Morning Star Certificate

CERTIFICATE OF DONATION FOR THE STEAMSHIP “MORNING STAR” ? SERENDIPITY STRIKES: Back in 1884, the Sunday School of Second Congregational Church made a donation to help finance the construction of a barkentine ship to to serve as a supply ship for missions, clinics and settlements in the South Pacific. Many of us have noticed the handsome certificate hanging above the couch in our Parlor, but not many have known the story. Thanks to Steve Ward, we now have both the story and a lovingly conserved lithograph back in place for all to enjoy. Steve noticed the signature of his great-grandfather on the certificate and took steps to conserve the lithograph – this is a wonderful gift!

Steve provided some background information with illustrations?that is very informative – check it out here?(a PDF file will open in a new browser window).

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