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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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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 ...

    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. ...

  • 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 ...
  • Montreal (1833)
    Ship       96x18x5 Owned by Wait & Fuller, to "Mr. Cushing" 1834; "Union Line" 1843. Built by Shea & Merritt, Montreal and launched May 1833. Engine by Bennett & Henderson, Montreal. Used as Longueuil ferry when new, taken up above Lachine Rapids August 1834; paddles had to be removed to pass Lachine ...
    Ship     96x18x5 Owned by Wait & Fuller, to "Mr. Cushing" 1834; "Union Line" 1843. Built by Shea & Merritt, Montreal and launched May 1833. Engine by Bennett & Henderson, Montreal. Used ...
  • Montreal (1841)
    Ship       248x25x10 (with over paddle boxes 57') Owned Torrance & Molson (joint ownership by two competing firms). Built by T. Boyd, Montreal and launched 21/11/41. Engine(s) 57x120 by St. Marys Foundry, Montreal. "To keep the immense length of the boat in shape, the weight is distributed equally by means of a ...
    Ship     248x25x10 (with over paddle boxes 57') Owned Torrance & Molson (joint ownership by two competing firms). Built by T. Boyd, Montreal and launched 21/11/41. Engine(s) 57x120 by St. Marys Foundry, ...
  • Montreal (1860)
    Ship       Other Names: Beaupre (1902); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 262 x 33 -- 2068 tons Rebuilt: in 1899 262x33x9 Owned by Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.. Built by Bartley & Gilbert, Montreal and launched 17/11/60; much cabin work completed by D. & J. McCarthy, Sorel that winter. Engines (2) 60x96 ...
    Ship     Other Names: Beaupre (1902); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 262 x 33 -- 2068 tons Rebuilt: in 1899 262x33x9 Owned by Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.. Built by Bartley & ...
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