The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Steamer "Western World" 
Image  Orr, J. W., Steamer "Western World", "Steamer "Western World"," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856  Woodcut engraving of the Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit. Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
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"
"Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813 
Text  Malcomson, Robert, "Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2001, 25-37  After applauding land successes at Detroit and Queenston, Strachan condemned the inability of the Provincial Marine to operate as an effective naval force, an opinion shared by Sir George Prevost and other key British officers. The opinion of at least one individual on the quarterdeck of the...
"This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850 
Text  McIntyre, Kyle, "This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1998, 39-49  The broadsheets and nautical journals of the mid-nineteenth century register shipwrecks with the same detachment that can be read in the daily traffic reports of a contemporary newspaper. The human elements in the events are downplayed and the material costs neatly summarized as insurance...
The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914 
Text  Bogue, Margaret Beattie, "The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 1-21  Neglected in the history of the Canadian-American experience on Great Lakes waters, the acerbic and at times violent interaction between American commercial fishers and defenders of Canadian fish resources deserves attention. As tenders of the nets competed for the rich harvests of the Inland...
Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes W aterway, 1848-1900 
Text  Camu, Pierre, "Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes W aterway, 1848-1900," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1996, 43-66  There is quite a literature about shipwrecks at sea or in the confined waters of gulfs, deltas or rivers. Indeed, wrecks have long exerted a fascination because of their spectacular results, often involving losses of vessels and lives and leaving as mute testimony smashed ships, floating debris or...
The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903 
Text  Meehan, O. M., "The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2004, 1-24  Chapter 1 of O. M. Meehan, The Canadian Hydrographic Service From the time of its Inception in 1883 to the end of the Second World War The Georgian Bay Survey Under Staff Commander J.G. Boulton, RN, 1883-1893 Canada's First Hydrographic Surveyor Preliminary in vestigations and Surveys in ...
The Pilot of La Salle's Griffon 
Text  Calnan, Joe, "The Pilot of La Salle's Griffon," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2013, 213-238  The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) had a small rigged sailing coaster built in 1679 to travel between the Niagara River and Lake Michigan. La Salle hired a qualified and experienced pilot to conduct the vessel on these waters, but within nine months of starting on the...
Str. Chippewa, Sandusky, Put-In-Bay, Lakeside Route 
Image  c 1922  Coloured postcard of the Sandusky and Islands Steamboat Co. paddlewheeler CHIPPEWA on the Sandusky - Put-In-Bay route. The image may possibly date from the 1913-22 period when she was owned by the Arnold Transit Company. Divided back linen postcard. Postally unused. "Str. Chippewa, Sandusky,...
"North Land" on Lake Erie 
Image  1907  Postcard of the Northern Steamship Company steamboat NORTH LAND on Lake Erie Undivided back postcard. Postmarked Elyria, OH, 23 Oct 1907 ""North Land" on Lake Erie" Reverse: "No. 1207 G. B. S. Stapleton, Pub., Cleveland, O. Made in Germany"
S. S. "Western States", D. & B. Line 
ImageComments  c1907  Coloured postcard of the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company steamboat WESTERN STATES. The card identifies it as running in the Detroit and Buffalo Line Uneven divided back. Postmarked Windsor, ON, 12 Jul 191[?]
Moonlight View of D. & C. Steamer City of Cleveland 
Image  c1907  Coloured postcard of a moonlit night cruise of the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company steamboat CITY OF CLEVELAND. Divided back. Postmarked Cleveland, Ohio, 17 Sep 1908 "Moonlight View of D. & C. Steamer City of Cleveland"
Steamer City of Cleveland, D & C Line 
ImageComments  1907  Coloured postcard of the Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Company steamboat CITY OF CLEVELAND on Lake Erie Divided back postcard. Postmarked Detroit, MI, 1908(?) "Steamer City of Cleveland, D & C Line" Reverse: "The new D & C. Line Steamer City of Cleveland is the masterpiece of modern marine...
C. & B. Line, Steamer City of Erie, Daily between Cleveland and Buffalo 
Image  c1907  Coloured postcard of the Cleveland & Buffalo Line steamboat CITY OF ERIE on Lake Erie. The mark on the reverse is that of the C & B Line. Divided back postcard. Postmarked Buffalo, NY, 1 Jul 1911 "C. & B. Line, Steamer City of Erie, Daily between Cleveland and Buffalo"
A Night Scene on Lake Erie 
Image  c1907  Coloured postcard of two paddlewheeled steamboats on Lake Erie that has been tinted to appear as a moonlit night with the searchlights on. A third steamboat is in the background to the right. A man in a small rowboat is in the lower front left. The leftmost steamboat appears to be a Detroit...
Str. Seeandbee 
ImageComments  c1917  Coloured linen postcard of the Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Company steamboat SEEANDBEE on Lake Erie Divided back postcard. Postmarked Cleveland, 10 Sep 1921 "71060 Str. Seeandbee Length 500 feet - breadth 98 feet 6 inches - 510 staterooms - speed 22 miles per hour" Reverse: "Phostint" Made only by...

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