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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July/August 1916

J.O. Boyle, Soliciting Pass. & Freight Agent, Pacific Coast Steamship Co. (Photo by Jacobs)

J.O. Boyle, Soliciting Pass. & Freight Agent, Pacific Coast Steamship Co. (Photo by Jacobs)

J.O. Boyle wasn’t born with a ticket in his mouth in place of the proverbial silver spoon. It took years of experience for him to become an expert on ticket matters.

Today a passenger boat never sails from Seattle under the flag of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company without Mr. Boyle being at the lower end of the gangplank scrutinizing every ticket presented for transportation.

The slightest error or omission doesn’t get past him. Every pasteboard must be perfect before the tourist steps aboard one of these vessels.

Mr. Boyle (“Jerry” as he is familiarly known) has just rounded out a term of fourteen years continuous service with the Pacific Coast Company. (more…)

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