The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
Publication:
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, p. 193-223


Description
Creator:
Ratcliffe, John E., Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario, renovated a 28-foot wooden boat that was once owned by Angus Mowat, father of author Farley Mowat. This article is based on a study of the history of the boat company to complete the restoration work. Archival research indicated that originally the boat was built as a sailing boat around 1910 before being converted into a motorized fishing boat, and later yacht. In these various incarnations the "Mowat Boat" incorporated important elements in the history of this type of Great Lakes boat backdating much of the first construction of it. These conceptual elements provide insights into other points of interest in Great Lakes maritime history.
Date of Publication:
Apr 2009
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.63279
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.2255315964728 Longitude: -76.4834905476379
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Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rights holder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder:
Canadian Nautical Research Society
Recommended Citation:
The Northern Mariner/le marin du nord, XIX No. 2, (April 2009), 193-223
Contact
Canadian Nautical Research Society
The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
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The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes


From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario, renovated a 28-foot wooden boat that was once owned by Angus Mowat, father of author Farley Mowat. This article is based on a study of the history of the boat company to complete the restoration work. Archival research indicated that originally the boat was built as a sailing boat around 1910 before being converted into a motorized fishing boat, and later yacht. In these various incarnations the "Mowat Boat" incorporated important elements in the history of this type of Great Lakes boat backdating much of the first construction of it. These conceptual elements provide insights into other points of interest in Great Lakes maritime history.