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  • The "Chicora" [The Favourites of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Royal Mail Line]
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  • Steamer "Western World"
    Imagecomment  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
    Imagecomment  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
  • The "Chicora"
    Imagecomment       Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
    Imagecomment     Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
  • Steamer "Ossifrage," Chatham, Ont., Canada
    Imagecomment       "Steamer "Ossifrage," Chatham, Ont., Canada" "105,858" Reverse: "Valentine & Sons Publishing Co, Montreal and Toronto printed in Great Britain"
    Imagecomment     "Steamer "Ossifrage," Chatham, Ont., Canada" "105,858" Reverse: "Valentine & Sons Publishing Co, Montreal and Toronto printed in Great Britain"
  • The Last Boat of the Season at Owen Sound, Ont., Canada
    Imagemysterycomment       "The Last Boat of the Season at Owen Sound, Ont., Canada" "106,816" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
    Imagemysterycomment     "The Last Boat of the Season at Owen Sound, Ont., Canada" "106,816" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
  • Great Lakes Passenger Propeller PEERLESS, 1872
    Imagecomment       Great Lakes Passenger Propeller PEERLESS, 1872
    Imagecomment     Great Lakes Passenger Propeller PEERLESS, 1872
  • WESTERN METROPOLIS
    Imagecomment       WESTERN METROPOLIS Built 1856, at Buffalo, N. Y. HULL, of wood, by Bidwell, Banta & Co.; 340 feet over all; 40 feet beam, and 18 feet depth of hold. Tonnage 1,860 ONE BEAM ENGINE, by Merrick & Towne, Philadelphia, PA., diameter of cylinder 76 1/4 inches, by 12 feet stroke ...
    Imagecomment     WESTERN METROPOLIS Built 1856, at Buffalo, N. Y. HULL, of wood, by Bidwell, Banta & Co.; 340 feet over all; 40 feet beam, and 18 feet depth of hold. Tonnage ...
  • Hamonic
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of the Northern Navigation Company steamboat HAMONIC.
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of the Northern Navigation Company steamboat HAMONIC.
  • Passenger Steamboat Empire
    Imagecomment       "Passenger Steamboat Empire. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1844. First steamboat in the United States to measure over 1,000 tons, and when she came out was 200 tons larger than any other steam vessel in the world; length over all 260 feet; engines inclined low pressure, below deck; 600 horse ...
    Imagecomment     "Passenger Steamboat Empire. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1844. First steamboat in the United States to measure over 1,000 tons, and when she came out was 200 tons larger than ...
  • Victoria (Steamboat), capsized, 24 May 1881
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 181
    Remarks: Total loss
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: capsized
    Lives: 181
    Remarks: Total loss
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  • Empress of India (Steamboat), C72998, went over dam, 22 May 1878
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: went over dam
    Lives: 8
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: went over dam
    Lives: 8
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  • Bavarian (Steamboat), fire, 5 Nov 1873
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: fire
    Lives: 14
    Freight: produce, spirits
    Remarks: Rebuilt as ALGERIAN
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: fire
    Lives: 14
    Freight: produce, spirits
    Remarks: Rebuilt as ALGERIAN
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  • Shamrock (Steamboat), sunk by explosion, 1 Jul 1842
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: sunk by explosion
    Lives: 54
    Remarks: Total loss ??
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: sunk by explosion
    Lives: 54
    Remarks: Total loss ??
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  • Erie (Steamboat), fire, 9 Aug 1841
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: fire
    Lives: 242
    Remarks: Total loss
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: fire
    Lives: 242
    Remarks: Total loss
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  • Alexandria (Steamboat), C85768, aground, 3 Aug 1915
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $75,000
    Cargo: included
    Freight: sugar,vinegar,&c.
    Remarks: Total loss
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $75,000
    Cargo: included
    Freight: sugar,vinegar,&c.
    Remarks: Total loss
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  • William Peacock (Steamboat), burst steam pipe, 17 Sep 1830
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: burst steam pipe
    Lives: 15
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: burst steam pipe
    Lives: 15
    Remarks: Repaired
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  • Commerce (Steamboat), sunk by collision, 7 May 1850
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: sunk by collision
    Lives: 38
    Remarks: Rebuilt as REINDEER
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: sunk by collision
    Lives: 38
    Remarks: Rebuilt as REINDEER
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  • "S. S. DOVER" near Manitou - Georgian Bay
    Imagecomment       ""S. S. DOVER" near Manitou - Georgian Bay J.W. Bald Series" Reverse: "Real Photo Post Card J. W. Bald's Series Midland, Canada"
    Imagecomment     ""S. S. DOVER" near Manitou - Georgian Bay J.W. Bald Series" Reverse: "Real Photo Post Card J. W. Bald's Series Midland, Canada"
  • Montreal (Steamboat), C32910, fire, 25 Jun 1857
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: fire
    Lives: 264
    Hull damage: $41,000
    Cargo: included
    Remarks: Total loss
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: fire
    Lives: 264
    Hull damage: $41,000
    Cargo: included
    Remarks: Total loss
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  • C. & B. Line Steamer, "City of Buffalo."
    Imagecomment       "C. & B. Line Steamer, "City of Buffalo." Reverse: "159 Published by Braun Post Card Co., Cleveland, Ohio, Made in U. S. A."
    Imagecomment     "C. & B. Line Steamer, "City of Buffalo." Reverse: "159 Published by Braun Post Card Co., Cleveland, Ohio, Made in U. S. A."
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