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CORINTHIAN in rapids of the Saint Lawrence River 
Image  ca 1875-1882  Stereoview of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat CORINTHIAN in the rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. Probably the Lachine Rapids. View predates 20 September 1892 when the CORINTHIAN burned in the Cedar Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. According to the Montreal...
Lachine Rapids 
Image  c 1870  A stereoview engraving of a steamboat running the Lachine Rapids above Montreal. It is probably intended to represent one of the Canadian Navigation Company steamboats that operated on the Saint Lawrence River and Lake Ontario in that period. Chisholm's all round route and panoramic guide of the...
Steamer ALGERIAN Running Long Sault Rapids, St. Lawrence River 
Image  c1900  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat ALGERIAN in the Long Sault Rapids. One of a series of four Notman photographs of this passage. The ALGERIAN was a rebuilt in 1874 of the BAVARIAN (1873), in turn a rebuild of the KINGSTON (1855). She was renamed CORNWALL...
ALGERIAN Running the Lachine Rapids on the St. Lawrence River 
ImageComments  c 1900  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat ALGERIAN in the Lachine Rapids, flying company pennant from the foremast and Stars and Stripes from the stern. Undivided back for address Published by the American News Company, New York, Leipzig, Berlin and Dresden;...
Lachine Rapids 
Image  c1900  Coloured postcard of unnamed steamboat running the Lachine Rapids. The name on the paddlewheels is missing. It is derived from an earlier picture of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat PASSPORT taken by Notman. The absence of the steamboat's name from the paddlebox is probably...
Approaching Cedar Rapids, St. Lawrence River, Canada 
Image  c 1920  Coloured postcard of the crowds on the foredeck of either the Canada Steamship Lines steamboats RAPIDS KING or RAPIDS PRINCE in the rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. Divided back "Approaching Cedar Rapids; Everyone on deck anxious to get the first glimpse of Cedar Rapids which boasts the fastest...
Shooting Lachine Rapids, Montreal 
Image  c1904  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat CORSICAN shooting the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River Divided back "Shooting Lachine Rapids, Montreal" Reverse: I 483 W. G. MacFarlane, Publ., Toronto and Buffalo, Printed in Germany" "Private Post Card"
Montreal. RAPIDS KING in Lachine Rapids 
Image  c 1911  A coloured postcard misidentified as the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat RAPIDS KING (the paddlebox has "WHIRLPOOL" written on it. See the links for variations on this picture which was originally taken with the CORSICAN Mailed to Wanda Jarvis, Gordon Bay, ON from Father, 9 Aug....
Montreal. Steamer in Lachine Rapids 
Image  c 1910  Coloured postcard of unnamed Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat in the Lachine Rapids. See links for other pictures related to this one. The original photograph is of the CORSICAN. Divided back "Montreal. Steamer in Lachine Rapids" Reverse: "Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing...
Steamer "Brockville" in the Long Sault Rapids, Canada 
Image  c 1907  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat BROCKVILLE in theLong Sault Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. This BROCKVILLE was launched as the COLUMBIAN in Chester, PA, 1892. She was renamed BROCKVILLE in 1904 and rebuilt and renamed RAPIDS QUEEN in 1909. Divided...
[PRESCOTT] Running Lachine Rapids, St. Lawrence River 
Image  c 1905  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat PRESCOTT running the Lachine Rapids. Formerly the BOHEMIAN. Renamed PRESCOTT for the 1905 season. Burned 27 Aug 1909 in Montreal. Undivided back. Postmarked Montreal Que, 23 Jun 1909 5 am "Running Lachine Rapids, St....
[PRESCOTT] In Lachine Rapids near Montreal 
Image    Tinted postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company Steamboat PRESCOTT in the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River This is, in fact, an altered copy of a Notman photograph of the PASSPORT from the 1880s or 1890s. See the linked photograph in Ivan Brookes, History of Hamilton...
R. and O. Steamer "Rapids King" in Lachine Rapids, Montreal 
Image  c 1913  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company Steamboat RAPIDS KING in Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. Divided Back. Not used postally. "R. and O. Steamer "Rapids King" in Lachine Rapids, Montreal" "105,202" Reverse: "Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd., Montreal and...
Str. "Rapids Prince" in the midst of the Maelstrom while shooting the Long Sault Rapid, St. Lawrence River, Canada 
ImageComments  c1913  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat RAPIDS PRINCE shooting the Long Sault Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River Divided back. Unused postally "Str. "Rapids Prince" in the midst of the Maelstrom while shooting the Long Sault Rapid, St. Lawrence River, Canada"...
Shooting the Lachine Rapids, St. Lawrence River 
Image  1892  Photogravure of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat CORSICAN in the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. Picture reportedly removed from an 1892 publication by Werner. "SHOOTING THE LACHINE RAPIDS, ST. LAWRENCE RIVER.-- here is a fascination in gambling with Danger. The...
Steamer Passport 
Image    Photograph of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat PASSPORT to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 .
Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara 
Image  c 1883  Stereoview of a paddle-wheeled MAID OF THE MIST in the Whirlpool rapids of the Niagara River with a train crossing John A. Roebling's Niagara Suspension Bridge, above the carriageway with three carriages. The stone pylons of the Suspension Bridge evident in this picture were replaced with steel...
In Lachine Rapids 
Image  c1904  Early postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat CORSICAN in the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River Undivided back. Postmarked Northampton, Mass, 4 Dec 1905 and also Hartford, Conn Dec 4, 1905 "In Lachine Rapids" Reverse: "Post Card" "This side is for the address only"
Wreck of the Steamer LOUIS RENAUD in the Lachine Rapids 
Image  1873  Stereoview of the shipwreck of the steamboat LOUIS RENAUD in the Lachine Rapids just above the Isle au Heron in the Saint Lawrence River. The LOUIS RENAUD was wrecked in the rapids on 12 May 1873 under the command of Captain John Rankin, with about 150 passengers on board. The government inquiry...
str Hamilton in Lachine Rapids, St. Lawrence River 
Image  1902  Coloured postcard of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat HAMILTON (ex MAGNET) as it runs the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River. This and a companion photograph of the HAMILTON can be seen in the Detroit Publishing Company site at the Library of Congress. Undivided...

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