The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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  • 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 ...
  • Two Ships - Two Flags:
the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761
    Text  Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55     In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two of the ships (l'Outaouaise and l'Iroquoise) were launched and put into service on the river and on Lake Ontario. In ...
    Text  Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55   In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two ...
  • The spars of the sunken EASTCLIFFE HALL
    Image       The spars of the sunken EASTCLIFFE HALL can be seen against the hull of the lighter MAPLEHEATH in this Sept. 16, 1970 photo. Assisting are DANIEL McALLISTER and CAPT. M. B. DONNELLY
    Image     The spars of the sunken EASTCLIFFE HALL can be seen against the hull of the lighter MAPLEHEATH in this Sept. 16, 1970 photo. Assisting are DANIEL McALLISTER and CAPT. M. ...
  • ALEXANDRIA upbound in the St. Lawrence canals
    Image       ALEXANDRIA is upbound in the St. Lawrence canals in this photo taken very near the end of her active life.
    Image     ALEXANDRIA is upbound in the St. Lawrence canals in this photo taken very near the end of her active life.
  • SAND MERCHANT upbound in the Galops section of the Williamsburg Canal, St. Lawrence River.
    Image       This is SAND MERCHANT as she appeared at the time of her loss. Photo from the collection of Capt. John Leonard shows her upbound in the Galops section of the Williamsburg Canal, St. Lawrence River.
    Image     This is SAND MERCHANT as she appeared at the time of her loss. Photo from the collection of Capt. John Leonard shows her upbound in the Galops section of the ...
  • ROTHESAY on the upper St. Lawrence River
    Image       This is ROTHESAY as she looked in service on the upper St. Lawrence River during the period 1881 through 1889.
    Image     This is ROTHESAY as she looked in service on the upper St. Lawrence River during the period 1881 through 1889.
  • Kipawa
    Image       Photograph of KIPAWA showing her downbound in the Galops Canal.
    Image     Photograph of KIPAWA showing her downbound in the Galops Canal.
  • Britamoco
    Image       Photograph of British American Oil Company Limited tanker BRITAMOCO passing the Long Sault Rapids in the St. Lawrence River.
    Image     Photograph of British American Oil Company Limited tanker BRITAMOCO passing the Long Sault Rapids in the St. Lawrence River.
  • Salvage Monarch, W. W. Holloway and M. McAllister in Iroquois Lock
    Image       Photograph of W. W. HOLLOWAY being towed uno the Iroquois Lock by SALVAGE MONARCH and M. McALLISTER.
    Image     Photograph of W. W. HOLLOWAY being towed uno the Iroquois Lock by SALVAGE MONARCH and M. McALLISTER.
  • Algerian
    Image       Photograph of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company steamboat ALGERIAN in the Long Sault Rapids.
    Image     Photograph of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company steamboat ALGERIAN in the Long Sault Rapids.
  • C.H. Houston with a load of pulpwood
    Image       Photograph of the C. H. HOUSON in wartime grey livery, upbound with a load of pulpwood in the St. Lawrence River.
    Image     Photograph of the C. H. HOUSON in wartime grey livery, upbound with a load of pulpwood in the St. Lawrence River.
  • Brown Beaver
    Image       Photograph of BROWN BEAVER upbound above old Lock 20, west of Cornwall.
    Image     Photograph of BROWN BEAVER upbound above old Lock 20, west of Cornwall.
  • 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 ...

  • Britannic Unloading at wharf
    Image       Photograph of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC at a wharf on the St. Lawrence River under the command of Captain Raoul Lalonde.
    Image     Photograph of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC at a wharf on the St. Lawrence River under the command of Captain Raoul Lalonde.
  • Captain Raoul Lalonde on the Britannic
    Image       Photograph of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing in front of the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. Two other crew can been seen inside the wheelhouse. Two passengers sit on chairs on the forward promenade deck.
    Image     Photograph of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing in front of the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. Two other crew can been seen inside the wheelhouse. Two ...
  • Captain Raoul Lalonde on the Britannic
    Image       Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing beside the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. In the background can be seen the walking beam engine and the davits for one of the lifeboats.
    Image     Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing beside the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. In the background can be seen the walking beam engine and the ...
  • Captain Raoul Lalonde on the Britannic
    Image       Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing alongside another crew member of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. In the background is probably the approaches to one of the St. Lawrence canal locks.
    Image     Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing alongside another crew member of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. In the background is probably the approaches to one of the ...
  • Group on the Britannic
    Image       Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing in the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. In front of him are a group of passengers and a uniformed crew member.
    Image     Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing in the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. In front of him are a group of passengers and a uniformed ...
  • Britannic in a lock
    Image       Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing outside the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. The steamboat appears to be in one of the locks of the St. Lawrence canals.
    Image     Snapshot of Captain Raoul Lalonde standing outside the wheelhouse of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Company steamboat BRITANNIC. The steamboat appears to be in one of the locks of the ...
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