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Steamer ALGERIAN Running Long Sault Rapids, St. Lawrence River 
Image  c1900  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat ALGERIAN in the Long Sault Rapids. One of a series of four Notman photographs of this passage. The ALGERIAN was a rebuilt in 1874 of the BAVARIAN (1873), in turn a rebuild of the KINGSTON (1855). She was renamed CORNWALL...
ALGERIAN Running the Lachine Rapids on the St. Lawrence River 
ImageComments  c 1900  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat ALGERIAN in the Lachine Rapids, flying company pennant from the foremast and Stars and Stripes from the stern. Undivided back for address Published by the American News Company, New York, Leipzig, Berlin and Dresden;...
Lachine Rapids 
Image  c1900  Coloured postcard of unnamed steamboat running the Lachine Rapids. The name on the paddlewheels is missing. It is derived from an earlier picture of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat PASSPORT taken by Notman. The absence of the steamboat's name from the paddlebox is probably...
Approaching Cedar Rapids, St. Lawrence River, Canada 
Image  c 1920  Coloured postcard of the crowds on the foredeck of either the Canada Steamship Lines steamboats RAPIDS KING or RAPIDS PRINCE in the rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. Divided back "Approaching Cedar Rapids; Everyone on deck anxious to get the first glimpse of Cedar Rapids which boasts the fastest...
Shooting Lachine Rapids, Montreal 
Image  c1904  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat CORSICAN shooting the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River Divided back "Shooting Lachine Rapids, Montreal" Reverse: I 483 W. G. MacFarlane, Publ., Toronto and Buffalo, Printed in Germany" "Private Post Card"
Montreal. RAPIDS KING in Lachine Rapids 
Image  c 1911  A coloured postcard misidentified as the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat RAPIDS KING (the paddlebox has "WHIRLPOOL" written on it. See the links for variations on this picture which was originally taken with the CORSICAN Mailed to Wanda Jarvis, Gordon Bay, ON from Father, 9 Aug....
Montreal. Steamer in Lachine Rapids 
Image  c 1910  Coloured postcard of unnamed Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat in the Lachine Rapids. See links for other pictures related to this one. The original photograph is of the CORSICAN. Divided back "Montreal. Steamer in Lachine Rapids" Reverse: "Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing...
Steamer "Brockville" in the Long Sault Rapids, Canada 
Image  c 1907  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat BROCKVILLE in theLong Sault Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. This BROCKVILLE was launched as the COLUMBIAN in Chester, PA, 1892. She was renamed BROCKVILLE in 1904 and rebuilt and renamed RAPIDS QUEEN in 1909. Divided...
The CHICORA on Lake Ontario 
Image  1913  A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River by Barlow Cumberland
Niagara Navigation Coy.'s Steamer "Chicora" 
ImageComments  c 1907  Coloured postcard of the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CHICORA on Lake Ontario "Niagara Navigation Coy.'s Steamer "Chicora" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto; Printed in Great Britain" PostMarked "Toronto, Ont., 1:30 PM, 24 Jul 1908"
[PRESCOTT] Running Lachine Rapids, St. Lawrence River 
Image  c 1905  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat PRESCOTT running the Lachine Rapids. Formerly the BOHEMIAN. Renamed PRESCOTT for the 1905 season. Burned 27 Aug 1909 in Montreal. Undivided back. Postmarked Montreal Que, 23 Jun 1909 5 am "Running Lachine Rapids, St....
[PRESCOTT] In Lachine Rapids near Montreal 
Image    Tinted postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company Steamboat PRESCOTT in the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River This is, in fact, an altered copy of a Notman photograph of the PASSPORT from the 1880s or 1890s. See the linked photograph in Ivan Brookes, History of Hamilton...
R & O Palace Steamer "Kingston", Thousand Islands, NY 
ImageComments  c 1900  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat KINGSTON on the Saint Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands. Brief handwritten note on the front; " Went to the rink that afternoon, had a nice time. Thanks very much for cards. A. Libby is here. Sincerely Yours O" Addressed...
R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Kingston" 
Image  c1907  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat KINGSTON. A small launch can be seen near the KINGSTON's paddlewheel. Postmarked "Kingston, Ont., 14 Jun 1915, 11 am" Reverse: "Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
R. and O. Steamer "Kingston" leaving Alexandria Bay, Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence River 
Image  c 1912  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat KINGSTON, departing the wharf at the Thousand Island Hotel in Alexandria Bay, NY Postmarked "Kingston, Ont, 10 Sep 1912 10 pm" "R. and O. Steamer "Kingston" leaving Alexandria Bay, Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence River";...
Steamer "Kingston" Canada Steamship Lines, Thousand Islands 
Image  c 1920  Coloured postcard of the Canada Steamship Line steamboat KINGSTON on the Saint Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands. A boat plane is flying overhead. Reverse: "The Post Card & Greeting Card Co. Ltd. Toronto" "Canada Series"
Steamer Toronto, Thousand Islands, N. Y. 
Image  c 1910  Coloured postcard with frame of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat TORONTO on the Saint Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands Divided Back; Postmarked "Clayton NY, 2 Feb. 1910, 7 am" "28. Steamer Toronto, Thousand Islands, N. Y." Reverse: "Publ. by N.W.P. & P. Co., Potsdam, NY";...
On the upper deck of the Steamer "Toronto" en route through the Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence River 
Image  c1913  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat TORONTO on the Saint Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands Divided Back. Postmarked "Montreal QUE, 16 Jun 1913 9:30 pm" "On the upper deck of the Steamer "Toronto" en route through the Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence...
R. and O. Steamer "Rapids King" in Lachine Rapids, Montreal 
Image  c 1913  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company Steamboat RAPIDS KING in Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. Divided Back. Not used postally. "R. and O. Steamer "Rapids King" in Lachine Rapids, Montreal" "105,202" Reverse: "Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd., Montreal and...
Str. "Rapids Prince" in the midst of the Maelstrom while shooting the Long Sault Rapid, St. Lawrence River, Canada 
ImageComments  c1913  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat RAPIDS PRINCE shooting the Long Sault Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River Divided back. Unused postally "Str. "Rapids Prince" in the midst of the Maelstrom while shooting the Long Sault Rapid, St. Lawrence River, Canada"...

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