The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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  • Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
    Text  Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15     The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in establishing a naval base at Toronto, although for the most part they were unable to fulfil their goals. Second, debate ...
    Text  Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15   The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in ...
  • Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction
    WebsiteText  Tennyson, Brian Douglas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1991, 23-30     The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- mensely rich cod fishery and the seaborne entrance to Canada, as well as its proximity to coal seams. Except for ...
    WebsiteText  Tennyson, Brian Douglas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1991, 23-30   The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- ...
  • 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."
  • Toronto of Old
    WebsiteText       The four chapters from the volume that deal with the early history of shipping into the Toronto harbour.
    WebsiteText     The four chapters from the volume that deal with the early history of shipping into the Toronto harbour.
  • New Discovery in Lake Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 10 Jul 1856     New Discovery in Lake Ontario. - A fine natural harbor on Lake Ontario, a few miles below Presque' Isle, has been opened by a strange freak of Nature, and "Consecon" is now accessible to steamers of the largest class. The Colbourn "Transcript" says the steamer "Chief Justice Robinson" made an ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 10 Jul 1856   New Discovery in Lake Ontario. - A fine natural harbor on Lake Ontario, a few miles below Presque' Isle, has been opened by a strange freak of Nature, and "Consecon" ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 12 Nov 1816
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    The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House on Friday evening next, at 6 o'clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the importance of improving the harbor at this Port and adopting such measures as shall then be deemed proper.

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    The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House on Friday evening next, at 6 o'clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the importance of improving ...

  • Grand Island Harbor
    Image       Grand Island Harbor
    Image     Grand Island Harbor
  • Hamilton Harbour, 1826-1901
    WebsiteText       Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine history of The Lower St. Lawrence, published in 1974 and an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the nineteenth century. Copies of the 517 page manuscript have circulated among marine historians of the Great Lakes over the last ...
    WebsiteText     Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine history of The Lower St. Lawrence, published in 1974 and an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the ...
  • The East Harbour
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    The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself to the view of all who visit the vicinity of the east harbor, immediately suggests to the minds of the "looker on" the necessity of a speedy improvement of that place so as to prevent the immense loss ...

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    The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself to the view of all who visit the vicinity of the east harbor, immediately suggests to the minds ...

  • Oswego Harbor
    Newspaper  Gleason's Pictorial Companion, 19 Jun 1852, p. 400    

    The picture herewith presented is a representation made during the last winter, is the bed of the river forming the harbor in the city of Oswego. The excavation was made by means of a coffer dam, erected so as to embrace an area of about three acres, extending from the ...

    Newspaper  Gleason's Pictorial Companion, 19 Jun 1852, p. 400  

    The picture herewith presented is a representation made during the last winter, is the bed of the river forming the harbor in the city of Oswego. The excavation was made ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 3 Dec 1816
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    The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping suffers so severely as the port of Buffalo Creek. The deposits of sand in the mouth of the creek prevents ...

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    The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping ...

  • Chicago Harbor in 1870
    Image       Map showing the evolution of the Chicago shoreline
    Image     Map showing the evolution of the Chicago shoreline
  • Harbor Scene, Cleveland, O
    Image       Harbor Scene, Cleveland, O., U.S.A.
    Image     Harbor Scene, Cleveland, O., U.S.A.
  • Our Harbor
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865     Our Harbor

    The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the water defenses of our harbor. The "East Pier" was almost bodily carried away by the gales of early winter, while the "West Pier" was greatly damaged in many places. These interested in the commerce of Oswego will be ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865   Our Harbor

    The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the water defenses of our harbor. The "East Pier" was almost bodily carried away by the gales of early ...

  • Port Burwell harbour and lighthouse
    Image       The Port Burwell lighthouse from across the entrance to the harbour.
    Image     The Port Burwell lighthouse from across the entrance to the harbour.
  • Light and pier at Port Rowan
    Image       The modern light at the entrance to Port Rowan
    Image     The modern light at the entrance to Port Rowan
  • Evening at Harbor, Goderich, Ont.
    Image       Coloured Postcard of the harbour at Goderich, ON tinted to represent the setting sun.
    Image     Coloured Postcard of the harbour at Goderich, ON tinted to represent the setting sun.
  • Killarney Harbour
    Image       Reverse: "Killarney Harbour (She-ba-ono-an-fhg) as its Indian name, indicates, is a narrow strait dividing George Island from the main shore, a popular summer resort, having good hotels and stores, about 110 miles from Collingwood, with which it has almost daily postal communication." "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal ...
    Image     Reverse: "Killarney Harbour (She-ba-ono-an-fhg) as its Indian name, indicates, is a narrow strait dividing George Island from the main shore, a popular summer resort, having good hotels and stores, about ...
  • Toronto from the Bay
    Image       "Toronto from the Bay" Reverse: "Warwick Bro's & Rutter, Limited Publishers, Toronto 4157"
    Image     "Toronto from the Bay" Reverse: "Warwick Bro's & Rutter, Limited Publishers, Toronto 4157"
  • Minnesota Point, Duluth
    Image       "Minnisota Point, Duluth" "Scenery at the Head of Lake Superior" "P.B. Gaylord, Photographer, Duluth, Minn."
    Image     "Minnisota Point, Duluth" "Scenery at the Head of Lake Superior" "P.B. Gaylord, Photographer, Duluth, Minn."
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