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New York & Havre Steam Navigation Co.
Founded in 1850 in New York to operate transatlantic passenger services with a fleet of paddle steamers. They sailed with commendable regularity until the end of 1861 when their ships were taken over by the U.S. War Department and were not returned to their owners until 1865. However, the company by this time found the service difficult to pay, due to a variety of causes, one of which was that paddle steamers were now becoming obselete. To try to alleviate the problem, a joint service with New York Mail SS Co. was set up, but was not successful and the company closed in 1867.
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