The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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  • "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 ...
  • Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes Waterway, 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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. ...
  • 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.
  • Accident
    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 30 May 1826    

    ACCIDENT.-- We understand that a durham boat, engaged in the forwarding business of Messrs. Hooker & Henderson, of Prescott, on her way to Montreal last week, about 20 miles below this place, run against a pier built in the river near the Canada shore, and sunk. The boat was laden ...

    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 30 May 1826  

    ACCIDENT.-- We understand that a durham boat, engaged in the forwarding business of Messrs. Hooker & Henderson, of Prescott, on her way to Montreal last week, about 20 miles below ...

  • C.N. Pratt (1881)
    Ship       Other Names: C.W. Chamberlain (1886); Glenarm; Official No.: 80574; First Rebuild: Official Number: 80574 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 127 x 27 -- 385 tons Rebuilt: in 1890 127x27x10 Owned by C. Modderl, Windsor Ont. 1886; International Wrecking Co., Windsor 1895; C. Beck, Penetanguishene 1901; Midland Transportation Co. 1914; to James Swift ...
    Ship     Other Names: C.W. Chamberlain (1886); Glenarm; Official No.: 80574; First Rebuild: Official Number: 80574 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 127 x 27 -- 385 tons Rebuilt: in 1890 127x27x10 Owned by C. ...
  • Cuba (1875)
    Ship       Official No.: 71153; First Rebuild: Official Number: 71153 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 141 x 26 -- 576 tons Rebuilt: in 1877 Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Rebuilt: Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada 141x26x12 Owned by J. Proctor, Hamilton 1875; S. Crangle, Hamilton 1877; J. Ewart, Cobourg 1886; Montreal & Chicago Merchants' Shipping Co. ...
    Ship     Official No.: 71153; First Rebuild: Official Number: 71153 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 141 x 26 -- 576 tons Rebuilt: in 1877 Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Screw Rebuilt: Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada 141x26x12 ...
  • CORINTHIAN in rapids of the Saint Lawrence River
    Image       J. G. Parks, Photographer, 195 1/2 St. James Street, Montreal.
    Image     J. G. Parks, Photographer, 195 1/2 St. James Street, Montreal.
  • Steamer ALGERIAN Running Long Sault Rapids, St. Lawrence River
    Image       Steamer ALGERIAN Running Long Sault Rapids, St. Lawrence River; 100346; on reverse: Valentines Series; Souvenir Post Card.
    Image     Steamer ALGERIAN Running Long Sault Rapids, St. Lawrence River; 100346; on reverse: Valentines Series; Souvenir Post Card.
  • ALGERIAN Running the Lachine Rapids on the St. Lawrence River
    Imagecomment       Published by the American News Company, New York, Leipzig, Berlin and Dresden; Litho-Chrone (Trade-Mark); 93462
    Imagecomment     Published by the American News Company, New York, Leipzig, Berlin and Dresden; Litho-Chrone (Trade-Mark); 93462
  • Lachine Rapids
    Image       Greeting from Montreal; Lachine Rapids; Emil Pinkau & Co. A-G, Leipsic; Private Post Card
    Image     Greeting from Montreal; Lachine Rapids; Emil Pinkau & Co. A-G, Leipsic; Private Post Card
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