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  • “A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376     The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in the 1830s and 1840s. This recently discovered cache of letters ...
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376   The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats ...
  • Port of Genessee, on Lake Ontario, N.Y.
    Image       "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
    Image     "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
  • Favorite (Schooner), sunk by ice, 3 Dec 1845
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk by ice
    Lives: nil
    Freight: merchandise
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk by ice
    Lives: nil
    Freight: merchandise
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
  • Favorite (Schooner), sunk, 25 Sep 1885
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Hull damage: $4,000
    Freight: ore
    Remarks: Raised
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Hull damage: $4,000
    Freight: ore
    Remarks: Raised
    ...
  • Favorite (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1854
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: lumber
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: lumber
    ...
  • Favorite (Schooner), lost part cargo, 2 Oct 1840
    TextNewspaper       Reason: lost part cargo
    Freight: flour
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: lost part cargo
    Freight: flour
    ...
  • Favorite (Schooner), 26 Apr 1842
    TextNewspaper       fast time...
    TextNewspaper     fast time...
  • Favorite (Schooner), 1 Aug 1837
    TextNewspaper       launch, Perrysburg...
    TextNewspaper     launch, Perrysburg...
  • The Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Times, 8 Jul 1848     The Ontario.

    The new steamer Ontario took her place in the line in which she is to run on Thursday. To speak of this Boat as she deserves would be to employ terms which might, perhaps, appear somewhat extravagant. It is but moderate praise to say she ranks fully ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Times, 8 Jul 1848   The Ontario.

    The new steamer Ontario took her place in the line in which she is to run on Thursday. To speak of this Boat as she deserves would ...

  • Steamer Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 24 Apr 1855    

    Steamer Ontario. - This old favorite made her first appearance in our harbor this morning, from Charlotte where she has been laid up the past winter. Her exterior presents the appearance of a new boat, having been entirely repainted, and the interior is as usual elegant. We regret to ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 24 Apr 1855  

    Steamer Ontario. - This old favorite made her first appearance in our harbor this morning, from Charlotte where she has been laid up the past winter. Her exterior presents the ...

  • Side-wheel Steamer Ontario
    Image       "Side-wheel Steamer Ontario"
    Image     "Side-wheel Steamer Ontario"
  • Niles Weekly Register, March 29, 1817
    TextNewspaper      

    The steam boat Ontario, capable of carrying 2,000 barrels, is prepared for the lake, and will leave Sackett's Harbor every Monday, and make a route from Ogensburg to Niagara, stopping at several places to land or receive passengers. The fare for cabin passengers from Sackett's Harbor to ...

    TextNewspaper    

    The steam boat Ontario, capable of carrying 2,000 barrels, is prepared for the lake, and will leave Sackett's Harbor every Monday, and make a route from Ogensburg to Niagara, stopping ...

  • Steam boat ONTARIO
    TextNewspaper  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 1 Apr 1819    

    Steam Boat
    ONTARIO

    This boat being now ready for carrying Freight and Passengers, will commence her operations for the ensuing season, and the times of leaving port will be as follows:

    Going Up

    She will leave ...

    TextNewspaper  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 1 Apr 1819  

    Steam Boat
    ONTARIO

    This boat being now ready for carrying Freight and Passengers, will commence her operations for the ensuing season, and the times of leaving port will be ...

  • The ONTARIO. 1817
    Imagecomment       The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. From the original drawing by Captain James Van Cleve
    Imagecomment     The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. From the original drawing by Captain James Van Cleve
  • Steam-Boat on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText  Albany Daily Advertiser, 15 Aug 1816, p. 2     The prediction in this article was very optimistic. She got out for the first time in April 1817, and started her regular service in May 1817...
    NewspaperText  Albany Daily Advertiser, 15 Aug 1816, p. 2   The prediction in this article was very optimistic. She got out for the first time in April 1817, and started her regular service in May 1817...
  • The Steamer "Ontario"
    Image       The Steamer "Ontario," Captain H. N. Throop, Pultneyville, N. Y.
    Image     The Steamer "Ontario," Captain H. N. Throop, Pultneyville, N. Y.
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849     Gale on Lake Ontario _____

    There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario on Friday and Saturday last, which did much damage. The steamer Lady of the Lake, which left Lewiston at 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon, broke her shaft at 10 the same night. The Captain threw over ...

    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849   Gale on Lake Ontario _____

    There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario on Friday and Saturday last, which did much damage. The steamer Lady of the Lake, which ...

  • Lake Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 23 Sep 1829    

    Lake Ontario, - The Oswego Gazette of the 5th inst. speaks of the increasing business of that place. From eight to twenty vessels are frequently seen in the harbor, where two or three only were found a year ago.

    The steamboat Ontario, touches there on Fridays on her way from ...

    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 23 Sep 1829  

    Lake Ontario, - The Oswego Gazette of the 5th inst. speaks of the increasing business of that place. From eight to twenty vessels are frequently seen in the harbor, where ...

  • Ontario (Steamboat), aground, 23 Jul 1826
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: ?
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: ?
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Ontario (Steamboat), aground, 1 May 1818
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
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