Brooklyn South Ferry Company


An interesting vignette sporting a ferry boat with passengers and a horse onboard. This issuer only issued 12 1/2¢ and 25¢ notes and neither denomination is illustrated in New York State Scrip and Private Issues by Gordon L. Harris. Both denominations have a R7 rarity rating, 1-5 known. This ferry was established in 1836 and ran between the separate cities of New York and Brooklyn. The Fulton Ferry Company merged with the Brooklyn South Ferry Company and became the New York and Brooklyn Union Ferry Company in 1839.