Lake Torpedo Boat Company Signed by Simon Lake - Stock CertificateInv# AG1035
A great stock issued in Maine and signed by Simon Lake as Vice President.
Simon Lake (1866-1945), Marine Inventor, built first submarine to operate successfully in open sea. In World War I, the US Navy adopted his torpedo-boat design, but his main interest was always in peaceful uses of the submarine. In 1932 he designed another submersible for use in underwater salvage operations. In his later years he devoted much of his time to looking for sunken gold in New York harbor.
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