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Veuve Christiaens & Bourgain Frères (Shipping company, France)

Last modified: 2010-12-04 by ivan sache
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House flag of Christiaens et Bourguin, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 24 September 2010

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Presentation of Christiaens & Bourguin

Veuve [Widow] Christiaens & Bourgain Frères [Brothers] was a shipping company based in Boulogne-sur-Mer, involved in the transport of salted food, fresh fish, salt and coal.
The widow Christiaens could be Marie-Louise Christiaens (1858-1942), widow of Benoît Christiaens (1865-1895); she was née Bourgain, therefore the Bourgain brothers could have been her own brothers.

Ivan Sache, 27 September 2010

House flag of Christiaens & Bourguin

Christiaens & Bourguin's house flag is shown in Olson's Fisherman's Nautical Almanack (1914) as white with the black letters "CB" in the middle.
The Yearbook of the Central Committee of France Shipowners (1922) shows a totally different house flag, blue with two rows of three white stars each.

Dominique Cureau, 24 September 2010