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Building of the Gore: extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison

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Building of the Gore:
extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison
Line Development and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St Lawrence River, 1829-1875

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Line Development and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St Lawrence River, 1829-1875
Commodore Sir Edward W. C. R. Owen: Shaping the British Naval Establishment on the Great Lakes in the Wake of the War of 1812

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Commodore Sir Edward W. C. R. Owen: Shaping the British Naval Establishment on the Great Lakes in the Wake of the War of 1812
Lighthouses in Upper Canada, 1803 - 1840

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Lighthouses in Upper Canada, 1803 - 1840
An Unequal Clash: The Lake Seamen’s Union, the Lake Carriers’ Association, and the Great Lakes Strike of 1909

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An Unequal Clash: The Lake Seamen’s Union, the Lake Carriers’ Association, and the Great Lakes Strike of 1909
Admiralty Orders for Canadian Shipyards: Trawlers, Drifters, and the Urgency of Coastal Defence during the Great War

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Admiralty Orders for Canadian Shipyards: Trawlers, Drifters, and the Urgency of Coastal Defence during the Great War
Only the Shipyards Will Gain: The Buffalo Hurricane of 1921 as a Demonstration of the Combined Economic Power of Commercial Carriers on the Great Lakes

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Only the Shipyards Will Gain: The Buffalo Hurricane of 1921 as a Demonstration of the Combined Economic Power of Commercial Carriers on the Great Lakes
Transition from Sail to Steam on the Great Lakes in the Nineteenth Century

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Transition from Sail to Steam on the Great Lakes in the Nineteenth Century
Anthropological Fieldwork among the Commercial Fishermen of Port Dover, Ontario, 1977-1978: Chronicling the Cultural Traditions of an Occupational Community in a Lake Erie Commercial Fishing Port

Anthropologists have long relied on field studies in support of their research. For the students of the discipline, fieldwork remains a particularly ...

Anthropological Fieldwork among the Commercial Fishermen of Port Dover, Ontario, 1977-1978: Chronicling the Cultural Traditions of an Occupational Community in a Lake Erie Commercial Fishing Port
“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 ...

“A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
The Novelty and the Compound Marine Engine in Central Canada

The compound marine steam engine, although developed as early as the 1820s, did not see widespread use on the Great Lakes until the late 1860s. This ...

The Novelty and the Compound Marine Engine in Central Canada
The Pilot of La Salle’s Griffon

The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) had a small rigged sailing coaster built in 1679 to travel between the Niagara River and ...

The Pilot of La Salle’s Griffon
"Stars and Garters of an Admiral": American Commodores in the War of 1812

During the War of 1812, the American Navy was still in its developmental stage, from the point of view of its policies and traditions. An obvious ...

"Stars and Garters of an Admiral": American Commodores in the War of 1812
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 ...

The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
Angel of the Lighthouse: Elizabeth Whitney Williams

Elizabeth Whitney Williams grew up on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan. She became guardian of the lighthouse of the port of this island in ...

Angel of the Lighthouse: Elizabeth Whitney Williams
Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War

The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels built on Canada's Great Lakes during the Second World War. At its ...

Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War

During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central Canada, such as Hamilton, began production of materials to meet the ...

Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War
"Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812

From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, the batteau was an essential part of the transportation system. This ...

"Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903

Chapter 1 of O. M. Meehan, The Canadian Hydrographic Service From the time of its Inception in 1883 to the end of the Second World War The ...

The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903
Two Ships - Two Flags: the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761

In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in ...

Two Ships - Two Flags:
the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761
"This Remarkable Growth": Investment in Canadian Great Lakes Shipping, 1900-1959

The growth of the Canadian Great Lakes transportation industry is matched by the growth of the Canadian economy as a whole in the first six decades ...

"This Remarkable Growth": Investment in Canadian Great Lakes Shipping, 1900-1959
Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes Waterway, 1848-1900

There is quite a literature about shipwrecks at sea or in the confined waters of gulfs, deltas or rivers. Indeed, wrecks have long exerted a ...

Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes Waterway, 1848-1900
Prohibition and the Smuggling of Intoxicating Liquors between the Two Saults

Prohibition brought with it opportunities for many people to make easy money in the rum- running business. One ofthe largest problems with enforcing ...

Prohibition and the Smuggling of Intoxicating Liquors between the Two Saults
The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914

Neglected in the history of the Canadian-American experience on Great Lakes waters, the acerbic and at times violent interaction between American ...

The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914
"This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850

The broadsheets and nautical journals of the mid-nineteenth century register shipwrecks with the same detachment that can be read in the daily ...

"This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850
Myths and Realities: FDR's 1943 Vacation on Lake Huron, 1-7 August 1943

This article began as a piece of local history. Jeff Wallace, now a Sudbury lawyer, spent his childhood summers near Little Current on the Manitoulin ...

Myths and Realities:
FDR's 1943 Vacation on Lake Huron, 1-7 August 1943
"Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813

After applauding land successes at Detroit and Queenston, Strachan condemned the inability of the Provincial Marine to operate as an effective naval ...

"Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813
Muster Table for the Royal Navy's Establishment on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812

In response to the pleas of Governor General George Prevost, in the spring of 1813 the Admiralty sent Commodore James Lucas Yeo and 447 men of the ...

Muster Table for the Royal Navy's Establishment on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812
Sailors as Entrepreneurs in a Great Lakes Maritime Village

Those with an interest in the maritime history of the Great Lakes may well agree that while stories abound, historical writings are more scarce. ...

Sailors as Entrepreneurs in a Great Lakes Maritime Village
Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870

The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth ...

Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
Rank Imitation and the Sincerest Flattery: The Dominion Marine Association and the Revision of the Canadian Coasting Regulations, 1922-1936

The 1920s were years of unparalleled growth and frustration for the Canadian Great Lakes' shipping industry. Between 1920 and 1930 the Canadian fleet ...

Rank Imitation and the Sincerest Flattery: The Dominion Marine Association and the Revision of the Canadian Coasting Regulations, 1922-1936
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