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  • Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana
    Image       "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
    Image     "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
  • Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857
    Image       "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
    Image     "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
  • The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel
    Image       "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
    Image     "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
  • McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers
    Image       "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
    Image     "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
  • Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap
    Image       "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
    Image     "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
  • Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay
    Image       "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
    Image     "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
  • Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids
    Image  Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 114     Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids JVC del Vanduzee
    Image  Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 114   Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids JVC del Vanduzee
  • Steamer "Western World"
    Image  Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856     Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
    Image  Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856   Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
  • City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses.
    Image       "City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses."
    Image     "City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses."
  • Foul Air in a Steamboat's Hold
    TextNewspaper  B., S., The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), November 1854, pp.90-92     For the Nautical Magazine. FOUL AIR IN A STEAMBOAT'S HOLD.

    Gentlemen : -- I take the liberty of sending you some account of a very remarkable experience which I have just had in the physiologcal eflects of foul air, ‚-- such as may be, and in the ease I ...

    TextNewspaper  B., S., The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), November 1854, pp.90-92   For the Nautical Magazine. FOUL AIR IN A STEAMBOAT'S HOLD.

    Gentlemen : -- I take the liberty of sending you some account of a very remarkable experience which I ...

  • Town and Harbor of Mackinac, Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • Port of Genessee, on Lake Ontario, N.Y.
    Image       "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
    Image     "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
  • Survey of a portion of the Galoppe Rapids
    Image       Map 1 from "Maps, Reports, Estimates, &c., Relative to Improvements of the Navigation of the River St. Lawrence; and a Proposed Canal Connecting the River St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain"
    Image     Map 1 from "Maps, Reports, Estimates, &c., Relative to Improvements of the Navigation of the River St. Lawrence; and a Proposed Canal Connecting the River St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain"
  • Survey of a portion of the North Channel of the Long Sault.
    Image       Division Map No. 2 Survey of a portion of the North Channel of the Long Sault Rapids
    Image     Division Map No. 2 Survey of a portion of the North Channel of the Long Sault Rapids
  • Division 3. From Lake St. Francis to Point au Diable comprising the Coteau Rapids
    Image       Survey of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis made under the Instructions of the Commissioners of Public Works by Messrs Maillefert and Raasloff, Submarine Engrs in 1854. Division 3. From Lake St. Francis to Point au Diable comprising the Coteau Rapids G. Matthews ...
    Image     Survey of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis made under the Instructions of the Commissioners of Public Works by Messrs Maillefert and Raasloff, ...
  • Division 4. Survey of a portion of the River St. Lawrence between Pointe au Diable and Pointe au Moulin, including the Cedar Rapids.
    Image       Notes Soundings are marked in tenths of feet and been reduced to ordinary summer low water as determined by the Bench Mark on Pig Island, Coteau Rapids, first established by Mr. James Stewart Soundings were taken with poles of different lengths, a cross over the figure (as 17) signifies that ...
    Image     Notes Soundings are marked in tenths of feet and been reduced to ordinary summer low water as determined by the Bench Mark on Pig Island, Coteau Rapids, first established by ...
  • Division 5. From Pointe au Moulin to Lake St. Louis, comprising the Split Rock & Cascades Rapids.
    Image       Survey of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis made under the Instructions of the Commissioners of Public Works by Messrs Maillefert and Raasloff, Submarine Engrs in 1853. Division 5.From Pointe an Moulin to Lake St. Louis, comprising the Split Rock & Cascades Rapids. ...
    Image     Survey of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence between Prescott and Lake St. Louis made under the Instructions of the Commissioners of Public Works by Messrs Maillefert and Raasloff, ...
  • Maps, Reports, Estimates, &c., Relative to Improvements of the Navigation of the River St. Lawrence; and a Proposed Canal Connecting the River St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain
    WebsiteImageText       Report on studies of possible canals between the Saint Lawrence and Richelieu Rivers and of the rapids of the Saint Lawrence River between Prescott and Montreal produced for the Department of Public Works in 1856, from fieldwork done between 1853 and 1856.
    WebsiteImageText     Report on studies of possible canals between the Saint Lawrence and Richelieu Rivers and of the rapids of the Saint Lawrence River between Prescott and Montreal produced for the Department ...
  • Explosion of the America
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 31 Jul 1850, 246-47     Explosion of the America

    This afflictive event took place on Lake Erie, July 31, 1850. The head of one of the starboard boilers blew off, turning the boiler deck upside down, raising the upper deck about four feet, and making all the central part of the boat a complete wreck. ...

    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 31 Jul 1850, 246-47   Explosion of the America

    This afflictive event took place on Lake Erie, July 31, 1850. The head of one of the starboard boilers blew off, turning the boiler deck upside ...

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