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  • The "Chicora" [The Favourites of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Royal Mail Line]
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  • Steamer "Western World"
    Imagecomment  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
    Imagecomment  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
  • “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 "Chicora"
    Imagecomment       Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
    Imagecomment     Engraving of the steamboat CHICORA in Collingwood harbour in 1870, from which she embarked troops for the Red River Expedition
  • 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
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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.

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    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, ...

  • Steamboat
    Image  Directory of the Marine Interests of the Great Lakes: Comprising A Complete List of All Vessels Navigating the Lakes, Arranged Alphabetically... (Detroit, MI : R. L. Polk & Co., 1884 )     Generic wooden engraving of a sidewheel, paddlewheeled steamboat used in advertisements
    Image  Directory of the Marine Interests of the Great Lakes: Comprising A Complete List of All Vessels Navigating the Lakes, Arranged Alphabetically... (Detroit, MI : R. L. Polk & Co., 1884 )   Generic wooden engraving of a sidewheel, paddlewheeled steamboat used in advertisements
  • Steamboat
    Image  Directory of the Marine Interests of the Great Lakes: Comprising A Complete List of All Vessels Navigating the Lakes, Arranged Alphabetically... (Detroit, MI : R. L. Polk & Co., 1884 )     Generic wooden engraving of a propeller-driven steamboat with an arch from the 1880s by A. Zeese & Company of Chicago for use in advertisements
    Image  Directory of the Marine Interests of the Great Lakes: Comprising A Complete List of All Vessels Navigating the Lakes, Arranged Alphabetically... (Detroit, MI : R. L. Polk & Co., 1884 )   Generic wooden engraving of a propeller-driven steamboat with an arch from the 1880s by A. Zeese & Company of Chicago for use in advertisements
  • American Steam Vessels
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  • Night scene on Lake Erie
    Image       A passenger steamboat crosses Lake Erie at night (and, as always, with the moon in the background).
    Image     A passenger steamboat crosses Lake Erie at night (and, as always, with the moon in the background).
  • J. OSWALD BOYD
    Image       "Operated by Jos. F. O'Boyle Oil Transportation 15 Moore St. N.Y."
    Image     "Operated by Jos. F. O'Boyle Oil Transportation 15 Moore St. N.Y."
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