The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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  • Night scene on Lake Erie
    Image       A passenger steamboat crosses Lake Erie at night (and, as always, with the moon in the background).
    Image     A passenger steamboat crosses Lake Erie at night (and, as always, with the moon in the background).
  • Steamer Chicora
    Image       Steamer Chicora
    Image     Steamer Chicora
  • Drawing of str. Princess Royal
    Image       Signed "I. S. Brookes"
    Image     Signed "I. S. Brookes"
  • The steamboat Britannia at the Commercial Wharf
    Image       Signed "I. S. Brookes"
    Image     Signed "I. S. Brookes"
  • The propeller HER MAJESTY in the Canal Basin at Dundas in 1868 when the Dundas Foundry ws fitting new machinery.
    Image       Signed "I. S. Brookes"
    Image     Signed "I. S. Brookes"
  • The Steamer Europa
    Image       "The Steamer Europa"
    Image     "The Steamer Europa"
  • Passenger Steamboat Empire
    Imagecomment       "Passenger Steamboat Empire. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1844. First steamboat in the United States to measure over 1,000 tons, and when she came out was 200 tons larger than any other steam vessel in the world; length over all 260 feet; engines inclined low pressure, below deck; 600 horse ...
    Imagecomment     "Passenger Steamboat Empire. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1844. First steamboat in the United States to measure over 1,000 tons, and when she came out was 200 tons larger than ...
  • Propeller Princeton
    Image       "Propeller Princeton. Built at Perrysburgh, O., in 1845. First propeller on Great Lakes that had an upper cabin; two twin screw engines; 24-inch cylinder by 24-inches stroke. From "American Steam Vessels." copyright 1895, by Smith & Stanton."
    Image     "Propeller Princeton. Built at Perrysburgh, O., in 1845. First propeller on Great Lakes that had an upper cabin; two twin screw engines; 24-inch cylinder by 24-inches stroke. From "American Steam ...
  • INDIANA
    Image       "Steamboat Indiana. Built at Toledo, O., in 1841. Ran between Toledo and Buffalo until burned at Conneaut, O., in 1848. From "American Steam Vessels." Copyright 1895, by Smith & Stanton."
    Image     "Steamboat Indiana. Built at Toledo, O., in 1841. Ran between Toledo and Buffalo until burned at Conneaut, O., in 1848. From "American Steam Vessels." Copyright 1895, by Smith & Stanton."
  • Steamboat Atlantic
    Image       "Steamboat Atlantic. Built at Newport, Mich., in 1848. Length 267 feet; 1,155 tons; in her day unsurpassed in elegance and convenience; in 1852 run down off Long Point, by propeller Ogdensburg, and sunk; 150 lives lost. From "American Steam Vessels," Copyright 1895, by Smith & Stanton."
    Image     "Steamboat Atlantic. Built at Newport, Mich., in 1848. Length 267 feet; 1,155 tons; in her day unsurpassed in elegance and convenience; in 1852 run down off Long Point, by propeller ...
  • Steamboat Mississippi
    Image       "Steamboat Mississippi. Built at Buffalo, N. Y., in 1853. A floating palace; length 335 feet; tonnage 1,829; one beam engine, 82-inch cylinder, 12-feet stroke; three boilers, each 50 feet long by 11 feet diamete; dismantled in 1863, hull remodeled into a dry dock."
    Image     "Steamboat Mississippi. Built at Buffalo, N. Y., in 1853. A floating palace; length 335 feet; tonnage 1,829; one beam engine, 82-inch cylinder, 12-feet stroke; three boilers, each 50 feet long ...
  • Steamer North Star
    Image       "Steamboat North Star. Built at Cleveland in 1854. Length 274 feet; 1,106 tons; splendidly furnished for Lake Superior line; speed 16 miles an hour; burned at Cleveland in 1862. From "American Steam Vessels." copyright 1895, by Smith & Stnton."
    Image     "Steamboat North Star. Built at Cleveland in 1854. Length 274 feet; 1,106 tons; splendidly furnished for Lake Superior line; speed 16 miles an hour; burned at Cleveland in 1862. From ...
  • Steamboat Western Metropolis
    Image       "Steamboat Western Metropolis. Built at Buffalo in 1856. Length 340 feet; tonnage 1,860; one beam engine, cylinder 76 inches diameter; 12 feet stroke; easily made 21 miles an hour between Buffalo and Toledo; made a bark in 1862, carrying 5,000 yards of canvas, and never beaten by any sail craft; ...
    Image     "Steamboat Western Metropolis. Built at Buffalo in 1856. Length 340 feet; tonnage 1,860; one beam engine, cylinder 76 inches diameter; 12 feet stroke; easily made 21 miles an hour between ...
  • Steamer Milwaukee
    Image       "Steamer Milwaukee. Built at Buffalo in 1859. Length 247 feet; tonnage 1,100; wrecked at Grand Haven, Mich., in 1868. From "American Steam Vessels." copyright 1895, by Smith & Stanton."
    Image     "Steamer Milwaukee. Built at Buffalo in 1859. Length 247 feet; tonnage 1,100; wrecked at Grand Haven, Mich., in 1868. From "American Steam Vessels." copyright 1895, by Smith & Stanton."
  • Propeller Ironsides
    Image       "Propeller Ironsides. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1864. Length over 231 feet; tonnage 1,123; an elegant passenger propeller built for the Lake Superior line; transferred to Lake Michigan and lost at Grand Haven in 1873 with twenty-four lives."
    Image     "Propeller Ironsides. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1864. Length over 231 feet; tonnage 1,123; an elegant passenger propeller built for the Lake Superior line; transferred to Lake Michigan and lost ...
  • Steamer City of Toronto
    Image       A sketch of Milloy's passenger steamboat CITY OF TORONTO, built by Louis Shickluna at Niagara.
    Image     A sketch of Milloy's passenger steamboat CITY OF TORONTO, built by Louis Shickluna at Niagara.
  • Steamer Cibola
    Image       "Steamer Cibola -- Burnt at Lewiston, Midsummer, 1895."
    Image     "Steamer Cibola -- Burnt at Lewiston, Midsummer, 1895."
  • Steamer Empress of India
    Image       "Steamer Empress of India."
    Image     "Steamer Empress of India."
  • Steamer Macassa
    Image       "Steamer Macassa."
    Image     "Steamer Macassa."
  • Steamer Modjeska
    Image       "Steamer Modjeska."
    Image     "Steamer Modjeska."
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