The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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  • 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."
  • 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- ...
  • Killarney Harbour
    Image       Reverse: "Killarney Harbour (She-ba-ono-an-fhg) as its Indian name, indicates, is a narrow strait dividing George Island from the main shore, a popular summer resort, having good hotels and stores, about 110 miles from Collingwood, with which it has almost daily postal communication." "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal ...
    Image     Reverse: "Killarney Harbour (She-ba-ono-an-fhg) as its Indian name, indicates, is a narrow strait dividing George Island from the main shore, a popular summer resort, having good hotels and stores, about ...
  • 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
  • “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
  • Oswego Light-house and Harbor Entrance, Oswego, N.Y.
    Image       "Oswego Light-house and Harbor Entrance, Oswego, N.Y." Reverse: "Published by The Rochester News Company, Rochester, N.Y. Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin."
    Image     "Oswego Light-house and Harbor Entrance, Oswego, N.Y." Reverse: "Published by The Rochester News Company, Rochester, N.Y. Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin."
  • Propeller in the Ice, off Buffalo Light
    Image       "402 - Propeller in the Ice, off Buffalo Light" "Instantaneous Marine Views Lake, River & Harbor." "Photographed by C. L. Pond, Buffalo, N.Y."
    Image     "402 - Propeller in the Ice, off Buffalo Light" "Instantaneous Marine Views Lake, River & Harbor." "Photographed by C. L. Pond, Buffalo, N.Y."
  • On the River
    Image       On the River
    Image     On the River
  • Ohio. Sandusky. Coal Docks. (July 1929)
    Imagecomment       "Ohio. Sandusky. Coal Docks. (July 1929)" "Do Sd Y" "New York State Education Department. Visual Instruction Division Negative No." Handwritten: "A14210"
    Imagecomment     "Ohio. Sandusky. Coal Docks. (July 1929)" "Do Sd Y" "New York State Education Department. Visual Instruction Division Negative No." Handwritten: "A14210"
  • Ohio. Cleveland. Numerous Lake Vessels in Inner Harbor (1919)
    Image       "Ohio. Cleveland. Numerous Lake Vessels in Inner Harbor (1919)" "New York State Education Department. Visual Instruction Division. Negative No. B13704"
    Image     "Ohio. Cleveland. Numerous Lake Vessels in Inner Harbor (1919)" "New York State Education Department. Visual Instruction Division. Negative No. B13704"
  • Harbor Scene, Buffalo N.Y.
    Image       "Harbor Scene, Buffalo N.Y."
    Image     "Harbor Scene, Buffalo N.Y."
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
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