USA advertising Iron Steamboat Company, Coney Island NY c. 1880s

$30.00 CAD

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Nice paper advertising piece with two Coney Island images: interior dining room overlooking water with steamboat. Bottom of large open room with people at tables, surrounding stage where musical band is playing. Advertising for 'IRON PIER Restaurant  Dorval and TABLE D’HOTE’.

On back, advertising for the restaurant and the Iron Steamboat Company, Coney Island NY:

      A La Carte
Of this Establishment’contain a List of the most Delicate Dishes
Iron Steamboat Company
Via Iron Pier Direct

I believe this a page from a timetable for the Iron Steamboat Company. 

Toning and staining on back.

5 ½” x 3”


The Iron Steamboat Company (1881-1932) provided ferry service between Manhattan and Coney Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original fleet consisted of seven iron-hulled steamboats, each named after a constellation. In later years two older wooden steamboats would also be added. Each boat was powered by a single cylinder vertical beam steam engine and was divided into three decks and twelve watertight compartments. Service began in May 1881 and continued until the close of the 1932 season. Initially the line serviced only Coney Island, but over the years service was expanded to Long Branch, New Jersey, Rockaway Beach, New York, and for a brief time Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Boats left Manhattan (half-hourly during summer) from various piers along the west side and Pier One in Lower Manhattan. In Coney Island ships landed at the New and Old Iron Piers, and later at the amusement parks Dreamland and Steeplechase Park