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Description: The Keansburg Steamboat Company was founded in 1910 primarily by William Alvin Gelhaus as a means of providing transporation for New Yorkers who were interested in buying homes in Keansburg.

The Keansburg Steamboat Company was founded in 1910 primarily by William Alvin Gelhaus as a means of providing transporation for New Yorkers who were interested in buying homes in Keansburg.

William A. Gelhaus was born 1871 May 13 in Matawan, NJ. His parents had emigrated from Germany in 1864. He was educated in the Matawan schools and at the Stewart-Hammond Business College in Trenton, NJ.

In 1893, Mr. Gelhaus purchased a bakery business in Atlantic Highlands which he operated with his brothers until 1905. At that time he entered the real estate business in Keansburg. He was president of the New Point Comfort Beach Company which he formed with Jesse Sculthorp and Howard Roberts. The company owned a large real estate development in Keansburg and in 1906 laid out the Beachway.

On 1909 June 18, the New Point Comfort Beach Company bought the steamboat ACCOMACK in Norfolk, VA and started a scheduled run from New York to Keansburg on July 1. The purpose of the trip was to bring prospective property buyers to Keansburg. Another real estate developer, Keansburg Heights Development Co. bought several thousand tickets. By July 21, ofer $1500 worth of tickets had been sold at $0.35 each.

In 1910, the Keansburg Steamboat Company was incorporated with William Gelhaus as its president. Their first steamboat was the NANTASKET which was purchased from the Long Island Railroad Co. and renamed the KEANSBURG. A new steamboat dock was built at the west end of the company's land. The steamers KEYPORT and POINT COMFORT are mentioned in the company advertising of this period. Between 1920 - 1926, the vessels POCAHONTAS, SMITHFIELD, and MOBJACK were also in service.

In 1926 the old KEANSBURG was replaced by the palatial CITY OF KEANSBURG and the CITY OF NEW YORK. By 1944, the Keansburg Steamboat Company was the only boat line left of the six companies which had been operating in this area. It received a regular franchise from the Interstate Commerce Commission.

In 1951 the company bought the Blue and White Bus Line running between New York, Keansburg and Long Branch. The company had sold off most of its land through the fifties, however, and the days of the steamboat lines were over. Only a skeleton of the steamboat dock remains -- most of it was torn away by Hurricane Donna 1960 September 12. The company moved its boats to a pier in Atlantic Highlands which was destroyed by fire 1966 May 6. By 1970, Henry Gelhaus, son of William Gelhaus, had sold the bus line and the boardwalk.

The collection consists of financial records of the Keansburg Steamboat Company, Keansburg, NJ for the years 1910 - 1914. The bulk of the material consists of ticket sale day books for various steamsers on the run from Keansburg to New York and back. Also included are employee records, cash accounts, freight records and miscellaneous papers, including a financial statement of the New Point Comfort Hotel for the year 1910.

One oversize volume has been kept with the collection. This is a ticket sale day book for 1913 April 5 - 1913 November 20 for the steamer KEANSBURG.

Ticket sale day books 1911 May 5 - 1914 September 7. These include reports from the steamers KEANSBURG, POINT COMFORT, CHRYSTENAH, and ADONIS.

One ledger of employee records -- 1910. This includes names, dates of employment and wages for the steamer KEANSBURG.

Freight book -- n.d. This is a record of freight shipped from Keyport to New York and back, including names of shippers, goods shipped, and prices charged.

Miscellaneous Papers -- 1909 - 1911. This folder includes ticket sale records, freight bills, purser's reports for 1910, cash statements and the financial report for the New Point Comfort Hotel for the year 1910.

2 / all / Ticket sale daybooks, n.d. employee record ledger 1910, cash account book 1912, freight book n.d. 6 volumes






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