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  • Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
        Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
      Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
  • John Furlong on his cabin door
        "John Furlong, finding his cabin door will not support two, is compelled to relinquish it to Gough, who was afterwards lost"
      "John Furlong, finding his cabin door will not support two, is compelled ...
  • Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft
        "Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft encouraging the sufferers, cried out, "Now, Boys, look out for breakers ahead!"
      "Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft encouraging the sufferers, cried out, "Now, ...
  • Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives
        "Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives in the surf to rescue the drowning people"
      "Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives in the surf ...
  • The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN
        "The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN from a photograph by Alschuler"
      "The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN from a ...
  • The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN
        "The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN -- From a photograph by S. Alschuler, Chicago."
      "The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the ...
  • The GREEN HILL PARK disaster
    Stanton, John, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1991     Early in 1945 explosions and fire ravaged the S.S. Green Hill Park in Vancouver harbour, killing two seamen and six longshoremen instantly.1 Ironically, this ship of death had been named after a peaceful picnic ground at Alma, a village in central Nova Scotia. As a result of the disaster, the ...
    Stanton, John, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1991   Early in 1945 explosions and fire ravaged the S.S. Green Hill Park ...
  • The Pilot of La Salle’s Griffon
    Calnan, Joe, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2013, 213-238     The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) had a small rigged sailing coaster built in 1679 to travel between the Niagara River and Lake Michigan. La Salle hired a qualified and experienced pilot to conduct the vessel on these waters, but within nine months of starting on the ...
    Calnan, Joe, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2013, 213-238   The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) had a small ...
  • Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes Waterway, 1848-1900
    Camu, Pierre, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1996, 43-66     There is quite a literature about shipwrecks at sea or in the confined waters of gulfs, deltas or rivers. Indeed, wrecks have long exerted a fascination because of their spectacular results, often involving losses of vessels and lives and leaving as mute testimony smashed ships, floating debris or empty lifeboats. ...
    Camu, Pierre, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1996, 43-66   There is quite a literature about shipwrecks at sea or in the ...
  • "This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850
    McIntyre, Kyle, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1998, 39-49     The broadsheets and nautical journals of the mid-nineteenth century register shipwrecks with the same detachment that can be read in the daily traffic reports of a contemporary newspaper. The human elements in the events are downplayed and the material costs neatly summarized as insurance estimates. Yet in any tragedy it ...
    McIntyre, Kyle, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1998, 39-49   The broadsheets and nautical journals of the mid-nineteenth century register shipwrecks with ...
  • Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana
        "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
      "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
  • Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857
        "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
      "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May ...
  • The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel
        "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
      "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of ...
  • Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay
        "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
      "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
  • Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap
        "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
      "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the ...
  • McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers
        "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
      "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
  • Two Ships - Two Flags:
the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761
    Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55     In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two of the ships (l'Outaouaise and l'Iroquoise) were launched and put into service on the river and on Lake Ontario. In ...
    Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55   In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three ...
  • Aground on Ile Parisienne 12/10/27
        Aground on Ile Parisienne 12/10/27
      Aground on Ile Parisienne 12/10/27
  • Henry C. Daryaw
        Photograph of the HENRY C. DARYAW after her grounding near Brockville.
      Photograph of the HENRY C. DARYAW after her grounding near Brockville.
  • NEW YORK NEWS aground near Shelter Bay
        Photograph of the NEW YORK NEWS hard aground near Shelter Bay, Quebec.
      Photograph of the NEW YORK NEWS hard aground near Shelter Bay, Quebec.
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