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  • Postwar Ocean Shipping and Shipbuilding in Canada: An Agenda for Research
    WebsiteText  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 ...
    WebsiteText  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. ...
  • Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War
    Text  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 ...
    Text  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. ...
  • Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
    Text  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 ...
    Text  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 of Owen Sound
    Image       Photograph of the salvaged hull of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND in the Collingwood drydock in the summer of 1892.
    Image     Photograph of the salvaged hull of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND in the Collingwood drydock in the summer of 1892.
  • Caribou in frame
    Image       Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull in frame at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich.
    Image     Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull in frame at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich.
  • Caribou under construction
    Image       Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull with the planking complete at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich. Framing of the cabin has begun.
    Image     Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull with the planking complete at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich. Framing of the cabin has begun.
  • J. H. Jones on Owen Sound drydock
    Image       Photograph of the severely damaged J. H. JONES undergoing repairs on the Owen Sound drydock after the collision with the PACIFIC.
    Image     Photograph of the severely damaged J. H. JONES undergoing repairs on the Owen Sound drydock after the collision with the PACIFIC.
  • Manchester in Buffalo Dry Dock
    Image       Photograph taken for the Buffalo Dry Dock Company of the MANCHESTER in drydock. In the background is the NORTH STAR.
    Image     Photograph taken for the Buffalo Dry Dock Company of the MANCHESTER in drydock. In the background is the NORTH STAR.
  • Port Dover shipbuilding, 1920
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a ship in frame in the yard at Port Dover about 1920
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a ship in frame in the yard at Port Dover about 1920
  • Dry Dock in Oswego
    TextNewspaper  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

    TextNewspaper  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 ...

  • Miller Shipyard at Oswego
    Text  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 ...

    Text  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 ...

  • The Development of Shipbuilding on the Great Lakes
    Text  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, ...

    Text  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 ...

  • Adz, Caulk, and Rivets: A History of Ship Building along Ohio's Northern Shore
    Text       "Ship builders biographies" by Paul Shorf and Matthew Weisman, pp. 135-192...
    Text     "Ship builders biographies" by Paul Shorf and Matthew Weisman, pp. 135-192...
  • St. Lawrence Republican, 8 Feb 1853
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    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 ...

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    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 ...

  • The Ogdensburgh Marine Railway
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Ogdensburgh Marine Railway
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 15 Dec 1865
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    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.

    ...
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    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 ...

  • A New Steamer
    NewspaperText  Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 11 Dec 1866    

    A New Steamer. - The Northern Transportation Company are now setting up at their Marine Railway here, the frame of a new screw steamer. She will be of the largest dimensions possible to pass the canal, first class in every particular, and it is designed to have her ready for ...

    NewspaperText  Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 11 Dec 1866  

    A New Steamer. - The Northern Transportation Company are now setting up at their Marine Railway here, the frame of a new screw steamer. She will be of the largest ...

  • Winter Quarters
    NewspaperText  Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 11 Dec 1866    

    Winter Quarters. - An unusually large number of vessels have gone into winter quarters at this port. Among the fleet are six of the steamers of the Northern Transportation Company. The latter are laid up at the Marine Railway, which is now the property of the Company.

    ...
    NewspaperText  Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 11 Dec 1866  

    Winter Quarters. - An unusually large number of vessels have gone into winter quarters at this port. Among the fleet are six of the steamers of the Northern Transportation Company. ...

  • To the Public
    NewspaperText  Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 17 Nov 1868     TO THE PUBLIC.

    MR. PEARSONS REDUCED THE WORKMEN'S wages at the Marine Railway, 25 cents per day, without their consent, and one week previous to their knowledge; consequently the Ship Carpenters suspended labor until they receive the same rate of wages they did previous to Nov. ...

    NewspaperText  Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 17 Nov 1868   TO THE PUBLIC.

    MR. PEARSONS REDUCED THE WORKMEN'S wages at the Marine Railway, 25 cents per day, without their consent, and one week previous to their knowledge; consequently the Ship ...

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