ANTIQUE BOSTON MARINE SOCIETY CERTIFICATE
Capt. Joseph H. Bray
The Boston Marine Society has a history which is as
remarkable as it is little known. Founded in 1742, it is the oldest association
of sea captains in the world. In its 247 years, its membership
has totaled only 2,867 members. Its ranks now include
only 315 men
BOSTON MARINE SOCIETY CERTIFICATE 1884, CAPT
PRICE $ 395.00 plus
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size 18 1/4" W x 13 /4"
Certificate 13 1/2" W X 8 3/4" H
Presented in a period frame with faux tortoise shell boarder is a finely
engraved document embellished with ocean wave border. Centered is this enrollment, "Boston No. 1742, These are to certify
that Capt. Joseph H Bray was by a majority of Votes regularly admitted as a Member of the Boston Marine Society at a meeting
held the 13th day of May 1984. Given under my hand and Seal of the Society this 13th day of May Annogue Domini 1884. Henry
Howard Sec. R.G.F. Dandage President.
Surrounding the legend field is a series of engravings showing:
- a sailing ship
- a whaling scene
- a storm wrecked ship
- King Neptune
- Founding of Boston Maritime Society
- Marine Hospital
- Boston Harbor
- Magnificent red wax seal
Your chance to get a fine quality collector certificate of
America's early maritime history. This is perfect for the serious collector or as a focal point in your decor.
CONDITION: Generally in excellent overall condition. The
engraving is sharp and clear and the signatures are well defined. There are some light verical folds in the paper which
are mosty unnoticeable. The frame is in good condition, but shows a few minor chips
HISTORY, YESTERDAY & TODAY: Seafaring was a dangerous business;
storms, pirates, uncharted seas and war took a heavy toll. Facing these common dangers engendered a kindred spirit and a sense
of mortality among Boston captains.
On the first of June 1742 a group of them formed "a loving and friendly Society called
The Fellowship Club." Membership was limited to those who then or in the past had commanded vessels. At the time of entry
each member paid one dollar into the "box" and was thereafter to pay monthly dues. In times of distress or death members and
their families would be paid according to the nature of the misfortune and the ability of the "box."
Twelve years later the Fellowship Club received a charter from the Royal Governor and
according to the charter the purposes of the Society were to "make navigation more safe" and to relieve members and their
families in poverty or other "adverse accidents in life." For its seal the Society selected "a Ship arriving at the Light
House from a storm, and the Sun breaking out of the clouds with the inscription "Marine Society at Boston in New England AD
1754." In 1809 the Society changed its name officially to the Boston Marine Society.
For more see http://www.bostonmarinesociety.org/about/index.html
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