The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
“A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
Publication:
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, p. 359-376


Description
Creator:
Fisher, Rob, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in the 1830s and 1840s. This recently discovered cache of letters sheds new light on the beginnings of steam navigation on the St. Lawrence, indicating the great interest and involvement of this family in the technological and commercial aspects of this revolutionary development. The author transcribed the most significant parts of the correspondence and places these excerpts in context by referring to a range of previously published sources.
Date of Publication:
Oct 2011
Date Of Event:
1831-48
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Quebec, Canada
    Latitude: 45.50884 Longitude: -73.58781
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 40.71427 Longitude: -74.00597
Copyright Statement:
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, XXI No. 4, (October 2011), 359-376
Contact
Canadian Nautical Research Society
“A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
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“A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848


The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in the 1830s and 1840s. This recently discovered cache of letters sheds new light on the beginnings of steam navigation on the St. Lawrence, indicating the great interest and involvement of this family in the technological and commercial aspects of this revolutionary development. The author transcribed the most significant parts of the correspondence and places these excerpts in context by referring to a range of previously published sources.