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  • Subject: Ontario steamboat
  • “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. ...
  • Port of Genessee, on Lake Ontario, N.Y.
        "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
      "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
  • The Ontario
    Oswego Daily Times, 8 Jul 1848     The Ontario. The new steamer Ontario took her place in the line in which she is to run on Thursday. To speak of this Boat as she deserves would be to employ terms which might, perhaps, appear somewhat extravagant. It is but moderate praise to say she ranks fully ...
    Oswego Daily Times, 8 Jul 1848   The Ontario. The new steamer Ontario took her place in the line ...
  • Side-wheel Steamer Ontario
        "Side-wheel Steamer Ontario"
      "Side-wheel Steamer Ontario"
  • The ONTARIO. 1817
        The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. From the original drawing by Captain James Van Cleve Used in Barlow Cumberland, A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River
      The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 21, 1876
        What People Say Some more Centennial reminiscences from the west Milan, Ohio Aug. 18, 1876 To the Editor of the Palladium Sir- The paper asked for is received, and wishing to express thanks for the favor, I embrace this occasion to add ...
      What People Say Some more Centennial reminiscences from the west Milan, Ohio ...
  • Niles Weekly Register, March 29, 1817
        The steam boat Ontario, capable of carrying 2,000 barrels, is prepared for the lake, and will leave Sackett's Harbor every Monday, and make a route from Ogensburg to Niagara, stopping at several places to land or receive passengers. The fare for cabin passengers from Sackett's Harbor to ...
      The steam boat Ontario, capable of carrying 2,000 barrels, is prepared for ...
  • Steam boat ONTARIO
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 1 Apr 1819     Steam Boat ONTARIO This boat being now ready for carrying Freight and Passengers, will commence her operations for the ensuing season, and the times of leaving port will be as follows: Going Up She will leave ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 1 Apr 1819   Steam Boat ONTARIO This boat being now ready for carrying Freight and ...
  • Steamer Ontario
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 24 Apr 1855     Steamer Ontario. - This old favorite made her first appearance in our harbor this morning, from Charlotte where she has been laid up the past winter. Her exterior presents the appearance of a new boat, having been entirely repainted, and the interior is as usual elegant. We regret to ...
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 24 Apr 1855   Steamer Ontario. - This old favorite made her first appearance in our ...
  • Steam-Boat on Lake Ontario
    Albany Daily Advertiser, 15 Aug 1816, p. 2     The prediction in this article was very optimistic. She got out for the first time in April 1817, and started her regular service in May 1817
    Albany Daily Advertiser, 15 Aug 1816, p. 2   The prediction in this article was very optimistic. She got out for ...
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849     Gale on Lake Ontario There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario on Friday and Saturday last, which did much damage. The steamer Lady of the Lake, which left Lewiston at 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon, broke her shaft at 10 the same night. The Captain threw over ...
    Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849   Gale on Lake Ontario There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario ...
  • The Steamer "Ontario"
        The Steamer "Ontario," Captain H. N. Throop, Pultneyville, N. Y.
      The Steamer "Ontario," Captain H. N. Throop, Pultneyville, N. Y.
  • Lake Ontario
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 23 Sep 1829     Lake Ontario, - The Oswego Gazette of the 5th inst. speaks of the increasing business of that place. From eight to twenty vessels are frequently seen in the harbor, where two or three only were found a year ago. The steamboat Ontario, touches there on Fridays on her way from ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 23 Sep 1829   Lake Ontario, - The Oswego Gazette of the 5th inst. speaks of ...
  • Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 27 May 1829
        The Oswego Canal is finished and in successful operation. The first line boat passed the locks into the harbor on the 11th. Two elegant packet boats run daily from Syracuse to Oswego, where the steam boat Ontario touches regularly on her trips from Ogdensburgh and Niagara up and down the ...
      The Oswego Canal is finished and in successful operation. The first line ...
  • Ontario (Steamboat), 20 May 1830
  • Steam-Boat Ontario
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., July 7, 1819     STEAM-BOAT ONTARIO. This Boat, being now ready for carrying Freight and Passengers, will commence her operations for the ensuing season, and the times of leaving port will be as follows. GOING ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., July 7, 1819   STEAM-BOAT ONTARIO. This Boat, being now ready for carrying Freight and Passengers, ...
  • Steam boats
    Niles Weekly Register, Oct. 19, 1816     Steam boats. We lately mentioned the launch of a steam boat at Sackett's Harbor; a second, for Lake Ontario, has been launched at Ernest, U. Canada. - The Kingston Gazette observes - "the opposite sides of the lake, which not long ago vied with each other in the building of ...
    Niles Weekly Register, Oct. 19, 1816   Steam boats. We lately mentioned the launch of a steam boat at ...
  • Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., May 6, 1817
        On Monday the 21st of April ult. the fast sailing schooner Niagara, Capt. Trowbridge, of 60 tons burthen, from Oswego, belonging to Messrs. Townsend, Bronson & Co., of that place, arrived at the new village of Carthage, with 100 bbls of salt, consigned to Messrs. Norton, Beach & Strong, and ...
      On Monday the 21st of April ult. the fast sailing schooner Niagara, ...
  • The steamboat Ontario
    Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., Aug. 18, 1818     The Steamboat Ontario, in going up the lake, encountered a severe gale on Wednesday night and Thursday last: when within three miles of the Niagara river, she was driven back as far as Sodus, but without receiving any damage. A few days previous, a small vessel, which plies as sort ...
    Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., Aug. 18, 1818   The Steamboat Ontario, in going up the lake, encountered a severe gale ...
  • Breaking up of Lake Ontario
    Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., April 23, 1818     Sacket's Harbor, April 21. Breaking up of Lake Ontario. - The ice in this harbor and bay was broken up, and cleared out, on Wednesday last. On the same day sloop Arcadia left this port for Niagara. Several packets have left this for Kingston and other places on the lake, ...
    Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., April 23, 1818   Sacket's Harbor, April 21. Breaking up of Lake Ontario. - The ice ...
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