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  • Postwar Ocean Shipping and Shipbuilding in Canada: An Agenda for Research
    Hennessy, Michael A., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1991, 25-33     This essay provides a brief survey of some suggestive sources and interpretive models for approaching the history of government policy toward the shipping and shipbuilding industries from 1945 to 1970. Documentary sources maintained by the National Archives of Canada and elsewhere are specifically excluded from this discussion.1 For a variety ...
    Hennessy, Michael A., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1991, 25-33   This essay provides a brief survey of some suggestive sources and interpretive ...
  • Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War
    Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52     During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central Canada, such as Hamilton, began production of materials to meet the needs of the navy and merchant marine. Some Hamilton companies that acquired naval contracts required the installation of specialized facilities and increased numbers of workers. On the ...
    Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52   During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central ...
  • Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
    Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48     The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels built on Canada's Great Lakes during the Second World War. At its zenith, the shipbuilding industry of the city employed nearly five thousand workers. This wartime industry was unique in many respects. Only the minesweepers were built in ...
    Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48   The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels ...
  • Building of the Gore:
extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58     ...
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58   ...
  • Admiralty Orders for Canadian Shipyards: Trawlers, Drifters, and the Urgency of Coastal Defence during the Great War
    Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98     ...
    Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98   ...
  • City of Owen Sound
        Photograph of the salvaged hull of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND in the Collingwood drydock in the summer of 1892.
      Photograph of the salvaged hull of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND in ...
  • Caribou in frame
        Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull in frame at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich.
      Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull in frame at the Marlton Shipyard in ...
  • Caribou under construction
        Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull with the planking complete at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich. Framing of the cabin has begun.
      Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull with the planking complete at the Marlton ...
  • J. H. Jones on Owen Sound drydock
        Photograph of the severely damaged J. H. JONES undergoing repairs on the Owen Sound drydock after the collision with the PACIFIC.
      Photograph of the severely damaged J. H. JONES undergoing repairs on the ...
  • Manchester in Buffalo Dry Dock
        Photograph taken for the Buffalo Dry Dock Company of the MANCHESTER in drydock. In the background is the NORTH STAR.
      Photograph taken for the Buffalo Dry Dock Company of the MANCHESTER in ...
  • Ship Building at Cleveland
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846     Ship Building at Cleveland. Many will be astounded to learn that the ship building, now carried on at this place, gives constant employment and good wages to near five hundred men, and employs an amount of capital second to no other port on the Lakes. We are satisfied of ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846   Ship Building at Cleveland. Many will be astounded to learn that the ...
  • Port Dover shipbuilding, 1920
        Black and white photograph of a ship in frame in the yard at Port Dover about 1920
      Black and white photograph of a ship in frame in the yard ...
  • Dry Dock in Oswego
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), April 18, 1867     Dry Dock in Oswego. - Mr. Carrington, President of the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad Company, is now constructing a magnificent dry dock in <name reg="Oswego" ...
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), April 18, 1867   Dry Dock in Oswego. - Mr. Carrington, President of the Oswego and ...
  • Miller Shipyard at Oswego
    Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, Summer 1988     One of the major commercial shipbuilders of 19th century Oswego was Andrew Miller. Not much is known of his personal life other than he was born in Coleraine, Ireland, May 3, 1806 and came to Oswego when he was 25 years old. Miller had learned the ship carpenter's trade ...
    Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, Summer 1988   One of the major commercial shipbuilders of 19th century Oswego was Andrew ...
  • The Development of Shipbuilding on the Great Lakes
    Pankhurst, J. F., Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1893, 252-60     Chevalier De LaSalle and Father Hennepin, two French missionaries, have the historical honor of constructing the first white man's craft whose keel touched the waters of our Great Lakes. In 1678, they built a little schooner of ten tons burden on the present site of Kingston, Ontario, ...
    Pankhurst, J. F., Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1893, 252-60   Chevalier De LaSalle and Father Hennepin, two French missionaries, have the historical ...
  • Adz, Caulk, and Rivets: A History of Ship Building along Ohio's Northern Shore
        "Ship builders biographies" by Paul Shorf and Matthew Weisman, pp. 135-192...
      "Ship builders biographies" by Paul Shorf and Matthew Weisman, pp. 135-192...
  • St. Lawrence Republican, 8 Feb 1853
        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE undersigned will apply, to the Honorable the Commissioners of the Land Office, for a grant of the following described land, pursuant to statute, that is to say: A lot of land covered by the waters of the River St. Lawrence, situated in the town ...
      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE undersigned will apply, to the Honorable ...
  • The Ogdensburgh Marine Railway
    Ogdensburg Sentinel, 14 Mar 1854     The Ogdensburgh Marine Railway. - We paid a visit to this work, the other day, and were gratified to see every thing in such an advanced state as we found it. The engine was entirely put up and is in running order. The carriage is nearly completed, and the stupendous ...
    Ogdensburg Sentinel, 14 Mar 1854   The Ogdensburgh Marine Railway. - We paid a visit to this work, ...
  • Ogdensburgh Marine Railway
    St. Lawrence Republican, 2 Sep 1862     OGDENSBURGH MARINE RAILWAY HAVING PURCHASED THE PROPERTY KNOWN by the above name, I would respectfully inform those interested in vessels, that I am prepared to do the various kinds of Ship-wright work new and old, on reasonable and reasonable and satisfactory ...
    St. Lawrence Republican, 2 Sep 1862   OGDENSBURGH MARINE RAILWAY HAVING PURCHASED THE PROPERTY KNOWN by the above name, ...
  • Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 15 Dec 1865
        We hear that the Northern Transportation Company has purchased the Marine Railway property, in this village, with the intention of establishing here a yard for building and repairing steamers for their line. This is a matter of considerable importance to the prosperity of our village...
      We hear that the Northern Transportation Company has purchased the Marine Railway ...
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