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The "Chicora" [The Favourites of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Royal Mail Line] 
Image  6 Sep 1873,  
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...
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, 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...
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
Port of Genessee, on Lake Ontario, N.Y. 
Image  5 Jul 1856  Woodcut engraving of the Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y. from an ambrotype by E. T. Whitney of Rochester. The principal steamboats are, from left to right, the MAPLE LEAF, HIGHLANDER and ONTARIO. The original ambrotype is featured in Gerald T. Girvin, "The Maple Leaf Story Prior to the...
Steamer Chicora 
Image  1896,   Engraving of Chicora published in John Ross Robertson, Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1833, and of Toronto From 1834 to 1895 [volume 2] , Toronto: J. Ross Roberston, 1896, page 926. Steamer Chicora
Drawing of str. Princess Royal 
Image    Watercolour drawing of the Royal Mail Line steamboat PRINCESS ROYAL to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 . Signed "I. S. Brookes"
The steamboat Britannia at the Commercial Wharf 
Image    Watercolour drawing of the steamboat BRITANNIA at the Commercial Wharf in Hamilton about 1847 to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 . Signed "I. S. Brookes"
The propeller HER MAJESTY in the Canal Basin at Dundas in 1868 when the Dundas Foundry ws fitting new machinery. 
Image    Watercolour drawing of the propeller HER MAJESTY in the Canal Basin at Dundas in 1868 when the Dundas Foundry ws fitting new machinery. Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 . Signed "I. S. Brookes"
Racing Down the Rapids 
AudioImage  1888,   The New and Revised Edition of "Racing Down the Rapids" by composer Frank W. Lawrence, with an engraving of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat SPARTAN in the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River on the cover. Cover of ten pages of piano sheet music. The entire score, as...
The Baltic Waltz 
Audio  1847,   The Baltic Waltz by composer Thomas Cook, published in New York and Buffalo in 1847 and dedicated to Captain A. T. Kingman of Buffalo. It has an engraving of the steamboat BALTIC on the cover. The piano music is available from the Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music collection in the...
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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).