860 to 1921. They built every part of their ships including the sails, in a “sail loft” taken over by D&E in 1864 and continued until the five-masted schooner “Edna Hoyt” was launched in 1920. The last square-rigged vessel built on the east coast was a barkentine “Reine Marie Stewart” which was built during WWI by Dunn and Elliot.
Documents show very light wear and can be clearly read. They are folded in thirds, but nothing is obscured. Overall Very Good Condition. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE.
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Very Good Condition