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  • The Polson Iron Works
    Text  Railway & Marine World (Toronto, ON), Mar 1898, p. 21     The Polson Iron Works.

    This Toronto firm has a lot of marine other work on hand. The principal contract is for a flat-bottomed stern-wheel steamboat for the C.P.R. for use on the Stikine River, & one for another company for the Stewart River, reference to which appears on another ...

    Text  Railway & Marine World (Toronto, ON), Mar 1898, p. 21   The Polson Iron Works.

    This Toronto firm has a lot of marine other work on hand. The principal contract is for a flat-bottomed stern-wheel steamboat for the C.P.R. for use ...

  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText       GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO

    Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date April 18 to a gentleman in tis city.

    There has been a severe gale on our lake. The steamboat United States is up the lake and has been due at this port agreeable to her advertisements three ...

    NewspaperText     GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO

    Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date April 18 to a gentleman in tis city.

    There has been a severe gale on our lake. ...

  • Opening of Business
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    Opening of Business- the Welland canal opens on Monday. This is the great channel of business to the upper lakes from this city. The first Propeller will start for Toronto on the 3rd of April, and from that time, may be dated the commencement of business. In another column will ...

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    Opening of Business- the Welland canal opens on Monday. This is the great channel of business to the upper lakes from this city. The first Propeller will start for Toronto ...

  • Route West Through Oswego
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 17 Apr 1850    

    Route West Through Oswego- There are indications this spring of a very large increase in the forwarding business through this city.-The Canadian trade is finding that it is for its advantage to come this way rather than wait for the opening of the St. Lawrence. The ease with which ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 17 Apr 1850  

    Route West Through Oswego- There are indications this spring of a very large increase in the forwarding business through this city.-The Canadian trade is finding that it is for its ...

  • The Wreck of the Ottawa and the Crusader
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Advertiser, 8 Oct 1864    

    The Wreck of the Ottawa and the Crusader- On Monday last a telegram reached this city announcing that the schooner Ottawa, owned by Card & Page of this place, laden with coal and bound for Toronto was aground and water-logged, two miles west of Whitby, on the Canada shore. The ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Advertiser, 8 Oct 1864  

    The Wreck of the Ottawa and the Crusader- On Monday last a telegram reached this city announcing that the schooner Ottawa, owned by Card & Page of this place, laden ...

  • Lights Ashore Not Visible to Vessel
    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 22 Nov 1913, p. 1     Lights Ashore Not Visible to Vessel _______ Investigation Into Wreck of Turret Chief Shows Boat to Have Been Well Equipped and Seaworthy -- Storm Signals Not Ignored -- Crew's Hardships in Woods. _______

    (Special to The Toronto World).

    KINGSTON, ...

    NewspaperText  Toronto World (Toronto, ON), 22 Nov 1913, p. 1   Lights Ashore Not Visible to Vessel _______ Investigation Into Wreck of Turret Chief Shows Boat to Have Been Well Equipped and Seaworthy -- Storm Signals Not Ignored -- Crew's Hardships ...
  • Investigation Into the Stranding of the Steamship Turret Chief
    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Jan 1914, p. 44     Investigation Into the Stranding of the Steamship Turret Chief

    An investigation into the stranding of the Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation Co's. s.s. Turret Chief in Lake Superior, near Copper harbor, Keweenaw Point, U.S., on Nov. 8, was held at Kingston, Ont., Nov. 21 by ...

    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Jan 1914, p. 44   Investigation Into the Stranding of the Steamship Turret Chief

    An investigation into the stranding of the Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation Co's. s.s. Turret Chief in Lake Superior, near Copper ...

  • The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes
    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Dec 1913, p. 595     The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes

    What is, without doubt, the greatest disaster, or series of disasters, which has ever taken place in connection with the navigation of the Great Lakes, occurred chiefly during Nov. 9, when a severe storm swept the lakes from end to end. ...

    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Dec 1913, p. 595   The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes

    What is, without doubt, the greatest disaster, or series of disasters, which has ever taken place in connection with the navigation of the ...

  • Steamer Huronic is Driven Aground
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 1     Steamer Huronic is Driven Aground _______ Norther Navigation Co.'s Vessel Caught by Storm _______ Said to be No Danger _______ Tomlinson Line Steamer Reported Sunk Off Groscap Point -- Another Steamer Declared to be Aground Off Iroquois Point -- Storm ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 1   Steamer Huronic is Driven Aground _______ Norther Navigation Co.'s Vessel Caught by Storm _______ Said to be No Danger _______ Tomlinson Line Steamer Reported Sunk Off Groscap Point -- Another ...
  • Steamer Hawgood High Up on Shore
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 15     Steamer Hawgood High Up on Shore _______ Ran There in High Water During Storm _______ Anxiety for Schr. Sophie _______ Fears Also for Safety of Crew of Steamer Stranded on Gull Rock == Several Vessels Aground, Including Passenger Steamer ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 15   Steamer Hawgood High Up on Shore _______ Ran There in High Water During Storm _______ Anxiety for Schr. Sophie _______ Fears Also for Safety of Crew of Steamer Stranded on ...
  • Details of Toronto Vessels Wrecked
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3     DETAILS OF TORONTO VESSELS WRECKED _______ Three of Them Swept on Rocks in the Great Storm _______ OWNERS AND OFFICERS _______ A Brother of Engineer Lougheed of the Wexford Leaves for Goderich -- The Merchants' Mutual Line of This City a Heavy ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3   DETAILS OF TORONTO VESSELS WRECKED _______ Three of Them Swept on Rocks in the Great Storm _______ OWNERS AND OFFICERS _______ A Brother of Engineer Lougheed of the Wexford Leaves ...
  • Crew Escapes From the Northern Queen
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2     CREW ESCAPES FROM THE NORTHERN QUEEN _______ Buffalo Vessel Goes Ashore on Kettle Point _______ THE OVERTURNED STEAMER _______ No Positive Identification Has Yet Been Made _______ Story That She is the Regina of Toronto is Told in Port Huron -- ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2   CREW ESCAPES FROM THE NORTHERN QUEEN _______ Buffalo Vessel Goes Ashore on Kettle Point _______ THE OVERTURNED STEAMER _______ No Positive Identification Has Yet Been Made _______ Story That She ...
  • Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 20 Jan 1853, p. 2, column 1    

    LAKE ONTARIO.--The Toronto Examiner says the freight steamer Montmorenci arrived at that port with a cargo from Ogdensburgh on Saturday, the 1st inst., a fact perhaps unprecedented in the navigation of the lake.

    ...
    NewspaperText  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 20 Jan 1853, p. 2, column 1  

    LAKE ONTARIO.--The Toronto Examiner says the freight steamer Montmorenci arrived at that port with a cargo from Ogdensburgh on Saturday, the 1st inst., a fact perhaps unprecedented in the navigation ...

  • Died
    Genealogical Resource  New York Herald, 24 Feb 1816, p. 3     DIED

    Yesterday afternoon aged 58, Captain OLIVER GRACE, a native of the County of Kilkenny, Ireland and many years a resident of York, Upper Canada.

    His friends and those of Mr. Charles Irish, are respectful invited to attend his funeral precisely at 4 o'clock to tomorrow ...

    Genealogical Resource  New York Herald, 24 Feb 1816, p. 3   DIED

    Yesterday afternoon aged 58, Captain OLIVER GRACE, a native of the County of Kilkenny, Ireland and many years a resident of York, Upper Canada.

    His friends and those of ...

  • Dear Passage
    NewspaperText  Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 18 Apr 1849, p. 2    

    Dear Passage.--After the Admiral left Toronto on her last trip, on looking about, a fellow was found snugly stowed away, with the evident design of stealing his passage to this city. One of the hands caught up what he supposed was a pail of water, and dashed it upon the ...

    NewspaperText  Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 18 Apr 1849, p. 2  

    Dear Passage.--After the Admiral left Toronto on her last trip, on looking about, a fellow was found snugly stowed away, with the evident design of stealing his passage to this ...

  • Ocean Steamers en route for Chicago
    NewspaperText  Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), 20 Jun 1867, p. 7    

    OCEAN STEAMERS EN ROUTE FOR CHICAGO.--The Cleveland Herald of Monday evening says:

    "The steam tug Admiral D. D. Porter, Captain Higgins, form New York, came into port Saturday night, and after remaining a few hours for coal, passed on to Chicago.

    "Sunday ...

    NewspaperText  Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), 20 Jun 1867, p. 7  

    OCEAN STEAMERS EN ROUTE FOR CHICAGO.--The Cleveland Herald of Monday evening says:

    "The steam tug Admiral D. D. Porter, Captain Higgins, form New York, came into port Saturday night, and ...

  • The Steamer Toronto of 1825
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, Autumn 1986, 26-29     ...
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, Autumn 1986, 26-29   ...
  • The Canadian Navigation Company (1861-1875)
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, Spring 1986, 4-14     ...
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, Spring 1986, 4-14   ...
  • John By
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, Spring 1986, 31-33     ...
    Text  Walter Lewis, FreshWater, Spring 1986, 31-33   ...
  • Colonial Advocate (Toronto, ON), 31 May 1827, p. 1, column 5
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    We left York last Wednesday week, (on our way to Montreal,) in the Queenston steam-boat; and having made enquiry into the cause of her detention at York the week before, we learnt that part of the knee of the boiler gave way, an accident which was fully repaired in a ...

    NewspaperText    

    We left York last Wednesday week, (on our way to Montreal,) in the Queenston steam-boat; and having made enquiry into the cause of her detention at York the week before, ...

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