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The "Chicora" [The Favourites of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Royal Mail Line] 
Image  6 Sep 1873,  
Ice Hills on the Pier, Oswego, N. Y. 
Image  22 Mar 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the port of Oswego in the winter of 1856. From the linked article: "In this sketch, a part of Fort Ontario is seen in the distance. At the right hand is a monster store-house, capable of containing two hundred and fifty thousand bushels of wheat, besides twenty-five hundred...
Steamer "Western World" 
Image  Orr, J. W., Steamer "Western World", "Steamer "Western World"," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856  Woodcut engraving of the Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit. Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of burning of the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel of the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA as she burned off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers from the Michigan Central Railroad steamboat MISSISSIPPI as the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA burned off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "McDonagh jumping into the water with the...
Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of pushing some of the female passengers of the the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA into the Lake as she burned off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the propeller REPUBLIC towing the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA into Pigeon Bay as she burned on Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan 
Image  20 Sep 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the town and harbour of Mackinac at the entrance to Lake Michigan. The artist has included a paddlewheel steamboat, a propeller, a couple of schooners, smaller saling craft and a canoe. Piles of cordwood can be seen on a wharf in the middle distance. Fort Mackinac can be seen...
View from the Fortifications, Mackinac, Michigan 
Image  20 Sep 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the view of the Mackinaw, MI village and harbour from Fort Mackinac. "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
Town and Harbor of Mackinac, Michigan 
Image  20 Sep 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the town and harbour of Mackinac at the entrance to Lake Michigan. The artist has included variety of sailing craft and what appears to be a sternwheel steamboat at the middle pier. "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West 
Image  22 Nov 1856,   Woodcut engraving of Kingston from Point Henry looking across Navy Bay to the Cataraqui Bridge that marks the Lake Ontario end of the Rideau Canal. "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses. 
Image  22 Nov 1856,   Woodcut engraving of Kingston from Point Henry looking across Navy Bay to the Stone Frigate and beyond that to Kingston harbour. The presence of two steamboats in Navy Bay at this date suggests that the original photograph, by Dr. J. P. Litchfield of Kingston, was taken in the spring, as some of...
Mouth of the River St. Lawrence -- Cedar Point and the Martello Tower 
Image  22 Nov 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the Martello Tower on Cedar Island, one of the forts that guarded Kingston "Mouth of the River St. Lawrence -- Cedar Point and the Martello Tower"
Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857 
Image  13 Jun 1857,   Woodcut engraving of the explosion of the steamboat Inkermann on the Toronto waterfront, on 29 May 1857. The sketch on which this engraving was based was made by William Armstrong. William Armstrong was both civil engineer, artist and photographer, being a member of one of Toronto's early...
On Board the "Chicora" May 9 [Red River Expedition] 
Image  11 Jun 1870,   Looking forward from the upper deck of the CHICORA on the Red River Expedition in 1870
The "Chicora" 
Image  25 Jun 1870,   Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a scene from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
John Furlong on his cabin door 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a scene from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. "John Furlong, finding his cabin door will not support two, is compelled to relinquish it to Gough, who was afterwards lost"
The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a photograph of Captain John Wilson, who was lost in the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. "The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN from a photograph by Alschuler"
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Art of the Great Lakes and Seaway


This is a collection of drawings, engraving and plans of vessels, buildings and harbours around the Great Lakes and the upper St. Lawrence River (the modern Seaway).