The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of burning of the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel of the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA as she burned off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers from the Michigan Central Railroad steamboat MISSISSIPPI as the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA burned off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "McDonagh jumping into the water with the...
Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of pushing some of the female passengers of the the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA into the Lake as she burned off Pelee in Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay 
Image  2 Aug 1856,   Woodcut engraving of the propeller REPUBLIC towing the Michigan Southern Railroad Company's steamboat NORTHERN INDIANA into Pigeon Bay as she burned on Lake Erie on 17 July 1856 "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
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...
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...
[Buffalo & Erie basin] 
Image  1911  Panoramic photograph of the I. WATSON STEPHENSON unloading onto a barge at the lumber yards on the Buffalo waterfront. To the right are a number of almost deserted wharves including an abandonned hull half sunk in the water. In the right background are some of the older Buffalo grain elevators.
The Steamer U.S. that backed into the bridge, Michigan City, Ind. 
Image  1910  Real photo postcard of the Indiana Transportation Company steamboat UNITED STATES after backing into the Trail Creek bridge in Michigan City, IN on 24 Jun 1910. Divided back. Postmarked Chicago, IL, 13 Jul 1910 (less than a month after the accident) "The Steamer U.S. that backed into the bridge,...
S.S. "Mataafa" Wrecked Nov 28, 1905 
Image  1905  Black and white real photo postcard of Pittsburgh Steamship Company steamboat MATAAFA lying wrecked at the entrance to Duluth Harbour after the storm of 28 Nov 1905. S.S. "Mataafa" Wrecked Nov 28, 1905 during the worst storm ever seen on Lake Superior" "Gross Ton 4840 Length 430 feet Width 50 feet...
Steamer "Mataafa" striking pier at end of Duluth Ship Canal 
Image  1905  Black and white real photo postcard of Pittsburgh Steamship Company steamboat MATAAFA lying wrecked at the entrance to Duluth Harbour after the storm of 28 Nov 1905. Undivided back. Postally unused. "Steamer "Mataafa" striking pier at end of Duluth Ship Canal in effort to make the harbor during...
Steamer "Mataafa" being pounded by the waves 
Image  1905  Black and white real photo postcard of Pittsburgh Steamship Company steamboat MATAAFA lying wrecked at the entrance to Duluth Harbour after the storm of 28 Nov 1905. Undivided back. Postally unused. "Steamer "Mataafa" being pounded by the waves after being wrecked in the effort to make the harbor...
"Crescent City" on rocks at Lakewood, After storm of Nov 28 1905. Aft view 
Image  1905  Black and white postcard showing the wreck of the Pittsburg Steamship Company laker, CRESCENT CITY after she was driven ashore two miles east of Lester Park, Duluth, MN, Lake Superior, on November 28, 1905. Despite the title of the card this is the bow view, not the aft. Postmarked Superior, WI [...
Foul Air in a Steamboat's Hold 
TextNewspapers  B., S., Foul Air in a Steamboat's Hold, "Foul Air in a Steamboat's Hold," The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), November 1854, pp.90-92  For the Nautical Magazine. FOUL AIR IN A STEAMBOAT'S HOLD. Gentlemen : -- I take the liberty of sending you some account of a very remarkable experience which I have just had in the physiologcal eflects of foul air, ‚-- such as may be, and in the ease I shall cite was, engendered in ...
Water Front after the storm of Sunday, January 20th, 1907, Buffalo, N.Y. 
Image  1907  Coloured postcard of the HURLBUT W. SMITH and WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM on the beach near Michigan Street, Buffalo after the great storm of 20 January 1907 The SMITH and NOTTINGHAM were on the beach all winter before their salvage. "Water Front after the storm of Sunday, January 20th, 1907, Buffalo,...
The Seabird: An Historical Essay 
Web site/pageText  2006 
Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06 
ImageComments  c. 1906,   A view of the Northern Navigation Company steamboat MONARCH after it was wrecked of the shore of Isle Royale. A black and white photograph of the MONARCH on a divided back postcard. "Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06" Reverse: "Published by W.T. McKachren."
Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821 
Image  1899,   Black and white reproduction of a painting depicting the wreck of the steamboat Walk-in-the-Water on the night of 1 Nov 1821. Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899. "Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821. From...
The Lake Michigan Disaster -- Burning of the Steamer SEA BIRD 
Image  1868,   Woodcut engraving of the burning of the steamboat SEA BIRD in Lake Michigan on 9 April 1868 to accompany a story in Harper's Illustrated Weekly. "The Lake Michigan Disaster -- Burning of the Steamer "SEA BIRD," April 9, 1868. -- Sketched by W. B. Baird. -- [See Page 269.]"
Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837. 
ImageComments  1899  Reproduction of a fantasy sketch of the CAROLINE, which while burned in the aftermath of the Upper Canada rebellion in 1837, definitely did not go over Niagara Falls. This version reproduced from an article in Cassier's Magazine. Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great...

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