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  • Building of the Gore:
extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58     ...
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58   ...
  • Line Development and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St Lawrence River, 1829-1875
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 135-48     ...
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 135-48   ...
  • Commodore Sir Edward W. C. R. Owen: Shaping the British Naval Establishment on the Great Lakes in the Wake of the War of 1812
    Malcomson, Thomas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2019, 1-24     ...
    Malcomson, Thomas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2019, 1-24   ...
  • Lighthouses in Upper Canada, 1803 - 1840
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Winter 2018, 1-22     ...
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Winter 2018, 1-22   ...
  • An Unequal Clash: The Lake Seamen’s Union, the Lake Carriers’ Association, and the Great Lakes Strike of 1909
    Daley, Matthew Lawrence, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2018, 119-38     ...
    Daley, Matthew Lawrence, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2018, 119-38   ...
  • Admiralty Orders for Canadian Shipyards: Trawlers, Drifters, and the Urgency of Coastal Defence during the Great War
    Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98     ...
    Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98   ...
  • 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
    The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 1-24     ...
    The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 1-24   ...
  • Transition from Sail to Steam on the Great Lakes in the Nineteenth Century
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 345-74     ...
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 345-74   ...
  • 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
    Van West, John J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2014, 1-22     Anthropologists have long relied on field studies in support of their research. For the students of the discipline, fieldwork remains a particularly important (but not obligatory) rite of passage which they must pass successfully in order to become a recognized and accredited practitioner of the discipline. This document serves two ...
    Van West, John J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2014, 1-22   Anthropologists have long relied on field studies in support of their research. ...
  • “A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
    Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376     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 ...
    Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376   The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. ...
  • The Novelty and the Compound Marine Engine in Central Canada
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2009, 413-424     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 article helps explain why, by analyzing archival resources on the steamer Novelty, which served most of her career between Kingston and the Bay of ...
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2009, 413-424   The compound marine steam engine, although developed as early as the 1820s, ...
  • The Pilot of La Salle’s Griffon
    Calnan, Joe, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2013, 213-238     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 Lake Michigan. La Salle hired a qualified and experienced pilot to conduct the vessel on these waters, but within nine months of starting on the ...
    Calnan, Joe, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2013, 213-238   The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) had a small ...
  • "Stars and Garters of an Admiral": American Commodores in the War of 1812
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 53-63     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 sign of this development was the general use of the term "Commodore" which was not an official rank at the time. This article is ...
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 53-63   During the War of 1812, the American Navy was still in its ...
  • The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
    Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223     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 ...
    Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223   From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum ...
  • Angel of the Lighthouse: Elizabeth Whitney Williams
    Mason, Kathy S., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2008, 29-38     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 1872, following the death of her husband, lighthouse keeper himself, during an attempt to rescue sailors shipwrecked. After twelve years of service on Beaver Island, ...
    Mason, Kathy S., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2008, 29-38   Elizabeth Whitney Williams grew up on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan. ...
  • Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
    Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48     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 zenith, the shipbuilding industry of the city employed nearly five thousand workers. This wartime industry was unique in many respects. Only the minesweepers were built in ...
    Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48   The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels ...
  • Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War
    Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52     During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central Canada, such as Hamilton, began production of materials to meet the needs of the navy and merchant marine. Some Hamilton companies that acquired naval contracts required the installation of specialized facilities and increased numbers of workers. On the ...
    Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52   During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central ...
  • "Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, 17-28     From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, the batteau was an essential part of the transportation system. This flat-bottomed boat was a common sight on the lakes and rivers of the wilderness, yet little has been written about it. This article investigates the batteau's development, ...
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, 17-28   From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, ...
  • The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903
    Meehan, O. M., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2004, 1-24     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 Georgian Bay Survey Under Staff Commander J.G. Boulton, RN, 1883-1893 Canada's First Hydrographic Surveyor Preliminary in vestigations and Surveys in Georgian Bay, 1883 ...
    Meehan, O. M., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2004, 1-24   Chapter 1 of O. M. Meehan, The Canadian Hydrographic Service From the ...
  • Two Ships - Two Flags:
the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761
    Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55     In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two of the ships (l'Outaouaise and l'Iroquoise) were launched and put into service on the river and on Lake Ontario. In ...
    Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55   In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three ...
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