The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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The Wreck Of The Walk-in-the-water, Pioneer Steamboat On The Western Lakes 
Web site/pageText  1902 
"Incidents In The Life Of Mr. Eber Ward, Father Of Capt. E B. Ward Of Steamboat Fame As Related To Mrs. E. M. S. Stewart In The Summer Of 1852" 
Web site/pageText  1818 
"The Old Black Rock Ferry" 
Web site/pageText  14 Dec 1863 
Early Days On The Lakes, With An Account Of The Cholera Visitation Of 1832 
Web site/pageText  1902 
"The Grain Elevators of Buffalo" 
Web site/pageText  Jan 1879 
Diving With & Without Armor 
Text  1859 
Toronto of Old 
Web site/pageText  1873  The four chapters from the volume that deal with the early history of shipping into the Toronto harbour.
History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan 
Web site/pageText  1890 
History of Chicago 
Web site/pageText  1884  Sections of the book that cover the Chicago harbour
Around the Lakes 
TextImage  1894  ...X13 105x24 173x32 77x19 57x16 198x37 324x42 74x19 196x36 134X25 209x34 139x26 275x42 46x10 137x26 105x24 151x31 186x25 136x26 119x26 65x16 267x38 193X37 76x15 100x19 136x26 68x15 54x12 62x14 260x53 264x53 132x26 21X 9 60X20 54XT3 133X25 45X12 187x32 198x26 222X35 46xlO 182x30 119X26 64x18 50x18 112X...
American Steam Vessels 
Text  1895 
Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto 
Web site/pageText  1896  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.
Prominent Men of the Great Lakes 
Web site/pageNewspapersText  2 Oct 1897 - 2 Jul 1898 
History of the Great Lakes. Volume I 
Web site/pageText  1898 
History of the Great Lakes. Volume II 
Web site/pageText  1898 
A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River 
Web site/pageText  1911  ... York State. Early Passenger Men and Ways 119 Chap. XII.-First Railways to Lewiston. Expansion Required. The Renown of the Let-Her-B. A Critic of Plimsoll 134 Chap. XIII.-Winter and Whisky in Scotland. Rail Arrives at Lewiston Dock. How Cibola got Her Name. On the U. E. Loyalist Route. Ongiara...
"Until Further Notice": The Royal Mail Line and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence River, 1838-1875 
Web site/pageText  1983  This is essentially the thesis that was submitted to the Department of History at Queen's University for the degree of Masters of Arts in 1983. Chapter 5 is slightly revised based on the minor revisions in its published form as "The Canadian Navigation Company, 1861-1875" FreshWater, v. 1, n. 1...
Life and Death on the Ocean Wave 
Web site/pageText  1992 
The St. Lawrence River Canals Vessel 
Web site/pageText  1957 
The Seabird: An Historical Essay 
Web site/pageText  2006 
Steamboat Promotion and Changing Technology: the Careers of James Sutherland and the Magnet 
Web site/pageText  1985 
The Frontenac: A Reappraisal 
Web site/pageText  1987  This article appears on the 'net essentially as it originally appeared in FreshWater, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer 1987): 28-39. A few of the notes have been altered to reflect the change of name of the National Archives of Canada (NAC) from the Public Archives of Canada (PAC), and the subsequent...
The First Generation of Marine Engines in Central Canadian Steamers, 1809-1837 
Web site/pageNewspapersText  Apr 1997  ... involved in the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railway, and, it is reputed that the Dorchester, that company's first locomotive, was re-assembled by its British engineer in their shops. (119) Upper Canada Although before 1838 the trade in marine engines was dominated by the Eagle and St. Mary...
The First Propellers at Kingston 
Web site/pageText  Sep 1987  "Before 1841 propeller-driven steamboats were virtually unknown on the Great Lakes. Suddenly, that summer, propellers (as they came to be better known) began to enter the waters of Lake Ontario at Kingston. Before the Vandalia appeared on her trial trips in late November, at least four propellers...
Hamilton Harbour, 1826-1901 
Web site/pageText  2001  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...

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