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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 ...
  • 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   ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 14 Aug 1856
        Mr. Andrew Miller, shipbuilder, in the Second Ward is constructing a dry dock of large dimensions, suitable for the largest class vessels at his his ship yard. It will be thoroughly built, and will be a great convenience, and add immensely to the facilities for repairing vessels at Oswego. It ...
      Mr. Andrew Miller, shipbuilder, in the Second Ward is constructing a dry ...
  • Goble shipyard buildings
        The Goble shipyard buildings in Oswego just before their demolition in 1915
      The Goble shipyard buildings in Oswego just before their demolition in 1915
  • New Shipyard Corporation Files Papers
    Ogdensburg Republican-Journal, 21 Jan 1927     New Shipyard Corporation Files Papers St. Lawrence Marine Repair Dock Corporation Capitalized at $300,000 Capitalized at $300,000, the St. Lawrence Marine Repair Dock Corporation, with its headquarters located in Ogdensburg, incorporated with the filing ...
    Ogdensburg Republican-Journal, 21 Jan 1927   New Shipyard Corporation Files Papers St. Lawrence Marine Repair Dock Corporation Capitalized ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Daily Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 15 Dec 1865
        We hear that the Northern Transportation Company has purchased the Marine Railway property, in this village, with the intention of establishing here a yard for building and repairing steamers for their line. This is a matter of considerable importance to the prosperity of our village...
      We hear that the Northern Transportation Company has purchased the Marine Railway ...
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