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  • “A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376     The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in the 1830s and 1840s. This recently discovered cache of letters ...
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376   The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats ...
  • WILLOWGLEN and TEAKGLEN at Goderich Elevators
    Image       The WILLOWGLEN and TEAKGLEN moored alongside the Goderich Elevators. At the left side of the photograph is the ALGOSTEEL loading salt. Her self-unloading gear stretches across the harbour.
    Image     The WILLOWGLEN and TEAKGLEN moored alongside the Goderich Elevators. At the left side of the photograph is the ALGOSTEEL loading salt. Her self-unloading gear stretches across the harbour.
  • The ALGOSTEEL loading salt in Goderich
    Image       The Algoma Central Railway freighter ALGOSTEEL loading salt at the Sifto Canada plant in Goderich harbour.
    Image     The Algoma Central Railway freighter ALGOSTEEL loading salt at the Sifto Canada plant in Goderich harbour.
  • Port Burwell harbour and lighthouse
    Image       The Port Burwell lighthouse from across the entrance to the harbour.
    Image     The Port Burwell lighthouse from across the entrance to the harbour.
  • Light and pier at Port Rowan
    Image       The modern light at the entrance to Port Rowan
    Image     The modern light at the entrance to Port Rowan
  • Hamilton Harbour, 1826-1901
    WebsiteText       Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine history of The Lower St. Lawrence, published in 1974 and an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the nineteenth century. Copies of the 517 page manuscript have circulated among marine historians of the Great Lakes over the last ...
    WebsiteText     Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine history of The Lower St. Lawrence, published in 1974 and an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the ...
  • The First Generation of Marine Engines in Central Canadian Steamers, 1809-1837
    WebsiteTextNewspaper       ...
    WebsiteTextNewspaper     ...
  • Atlantic (Steamboat), 1996
    TextNewspaper       Ontario Court Litagation...
    TextNewspaper     Ontario Court Litagation...
  • Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
    Text  Benn, Carl, 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. Second, debate ...
    Text  Benn, Carl, 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 ...
  • Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction
    WebsiteText  Tennyson, Brian Douglas, 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 ...
    WebsiteText  Tennyson, Brian Douglas, 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- ...
  • The Frontenac: A Reappraisal
    WebsiteText       This article appears on the 'net essentially as it originally appeared in FreshWater, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer 1987): 28-39. A few of the notes have been altered to reflect the change of name of the National Archives of Canada (NAC) from the Public Archives of Canada (PAC), and the ...
    WebsiteText     This article appears on the 'net essentially as it originally appeared in FreshWater, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer 1987): 28-39. A few of the notes have been altered to reflect ...
  • Algosound (Steamboat), 1987
    TextNewspaper       ex DON-DE-DIEU, V.W. SCULLY...
    TextNewspaper     ex DON-DE-DIEU, V.W. SCULLY...
  • "Until Further Notice": The Royal Mail Line and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence River, 1838-1875
    WebsiteText       This is essentially the thesis that was submitted to the Department of History at Queen's University for the degree of Masters of Arts in 1983. Chapter 5 is slightly revised based on the minor revisions in its published form as "The Canadian Navigation Company, 1861-1875" FreshWater, v. 1, n. 1 ...
    WebsiteText     This is essentially the thesis that was submitted to the Department of History at Queen's University for the degree of Masters of Arts in 1983. Chapter 5 is slightly revised ...
  • City of Saint Paul (Steamboat), U1494, 1983
    TextNewspaper       ex AUNT BETSY...
    TextNewspaper     ex AUNT BETSY...
  • White Star (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1975
    TextNewspaper       used as breakwater...
    TextNewspaper     used as breakwater...
  • Oswego Harbor
    Image       Colour aerial photograph of a laker moored at the Oswego grain elevator.
    Image     Colour aerial photograph of a laker moored at the Oswego grain elevator.
  • Several Vessels New to Oswego Harbor Due in Next Few Weeks
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Aug 1962     Several Vessels New to Oswego Harbor Due in Next Few Weeks

    With eight ships already listed on the harbor chart board at the Port of Oswego Authority, action in the local harbor appears on a big upswing during the next month and a half. Undoubtedly more ships will be scheduled ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Aug 1962   Several Vessels New to Oswego Harbor Due in Next Few Weeks

    With eight ships already listed on the harbor chart board at the Port of Oswego Authority, action in the ...

  • Steamboat COALFAX at Belleville
    Image       Colour photograph of the Hall Corp. of Canada steamer COALFAX in Belleville, ON
    Image     Colour photograph of the Hall Corp. of Canada steamer COALFAX in Belleville, ON
  • Western States (Steamboat), U81811, fire, 1 Mar 1959
    TextNewspaper       Reason: fire
    Lives: nil
    Freight: nil
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: fire
    Lives: nil
    Freight: nil
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
  • Greyhound (Steamboat), U86621, 1959
    TextNewspaper       scrapped...
    TextNewspaper     scrapped...
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