The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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"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...
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...
"Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812 
Text  Malcomson, Robert, "Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, 17-28  From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, the batteau was an essential part of the transportation system. This flat-bottomed boat was a common sight on the lakes and rivers of the wilderness, yet little has been written about it. This article investigates the batteau's...
CONISCLIFFE HALL on Lake Ontario near the False Duck Islands 
Image  15 Oct 1973  CONISCLIFFE HALL, en route to Port Colborne for conversion to a drillrig, is seen on Lake Ontario near the False Duck Islands, October 15, 1973. Wm. Baird Photo - the Kingston Whig-Standard, courtesy Nels Wilson.
Northumberland 
Image    Photograph of NORTHUMBERLAND on the Lakes.
The CHICORA on Lake Ontario 
Image  c 1895  Stereoview of the ex-Civil War blockade runner CHICORA which came to the Great Lakes in 1868. She operated on the upper lakes until being bought by the Niagara Navigation Company and returned to Lake Ontario for the opening of the 1878 season. The combination of Strohmey & Wyman with Underwood and...
The CHICORA on Lake Ontario 
Image  1913  A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River by Barlow Cumberland
Niagara Navigation Coy.'s Steamer "Chicora" 
ImageComments  c 1907  Coloured postcard of the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CHICORA on Lake Ontario "Niagara Navigation Coy.'s Steamer "Chicora" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto; Printed in Great Britain" PostMarked "Toronto, Ont., 1:30 PM, 24 Jul 1908"
Niagara Navigation Co.'s Steamers, Lewiston to Toronto 
Image  c1908  Coloured postcard featuring the Niagara Navigation Company vessels CHICORA, CORONA, CHIPPEWA and CAYUGA "Niagara Navigation Co.'s Steamers, Lewiston to Toronto" Reverse: "22722" Postmarked: "Attica, NY, 27 Feb 1913, 5 PM"
R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Kingston" 
Image  c1907  Coloured postcard of Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat KINGSTON. A small launch can be seen near the KINGSTON's paddlewheel. Postmarked "Kingston, Ont., 14 Jun 1915, 11 am" Reverse: "Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
Sir Thomas Lipton on CHICORA 
Image  1913  Sir Thomas Lipton on the bridge of the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CHICORA. Used in Barlow Cumberland, A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River
Deck of the CHICORA on Lake Ontario 
Image  c 1890  Stereoview of a group of passengers on the promenade deck of the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CHICORA. Publication of this view must have pre-dated the move of Underwood & Underwood's headquarters to New York in 1891. C. Bierstadt, Publisher, Niagara Falls, NY; Sold only by Underwood &...
Niagara Steamer "Chippewa" 
ImageComments  c1925  Coloured postcard of the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CHIPPEWA. Patriotic postcard with a multi-coloured Maple Leaf and "Canada Land of the Maple" in one corner. Postmarked "Niagara Falls 23 Aug 1928" "Niagara Steamer "Chippewa" Reverse: "The Post Card & Greeting Card Co. Ltd., Toronto"...
A Storm on the Lake: Barcarolle for the Pianoforte, A Souvenir of Toronto 
Audio  1884  "A storm on the lake", piano music composed by Wm. Horatio Clarke with an engraving of the yacht ORIOLE on its cover. The piano music is available from the Sheet Music from Canada's Past collection in the Digital Library of Canada at the National Library of Canada "A Storm on the Lake: Barcarolle...
Steamer "Garden City" leaving Toronto 
Image  c. 1908  The Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto Navigation Company steamboat GARDEN CITY on Lake Ontario leaving Toronto An undivided back postcard, postmarked Oshawa, Ont., 13 Sept. 1908 "Steamer "Garden City" leaving Toronto" "101,816" Reverse: " The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and...
Three of the Canada Steamship Company's Fleet. 
Image  c. 1925  Coloured postcard of the Canada Steamship Company's Niagara to Toronto steamboats CAYUGA, CHIPPEWA and CORONA A colour divided back postcard. It is dated 28 May 1925. This is the same image, with the same sailing vessel in the lower right corner, as was used with the Niagara Navigation Company...
"Outward Bound" A Deck Scene on the NRL Steamer "Chippewa" 
Image  c.1909  Passengers on board the deck of the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CHIPPEWA enjoying the passage between Toronto and the Niagara River. A coloured undivided back postcard. It is postmarked Toronto, ON, 12 May 1909. "Outward Bound" A Deck Scene on the NRL Steamer "Chippewa"" Reverse: "The...
CIBOLA on Lake Ontario 
Image  c 1890  Stereoview of the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CIBOLA on Lake Ontario. Publication of this view must have pre-dated the move of Underwood & Underwood's headquarters to New York in 1891. A pen note on the reverse says" bought at the house by C. Hansen May 1891 Price 14 cents" C....
Niagara Nav. Co.'s Steamer "Corona" 
Image  c1908  Coloured postcard featuring the Niagara Navigation Company steamboat CORONA. In the backround are additional steamboats Divided back. Postally unused but "Sept - 12 - 09" is written on the reverse. "Niagara Nav. Co.'s Steamer "Corona"" "101,060" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co....
The Canada Steamship Lines steamboat KINGSTON 
Image  c 1942  A black and white photograph of the Canada Steamship Lines passenger steamboat KINGSTON alongside a long wooden wharf.

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