The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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The steamer MACASSA in the Burlington Canal 
ImageComments  c 1888  Photograph of the Burlington Canal, looking out toward the Lake, from the top of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club house. The steamer MACASSA is passing the swing bridge built by the Hamilton & NorthWestern Ry. in 1876. The Main Light Station was established in 1838. In the foreground is one of the...
Steamboat Dock, Oswego, N. Y. 
Image  c 1907  The small excursion steamboat ARUNDELL loading passengers at the wharf in Oswego around 1910. Divided back. Postmarked Oswego, NY, 4 July 1910, 10:30 a.m. "Steamboat Dock, Oswego, N. Y." Reverse: " The Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME,. U.S.A. Made in German 3948"
Str. "Lakeside"   Leaving Port Dalhousie for Toronto, Canada 
Image  c. 1907  A view of the steamboat LAKESIDE departing Port Dalhousie at the mouth of the Welland Canal for Toronto. The two light houses on the pier can be seen. A divided back post card "Str. "Lakeside" Leaving Port Dalhousie for Toronto, Canada" Reverse: "Warwick Bro's & Rutter, Limited Toronto"
Town Park, Oakville, Ont., Canada 
Image  c. 1907  A few people look out over Oakville harbour and the lighthouse to Lake Ontario while sitting in the park. A coloured divided back postcard. "Town Park, Oakville, Ont., Canada" "104,882" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto, Printed in Great Britain"
Steamer Windsor Entering Port in a Storm, Sodus Bay, N.Y. 
Image  c 1930  Although identified as the WINDSOR this is probably the Canada Steamship Lines canaller CITY OF WINDSOR entering Sodus Bay, New York during a storm. A small lighthouse stands at the end of the pier. A coloured linen divided back postcard. "Steamer Windsor Entering Port in a Storm, Sodus Bay,...
Oswego Light-house and Harbor Entrance, Oswego, N.Y. 
Image  c.1903  A steamboat passes the Oswego lighthouse as it leaves the harbour. A coloured undivided back postcard. It is dated 2 April. "Oswego Light-house and Harbor Entrance, Oswego, N.Y." Reverse: "Published by The Rochester News Company, Rochester, N.Y. Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin."
Arrival of Steamer from Toronto.  Port Dalhousie, Ont., Canada 
Image  c. 1910  A view of the steamboat LAKESIDE arriving at Port Dalhousie at the mouth of the Welland Canal from Toronto. Passengers line the wharf. A small yacht and row boats lie alongside the dock. A divided back post card. Postmarked "St. Catharines, Ont. 1 Sep 19 " Sent to Mrs. John Sheridan, Buffalo,...
Welland Canal (Lock 1).  Port Dalhousie, Ont., Canada 
ImageComments  c. 1915  A view of a canaller arriving at Port Dalhousie at the mouth of the Welland Canal from Lake Ontario. In the background is one of the Port Dalhousie range lights. A divided back post card. Postmarked "St. Catharines, Ont. 15 Mar 1915" Sent to Mr. Harry Carr, Clinton Conn, from Geo. W. Morse....
Bay Pier, Hamilton 
Image  c. 1906  Coloured postcard of one of the Hamilton Steamboat Company steamboats at the piers of the Burlington Bay canal. This has been coloured to reflect a moonlit cruise, but there are other examples of this as a daytime picture. Undivided back postcard. It is postmarked 1Hamilton, ON 13 Aug. 1906 to...
The Harbour, Cobourg, Ont. 
Image  c 1906  Coloured postcard of the Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Navigation Company steamboat NORTH KING in Cobourg, Ont. about 1907. Teams of horses and carriages and wagons can be seen besides the wharf buildings. A small white hulled yacht lies inside the harbour immediately below the harbour lighthouse....
"Approaching Niagara-on-the-Lake, on the Route of the Niagara River Line" 
Image  c 1912  Coloured postcard of a Niagara Navigation Company steamboat approaching the landing at Niagara-on-the-Lake. In the background on the left is one of the Niagara range lights. Divided back. Postally unused "Approaching Niagara-on-the-Lake, on the Route of the Niagara River Line" Reverse: "Valentine...
Cobourg Beach 
Image  c 1904  Coloured postcard of the beach and wharf at Cobourg, Ont. about 1904. Groups of small children face the camera from the beach and in the water. A small row boats just behind the children. A steamboat lies next to the wharf immediately inside the harbour lighthouse. Undivided back. "Cobourg Beach...
Car Ferry "Ontario No. 1" at Cobourg, Ont., Canada 
Image  c 1920  Coloured postcard of the Ontario Car Ferry Company railroad car ferry ONTARIO No. 1 as it enters the harbour at Cobourg, with the pier lighthouse showing at the far right. Divided back. Postally unused. "Car Ferry "Ontarion No. 1" at Cobourg, Ont., Canada" "104254" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons...
Port Colborne Harbor, Port Colborne, Ont. 
Image  c1907  A coloured postcard of the harbour at the upper end of the Welland Canal. A series of freighters line the piers. At the Lake Erie end of the harbour stands the Port Colborne lighthouse. Telegraph lines and electric lamps line the docks. "Port Colborne Harbor, Port Colborne, Ont." Reverse: "Pub....
Boat entering the Piers at Rond Eau, Canada 
Image  c1908  A steamboat enters the harbour at Erieau, ON. To the right is one of the range lights for the harbour also known as Rondeau. A number of people sit on the side of the pier opposite the harbour entrance fishing. Divided back. Postmarked Erieau, ON, 23 July 1908. Reverse: "No. A 732/94"
Steamer State of New York 
Image  c1905  Black and white photograph of the Cleveland and Buffalo Transit Company steamboat STATE OF NEW YORK at Port Dover around 1905. Crowds line the pier and the railings of the steamer, giving her a decided list. The lighthouse dominates the pier. The STATE OF NEW YORK is flying a PUT IN BAY pennant.
Bowmanville Harbour 
ImageCommentsMysteries  c1905  Black and white lithographed postcard of a Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company steamboat at the mouth of the harbour at Bowmanville, ON. A crowd of potential passengers waits at the end of the pier by the lighthouse. Divided back. Postmarked Bowmanville, 3 Sep 1905. "Bowmanville Harbour"
View of Oswego harbor 
Image  1890  Photograph of Oswego harbor from the bridge in 1890. A number of schooners can be seen lining the western (left) side of the harbour, along with a couple of tugs. Beside them can be seen the North-western Elevator and a building labelled Lehigh Valley Coal. Timber lines the wharves. In the...
Harbor, Pt Burwell, Ont. 
Image  c1906-18  Real photo postcard of Port Burwell harbour with a fair amount of activity. A number of fish nets are drying along Otter Creek, and fishing shacks and a tug. A second tug lies alongside a dredge. Beyond that the coal ferry ASHTABULA is unloading railroad cars
A Great Lakes Freighter Laden with Ore Coming into the Harbor, Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.A. 
Image  c1905  Stereoview of a laker with a load of iron ore steaming into Conneaut, OH past dredges and a dump barge and the old Conneaut lighthouse. The piers of the new harbor can be seen beyond the current piers. 163 6676 -- A Great Lakes Freighter Laden with Ore Coming into the Harbor, Conneaut, Ohio,...

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