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  • Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
    Text  Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15     The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in establishing a naval base at Toronto, although for the most part they were unable to fulfil their goals. Second, debate ...
    Text  Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15   The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in ...
  • Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction
    WebsiteText  Tennyson, Brian Douglas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1991, 23-30     The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- mensely rich cod fishery and the seaborne entrance to Canada, as well as its proximity to coal seams. Except for ...
    WebsiteText  Tennyson, Brian Douglas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1991, 23-30   The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- ...
  • “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 ...
  • The Great Lake Marine
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  • Toronto of Old
    WebsiteText       The four chapters from the volume that deal with the early history of shipping into the Toronto harbour.
    WebsiteText     The four chapters from the volume that deal with the early history of shipping into the Toronto harbour.
  • Hamilton Harbour, 1826-1901
    WebsiteText       Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine history of The Lower St. Lawrence, published in 1974 and an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the nineteenth century. Copies of the 517 page manuscript have circulated among marine historians of the Great Lakes over the last ...
    WebsiteText     Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine history of The Lower St. Lawrence, published in 1974 and an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the ...
  • New Discovery in Lake Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 10 Jul 1856     New Discovery in Lake Ontario. - A fine natural harbor on Lake Ontario, a few miles below Presque' Isle, has been opened by a strange freak of Nature, and "Consecon" is now accessible to steamers of the largest class. The Colbourn "Transcript" says the steamer "Chief Justice Robinson" made an ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 10 Jul 1856   New Discovery in Lake Ontario. - A fine natural harbor on Lake Ontario, a few miles below Presque' Isle, has been opened by a strange freak of Nature, and "Consecon" ...
  • The East Harbour
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    The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself to the view of all who visit the vicinity of the east harbor, immediately suggests to the minds of the "looker on" the necessity of a speedy improvement of that place so as to prevent the immense loss ...

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    The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself to the view of all who visit the vicinity of the east harbor, immediately suggests to the minds ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 3 Dec 1816
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    The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping suffers so severely as the port of Buffalo Creek. The deposits of sand in the mouth of the creek prevents ...

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    The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 12 Nov 1816
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    The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House on Friday evening next, at 6 o'clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the importance of improving the harbor at this Port and adopting such measures as shall then be deemed proper.

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    The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House on Friday evening next, at 6 o'clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the importance of improving ...

  • Engineers Will Come Here Soon To Make Probings
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 11 Aug 1931     Engineers Will Come Here Soon To Make Probings Work will be Preliminary to award of Dredging Contract

    Construction of a float from which engineers may make probings of the bottom of the Oswego river, which is to be dredged under a contract to be awarded late this autumn, will ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 11 Aug 1931   Engineers Will Come Here Soon To Make Probings Work will be Preliminary to award of Dredging Contract

    Construction of a float from which engineers may make probings of the bottom ...

  • Our Harbor
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865     Our Harbor

    The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the water defenses of our harbor. The "East Pier" was almost bodily carried away by the gales of early winter, while the "West Pier" was greatly damaged in many places. These interested in the commerce of Oswego will be ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865   Our Harbor

    The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the water defenses of our harbor. The "East Pier" was almost bodily carried away by the gales of early ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 19 Nov 1816
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    Canandaigua, Nov. 19.

    We are sorry to hear from lake Ontario that four schooners were driven ashore and lost near Cape Vincent, during the late violent gales. Considerable damage has been sustained in the loss of property, but happily the lives of all on board were saved.

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    Canandaigua, Nov. 19.

    We are sorry to hear from lake Ontario that four schooners were driven ashore and lost near Cape Vincent, during the late violent gales. Considerable damage ...

  • American Steam Vessels
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  • Steam Boat Navigation
    Text       Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman & Co. Albany
    Text     Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman & Co. Albany
  • The Lodor Proposal
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, 1990, 17-19     ...
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, 1990, 17-19   ...
  • Rail Roads and Steam Boat
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 19 Jul 1847, p. 2    

    Rail Roads and Steam Boats.--It is in contemplation by the Sandusky Railroad Company, to build a fast boat to run on their line between Sandusky and Buffalo, exclusively for passengers, and to run through by day-light.

    The Boston Company, ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 19 Jul 1847, p. 2  

    Rail Roads and Steam Boats.--It is in contemplation by the Sandusky Railroad Company, to build a fast boat to run on their line between Sandusky and Buffalo, exclusively for passengers, ...

  • , capsized, 1 Aug 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 1
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: capsized
    Lives: 1
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  • , capsized, 1 Jun 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 5
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  • Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto
    WebsiteText       The chapters of this classic local history that deal with Toronto harbour as well as the shipping lines that ran to it. Lines included the Royal Mail Line of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company, the Niagara Navigation Company and the Hamilton Steamboat Compay.
    WebsiteText     The chapters of this classic local history that deal with Toronto harbour as well as the shipping lines that ran to it. Lines included the Royal Mail Line of the ...
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