The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Showing the United States Garrison in the Distance
    Image       George Catlin described this painting as “a view of the Sault de St. Marys, taken from the Canada shore, near the missionary-house, which is seen in the fore-ground of the picture, and in the distance, the United States Garrison, and the Rapids; and beyond them the Capes at the outlet ...
    Image     George Catlin described this painting as “a view of the Sault de St. Marys, taken from the Canada shore, near the missionary-house, which is seen in the fore-ground of the ...
  • The ONTARIO. 1817
    Imagecomment       The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. From the original drawing by Captain James Van Cleve
    Imagecomment     The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. From the original drawing by Captain James Van Cleve
  • The Steamboat Frontenac
    Image       Watercolour of the steamboat FRONTENAC by Captain James Van Cleve, who sailed her competitor, the ONTARIO.
    Image     Watercolour of the steamboat FRONTENAC by Captain James Van Cleve, who sailed her competitor, the ONTARIO.
  • The Magnet
    Image       The Royal Mail Line Steamboat MAGNET
    Image     The Royal Mail Line Steamboat MAGNET
  • Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821
    Image       "Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821. From an oil painting by Mr. Matthies, made for Thomas and Mary A. W. Palmer, of Detroit, who were on the boat at the time of the disaster, returning home from their wedding trip. The wreck occurred just above the old lighthouse, or ...
    Image     "Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821. From an oil painting by Mr. Matthies, made for Thomas and Mary A. W. Palmer, of Detroit, who were on the boat at ...
  • Steamboat Thomas Jefferson
    Image       "Steamboat Thomas Jefferson. Built at Erie, Pa., in 1834. Crosshead engine, 150 horse power, placed in the steamboat Louisiana in 1846, and lost with her in 1858. From "American Steam Vessels." copyright 1895 by Smith & Stanton."
    Image     "Steamboat Thomas Jefferson. Built at Erie, Pa., in 1834. Crosshead engine, 150 horse power, placed in the steamboat Louisiana in 1846, and lost with her in 1858. From "American Steam ...
  • Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837.
    Imagecomment       "Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837. Cassier's Magazine"
    Imagecomment     "Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837. Cassier's Magazine"
  • First Mail Steamboat on the Great Lakes
    Image       First Mail Steamboat on the Great Lakes
    Image     First Mail Steamboat on the Great Lakes
  • His Majesty's Ship Mississauga
    Image       His Majesty's Ship Mississauga; Niagara, Navy Hall, Newark; Sept. 13, 1794, 6 o'clock AM
    Image     His Majesty's Ship Mississauga; Niagara, Navy Hall, Newark; Sept. 13, 1794, 6 o'clock AM
  • Ploughboy, off Lonely Island, Georgian Bay
    Image       Inscribed l.l.: July 1. 1859; l.r.: Wm Armstrong / Oct. 1912; vso of mount: [cropped]ccident to Steamer Ploughboy off Cabot Head / [cropped]ith Hon. J.A. Macdonald and party on board / first Dominion day July 1st 1859
    Image     Inscribed l.l.: July 1. 1859; l.r.: Wm Armstrong / Oct. 1912; vso of mount: [cropped]ccident to Steamer Ploughboy off Cabot Head / [cropped]ith Hon. J.A. Macdonald and party on board ...
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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).