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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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    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 ...

  • Entrance to the Docks, Toronto, Canada
    Image       "9381. Entrance to the Docks, Toronto, Canada" "James M. Davis, New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney." "Copyright 1894, by B. W. Kilburn" Reverse: "Photographed and Published by B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, N. H."
    Image     "9381. Entrance to the Docks, Toronto, Canada" "James M. Davis, New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney." "Copyright 1894, by B. W. Kilburn" Reverse: "Photographed and Published by B. W. ...
  • Sailor Said His Prayers When the Queen Jumped:  Schooner Days DLXVI (566)
    TextNewspaper  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), December 5, 1942     Correction: the events in this story happened in the spring of 1890...
    TextNewspaper  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), December 5, 1942   Correction: the events in this story happened in the spring of 1890...
  • Rigs, Salt and Fresh: Schooner Days CCXXXVI (236)
    TextNewspaper  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Mar 1934     Schooner Days No. 236 Rigs, Salt and Fresh

    By C.H.J. Snider

    On the Great Lakes rigs of sailing vessels sharply differed from those on salt water. Sailors had a laugh the other day over some innocent letterpress about the model of the schooner Tern." ...

    TextNewspaper  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Mar 1934   Schooner Days No. 236 Rigs, Salt and Fresh

    By C.H.J. Snider

    On the Great Lakes rigs of sailing vessels sharply differed from those on salt water. Sailors had a ...

  • Passenger Steamers
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  • Prominent Men of the Great Lakes
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  • Dredge Primrose
    Image       Photograph of dredge Primrose in Toronto harbour
    Image     Photograph of dredge Primrose in Toronto harbour
  • Dredge Primrose
    Image       Photograph of Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. dredge PRIMROSE at Toronto
    Image     Photograph of Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. dredge PRIMROSE at Toronto
  • The dredge Primrose
    Image       Photograph of Canadian Dredge & Dock Company dredge Primrose with forward end sunk. The dredge Excelsior is standing alongside.
    Image     Photograph of Canadian Dredge & Dock Company dredge Primrose with forward end sunk. The dredge Excelsior is standing alongside.
  • Dredge Primrose
    Image       Colour photograph of the dredge PRIMROSE in Toronto. To the right of the image is a cement mixer.
    Image     Colour photograph of the dredge PRIMROSE in Toronto. To the right of the image is a cement mixer.
  • Sophia and Sisters: Schooner Days LII (52)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Jun 1932     Sophia and Sisters Schooner Days LII (52)

    Delving into the records of lake vessels which ventured to cross the Atlantic when wind was the motive power and all work was done by hand, the following "cockleshells" appear among the earliest. None of these vessels was over ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Jun 1932   Sophia and Sisters Schooner Days LII (52)

    Delving into the records of lake vessels which ventured to cross the Atlantic when wind was the motive power and all work was ...

  • Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario [1863]
    Image       Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario. Surveyed under the Direction of Capt'n W. F. W. Owen, R. N. By Lieu't (now Commander) H. W. Bayfield, R. N. Drawn by Geo. D. Cranfield, Lieu't 90th L't. Inf'y The soundings and course through the Eastern entrance vary from time to time. Directions ...
    Image     Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario. Surveyed under the Direction of Capt'n W. F. W. Owen, R. N. By Lieu't (now Commander) H. W. Bayfield, R. N. Drawn by Geo. ...
  • Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario
    Image       Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario. Surveyed under the Direction of Capt'n W. F. W. Owen, R. N. By Lieu't now Commander H.W.Bayfield, R. N. Drawn by Geo. D. Cranfield, Lieu't 90th L't. Inf'y The Town is copied from a Plan in the Surveyor General's Office. --- London Published according ...
    Image     Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario. Surveyed under the Direction of Capt'n W. F. W. Owen, R. N. By Lieu't now Commander H.W.Bayfield, R. N. Drawn by Geo. D. Cranfield, ...
  • Plan of York Harbour [1796]
    Image       Plan of York Harbour by Jos'h Bouchette. a H.M.Schooner Anandaga [Onondaga] 14 Guns wrecked bu raised by Lieut. Joseph Bouchette and brought to b Where she again grounded by was afterward brought to The dotted lines d.e.f.g shew the breaking of the Ice in the Spring.
    Image     Plan of York Harbour by Jos'h Bouchette. a H.M.Schooner Anandaga [Onondaga] 14 Guns wrecked bu raised by Lieut. Joseph Bouchette and brought to b Where she again grounded by was ...
  • 1857 List Of Canadian Vessels
    WebsiteNewspaper  Daily Globe (Toronto, ON), 26 May 1857     ...
    WebsiteNewspaper  Daily Globe (Toronto, ON), 26 May 1857   ...
  • List of Canadian Vessels
    WebsiteTextNewspaper  Daily Globe (Toronto, ON), 4 Aug 1856     ...
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  • Inland Lloyds 1890 Vessel Register: Canadian Hulls
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