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, 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 Provincial Marine was ...
    Text  Malcomson, Robert, 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 ...
  • Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes W aterway, 1848-1900
    Text  Camu, Pierre, 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 empty lifeboats. ...
    Text  Camu, Pierre, 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 ...
  • "Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
    Text  Malcomson, Robert, 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 development, ...
    Text  Malcomson, Robert, 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 ...
  • CONISCLIFFE HALL on Lake Ontario near the False Duck Islands
    Image       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.
    Image     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.
  • Northumberland
    Image       Photograph of NORTHUMBERLAND on the Lakes.
    Image     Photograph of NORTHUMBERLAND on the Lakes.
  • T.J. Waffle (1914)
    Shipcomment       Official No.: 130767; 105x23x8 Owned by T.J. & W.J. Waffle, Smiths Falls 1915; to A. Foster, Smiths Falls 1916; J. Swift & Co., Kingston 1919. Engine 12x14 from "Edmond". Steam barge (coal). Sank 22/09/19 en route Fairhaven, N.Y.-Kingston, 8 killed. ; Final Location: Lake Ontario, Foundered
    Shipcomment     Official No.: 130767; 105x23x8 Owned by T.J. & W.J. Waffle, Smiths Falls 1915; to A. Foster, Smiths Falls 1916; J. Swift & Co., Kingston 1919. Engine 12x14 from "Edmond". Steam ...
  • Maplegulf (1889)
    Ship       Other Names: Pawnee; Official No.: 141752; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1919) as Pawnee 175x32x13 Owned by T. R. Enderby, Montreal. Engine 22-44x40 (maker unknown). Broke back in gale 15/11/20 Lake Ontario, abandoned. ; Final Location: Lake Ontario, Wrecked
    Ship     Other Names: Pawnee; Official No.: 141752; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1919) as Pawnee 175x32x13 Owned by T. R. Enderby, Montreal. Engine 22-44x40 (maker unknown). Broke back in gale 15/11/20 Lake Ontario, ...
  • Adiramled (1866)
    Ship       Official No.: 130922; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1912) 198x27x11 Owned by Lachine Transportation & Coal Co. Built by Quayle & Martin, Cleveland 1866. Engine by Cuyahoga Steam Boiler Works. Coal trade. Sank near Stony Island, Lake Ontario: "unseaworthy and overloaded with deck cargo". ; Final Location: Lake Ontario, Foundered
    Ship     Official No.: 130922; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1912) 198x27x11 Owned by Lachine Transportation & Coal Co. Built by Quayle & Martin, Cleveland 1866. Engine by Cuyahoga Steam Boiler Works. Coal trade. ...
  • Admiral D.D. Porter (1864)
    Ship       Official No.: 74376; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1877) Later Registration: U.S.A. (1889) First Rebuild: Official Number: 74376 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 111 x 21 -- 141 tons Rebuilt: Quebec, Quebec, Canada in 1878 Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Rebuilt: Kingston, Ontario, Canada 111x21x10 Owned by H. Jewell, Port Robinson Ont. 1877; W. Tait, ...
    Ship     Official No.: 74376; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1877) Later Registration: U.S.A. (1889) First Rebuild: Official Number: 74376 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 111 x 21 -- 141 tons Rebuilt: Quebec, Quebec, Canada in ...
  • City of New York (1863)
    Ship       Official No.: 116393; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1904) 136x27x12 Owned by G. Wilkinson, Sarnia; to J. Glass, Sarnia 1906; G. Plunkett et al., Cobourg 1907; J. Richardson & Sons, Kingston 1910; to Lakeshore Sand & Gravel Co., Toronto 1911; to F. H. Randall, Kingston 1921. Built by S. Presley, Cleveland Ohio ...
    Ship     Official No.: 116393; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1904) 136x27x12 Owned by G. Wilkinson, Sarnia; to J. Glass, Sarnia 1906; G. Plunkett et al., Cobourg 1907; J. Richardson & Sons, Kingston 1910; ...
  • Frank C. Barnes (1869)
    Ship       Official No.: 116386; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1906) 66x16x8 Owned by Thunder Bay Contracting Co. (J. Whalen), Port Arthur; to Canada Towing & Wrecking Co., to Canada Steamship Lines 1915. Built by Thorsen & Co., Manistee Mich. 1869. Engine 18x18 (maker unknown). Lost without trace 02/11/15 Lake Ontario, 6 killed. ; ...
    Ship     Official No.: 116386; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1906) 66x16x8 Owned by Thunder Bay Contracting Co. (J. Whalen), Port Arthur; to Canada Towing & Wrecking Co., to Canada Steamship Lines 1915. Built ...
  • James H. Shrigley (1881)
    Ship       Official No.: 134512; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1915) 171x31x12 Owned by W.C. Thompson, Port Arthur 1915; C.A. Barnard, Montreal 1921. Built by Milwaukee Dockyard Co. 1881. Engine 19-40x30 from Philadelphia. Sank 18/08/20 Lake Ontario. ; Final Location: Lake Ontario, Foundered
    Ship     Official No.: 134512; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1915) 171x31x12 Owned by W.C. Thompson, Port Arthur 1915; C.A. Barnard, Montreal 1921. Built by Milwaukee Dockyard Co. 1881. Engine 19-40x30 from Philadelphia. Sank ...
  • John Hickler (1876)
    Ship       Official No.: 74225; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1876) 55x15x5 Owned by W. McRae, Montreal. Built by J. LeRoch, Buffalo N.Y. 1876. Engine 14x16 by Sutton Bros., Buffalo. Tug. Sank in storm 17/11/79 Lake Ontario. ; Final Location: Lake Ontario, Foundered
    Ship     Official No.: 74225; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1876) 55x15x5 Owned by W. McRae, Montreal. Built by J. LeRoch, Buffalo N.Y. 1876. Engine 14x16 by Sutton Bros., Buffalo. Tug. Sank in storm ...
  • The CHICORA on Lake Ontario
    Image       Strohmeyer & Wyman Publishers, New York, NY; Sold only by Underwood & Underwood New York, London, Toronto Canada, Ottawa, Kansas
    Image     Strohmeyer & Wyman Publishers, New York, NY; Sold only by Underwood & Underwood New York, London, Toronto Canada, Ottawa, Kansas
  • The CHICORA on Lake Ontario
    Image       A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River by Barlow Cumberland ...
    Image     A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River by Barlow Cumberland ...
  • Niagara Navigation Coy.'s Steamer "Chicora"
    Imagecomment       "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"
    Imagecomment     "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       "Niagara Navigation Co.'s Steamers, Lewiston to Toronto" Reverse: "22722" Postmarked: "Attica, NY, 27 Feb 1913, 5 PM"
    Image     "Niagara Navigation Co.'s Steamers, Lewiston to Toronto" Reverse: "22722" Postmarked: "Attica, NY, 27 Feb 1913, 5 PM"
  • Steamer Chicora
    Image       Steamer Chicora
    Image     Steamer Chicora
  • R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Kingston"
    Image       Reverse: "Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
    Image     Reverse: "Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Montreal and Toronto Printed in Great Britain"
  • R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Toronto"
    Imagecomment       "R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Toronto"; "100634" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Montreal and Toronto, Printed in Great Britain"; "Souvenir Post Card"
    Imagecomment     "R. and O. Navigation Co.'s Steamer "Toronto"; "100634" Reverse: "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Montreal and Toronto, Printed in Great Britain"; "Souvenir Post Card"
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