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  • “A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
    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 ...
    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. ...
  • The steamboat Great Britain
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 7 Jun 1837     The steamboat Great Britain-- The advertisement of this splendid boat will be found in our columns. She is commanded as heretofore by Commodore Whitney. The report circulated by her enemies, that she was about to be laid up for a time is without any foundation in truth and we are ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 7 Jun 1837   The steamboat Great Britain-- The advertisement of this splendid boat will be ...
  • The Steamer Great Britain
        "The Steamer Great Britain"
      "The Steamer Great Britain"
  • The GREAT BRITAIN. 1830.
        The GREAT BRITAIN. 1830. By courtesy of Mr. John Ross Robertson reproduced from his "Landmarks of Toronto."
      The GREAT BRITAIN. 1830. By courtesy of Mr. John Ross Robertson reproduced ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), attempted destruction, 1 May 1840
        Reason: attempted destruction Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: attempted destruction Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Steamboat United States
    Northern Light (Ogdensburg, NY), 26 Jul 1832     Steamboat United States. - This elegant Steamer left our port Tuesday evening last, on a trip to the head of the Lake to make her arrangements for the remainder of the season. She is indeed a boat of beautiful and workmanship, not quite as large as the Great Britain, but ...
    Northern Light (Ogdensburg, NY), 26 Jul 1832   Steamboat United States. - This elegant Steamer left our port Tuesday evening ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), collision, 14 Jun 1836
        Reason: collision Lives: nil ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), aground, 16 Apr 1835
        Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off ...
      Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1939
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Damaged ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Damaged ...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 16 Oct 1830
        launch, Prescott...
      launch, Prescott...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 22 Nov 1843
        early steamers...
      early steamers...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 22 Apr 1834
        route for season...
      route for season...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 20 Jan 1877
        early history of Oswego...
      early history of Oswego...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 24 May 1840
        route...
      route...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 13 Apr 1837
        route...
      route...
  • Great Britain (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1845
        becomes Barque ELEONORA...
      becomes Barque ELEONORA...
  • Lake Ontario Steamboats
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 May 1836     Lake Ontario Steamboats Those splendid steamboats the Great Britain and the United States have commenced their trips for the season, and will stop at this Port both on their upward and downward passage. The former is under the command of her old and well known commander Captain ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 May 1836   Lake Ontario Steamboats Those splendid steamboats the Great Britain and the United ...
  • DInosaur For Breakfast an 1812-er in the Camera: Schooner Days CCXC (290)
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 May 1937     Dinosaur For Breakfast an 1812-er in the Camera Schooner Days no. CCXC Some of the pictures in the Parsons' store at Oswego are photographs - Oswego harbor in storm and calm, freshet and frost, bristling with masts or ...
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 May 1937   Dinosaur For Breakfast an 1812-er in the Camera Schooner Days no. CCXC ...
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
        GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date April 18 to a gentleman in tis city. There has been a severe gale on our lake. The steamboat United States is up the lake and has been due at this port agreeable to her advertisements three ...
      GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date ...
  • Pirate Broadsides of 100 Years: Schooner Days CCCXLIX (349)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Jun 1938     Pirate Broadsides of 100 Years Schooner Days CCCXLIX (349) PIRATE Bill Johnston loved to proclaim, although, unlike most horn-blowers, he was also a man of deeds. He dramatized himself as a wronged hero seeking revenge ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Jun 1938   Pirate Broadsides of 100 Years Schooner Days CCCXLIX (349) PIRATE Bill Johnston ...
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