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Large Lake Boat Loaded with Automobiles 
ImageCommentsMysteries  1929  Magic lantern slide of Nicholson-Universal Steamship Company steamboat CORALIA offloading cars into a yard at Cleveland, OH "Do Ck Y 2" "Ohio. Cleveland. Large Lake Boat Loaded with Automobiles; Yard Full of Cars Recently Unloaded. (1929)" "New York State Education Department Visual Instruction...
Victoria (Steamboat), capsized, 24 May 1881 
TextNewspapersComments  1881  Reason: capsized Lives: 181 Remarks: Total loss
Soo lock 
Image  c1885  Photograph of a steamboat entering the lock at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Pier at Thousand Island Park 
Image    Photograph of the steamboat ARGYLE at the pier at Thousand Island Park
Port of Genesse on Lake Ontario 
Image    Ambrotype of the Port of Genesee on Lake Ontario. The steamboats are, from left to right the MAPLE LEAF, HIGHLANDER and ONTARIO. An article appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 5 July 1856 with a woodcut engraving of this image.
Willoughby Polka 
Audio  1854  The "Willoughby Polka" by composer G. F. H. Laurence, dedicated to Captain George E. Willoughby, with a lithograph of the steamboat PLYMOUTH ROCK on the cover. The piano music is available from the Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music collection in the American Memory collection at the...
The Sweet Moss Rose of the Western Wave 
Audio  1854  "The Sweet Moss Rose of the Western Wave" by composer J. R. Blodgett and dedicated to Washington Rowley of the steamer CRESCENT CITY whose lithograph appears on the cover. The piano music is available from the Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music collection in the American Memory collection...
The Chesapeake Quick Step 
Audio  1845  The Chesapeake Quick Step by composer John Holloway, with an engraving of the steamboat CHESAPEAKE on the cover. The piano music is available from the Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music collection in the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress. The Chesapeake Quick Step. Most...
Alexandria (Steamboat), C85768, aground, 3 Aug 1915 
TextNewspapersComments  1915  Reason: aground Lives: nil Hull damage: $75,000 Cargo: included Freight: sugar,vinegar,&c. Remarks: Total loss
Spartan (Steamboat), burnt, 1 Jun 1874 
TextNewspapers  1874  Reason: burnt Hull damage: $900 Remarks: Repaired
John Owen (Steamboat), broke machinery, 26 Jun 1847 
TextNewspapers  1847  Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired Also quoted in Democratic Free Press (Detroit), 1 July 1847, p. 2 with an added note that "The steamer Missouri, Capt. D. McBride has taken her place in the Toledo line. She leaves Toledo every Sunday morning."
Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837. 
ImageComments  1899  Reproduction of a fantasy sketch of the CAROLINE, which while burned in the aftermath of the Upper Canada rebellion in 1837, definitely did not go over Niagara Falls. This version reproduced from an article in Cassier's Magazine. Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great...
Montreal (Steamboat), C32910, fire, 25 Jun 1857 
TextNewspapersComments  1857  Reason: fire Lives: 264 Hull damage: $41,000 Cargo: included Remarks: Total loss
R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Toronto" 
ImageComments  c1904  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat TORONTO Undivided back; Postmarked "Aurora, Ont., Aug [ ] 08." "R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Toronto"; "100634" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Montreal and Toronto, Printed in Great Britain";...
Shamrock (Steamboat), sunk by explosion, 1 Jul 1842 
TextNewspapersComments  1842  Reason: sunk by explosion Lives: 54 Remarks: Total loss ??
Captain Raoul Lalonde on the Britannic 
ImageComments  1908-1930  Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing beside the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. In the background can be seen one of the lifeboats.
Cream City (Steamboat), U4579, aground, 1 May 1862 
TextNewspapers  1862  Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
The Lodor Proposal 
Text  Walter Lewis, "The Lodor Proposal," FreshWater, 1990, 17-19 
Superior (Steamboat), aground, 7 Jun 1827 
TextNewspapers  1827  Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
Shipping on Lake Erie 
NewspapersText  "Shipping on Lake Erie," Register of Pennsylvania, Mar 1831, p. 160 

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