Saturday, May 21, 2011

More Sunday excursions and half pennies

I didn't quite notice when the Iolas started to be mentioned in these ads. I'm also still not sure what the captain's name is. (Mallan? Malian?)

SUNDAY EXCURSIONS--THE steamboat PROPRIETOR, Capt. Mallan, will on Sunday, June 28, and each succeeding until further notice, make Two Excursions to FORT HAMILTON and CONEY ISLAND, leaving THONRE'S Dock, near Fulton ferry, Brooklyn, at 11 A.M. and 3 1/2 P.M.; Coney Island at 12 1/2 and 6 1/2 o'clock P.M. And the steamboat IOLAS, Capt.-------------, will leave Thorne Dock at 9 1/2 A.M. and 2 1/2 P.M., and Coney Island at 11 1/2 and 5 P.M., stopping at Fort Hamilton each way. Fare 12 1/2 cents. For further information, apply to

je20 tf R.J. Todd, 88 Fulton street.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Saturday, June 27, 1846

Apparently, they made half-pennies through 1857.

(If inflation didn't exist, we could be using half pennies even today!)

More ferry articles at this earlier post.

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