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  • Lumber Trade of Cleveland
    The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), Sept 1855, p. 554     Lumber Trade of Cleveland. -- The Cleveland Herald of August 10th, says : -- " The aggregate amount of pine lumber received here the past season is about 48,000,000 feet, being some 12,000,000 feet less than the year previous. This falling off in the receipts is mainly attributable to the ...
    The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), Sept 1855, p. 554   Lumber Trade of Cleveland. -- The Cleveland Herald of August 10th, says ...
  • Canada Lumber Trade
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1850     Canada Lumber Trade The lumber business of Oswego has become second only to milling, and in point of safety and profit, it is decidedly the first business in the place. Oswego is the great natural receiving point of Canada West; no other place does or can rival it in that ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1850   Canada Lumber Trade The lumber business of Oswego has become second only ...
  • The Lumber Trade
        The Lumber Trade. In the whole history of Oswego, we suspect the quantity of lumber brought to this port this spring has never before been equaled. The docks are covered with it, and even the Government piers have huge piles, aside from the millions of feet which have already gone ...
      The Lumber Trade. In the whole history of Oswego, we suspect the ...
  • The Lumber Trade
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850     The Lumber Trade - The new lumber firm which we mentioned the other day, as having transferred their business from Buffalo to this city, have just contracted for the shipment of a million feet of lumber from Saginaw, on Lake Huron, to be delivered at this city, via the Welland ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850   The Lumber Trade - The new lumber firm which we mentioned the ...
  • Ontario Droghers Used Up Many A's - And Some D's: Schooner Days DCCLXVIII (768)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Nov 1946     Ontario Droghers Used Up Many A's - And Some D's Schooner Days DCCLXVIII (768) by C. H. J. Snider DROGHER--"A small craft used in the West Indies to take off sugars, rum, etc., to ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Nov 1946   Ontario Droghers Used Up Many A's - And Some D's Schooner Days ...
  • Timber Droghing : Schooner Days LXVIII (68)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932     TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68) What the original "drogher" was Noah only knows. The name looks like an Irish one, but isn't. The word comes from our own Anglo-Saxon verb "drag." In the West Indies they call the little coasters that carry rum and sugar or ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932   TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68) What the original "drogher" was Noah ...
  • Rafting Out Off Port Britain And 'The Island' 80 Years Ago: Schooner Days CCCXCVII (397)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 May 1939     Rafting Out Off Port Britain And 'The Island' 80 Years Ago Schooner Days CCCXCVII (397) by C. H. J. Snider PORT BRITAIN'S claim to be a port and a harbor, and not merely a name like ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 May 1939   Rafting Out Off Port Britain And 'The Island' 80 Years Ago Schooner ...
  • Queen's Wharf looking west
        A sketch of the Queen's Wharf in Toronto, with several schooners and a lumber boom. Illustration from Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto, vol. 2, Toronto: J. Ross Robertson, 1896.
      A sketch of the Queen's Wharf in Toronto, with several schooners and ...
  • Ottawa River and City, Canada
        Stereoview of two canal barges loading lumber on the Ottawa River just above the Parliament Buildings.
      Stereoview of two canal barges loading lumber on the Ottawa River just ...
  • Hunting the Cradles of Coldwater Babies: Schooner Days DCCCIII (803)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Jul 1947     Hunting the Cradles of Coldwater Babies Schooner Days DCCCIII (803) by C. H. J. Snider WE have searched, so far in vain, for anyone who saw the launching of the Coldwater vessels ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Jul 1947   Hunting the Cradles of Coldwater Babies Schooner Days DCCCIII (803) by C. ...
  • View up the River, Menominee, Mich.
        Photograph of the A. B. TAYLOR with Ludington, Manistee and Menominee stencilled on the bow (with "[CHICA]GO & MICHIGAN CITY" fading out on the bow). Stacks of lumber line the wharves. To the right of the picture is an inlet with a two-masted schooner moored.
      Photograph of the A. B. TAYLOR with Ludington, Manistee and Menominee stencilled ...
  • Unloading Lumber at Saginaw, Mich.
        Photograph of lumber shovers unloading lumber from the LANGELL BOYS or Mershon, Shuette Parker & Co. The captain looks down from the bridge. steam is still up. At the far end of the pier another cargo is being handled
      Photograph of lumber shovers unloading lumber from the LANGELL BOYS or Mershon, ...
  • Loading lumber on steamer at lumberyards, Menominee, Mich.
        Photograph of lumber shovers placing a deck load on the ALBERT SOPER on the Menominee River. Large piles of lumber line the wharves.
      Photograph of lumber shovers placing a deck load on the ALBERT SOPER ...
  • Transferring Lumber, North Tonawanda, N. Y.
        A coloured postcard of the schooner Grace Holland unloading timber at one of the lumberyards in North Tonawanda, NY near Buffalo. There are crew on board ship as well as a number of men on the stacks of lumber.
      A coloured postcard of the schooner Grace Holland unloading timber at one ...
  • Chicago River, Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, Ill.
        Stereoview of schooners in the Chicago River. Across the river is a grain elevator and a steel swing bridge. Across the river are warehouses and grain elevators. The deck of the nearest schooner is piled with lumber.
      Stereoview of schooners in the Chicago River. Across the river is a ...
  • What We Noticed Today in a Walk Through East First Street
        What We Noticed Today in a Walk Through East First Street ___ In the course of a walk along East First street today, we noticed many things which, in the absence of more important matter, we deemed worthy of remark. In Miller's Ship-yard, there is just now great ...
      What We Noticed Today in a Walk Through East First Street ___ ...
  • Harbor Entrance, Sheboygan, Wis.
        Coloured postcard of a schooner departing the harbour at Sheboygan, WI with a deck load of pulp wood.
      Coloured postcard of a schooner departing the harbour at Sheboygan, WI with ...
  • Mary I. Robertson
        Black and white photograph of the tug MARY I. ROBERTSON, with a scow and sawmill in the background From William Lafferty: Mary I. Robertson 131187. Single screw wooden steam tug built 1914 at Glen Ross, Ontario, by Fred A. Robertson & Co. for Fred Ashton Robertson ("contractor") and Paul Joseph ...
      Black and white photograph of the tug MARY I. ROBERTSON, with a ...
  • Loading Timber--The Canal at the Beach
        Loading Timber and The Canal at the Beach. The Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901.
      Loading Timber and The Canal at the Beach. The Used to illustrate ...
  • Windmill Point, on the St. Lawrence River
    Kilburn, Samuel Smith, Ballou's Pictorial, 29 Dec 1855, p. 402     Windmill Point, on the St. Lawrence River The picture on this page, drawn for us by Mr. Kilburn, prints a scene of rare beauty. The broad and brimming river, which mirrors the windmill and the trees, bears on its bosom a variety of water craft, from the swift and elegant ...
    Kilburn, Samuel Smith, Ballou's Pictorial, 29 Dec 1855, p. 402   Windmill Point, on the St. Lawrence River The picture on this page, ...
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