FreightWaves Classics/Fallen Flags: American President Lines still lives under new ownership (Part 2)

An APL containership. (Photo: APL Facebook page)

In Part 1 of this article, the history of Pacific Mail Steamship Company (a predecessor of American President Lines) was profiled. Its other owners are profiled in Part 2.

Dollar Shipping Company

Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, Captain Robert Dollar was a successful lumber merchant in British Columbia. He bought his first ship in 1893 after unsuccessfully seeking regular service to move lumber from the Pacific Northwest to California.

A few years later, Dollar founded the Dollar Steamship...

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