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  • Steam boats
    TextNewspaper  Niles Weekly Register, Oct. 19, 1816    

    Steam boats. We lately mentioned the launch of a steam boat at Sackett's Harbor; a second, for Lake Ontario, has been launched at Ernest, U. Canada. - The Kingston Gazette observes - "the opposite sides of the lake, which not long ago vied with each other in the building of ...

    TextNewspaper  Niles Weekly Register, Oct. 19, 1816  

    Steam boats. We lately mentioned the launch of a steam boat at Sackett's Harbor; a second, for Lake Ontario, has been launched at Ernest, U. Canada. - The Kingston Gazette ...

  • The Frontenac: A Reappraisal
    WebsiteText       This article appears on the 'net essentially as it originally appeared in FreshWater, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer 1987): 28-39. A few of the notes have been altered to reflect the change of name of the National Archives of Canada (NAC) from the Public Archives of Canada (PAC), and the ...
    WebsiteText     This article appears on the 'net essentially as it originally appeared in FreshWater, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer 1987): 28-39. A few of the notes have been altered to reflect ...
  • Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText  Baltimore Patriot, 13 Jun 1826, p. 2    

    Lake Ontario.--We have been informed by a gentleman from Lake Ontario, that the steam boats on that lake, have been newly fitted up. The Ontario, on the American side, is still under the command of Captain Vaughn; the Frontenac, on the British side, is in charge of her old Captain, ...

    NewspaperText  Baltimore Patriot, 13 Jun 1826, p. 2  

    Lake Ontario.--We have been informed by a gentleman from Lake Ontario, that the steam boats on that lake, have been newly fitted up. The Ontario, on the American side, is ...

  • “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 ...
  • Lake Ontario Steam Boats
    NewspaperText  American Traveller (Boston, MA), 15 Apr 1828, p. 2    

    Lake Ontario Steam Boats..--At the last dates the boats had not commenced running, though the ice had left the river and several vessels from Sackett's Harbor had arrived at Ogdensburg. Last year the American steam boat Ontario, the Canadian boat Frontenac, and the Queenston, plied ...

    NewspaperText  American Traveller (Boston, MA), 15 Apr 1828, p. 2  

    Lake Ontario Steam Boats..--At the last dates the boats had not commenced running, though the ice had left the river and several vessels from Sackett's Harbor had arrived at Ogdensburg. ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 22 Oct 1816
    NewspaperText       Port of Buffalo

    Arrived

    Schr. FRANKLIN, J. Justine, from Erie

    Cleared

    Schr. WIDOW'S SON, J. Haskell, for Detroit Schr. RACHEL, H. Barnard, for Erie

    ...
    NewspaperText     Port of Buffalo

    Arrived

    Schr. FRANKLIN, J. Justine, from Erie

    Cleared

    Schr. WIDOW'S SON, J. Haskell, for Detroit Schr. RACHEL, H. Barnard, for Erie

    ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 22 Oct 1816
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    Kingston, U. C. Sept. 14.

    A NEW STEAM-BOAT ON LAKE ONTARIO

    On Saturday the 7th. of September the Steam-Boat FRONTENAC was launched at the village of Ernest Town. A numerous concourse of people assembled on the occasion. But, in consequence of some accidental ...

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    Kingston, U. C. Sept. 14.

    A NEW STEAM-BOAT ON LAKE ONTARIO

    On Saturday the 7th. of September the Steam-Boat FRONTENAC was launched at the village of Ernest Town. A ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 15 Oct 1816
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    Kingston, U. C. Sept. 14

    Melancholy Circumstance. On Saturday last, the 7th. inst, the scow was coming from Adolphustown, at Barker's ferry, to Sophiasburgh, with 11 persons, two men, three women; the other boys and girls had a span of horses and waggon on board. In ...

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    Kingston, U. C. Sept. 14

    Melancholy Circumstance. On Saturday last, the 7th. inst, the scow was coming from Adolphustown, at Barker's ferry, to Sophiasburgh, with 11 persons, two men, ...

  • 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."
  • 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...
  • History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Onondaga Standard (Syracuse, NY), Sep. 29, 1847     From the Oswego Commercial Times History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario _______

    The rapid increase and general improvement in the commercial marine of the Lakes, impart a high degree of interest to every thing relating to the early history and progress of our steam ...

    TextNewspaper  Onondaga Standard (Syracuse, NY), Sep. 29, 1847   From the Oswego Commercial Times History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario _______

    The rapid increase and general improvement in the commercial marine of the Lakes, impart a high degree ...

  • Frontenac (Steamboat), burnt, 29 Aug 1827
    TextNewspaper       Reason: burnt
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: burnt
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
  • Frontenac (Steamboat), collision, 22 Jun 1822
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    ...
  • Frontenac (Steamboat), struck dock, 1 Oct 1915
    TextNewspaper       Reason: struck dock
    Remarks: Damaged
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: struck dock
    Remarks: Damaged
    ...
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