National Geographic : 1920 Feb
Salem in 1800-the beginningsof the American Merchant Marine N EW ENGLAND comes naturally by her maritime prestige and mastery. Her ports on the Atlantic are very fortunately situated. As compared with others, they are hundreds of miles nearer Europe. Their harbors could comfort ably shelter the world's fleets, and their wharves are favored by direct rail com munication to all inland centres. In all respects they are the natural gateways for foreign trade. In Boston, New England possesses a port of entry and export yielding only to New York and Philadelphia in rank. During the year 1918 the imports at the Port of Boston amounted to $295,915,214, and the exports during the same period $221,314,900. Directorates of industries throughout the country desiring to benefit by the advantages of New England seaports will find the Old Colony Trust Company equipped with exceptional facilities for remitting funds by cable, issuing com mercial credits, financing exports and imports, furnishing foreign credit data, and locating markets for goods through. out the world. Send for our booklet "Your Financial Requirements and How We Can Meet Them." Come to New England this Summer -the Tercentenary of the Pilgrims' Landing, and make this Company's office your banking headquarters. OLD COLONY TRUST COMPANY RBOSTO "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"