The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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  • The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
    Text  Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223     From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario, renovated a 28-foot wooden boat that was once owned by Angus Mowat, father of author Farley Mowat. This article is based on a study of the history of the boat company to ...
    Text  Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223   From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario, renovated a 28-foot wooden boat that was once owned by Angus Mowat, ...
  • "Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
    Text  Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, 17-28     From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, the batteau was an essential part of the transportation system. This flat-bottomed boat was a common sight on the lakes and rivers of the wilderness, yet little has been written about it. This article investigates the batteau's development, ...
    Text  Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, 17-28   From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, the batteau was an essential part of the transportation system. This flat-bottomed boat was a common sight on ...
  • City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West
    Image       "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
    Image     "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
  • Interior Glen Cove
    Image       "Lake Superior Scenery Interior Glen Cove" "Published expressly for Fox Lake View Co, Fox Lake, Wis." "Address all orders to Fox Lake View Co, Fox Lake, Wis."
    Image     "Lake Superior Scenery Interior Glen Cove" "Published expressly for Fox Lake View Co, Fox Lake, Wis." "Address all orders to Fox Lake View Co, Fox Lake, Wis."
  • Big John and Party shooting Lachine Rapids, Montreal Can
    Image       "Big John and Party shooting Lachine Rapids, Montreal Can. - 41"
    Image     "Big John and Party shooting Lachine Rapids, Montreal Can. - 41"
  • Lake Front, Michigan Ave., Chicago
    Image       "Lake Front, Michigan Ave., Chicago" "Continent Stereoscopic Company New York" "Descriptive views of the American Continent"
    Image     "Lake Front, Michigan Ave., Chicago" "Continent Stereoscopic Company New York" "Descriptive views of the American Continent"
  • Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822
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    Kingston, (U.C.) Nov. 5.

    We are informed that a Durham Boat belonging to Mr. Jesse Smith, of Ogdensburgh, laden with Flour and Pot Ash, was unfortunately sunk off Grand Island on Saturday last. The crew, consisting of four persons, all perished; and the loss of property is estimated at ...

    TextNewspaper    

    Kingston, (U.C.) Nov. 5.

    We are informed that a Durham Boat belonging to Mr. Jesse Smith, of Ogdensburgh, laden with Flour and Pot Ash, was unfortunately sunk off Grand Island ...

  • Singular arrival
    TextNewspaper  Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., July 29, 1817    

    Cincinnati, (Ohio)- July 4.

    Singular arrival. - Arrived at this port on Monday morning last, (30th June) a small schooner built boat of about six tons burthen, 30 days from Rome on the Mohawk river, state of New-York! The boat was conducted by Capt. Dean and four Indians; - passengers, ...

    TextNewspaper  Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., July 29, 1817  

    Cincinnati, (Ohio)- July 4.

    Singular arrival. - Arrived at this port on Monday morning last, (30th June) a small schooner built boat of about six tons burthen, 30 days from ...

  • The old route between the Lakes and the Hudson
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 14 Dec 1849     The old route between the Lakes and the Hudson ___

    The completion of the Oneida river improvement re-establishes the ancient war communication between the Lakes and the Hudson, the channel through which troops and ammunitions of war were moved a hundred years ago. In ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 14 Dec 1849   The old route between the Lakes and the Hudson ___

    The completion of the Oneida river improvement re-establishes the ancient war communication between the Lakes and the Hudson, the ...

  • Prince Arthur's Landing
    Image       Prince Arthur's Landing Stereographs Lake Superior Scenery. Photographed by W. H. Illingworth Published by W. H. Illingworth No. East Seventh Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    Image     Prince Arthur's Landing Stereographs Lake Superior Scenery. Photographed by W. H. Illingworth Published by W. H. Illingworth No. East Seventh Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Rapids, St. Mary's River
    Image       Jas. Rutherford, Photographer Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., ... No. 1 Rapids, St. Mary's River ... [handwritten: John Busha & Daughter at landing]
    Image     Jas. Rutherford, Photographer Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., ... No. 1 Rapids, St. Mary's River ... [handwritten: John Busha & Daughter at landing]
  • Durham boat Mulcaster
    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 31 Oct 1826, p. 3, column 2    

    The Durham boat Mulcaster, Thomas Chambers master, bound from Prescott to Montreal, with a valuable cargo of Ashes, Flour, Butter, &c. &. &. was upset in the Cedar Rapids, on Thursday evening. The cause of this disaster was the breaking of the steering pin, which rendered the rudder useless, and ...

    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 31 Oct 1826, p. 3, column 2  

    The Durham boat Mulcaster, Thomas Chambers master, bound from Prescott to Montreal, with a valuable cargo of Ashes, Flour, Butter, &c. &. &. was upset in the Cedar Rapids, on ...

  • Ontonagon
    Image       No. 254 -- Ontonagon. Gems of Lake Superior Scenery Childs' Art Gallery Marquette, Mich.
    Image     No. 254 -- Ontonagon. Gems of Lake Superior Scenery Childs' Art Gallery Marquette, Mich.
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 17 Dec 1816
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    Melancholy if true.-- We learn by the western Mail Carrier, that an open boat some 2 or 3 weeks since left Erie for Detroit, with 3 men, 1 woman and 5 or 6 children on board. A few days afterwards the boat was discovered on the bar, bottom upwards. The ...

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    Melancholy if true.-- We learn by the western Mail Carrier, that an open boat some 2 or 3 weeks since left Erie for Detroit, with 3 men, 1 woman and ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 31 Dec 1816
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    Erie, Dec. 14.

    Melancholy. --On the 15th of Nov. last, Mr. John Collier, his wife and two children, a young man named Anthony W. Rallye, and a sailor, whose name we have not heard, left this place in an open boat for Detroit. Two weeks afterwards, the boat they ...

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    Erie, Dec. 14.

    Melancholy. --On the 15th of Nov. last, Mr. John Collier, his wife and two children, a young man named Anthony W. Rallye, and a sailor, whose ...

  • Hornet of Black River (Boat), 18 Sep 1818
    TextNewspaper       lost, stolen ?...
    TextNewspaper     lost, stolen ?...
  • (Boat), 17 Sep 1812
    TextNewspaper       became British prize...
    TextNewspaper     became British prize...
  • William & John (Boat), ., 13 May 1820
    TextNewspaper       fast St. Lawrence trip...
    TextNewspaper     fast St. Lawrence trip...
  • Knapp's Roller Boat (Boat), C...., 1 Sep 1897
    TextNewspaper       building, Toronto...
    TextNewspaper     building, Toronto...
  • In Grand Portal -- Pictured Rocks
    Image       In Grand Portal -- Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior
    Image     In Grand Portal -- Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior
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