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Title: San Diego and Coronado Ferry Collection, 1907-1937Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0200
Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet
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The San Diego and Coronado Ferry Company provided ferry service for pedestrians and vehicles from San Diego to North Island and Coronado. It was incorporated by H. L. Story and Elijah S. Babcock on April 14, 1886 and was a subsidiary of the Coronado Beach Company.  The company's first function was to transport workers building the Hotel del Coronado and to promote the development of the island as a health resort and spa.

The company terminated service on August 2, 1969 at 11:59 p.m.  The Coronado Bridge officially opened one minute later. The last owners of the company, a firm owned by Jesse L. Haugh, bought it from previous owner John D. Spreckels, who had taken it over from Story and Babcock. At the time of its closing, the ferry company was a subsidiary of the San Diego Transit System and a partner to the San Diego Electric Railway.

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Acquired: 1967.
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: San Diego and Coronado Ferry Company
Related Materials: Hotel del Coronado Collection
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego and Coronado Ferry Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Official Records
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