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  • Subject: Boat & ship industry
  • Postwar Ocean Shipping and Shipbuilding in Canada: An Agenda for Research
    Hennessy, Michael A., 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 excluded from this discussion.1 For a variety ...
    Hennessy, Michael A., 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 ...
  • Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
    Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48     The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels built on Canada's Great Lakes during the Second World War. At its zenith, the shipbuilding industry of the city employed nearly five thousand workers. This wartime industry was unique in many respects. Only the minesweepers were built in ...
    Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48   The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels ...
  • Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War
    Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52     During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central Canada, such as Hamilton, began production of materials to meet the needs of the navy and merchant marine. Some Hamilton companies that acquired naval contracts required the installation of specialized facilities and increased numbers of workers. On the ...
    Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52   During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central ...
  • Building of the Gore:
extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58     ...
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58   ...
  • Admiralty Orders for Canadian Shipyards: Trawlers, Drifters, and the Urgency of Coastal Defence during the Great War
    Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98     ...
    Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98   ...
  • City of Owen Sound
        Photograph of the salvaged hull of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND in the Collingwood drydock in the summer of 1892.
      Photograph of the salvaged hull of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND in ...
  • Caribou under construction
        Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull with the planking complete at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich. Framing of the cabin has begun.
      Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull with the planking complete at the Marlton ...
  • Caribou in frame
        Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull in frame at the Marlton Shipyard in Goderich.
      Photograph of the CARIBOU's hull in frame at the Marlton Shipyard in ...
  • J. H. Jones on Owen Sound drydock
        Photograph of the severely damaged J. H. JONES undergoing repairs on the Owen Sound drydock after the collision with the PACIFIC.
      Photograph of the severely damaged J. H. JONES undergoing repairs on the ...
  • Manchester in Buffalo Dry Dock
        Photograph taken for the Buffalo Dry Dock Company of the MANCHESTER in drydock. In the background is the NORTH STAR.
      Photograph taken for the Buffalo Dry Dock Company of the MANCHESTER in ...
  • Ship Building at Cleveland
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846     Ship Building at Cleveland. Many will be astounded to learn that the ship building, now carried on at this place, gives constant employment and good wages to near five hundred men, and employs an amount of capital second to no other port on the Lakes. We are satisfied of ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846   Ship Building at Cleveland. Many will be astounded to learn that the ...
  • The Development of Shipbuilding on the Great Lakes
    Pankhurst, J. F., Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1893, 252-60     Chevalier De LaSalle and Father Hennepin, two French missionaries, have the historical honor of constructing the first white man's craft whose keel touched the waters of our Great Lakes. In 1678, they built a little schooner of ten tons burden on the present site of Kingston, Ontario, ...
    Pankhurst, J. F., Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1893, 252-60   Chevalier De LaSalle and Father Hennepin, two French missionaries, have the historical ...
  • Miller Shipyard at Oswego
    Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, Summer 1988     One of the major commercial shipbuilders of 19th century Oswego was Andrew Miller. Not much is known of his personal life other than he was born in Coleraine, Ireland, May 3, 1806 and came to Oswego when he was 25 years old. Miller had learned the ship carpenter's trade ...
    Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, Summer 1988   One of the major commercial shipbuilders of 19th century Oswego was Andrew ...
  • Shipbuilding on the Lakes, No. 2
    The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), February 1855, pp. 374-77     SHIP-BUILDING ON THE LAKES. (Continued from page 298.) No. 2. The following Table will show the class, name, tonnage, by whom built, and at what ports other than Buffalo, of all Vessels built in the District of Buffalo Creek, during the past ten ...
    The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), February 1855, pp. 374-77   SHIP-BUILDING ON THE LAKES. (Continued from page 298.) No. 2. The following ...
  • Shipbuilding on the Lakes, No. 1 Buffalo and the District of Buffalo Creek, N.Y.
    The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), January 1855, pp. 289-998     SHIP-BUIlDING ON THE LAKES. No I. BUFFALO AND THE DISTRICT OF BUFFALO CREEK, N. Y. It was originally our intention, in preparing a series of articles on Ship-building on the Lakes, to have gone back to the earliest period in its history, when the schooner ...
    The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), January 1855, pp. 289-998   SHIP-BUIlDING ON THE LAKES. No I. BUFFALO AND THE DISTRICT OF BUFFALO ...
  • The Ship Carpenters.
    Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Mar 1874     The Ship Carpenters. On Monday the ship carpenters of this city will ask for $3 per day, instead of $2.50. Three dollars is the price paid last year, the reduction having been made during the panic last fall. We presume the advance will be conceded...
    Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Mar 1874   The Ship Carpenters. On Monday the ship carpenters of this city will ...
  • Ship Carpenters and Caulkers
    Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1865     Ship Carpenters and Caulkers . - A meeting of the Ship Carpenters and Caulkers of this city is called at their Hall on next Thursday evening at 7 1/2 o'clock, and it is stated important business will come before the meeting. At the recent fire in the Second Ward some ...
    Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1865   Ship Carpenters and Caulkers . - A meeting of the Ship Carpenters ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1825
        The U.S. vessels at Sackets Harbor have been sold to Robert Hugunin who will break them up and remove the materials.
      The U.S. vessels at Sackets Harbor have been sold to Robert Hugunin ...
  • Adz, Caulk, and Rivets: A History of Ship Building along Ohio's Northern Shore
        "Ship builders biographies" by Paul Shorf and Matthew Weisman, pp. 135-192
      "Ship builders biographies" by Paul Shorf and Matthew Weisman, pp. 135-192
  • St. Lawrence Republican, 8 Feb 1853
        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE undersigned will apply, to the Honorable the Commissioners of the Land Office, for a grant of the following described land, pursuant to statute, that is to say: A lot of land covered by the waters of the River St. Lawrence, situated in the town ...
      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE undersigned will apply, to the Honorable ...
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