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BIRCHTON

Photograph of Mathews Steamship Company canaller BIRCHTON, probably in one of the Saint Lawrence canals. Photograph of Mathews Steamship Company...

  BIRCHTON
A. B. Cook and dredge

One of a series of non-professional stereoviews of canal construction in the Williamsburg and Welland canal from the period 1898-1915. As the COOK...

  A. B. Cook and dredge
Shooting Long Sault Rapids

A short film of an unknown steamboat in the Long Sault Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River in 1903. A short film of an unknown steamboat in the Long...

  Shooting Long Sault Rapids
KEYWEST

Photograph of the Keystone Transport Company canaller KEYWEST Photograph of the Keystone Transport Company canaller KEYWEST

  KEYWEST
MINNEDOSA

Photograph of the four-masted schooner MINNEDOSA Photograph of the four-masted schooner MINNEDOSA

  MINNEDOSA
Unknown three masted schooner

Photograph of a three-masted schooner with a deck load of what appears to be pulpwood. Photograph of a three-masted schooner with a deck load of...

  Unknown three masted schooner
Lakeside in the ice

The LAKESIDE was launched in 1901 and lengthened in 1905, which dates bracket the likely age of this image. Stereoview of the Cleveland and Port...

  Lakeside in the ice
In the Offing at Oswego harbor

Photograph of a tugboat towing a schooner between the piers and into Oswego harbor Photograph of a tugboat towing a schooner between the piers and...

  In the Offing at Oswego harbor
Oakville Harbour Oakville, Ont

Postally unused. COALHAVEN operated for CSL between 1928 and 1962. A real photo postcard of the harbour in Oakville, Ontario. The Canada Steamship...

  Oakville Harbour Oakville, Ont
Les Bateaux de la Cie Sincennes Mcnoughton dans le Port de Sorel, P. Q.

Both fleets wintered at Sorel so this may be either a late fall or, more likely, a spring fitout image. Divided back. Postmarked Sorel, QU, 18 May...

  Les Bateaux de la Cie Sincennes Mcnoughton dans le Port de Sorel, P. Q.
Midland Elevators

The Midland elevator was built in 1881 and burned on 24 April 1904 according to Geo. R. Osborne, 'Midland and her Pioneers (1939; reprint ed. Mika...

  Midland Elevators
Tugs towing vessel through the Ice

Stereoview of two tugboats towing a two masted schooner into Buffalo harbour through the ice. Stereoview of two tugboats towing a two masted...

  Tugs towing vessel through the Ice
Six ice bound Propellers off Buffalo Light, May 4, 1867.

One of a series of stereoviews of a fleet of vessels caught in the spring ice off Buffalo, NY One of a series of stereoviews of a fleet of vessels...

  Six ice bound Propellers off Buffalo Light, May 4, 1867.
Chicago River

Stereoview of a busy scene on the Chicago River. One of the swing bridges is open to allow the tug to tow the propeller driven steamboat up the...

  Chicago River
Milwaukee. -- River View from Wisconsin St.

Stereoview of two steamboats in the Milwaukee River beyond the Wisconsin Street bridge in Milwaukee, WI. Stereoview of two steamboats in the...

  Milwaukee. -- River View from Wisconsin St.
Kincardine Harbor, Ont.

Postmarked Kincardine, ON, 16 Feb 1907 Black and white postcard of Kincardine harbour. Three schooners lie on the outer pier. A steamer sits...

  Kincardine Harbor, Ont.
S. S. "Hamonic" in Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

The name of the vessel is incorrectly noted as "Harmonic" on the slide. Magic lantern slide view of the Northern Navigation Company steamboat...

  S. S. "Hamonic" in Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Towing the stern of a new CPR ship

There is some speculation that this might be in a section of the Soulanges Canal. Small black and white albumen print of the stern section of one...

  Towing the stern of a new CPR ship
View in Ste. Marie Canal

Stereoview of a two-masted and three-masted schooner downbound exiting the first Soo lock. Stereoview of a two-masted and three-masted schooner...

  View in Ste. Marie Canal
Mouth of Buffalo River, Buffalo, N.Y.

Coloured postcard of a laker steaming out of Buffalo harbor past the lighthouse into Lake Erie. According to the notes on the face of the postcard...

  Mouth of Buffalo River, Buffalo, N.Y.
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