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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 1 Feb 1890
        A stick of oak timber 46 feet in length, 22 inches in diameter and containing 930 feet board measure, was delivered last week at the Ogdensburg shipyard. It was cut on a farm near Black Lake...
      A stick of oak timber 46 feet in length, 22 inches in ...
  • Daily Times (Troy, NY), 28 Nov 1885
        The St. Lawrence Marine Railway Company, which was organized in the spring of 1884 and purchased the property known as the Ogdensburg marine railway, has just completed the contemplated improvements and is ready for business. The original marine railway was built in 1850, and was the best work ...
      The St. Lawrence Marine Railway Company, which was organized in the spring ...
  • To the Public
    Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 17 Nov 1868     TO THE PUBLIC. MR. PEARSONS REDUCED THE WORKMEN'S wages at the Marine Railway, 25 cents per day, without their consent, and one week previous to their knowledge; consequently the Ship Carpenters suspended labor until they receive the same rate of wages they did previous to Nov. ...
    Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 17 Nov 1868   TO THE PUBLIC. MR. PEARSONS REDUCED THE WORKMEN'S wages at the Marine ...
  • Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 22 Jan 1876
        The real estate belonging to the Northern Transportation Co., in this city, comprising the Ogdensburg Marine Railway and adjoining lots, and the lot corner of Ford and Patterson street, is advertised for sale under an order of alias decree of the U.S. District Court, of the Northern District of ...
      The real estate belonging to the Northern Transportation Co., in this city, ...
  • The St. Lawrence Marine Railway of Ogdensburg
    Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 22 Jan 1876     The St. Lawrence Marine Railway of Ogdensburg After the fire at the Marine Railway, by which the engine house and boiler room were much injured, a successful effort was made to organize a company to purchase the property and put the railway in good order for the purpose ...
    Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 22 Jan 1876   The St. Lawrence Marine Railway of Ogdensburg After the fire at the ...
  • A New Steamer
    Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 11 Dec 1866     A New Steamer. - The Northern Transportation Company are now setting up at their Marine Railway here, the frame of a new screw steamer. She will be of the largest dimensions possible to pass the canal, first class in every particular, and it is designed to have her ready for ...
    Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 11 Dec 1866   A New Steamer. - The Northern Transportation Company are now setting up ...
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