The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan 
Image  20 Sep 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the town and harbour of Mackinac at the entrance to Lake Michigan. The artist has included a paddlewheel steamboat, a propeller, a couple of schooners, smaller saling craft and a canoe. Piles of cordwood can be seen on a wharf in the middle distance. Fort Mackinac can be seen...
Town and Harbor of Mackinac, Michigan 
Image  20 Sep 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the town and harbour of Mackinac at the entrance to Lake Michigan. The artist has included variety of sailing craft and what appears to be a sternwheel steamboat at the middle pier. "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
City of Kingston, Canada West -- The Royal Dock Yards, and Naval and Military Store Houses. 
Image  22 Nov 1856,   Woodcut engraving of Kingston from Point Henry looking across Navy Bay to the Stone Frigate and beyond that to Kingston harbour. The presence of two steamboats in Navy Bay at this date suggests that the original photograph, by Dr. J. P. Litchfield of Kingston, was taken in the spring, as some of...
Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857 
Image  13 Jun 1857,   Woodcut engraving of the explosion of the steamboat Inkermann on the Toronto waterfront, on 29 May 1857. The sketch on which this engraving was based was made by William Armstrong. William Armstrong was both civil engineer, artist and photographer, being a member of one of Toronto's early...
The "Chicora" 
Image  25 Jun 1870,   Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
The Wharves, Montreal, Canada 
Image  1915  Stereoview of Montreal Harbour 10625- The Wharves, Montreal Canada; Lat. 45 N; Long. 74 W; Montreal is the great commercial center of the Dominion of Canada. It is situated on the north side of the St. Lawrence River and is 625 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the leading port for the...
R. and O. Steamer "Kingston" leaving Alexandria Bay, Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence River 
Image  c 1912  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat KINGSTON, departing the wharf at the Thousand Island Hotel in Alexandria Bay, NY Postmarked "Kingston, Ont, 10 Sep 1912 10 pm" "R. and O. Steamer "Kingston" leaving Alexandria Bay, Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence River";...
R. and O. Steamer landing passengers at Chicoutimi, Que., Saguenay River 
Image  1905-1913  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat ST. IRENEE (formerly the CANADA) at Chicoutimi on the Saguenay River. This was the turning point for the cruises from Quebec down the Saint Lawrence River and up the Saguenay River to various company hotels and other...
Bay Street Wharf, Toronto, Canada 
Image  c 1910  Coloured postcard of the Toronto waterfront featuring the wharves at the foot of Bay Street. The scene includes two ferries of the Toronto Ferry Company and three other unidentified steamboats Divided back; Postmarked "Toronto, ONT, 23 Jul 1912 4:30 pm" with special Canadian National Exhibition...
Yonge Street Dock, Toronto 
Image  c 1906  Coloured postcard of the wharves at the foot of Yonge Street in Toronto. The Union railway station stands behind W.A Geddes, "No. 1 Yonge St.Wharf" Four steamboats are in the view including what appears to be the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CORONA to the right of the picture. Undivided...
Harbor. Toronto, Canada 
Image  c 1905  Coloured postcard of the Yonge Street wharves in Toronto with at least four steamboats in the view. The second steamboat from the left is the OCEAN. The central wharves are both passenger facilities with crowds getting on the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CHIPPEWA. To the right lies the...
Yonge Street Dock, Toronto 
Image  c1908  Coloured postcard of the Yonge Street wharves in Toronto. Two passenger steamboats and a tugboat lie at the docks. A crowd of passengers line the main wharf. Divided back. Postmarked "Toronto, ONT, 31 Aug 1908 1:30 pm" "Yonge Street Dock, Toronto" "102,122" Reverse: "Valentine & Sons' Publishing...
Montreal Harbor looking East, Montreal, Can. 
Image    Coloured postcard showing a crowded Montreal harbour. Two ocean-going vessels, probably of the Allan Line lie on the further side of the basin. Four or five steamboats and unpowered barges are tied up abreast. One is the CONDOR. Coloured postcard. Divided back "Montreal Harbor looking East,...
Moonlight on the Harbour, Port Hope, Canada 
Image  c 1907  Coloured postcard of a moolit Port Hope harbour. One of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation steamboats is heavily lit up on the outside of the pier. A tugboat and barge (possibly carrying coal or dredge spoil is inside the pier. A third vessel, possibly a dredge is to the lower left. The...
Steamer MAGNET berthed at Pointe au Pic Wharf, on the lower St. Lawrence 
Image  c 1870  Steamer MAGNET berthed at Pointe au Pic Wharf, on the lower St. Lawrence Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 .
Loading the Great Whaleback Ship at the Famous Grain Elevators, Chicago 
Image  1895  Stereoview of the whaleback steamer An earlier version of this view exists that co-incides with the Columbian Exposition at Chicago and is copyright 1893. A later version of this view was published by Underwood and Underwood. "Loading the Great Whaleback Ship at the Famous Grain Elevators,...
The steamer ALGERIAN berthed at Swift's Wharf in Kingston 
Image  c 1890  The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamer ALGERIAN berthed at Swift's Wharf in Kingston Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 . This image also appears in Walter Lewis and Rick Neilson's The River Palace , 2008.
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"
General view of the Falls from the New Steel Bridge 
Image  1903  Stereoview of the American Falls with the Horseshoe Falls at the right of the picture. The rounder pilot house on the MAID OF THE MIST suggests that this is the MAID launched in 1885. "(1) General view of the Falls from the New Steel Bridge -- "Maid of the Mist," at landing -- Niagara, U.S.A....

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