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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 ...
  • The GREAT BRITAIN. 1830.
    Image       The GREAT BRITAIN. 1830. By courtesy of Mr. John Ross Robertson reproduced from his "Landmarks of Toronto."
    Image     The GREAT BRITAIN. 1830. By courtesy of Mr. John Ross Robertson reproduced from his "Landmarks of Toronto."
  • The Steamer Great Britain
    Image       "The Steamer Great Britain"
    Image     "The Steamer Great Britain"
  • The steamboat Great Britain
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 7 Jun 1837    

    The steamboat Great Britain-- The advertisement of this splendid boat will be found in our columns. She is commanded as heretofore by Commodore Whitney. The report circulated by her enemies, that she was about to be laid up for a time is without any foundation in truth and we are ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 7 Jun 1837  

    The steamboat Great Britain-- The advertisement of this splendid boat will be found in our columns. She is commanded as heretofore by Commodore Whitney. The report circulated by her enemies, ...

  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 20 Jan 1877
    TextNewspaper       early history of Oswego...
    TextNewspaper     early history of Oswego...
  • Steamboat United States
    NewspaperText  Northern Light (Ogdensburg, NY), 26 Jul 1832    

    Steamboat United States. - This elegant Steamer left our port Tuesday evening last, on a trip to the head of the Lake to make her arrangements for the remainder of the season. She is indeed a boat of beautiful and workmanship, not quite as large as the Great Britain, but ...

    NewspaperText  Northern Light (Ogdensburg, NY), 26 Jul 1832  

    Steamboat United States. - This elegant Steamer left our port Tuesday evening last, on a trip to the head of the Lake to make her arrangements for the remainder of ...

  • Great Britain (Steamboat), aground, 16 Apr 1835
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), attempted destruction, 1 May 1840
    TextNewspaper       Reason: attempted destruction
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: attempted destruction
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 16 Oct 1830
    TextNewspaper       launch, Prescott...
    TextNewspaper     launch, Prescott...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1845
    TextNewspaper       becomes Barque ELEONORA...
    TextNewspaper     becomes Barque ELEONORA...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 13 Apr 1837
    TextNewspaper       route...
    TextNewspaper     route...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 24 May 1840
    TextNewspaper       route...
    TextNewspaper     route...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 22 Nov 1843
    TextNewspaper       early steamers...
    TextNewspaper     early steamers...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 22 Apr 1834
    TextNewspaper       route for season...
    TextNewspaper     route for season...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), collision, 14 Jun 1836
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1939
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Damaged
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Damaged
    ...
  • Lake Ontario Steamboats
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 May 1836     Lake Ontario Steamboats

    Those splendid steamboats the Great Britain and the United States have commenced their trips for the season, and will stop at this Port both on their upward and downward passage. The former is under the command of her old and well known commander Captain ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 May 1836   Lake Ontario Steamboats

    Those splendid steamboats the Great Britain and the United States have commenced their trips for the season, and will stop at this Port both on their upward ...

  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText       GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO

    Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date April 18 to a gentleman in tis city.

    There has been a severe gale on our lake. The steamboat United States is up the lake and has been due at this port agreeable to her advertisements three ...

    NewspaperText     GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO

    Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date April 18 to a gentleman in tis city.

    There has been a severe gale on our lake. ...

  • Remarkable Recollections
    NewspaperText       The CAROLINE was not built in Kingston, and not in 1832. The IROQUOIS routinely ran up as well as down the Gallops rapids before the BROCKVILLE...
    NewspaperText     The CAROLINE was not built in Kingston, and not in 1832. The IROQUOIS routinely ran up as well as down the Gallops rapids before the BROCKVILLE...
  • Navigation in Early Days
    NewspaperText  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), 8 Feb 1902     Navigation In Early Days. First Propeller On The Lake Was Built In Oswego Sylvester Doolittle Sent Her To The West While The Buffalo Papers Jeered And Called Her The Oswego Humbug Gleaned From Musty Old Records

    The first steamboat to ply the waters of Lake Ontario was ...

    NewspaperText  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), 8 Feb 1902   Navigation In Early Days. First Propeller On The Lake Was Built In Oswego Sylvester Doolittle Sent Her To The West While The Buffalo Papers Jeered And Called Her The Oswego ...
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