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  • 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"
  • The "Chicora" [The Favourites of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Royal Mail Line]
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  • Steamer "Western World"
    Image  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
    Image  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
  • 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."
  • “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 ...
  • 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."
  • 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
  • The "Chicora"
    Image       Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
    Image     Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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 ...
  • The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel
    Image       "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
    Image     "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
  • McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers
    Image       "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
    Image     "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
  • 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"
  • Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay
    Image       "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
    Image     "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
  • Clayton
    Image  Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 93     A pair of schooners lie at Clayton, NY
    Image  Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 93   A pair of schooners lie at Clayton, NY
  • Shipping on Lake Erie
    NewspaperText  Register of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Mar 1831, p. 160     SHIPPING ON LAKE ERIE

    The following list of vessels on Lake Erie furnished us by a friend who has taken great pains to ascertain their number and the exact tonnage of each will be read with satisfaction by all who feel an interest in the prosperity of the west ...

    NewspaperText  Register of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Mar 1831, p. 160   SHIPPING ON LAKE ERIE

    The following list of vessels on Lake Erie furnished us by a friend who has taken great pains to ascertain their number and the exact ...

  • The Crib
    Image       The River from the Viaduct
    Image     The River from the Viaduct
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