The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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The Wreck Of The Walk-in-the-water, Pioneer Steamboat On The Western Lakes 
Web site/pageText  1902 
"Incidents In The Life Of Mr. Eber Ward, Father Of Capt. E B. Ward Of Steamboat Fame As Related To Mrs. E. M. S. Stewart In The Summer Of 1852" 
Web site/pageText  1818 
Early Days On The Lakes, With An Account Of The Cholera Visitation Of 1832 
Web site/pageText  1902  ... and seamen multiplied upon the lakes. And as Capt. Beard was my first captain, I may be allowed to give some account of the incidents connected with that pioneer voyage. We sailed from the port of Black Rock one of the last days of May, bound for Cleveland, Ohio, or rather we were towed up the rapids (by...
"The Grain Elevators of Buffalo" 
Web site/pageText  Jan 1879 
Diving With & Without Armor 
Text  1859  ... early years. I therefore endeavored to convert all of my means into cash, and I accomplished it to my entire satisfaction. I found, after eleven years of toil and exposure, not only "on the seas," but " beneath the seas," I had " laid by" the sum of seven thousand...
Toronto of Old 
Web site/pageText  1873  ... Wayne and the Indians, close to the new fort on the Miami, and he writes to Brant that he is about to proceed in person to the scene of action "by the first vessel." On the 30th of September he is there ; and on the 10th of October following, he is attending a Council of Chiefs in company...
History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan 
Web site/pageText  1890  ... citizens during the hot months. Prompt encouragement should be given (by the purchase of tickets) to an enterprise so laudable and useful. This line was not well patronized, and soon ceased. Three years later the papers gave this notice of a new effort of the same character: JEFFERSON AVENUE LINE...
History of Chicago 
Web site/pageText  1884  Sections of the book that cover the Chicago harbour
American Steam Vessels 
Text  1895 
Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto 
Web site/pageText  1896  The chapters of this classic local history that deal with Toronto harbour as well as the shipping lines that ran to it. Lines included the Royal Mail Line of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company, the Niagara Navigation Company and the Hamilton Steamboat Compay.
Prominent Men of the Great Lakes 
Web site/pageNewspapersText  2 Oct 1897 - 2 Jul 1898 
History of the Great Lakes. Volume I 
Web site/pageText  1898  ... initiated the tyros of the fur trade into the mysteries of their craft, by plunging them into the water-fall that dashes over the rocks near by, a northern parody on 'crossing-the-line.' Arch Rock, Presque Isle"The Silver Cascade falls from an overhanging cliff one hundred and seventy...
History of the Great Lakes. Volume II 
Web site/pageText  1898 
A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River 
Web site/pageText  1911  ... York State. Early Passenger Men and Ways 119 Chap. XII.-First Railways to Lewiston. Expansion Required. The Renown of the Let-Her-B. A Critic of Plimsoll 134 Chap. XIII.-Winter and Whisky in Scotland. Rail Arrives at Lewiston Dock. How Cibola got Her Name. On the U. E. Loyalist Route. Ongiara...
"Until Further Notice": The Royal Mail Line and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence River, 1838-1875 
Web site/pageText  1983  This is essentially the thesis that was submitted to the Department of History at Queen's University for the degree of Masters of Arts in 1983. Chapter 5 is slightly revised based on the minor revisions in its published form as "The Canadian Navigation Company, 1861-1875" FreshWater, v. 1, n. 1...
Life and Death on the Ocean Wave 
Web site/pageText  1992 
The Seabird: An Historical Essay 
Web site/pageText  2006 
Steamboat Promotion and Changing Technology: the Careers of James Sutherland and the Magnet 
Web site/pageText  1985 
The First Propellers at Kingston 
Web site/pageText  Sep 1987  ... the movement of goods and people bound for ports on the Great Lakes. At the insistence of Colonel By, the engineer in charge of its construction, the canal dimensions had been expanded to accommodate the small paddlewheel steamboats of the day. Unfortunately, another military department involved in improving...

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