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"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better." -  John Ruskin 1819-1900

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Photo of the Week: A Look Back!! - Don Marcks Guidelines - May 4, 1965

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Article from 1965 showing General Steamship's Executive Vice President John R. Page (left) and President of the Bank of California Charles de Bretteville. The model in the background would become the General Steamship Corporate Office (completed 1967). The two companies shared a neighboring locations for 20 years in Downtown San Francisco along California Street.

Note: Titles are as of 1965, Mr. Page would later become President of General Steamship from 1966-1976.

General Steamship has a long and proud history working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Keywords: General Steamship, Bank of California, John R. Page, Charles de Bretteville, Port of San Francisco, Pier 32, Pier 39, California Street, General Steamship History

John R. Page with Charles de Bretteville

Photos provided by Scott Jones, General Steamship Corp. - Mill Valley, California