Articles of Association
F. W. Wheeler & Co.
We the undersigned, desiring to become incorporated under the provisions of Act No 232, of the Public Acts
of 1885, entitled, "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of all Manufacturing companies
(except such as are contemplated by Act No 42, of the Session laws of 1867, which provides for the incorporation of persons or corporations engaged in the manufacture of salt), and merchantile companies or any union of the two, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such cor-
porations" do hereby make, execute, and adopt the following articles of association, to wit:
The name assumed by this corporation and by which it shall be known in law is
F. W. Wheeler & Co.
The purpose or purposes of this corporation are as follows:
To carry on general shipbuilding and repairing of vessels, and maintain and operate dry docks, machine and boiler shops, and the carrying and transportation business on the lakes and rivers.
The capital stock of the corporation hereby organized is the sum of Three Hundred & Fifty Thousand dollars, and the number of shares thereof is Fourteen Thousand.
The amount of said stock actually paid in at the date hereof is the sum of Three Hundred & Five Thousand
dollars, being 87.14 per cent of said capital stock.
The operations of this corporation are to be carried on in the County of Bay, State of Michigan and the office for the transaction of business within the State of Michigan shall be kept at West Bay City, Bay County, Michigan.
The term of existence of this corporation is fixed at Thirty years from the date hereof.
In Witness Whereof, We, the parties hereby associating for the purpose of giving legal effect to these articles, hereunto sign our names, our place of residence, and the number of shares of stock held by each respondant.
|Names||Residence||No of shares
|F.W. Wheeler||West Bay City, Mich.||8,400
|William Forbes||Port Huron, " ||2,400
|George F. Williams||West Bay City, Mich.||1,400
State of Michigan
County of Bay
On this Eleventh day of January 1889, before me a notary public in and for said county, personally appeared, Frank W. Wheeler, William Forbes, and George F. Williams, known to me to be the persons named in and who executed the foregoing instrument and severally acknowledged that they executed the same freely and for the intent and purposes therein mentioned.
T. F. Shepard.
in and for Bay Co Mich.
Received for record and entered herein this 12th day of January A.D. 1889.
William J. Hawkins.
Deputy County Clerk.