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  • 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"
  • Sailors as Entrepreneurs in a Great Lakes Maritime Village
    Text  Neuschel, Fred, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1998, 65-82     Those with an interest in the maritime history of the Great Lakes may well agree that while stories abound, historical writings are more scarce. Shipwrecks have been documented extensively, but the question of what sailors were doing when not caught up in catastrophes remains largely unanswered. Studying the development of ...
    Text  Neuschel, Fred, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1998, 65-82   Those with an interest in the maritime history of the Great Lakes may well agree that while stories abound, historical writings are more scarce. Shipwrecks have been documented extensively, but ...
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Port of Genessee, on Lake Ontario, N.Y.
    Image       "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
    Image     "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
  • Queen's Wharf looking west
    Image       A sketch of the Queen's Wharf in Toronto, with several schooners and a lumber boom.
    Image     A sketch of the Queen's Wharf in Toronto, with several schooners and a lumber boom.
  • View up the River, Menominee, Mich.
    Image       04770. View up the river, Menominee, Mich. Detroit Publishing Co.
    Image     04770. View up the river, Menominee, Mich. Detroit Publishing Co.
  • Chicago River, Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, Ill.
    Image       "Webster & Albee Publishers Rochester, N. Y." "Artistic American Scenery"
    Image     "Webster & Albee Publishers Rochester, N. Y." "Artistic American Scenery"
  • Transferring Lumber, North Tonawanda, N. Y.
    Image       "Transferring Lumber, North Tonawanda, N. Y." "220220"
    Image     "Transferring Lumber, North Tonawanda, N. Y." "220220"
  • The Lumber Trade
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    The Lumber Trade. In the whole history of Oswego, we suspect the quantity of lumber brought to this port this spring has never before been equaled. The docks are covered with it, and even the Government piers have huge piles, aside from the millions of feet which have already gone ...

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    The Lumber Trade. In the whole history of Oswego, we suspect the quantity of lumber brought to this port this spring has never before been equaled. The docks are covered ...

  • Lumber Trade of Cleveland
    TextNewspaper  The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), Sept 1855, p. 554     Lumber Trade of Cleveland. -- The Cleveland Herald of August 10th, says : -- " The aggregate amount of pine lumber received here the past season is about 48,000,000 feet, being some 12,000,000 feet less than the year previous. This falling off in the receipts is mainly attributable to the ...
    TextNewspaper  The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), Sept 1855, p. 554   Lumber Trade of Cleveland. -- The Cleveland Herald of August 10th, says : -- " The aggregate amount of pine lumber received here the past season is about 48,000,000 feet, ...
  • Canada Lumber Trade
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1850     Canada Lumber Trade

    The lumber business of Oswego has become second only to milling, and in point of safety and profit, it is decidedly the first business in the place.

    Oswego is the great natural receiving point of Canada West; no other place does or can rival it in that ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1850   Canada Lumber Trade

    The lumber business of Oswego has become second only to milling, and in point of safety and profit, it is decidedly the first business in the place.

    ...
  • The Lumber Trade
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850    

    The Lumber Trade - The new lumber firm which we mentioned the other day, as having transferred their business from Buffalo to this city, have just contracted for the shipment of a million feet of lumber from Saginaw, on Lake Huron, to be delivered at this city, via the Welland ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850  

    The Lumber Trade - The new lumber firm which we mentioned the other day, as having transferred their business from Buffalo to this city, have just contracted for the shipment ...

  • Harbor Entrance, Sheboygan, Wis.
    Image       "5630" "Harbor Entrance, Sheboygan, Wis." Rev.: "Made in Germany" "A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York"
    Image     "5630" "Harbor Entrance, Sheboygan, Wis." Rev.: "Made in Germany" "A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York"
  • A Lumber Tow
    Image       02111- A LUMBER TOW
    Image     02111- A LUMBER TOW
  • Timber Droghing : Schooner Days LXVIII (68)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932     TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68)

    What the original "drogher" was Noah only knows. The name looks like an Irish one, but isn't. The word comes from our own Anglo-Saxon verb "drag." In the West Indies they call the little coasters that carry rum and sugar or ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932   TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68)

    What the original "drogher" was Noah only knows. The name looks like an Irish one, but isn't. The word comes from our own Anglo-Saxon ...

  • Loading lumber on steamer at lumberyards, Menominee, Mich.
    Image       Photograph of lumber shovers placing a deck load on the ALBERT SOPER on the Menominee River. Large piles of lumber line the wharves.
    Image     Photograph of lumber shovers placing a deck load on the ALBERT SOPER on the Menominee River. Large piles of lumber line the wharves.
  • Unloading Lumber at Saginaw, Mich.
    Image       070241 Unloading Lumber Saginaw Mich. [in margins in reverse: No. 147 Clif; 070241]
    Image     070241 Unloading Lumber Saginaw Mich. [in margins in reverse: No. 147 Clif; 070241]
  • Ottawa River and City, Canada
    Image       9831. Ottawa River and City, Canada. James M Davis New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney. Copyright 1894, by B. W. Kilburn
    Image     9831. Ottawa River and City, Canada. James M Davis New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney. Copyright 1894, by B. W. Kilburn
  • Briton [The] (Schooner), C92643, 1920
    TextNewspaper       ex S. & J. COLLIER...
    TextNewspaper     ex S. & J. COLLIER...
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