John Ross Robertson, the publisher of the Toronto Telegram, had an extraordinary six volume history of Toronto assembled under his direction. Much of Volume Two was devoted to the harbour and the history of the commercial and private vessels that frequented it. Like the rest of the work it featured dozens of woodcut engravings featuring historical scenes.
Ivan S. Brookes is probably best known for his volume on The Lower St. Lawrence. Left unpublished at the time of his death, The History of Hamilton Harbour was digitized from the files deposited with the Special Collections of the Hamilton Public Library. It features a number of charts and sketches by Brookes, as well as images from his personal collection.
The steamboat Britannia at the Commercial Wharf Details
The files of the Scanner, the monthly newsletter of the Toronto Marine Historical Society, contain hundreds of ship portraits.
EMPRESS OF INDIA enters Port Dalhousie harbour about 1898 Details