The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Expansion of Regulated Modern Shore-Station Whaling in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1902-03 
Web site/pageText  Sanger, C. W., Expansion of Regulated Modern Shore-Station Whaling in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1902-03, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), April 1991  "Modern" shore-station whaling began in Norwegian coastal waters in 1868 as a consequence of new technology introduced by Svend Foyn. Subsequent over-exploitation caused Norwegian whaling investors to look elsewhere for profitable unutilized stocks, thus commencing a west- ward expansion of the...
Rank Imitation and the Sincerest Flattery: The Dominion Marine Association and the Revision of the Canadian Coasting Regulations, 1922-1936 
Web site/pageText  Salmon, M. Stephen, Rank Imitation and the Sincerest Flattery: The Dominion Marine Association and the Revision of the Canadian Coasting Regulations, 1922-1936, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Jul 1991, 1-24  The 1920s were years of unparalleled growth and frustration for the Canadian Great Lakes' shipping industry. Between 1920 and 1930 the Canadian fleet on the Lakes more than doubled in size. At the same time Canadian Great Lakes' steamship companies, as represented by the Dominion Marine...
The 'Canadian Corollary' to the Monroe Doctrine and the Ogdensburg Agreement of 1940 
Web site/pageText  Beatty, David Pierce, The 'Canadian Corollary' to the Monroe Doctrine and the Ogdensburg Agreement of 1940, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Jan 1991  An understanding or even an alliance [between the United States and Canada] may indeed be necessary for the preservation of that North American civilization which is our joint possession. John W. Dafoe Editor, the Winnipeg Free Press in a lecture at Columbia University, 1934.[1] ...
The GREEN HILL PARK disaster 
Web site/pageText  Stanton, John, The GREEN HILL PARK disaster, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Jan 1991  Early in 1945 explosions and fire ravaged the S.S. Green Hill Park in Vancouver harbour, killing two seamen and six longshoremen instantly.1 Ironically, this ship of death had been named after a peaceful picnic ground at Alma, a village in central Nova Scotia. As a result of the disaster, the...
Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction 
Web site/pageText  Tennyson, Brian Douglas, Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Apr 1991, 23-30  The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- mensely rich cod fishery and the seaborne entrance to Canada, as well as its proximity to coal seams. Except for...
Postwar Ocean Shipping and Shipbuilding in Canada: An Agenda for Research 
Web site/pageText  Hennessy, Michael A., Postwar Ocean Shipping and Shipbuilding in Canada: An Agenda for Research, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Jul 1991, 25-33  This essay provides a brief survey of some suggestive sources and interpretive models for approaching the history of government policy toward the shipping and shipbuilding industries from 1945 to 1970. Documentary sources maintained by the National Archives of Canada and elsewhere are specifically...
Victim or Participant? Allied Fishing Fleets and U-Boat Attacks in World Wars I and II 
Web site/pageText  Gibson, Charles Dana, Victim or Participant? Allied Fishing Fleets and U-Boat Attacks in World Wars I and II, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Oct 1991, 1-18  In 1907 the world's major powers, including the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, signed a series of treaties at The Hague. A portion of the treaty package was designated Conference Document XI, which in part granted protection during wartime to certain classes of vessels. Document XI...
The Prospects for Naval History 
Web site/pageText  Douglas, W. A. B., The Prospects for Naval History, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Oct 1991, 19 - 26  Serving naval personnel in Canada, whose company we so warmly welcome and of which we have too often been deprived at meetings of the Canadian Nautical Research Society, have a special need to know and understand Canadian naval history when, as is now so patently ob- vious, the axe is in danger of...
Some Revisionist History in the Battle of the Atlantic 
Web site/pageText  McKee, Fraser M., Some Revisionist History in the Battle of the Atlantic, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL ), Oct 1991, 27-32  Most historians decry historical revision undertaken solely for political aims. The past Soviet tendency to do this has caused much derision, even domestically; under a new regime, this provides considerable scope even to their historians. In addition, many scholars respond negatively to the all...
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FDR's 1943 Vacation on Lake Huron, 1-7 August 1943 
Text  Mount, Graeme S., "Myths and Realities: FDR's 1943 Vacation on Lake Huron, 1-7 August 1943," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 23-32  This article began as a piece of local history. Jeff Wallace, now a Sudbury lawyer, spent his childhood summers near Little Current on the Manitoulin Island. There he heard rumours of a presidential visit, of the people who supposedly accompanied President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (including,...
"Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813 
Text  Malcomson, Robert, "Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2001, 25-37  After applauding land successes at Detroit and Queenston, Strachan condemned the inability of the Provincial Marine to operate as an effective naval force, an opinion shared by Sir George Prevost and other key British officers. The opinion of at least one individual on the quarterdeck of the...
Muster Table for the Royal Navy's Establishment on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812 
Text  Malcomson, Tom, "Muster Table for the Royal Navy's Establishment on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1999, 41-67  ... between 1750 and 1782. The size of the sample is different for each characteristic, ranging from five to thirty-one ships. Totals, means and percentages are described in the text, but no further quantitative analysis is performed. Because of the time period, the information does not provide insights...
Sailors as Entrepreneurs in a Great Lakes Maritime Village 
Text  Neuschel, Fred, "Sailors as Entrepreneurs in a Great Lakes Maritime Village," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1998, 65-82  Those with an interest in the maritime history of the Great Lakes may well agree that while stories abound, historical writings are more scarce. Shipwrecks have been documented extensively, but the question of what sailors were doing when not caught up in catastrophes remains largely unanswered....
Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870 
Text  Benn, Carl, "Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15  The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in establishing a naval base at Toronto, although for the most part they were unable to fulfil their goals....
"This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850 
Text  McIntyre, Kyle, "This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1998, 39-49  The broadsheets and nautical journals of the mid-nineteenth century register shipwrecks with the same detachment that can be read in the daily traffic reports of a contemporary newspaper. The human elements in the events are downplayed and the material costs neatly summarized as insurance...
The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914 
Text  Bogue, Margaret Beattie, "The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 1-21  Neglected in the history of the Canadian-American experience on Great Lakes waters, the acerbic and at times violent interaction between American commercial fishers and defenders of Canadian fish resources deserves attention. As tenders of the nets competed for the rich harvests of the Inland...
Prohibition and the Smuggling of Intoxicating Liquors between the Two Saults 
Text  Lefebvre, Andrew, "Prohibition and the Smuggling of Intoxicating Liquors between the Two Saults," The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 33-40  Prohibition brought with it opportunities for many people to make easy money in the rum- running business. One ofthe largest problems with enforcing prohibition was that Ontario and the United States enacted similar, but distinct, acts governing the sale, consumption, and manufacture of...
Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes W aterway, 1848-1900 
Text  Camu, Pierre, "Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes W aterway, 1848-1900," 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...
"This Remarkable Growth": Investment in Canadian Great Lakes Shipping, 1900-1959 
Text  Salmon, M. Stephen, "This Remarkable Growth": Investment in Canadian Great Lakes Shipping, 1900-1959, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2005, 1-37  The growth of the Canadian Great Lakes transportation industry is matched by the growth of the Canadian economy as a whole in the first six decades of the twentieth century. This paper presents, as a preliminary analysis of this industry, brief case studies of three transportation companies...

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