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  • 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
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago
    Imagecomment       "The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago -- From a photograph taken the day previous to the Collision, by Samuel Alschuler, of Chicago."
    Imagecomment     "The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago -- From a photograph taken the day previous to the Collision, by Samuel Alschuler, of Chicago."
  • 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
  • City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West
    Image       "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
    Image     "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
  • View from the Fortifications, Mackinac, Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • Propeller leaving Buffalo Harbor
    Imagemystery       "457 -- Propeller leaving Buffalo Harbor" "Instantaneous Marine Views Lake, River & Harbor." "Photographed by C. L. Pond, Buffalo, N.Y."
    Imagemystery     "457 -- Propeller leaving Buffalo Harbor" "Instantaneous Marine Views Lake, River & Harbor." "Photographed by C. L. Pond, Buffalo, N.Y."
  • Ice Hills on the Pier, Oswego, N. Y.
    Image       Ice Hills on the Pier, Oswego, N. Y.
    Image     Ice Hills on the Pier, Oswego, N. Y.
  • “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 ...
  • 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
  • Toronto at Hotel Frontenac
    Image       Photograph of steamboat TORONTO landing at the dock of the Hotel Frontenac in the Thousand Islands.
    Image     Photograph of steamboat TORONTO landing at the dock of the Hotel Frontenac in the Thousand Islands.
  • 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"
  • ALGERIAN
    Image       The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamer ALGERIAN. In the background on the left iis a hotel. Two buildings with substantial chimnies are in the centre background. It may well be that ALGERIAN is in the Lachine canal in Montreal. Crew watch the camera from the forward gangway, in front ...
    Image     The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamer ALGERIAN. In the background on the left iis a hotel. Two buildings with substantial chimnies are in the centre background. It may well ...
  • Steamer at Dock, Thousand Island Park.
    Imagemystery       2919 Steamer at Dock, Thousand Island Park.
    Imagemystery     2919 Steamer at Dock, Thousand Island Park.
  • Iron Ore Shipping Docks, Duluth, Minn.
    Image       "Iron Ore Shipping Docks, Duluth, Minn. Length of each 2,304 feet; total capacity 100,000 tons; time required to load 5,000 tons of ore into a vessel, one hour."
    Image     "Iron Ore Shipping Docks, Duluth, Minn. Length of each 2,304 feet; total capacity 100,000 tons; time required to load 5,000 tons of ore into a vessel, one hour."
  • Coal Unloader at Ashtabula
    Image       Early coal handling equipment at the port of Ashtabula, OH
    Image     Early coal handling equipment at the port of Ashtabula, OH
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