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  • “A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376     The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in the 1830s and 1840s. This recently discovered cache of letters ...
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376   The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats ...
  • NEW YORK CITY
    Image       NEW YORK CITY: With a trail of black oily smoke behind her, as she gets underway from Montreal, on a Saturday afternoon in June, downriver and overseas.
    Image     NEW YORK CITY: With a trail of black oily smoke behind her, as she gets underway from Montreal, on a Saturday afternoon in June, downriver and overseas.
  • M.S. PILSUDSKI
    Image       M.S. PILSUDSKI. Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 20, 1936. View taken from deck of C.P. S.S. Duchess of Atholl.
    Image     M.S. PILSUDSKI. Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 20, 1936. View taken from deck of C.P. S.S. Duchess of Atholl.
  • INDIA unloads grain at Montreal
    Image       INDIA unloads grain at a Montreal elevator. The date would be about 1921.
    Image     INDIA unloads grain at a Montreal elevator. The date would be about 1921.
  • Oakbay
    Image       Photograph of the OAKBAY at Montreal.
    Image     Photograph of the OAKBAY at Montreal.
  • Henry C. Daryaw
    Image       Photograph of the HENRY C. DARYAW at with a view of her deck crane.
    Image     Photograph of the HENRY C. DARYAW at with a view of her deck crane.
  • Senator Derbyshire, Cabot and James W. Follette in layup
    Image       Photograph of the SENATOR DERBYSHIRE (left), CABOTIA and JAMES W. FOLLETTE (right) in winter layup.
    Image     Photograph of the SENATOR DERBYSHIRE (left), CABOTIA and JAMES W. FOLLETTE (right) in winter layup.
  • Kingston
    Image       Engraving of the KINGSTON with appeared in an 1870s travel guide.
    Image     Engraving of the KINGSTON with appeared in an 1870s travel guide.
  • Canoe, Manifest, 6 Jun 1802
    Text       owned by Josiah Bleakley
    Text     owned by Josiah Bleakley
  • Canoe, Manifest, 17 Jun 1804
    Text       Master: Etienne Latreaux
    Text     Master: Etienne Latreaux
  • Boat, Manifest, 11 Jul 1820
    Text       Master: William Wallace Mathews
    Text     Master: William Wallace Mathews
  • Montreal Transportation Co., 1868-1921
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  • Quick Trip
    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 3 Jul 1850, p. 1, column 7     Quick Trip

    The Propeller Ontario made the passage from Montreal to Quebec [sic: probably meant New York] in twelve days.--She took on board at Erie, some 300 tons of coal, and had 100 tons remaining on her arrival at New york. We understand her owner intends to take the Propeller ...

    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 3 Jul 1850, p. 1, column 7   Quick Trip

    The Propeller Ontario made the passage from Montreal to Quebec [sic: probably meant New York] in twelve days.--She took on board at Erie, some 300 tons of coal, ...

  • How To Get Down the St. Lawrence
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 16 Apr 1850     How To Get Down the St. Lawrence

    The free navigation of the St. Lawrence for American mercantile vessels, is all moonshine, if what follows is true. A Canadian correspondent of the Albany Argus, thus shows up the folly of expecting extensive trade through that source, by sea-going ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 16 Apr 1850   How To Get Down the St. Lawrence

    The free navigation of the St. Lawrence for American mercantile vessels, is all moonshine, if what follows is true. A Canadian correspondent of ...

  • A Very Important Matter
    NewspaperText  Rochester Union & Advertiser (Rochester, NY), 17 Jun 1874     A VERY IMPORTANT MATTER SALE OF THE CANADIAN STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S STEAMERS ATHENIAN AND ABYSSINIAN NO STEAMERS TO RUN ON THE COAST THIS SEASON THE EFFECT OF THE STOPPAGE

    Negotiations which have been on foot for some time for the sale of the Canadian Steam ...

    NewspaperText  Rochester Union & Advertiser (Rochester, NY), 17 Jun 1874   A VERY IMPORTANT MATTER SALE OF THE CANADIAN STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S STEAMERS ATHENIAN AND ABYSSINIAN NO STEAMERS TO RUN ON THE COAST THIS SEASON THE EFFECT OF THE STOPPAGE

    Negotiations ...

  • Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), 8 Oct 1828
    TextNewspaper      

    Kingston, October 15th - One of the most severe gales that we ever experienced commenced about 12 o'clock on Sunday night, and continued until Monday evening. At two o'clock, P.M. on Monday, the darkness was such as to oblige us to light candles in our office, and about the same ...

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    Kingston, October 15th - One of the most severe gales that we ever experienced commenced about 12 o'clock on Sunday night, and continued until Monday evening. At two o'clock, P.M. ...

  • Mona (1889)
    Ship       Official No.: 94873; 54x13x6 Owned by W. H. Davis, Ottawa. Built by Cantin, Montreal 1889. Engine 10x10 by builder. Tug.
    Ship     Official No.: 94873; 54x13x6 Owned by W. H. Davis, Ottawa. Built by Cantin, Montreal 1889. Engine 10x10 by builder. Tug.
  • Monitor (1899)
    Ship       Other Names: Jean T.; Official No.: 107891; 61x17x7 Owned by J. & R. Weir, Montreal 1901; to Dominion Government 1903. Built by J. & R. Weir, Montreal 1899. Engine "three 12in. cylinders x 18in stroke" by builder (per Register). Tug.
    Ship     Other Names: Jean T.; Official No.: 107891; 61x17x7 Owned by J. & R. Weir, Montreal 1901; to Dominion Government 1903. Built by J. & R. Weir, Montreal 1899. Engine "three ...
  • Montarville (1871)
    Ship       First Rebuild: Official Number: 73084 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 151 x 27 -- 269 tons Rebuilt: in 1878 151x27x9 Owned by C. Hurteau, Longueuil Que. 1871; Longueuil Navigation Co. 1873, 1877; Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. 1886. Built by A. Cantin, Montreal and launched 25/07/71. Ferry. Licensed for 100 passengers 1886.
    Ship     First Rebuild: Official Number: 73084 Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 151 x 27 -- 269 tons Rebuilt: in 1878 151x27x9 Owned by C. Hurteau, Longueuil Que. 1871; Longueuil Navigation Co. 1873, 1877; ...
  • Montreal (1819)
    Ship       76x19x6 Owned by Denault, Goodsell & Lester; to J. Molson 1824. Launched 18/08/19. Engine by J. D. Ward, Montreal, to "Lady Colborne". Claimed to be first marine engine built in Canada but was not. Built as Montreal ferry but sometimes to Quebec. Boiler exploded 11/04/27 Longueuil, "made much larger" when ...
    Ship     76x19x6 Owned by Denault, Goodsell & Lester; to J. Molson 1824. Launched 18/08/19. Engine by J. D. Ward, Montreal, to "Lady Colborne". Claimed to be first marine engine built in ...
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