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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.
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849     Gale on Lake Ontario _____

    There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario on Friday and Saturday last, which did much damage. The steamer Lady of the Lake, which left Lewiston at 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon, broke her shaft at 10 the same night. The Captain threw over ...

    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849   Gale on Lake Ontario _____

    There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario on Friday and Saturday last, which did much damage. The steamer Lady of the Lake, which ...

  • Young Lion, Tug to Jura, Receipt
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  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText  New York Gazette, 28 Nov 1820, p. 2     From the Sackets Harbor Gazette, Nov. 17.

    GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO--On Saturday evening the 11th inst. a gale of wind commenced from the N.E. accompanied with snow, which increased, during Sunday, to a degree exceeding anything known before on Lake Ontario. On Monday morning the 13th, ...

    NewspaperText  New York Gazette, 28 Nov 1820, p. 2   From the Sackets Harbor Gazette, Nov. 17.

    GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO--On Saturday evening the 11th inst. a gale of wind commenced from the N.E. accompanied with snow, which increased, during ...

  • Fatal Accident
    NewspaperText       Fatal Accident Archibald Woods of Lindsay, Canada Lost Overboard

    About nine o'clock yesterday morning as the Schooner Philo Bennett, was on her way from Deseronto to Oswego a young man named Archibald Woods was lost overboard.

    Captain Eccles gives us the following ...

    NewspaperText     Fatal Accident Archibald Woods of Lindsay, Canada Lost Overboard

    About nine o'clock yesterday morning as the Schooner Philo Bennett, was on her way from Deseronto to Oswego a young man ...

  • Schooner W. S. Malcolm Waterlogged
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    Schooner W. S. Malcolm Waterlogged- Strange conduct of the Captain and four of the Crew. - Capt. Smith, of the schooner Kyle Spangler, which arrived here last night, reports to us he found the schooner W.S. Malcolm, Capt. Barck, with a cargo of lumber for this port, waterlogged, ...

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    Schooner W. S. Malcolm Waterlogged- Strange conduct of the Captain and four of the Crew. - Capt. Smith, of the schooner Kyle Spangler, which arrived here last night, reports to ...

  • Handsome Sight
    NewspaperText  Oswego Daily Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 27 Apr 1869    

    Handsome Sight. - Early this morning the lake presented as fine a sight as it has ever been our privilege to witness. The water was perfectly calm and its surface shone like polished glass, while some forty or more outward bound vessels lay becalmed, waiting for a breeze to spring ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Daily Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 27 Apr 1869  

    Handsome Sight. - Early this morning the lake presented as fine a sight as it has ever been our privilege to witness. The water was perfectly calm and its surface ...

  • The Schooner Hastings
    NewspaperText  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 6 Dec 1867    

    The Schooner Hastings. - For the past two or three days we have been forborne allusion to the case of the Hastings, Captain Chalmer's vessel, being extremely unwilling to increase the anxiety of those whose friends made up her crew, and furthermore, hoping to hear of her safety. A week ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 6 Dec 1867  

    The Schooner Hastings. - For the past two or three days we have been forborne allusion to the case of the Hastings, Captain Chalmer's vessel, being extremely unwilling to increase ...

  • The Hastings Disaster
    NewspaperText  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Apr 1868    

    The Hastings Disaster. - Peter Gilbert, of Sandy Creek, a sailor on the Corsair, now in port, loading for the upper lakes, relates that Stephen Wood, of Sandy Creek, early one morning late in the fall, on going out, saw a schooner apparently about a mile and a half out, ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Apr 1868  

    The Hastings Disaster. - Peter Gilbert, of Sandy Creek, a sailor on the Corsair, now in port, loading for the upper lakes, relates that Stephen Wood, of Sandy Creek, early ...

  • Shipwreck on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 9 Aug 1837    

    Shipwreck on Lake Ontario-- The schr. Josephine capt. Hart of Oswego, arrived at the mouth of the Genesee yesterday, reports that on Monday, between Oak Orchard Creek and Eighteen Mile Creek about five miles from the shore, he discovered a vessel laying broad side, and nearly all under ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 9 Aug 1837  

    Shipwreck on Lake Ontario-- The schr. Josephine capt. Hart of Oswego, arrived at the mouth of the Genesee yesterday, reports that on Monday, between Oak Orchard Creek and Eighteen Mile ...

  • The Phantom Bark
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 26 May 1871    

    *The C.N. Johnson (U.S.#4547) was built in 1856 by Bidwell & Banta of Buffalo. It was 138 feet log, 26 foot beam and 11-foot hold, 288 gross tons and 273 net tons. It foundered on Oct. 16, 1895 at Bar Point near Amherstburg, Ont., on Lake Erie with a cargo ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 26 May 1871  

    *The C.N. Johnson (U.S.#4547) was built in 1856 by Bidwell & Banta of Buffalo. It was 138 feet log, 26 foot beam and 11-foot hold, 288 gross tons and 273 ...

  • Chart of Lake Ontario
    Image       Chart of Lake Ontario From Actual Survey by Augustus Ford U.S.N. Entered according to Act of congress in the Year 1836 by Augustus Ford in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern District of New York N. Curriers, Lith 148 Nassau St. N.Y.
    Image     Chart of Lake Ontario From Actual Survey by Augustus Ford U.S.N. Entered according to Act of congress in the Year 1836 by Augustus Ford in the Clerk's Office of the ...
  • Collision Of Two Steamers On The Lake
    TextNewspaper  St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), 31 Jul 1862    

    Collision Of Two Steamers On The Lake - At an early hour yesterday morning, the steamers Empress and Passport, both belonging to the Royal Mail Line, came into collision on Lake Ontario, some distance above Kingston. A thick fog then prevailed. The Empress was bound for Montreal, and ...

    TextNewspaper  St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), 31 Jul 1862  

    Collision Of Two Steamers On The Lake - At an early hour yesterday morning, the steamers Empress and Passport, both belonging to the Royal Mail Line, came into collision on ...

  • The Steamer “Zimmerman”
    TextNewspaper  St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), 10 Apr 1862    

    The Steamer "Zimmerman". Parties in this vicinity, desirous of travelling to Toronto by water, can do so during the summer months by the steamer Zimmerman, which has already commenced her regular daily trips between that city and Niagara. Cooke's line of stages will run from this town ...

    TextNewspaper  St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), 10 Apr 1862  

    The Steamer "Zimmerman". Parties in this vicinity, desirous of travelling to Toronto by water, can do so during the summer months by the steamer Zimmerman, which has already commenced her ...

  • Cataract
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 5 Jul 1847, p. 2    

    The Cataract is the name of Capt. Van Cleve's new boat on Lake Ontario. She is said to be in every respect one of the most splendid steamers ever on Lake Ontario.

    ...
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 5 Jul 1847, p. 2  

    The Cataract is the name of Capt. Van Cleve's new boat on Lake Ontario. She is said to be in every respect one of the most splendid steamers ever on ...

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