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  • Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap
    Image       "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
    Image     "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
  • Passenger Steamers
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  • The "Chicora" [The Favourites of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Royal Mail Line]
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  • Steamer "Western World"
    Imagecomment  Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856     Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
    Imagecomment  Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856   Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
  • “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 ...
  • Steamer KINGSTON
    Image       Black and white photograph of passengers sitting on the hurricane deck of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat KINGSTON. The view looks forward (to the left) towards the pilot house and the ships bell. Most of the passengers are dressed for the cold, in full length coats and hats. ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of passengers sitting on the hurricane deck of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat KINGSTON. The view looks forward (to the left) towards the pilot ...
  • In the famed Lachine Rapids of the St. Lawrence, Montreal, Canada
    Image       (9) 9442 In the famed Lachine Rapids of the St. Lawrence, Montreal, Canada Copyright 1906 by H. C. White Co. H. C. White Co, Chicago, New York, London. Gen'l Office and Works, North Benington, Vt., U.S.A. The "Perfec" Stereograph (Trade Mark) Edition de Luxe. patented April 14, 1903
    Image     (9) 9442 In the famed Lachine Rapids of the St. Lawrence, Montreal, Canada Copyright 1906 by H. C. White Co. H. C. White Co, Chicago, New York, London. Gen'l Office ...
  • UNITED EMPIRE
    Image       "J. W. Bald Midland, Canada"
    Image     "J. W. Bald Midland, Canada"
  • Approaching Cedar Rapids, St. Lawrence River, Canada
    Image       "Approaching Cedar Rapids; Everyone on deck anxious to get the first glimpse of Cedar Rapids which boasts the fastest current in the St. Lawrence River." "Scenes along the route of the Canada Steamship Lines Limited" "Imprime en Allemagne" "1305/46"
    Image     "Approaching Cedar Rapids; Everyone on deck anxious to get the first glimpse of Cedar Rapids which boasts the fastest current in the St. Lawrence River." "Scenes along the route of ...
  • Caspian
    Image       Real photo postcard of the Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Steamboat Company steamboat CASPIAN. The print was reversed with the lettering in the correct order on the flag but not on the paddlebox. The canopy has been deployed over the forward promenade deck and is sheltering a crowd of ...
    Image     Real photo postcard of the Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Steamboat Company steamboat CASPIAN. The print was reversed with the lettering in the correct order on the flag but ...
  • The City of Dover
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of the CITY OF DOVER on Lake Erie, probably carrying Kolbe Company fish and passengers between Port Dover, ON and Erie, PA.
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of the CITY OF DOVER on Lake Erie, probably carrying Kolbe Company fish and passengers between Port Dover, ON and Erie, PA.
  • The steamer MAZEPPA
    Image       Photograph of the Hamilton Steamboat Company steamer MAZEPPA
    Image     Photograph of the Hamilton Steamboat Company steamer MAZEPPA
  • The steamer LILLIE in Burlington Bay
    Image       The steamer LILLIE in Burlington Bay owned by Capt. Thomas Thornton and D. A. Mitchell
    Image     The steamer LILLIE in Burlington Bay owned by Capt. Thomas Thornton and D. A. Mitchell
  • The "Chicora"
    Imagecomment       Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
    Imagecomment     Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
  • On Board the "Chicora" May 9 [Red River Expedition]
    Image       Looking forward from the upper deck of the CHICORA on the Red River Expedition in 1870
    Image     Looking forward from the upper deck of the CHICORA on the Red River Expedition in 1870
  • City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses.
    Image       "City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses."
    Image     "City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses."
  • Town and Harbor of Mackinac, Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana
    Image       "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
    Image     "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
  • Race for the Boat
    Image       Race for the Boat
    Image     Race for the Boat
  • Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857
    Image       "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
    Image     "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
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