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  • Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
    Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15     The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in establishing a naval base at Toronto, although for the most part they were unable to fulfil their goals. Second, debate ...
    Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15   The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes ...
  • Line Development and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St Lawrence River, 1829-1875
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 135-48     ...
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 135-48   ...
  • Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction
    Tennyson, Brian Douglas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1991, 23-30     The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- mensely rich cod fishery and the seaborne entrance to Canada, as well as its proximity to coal seams. Except for ...
    Tennyson, Brian Douglas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1991, 23-30   The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days ...
  • Transition from Sail to Steam on the Great Lakes in the Nineteenth Century
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 345-74     ...
    Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 345-74   ...
  • “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 Great Lake Marine
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  • Toronto of Old
        The four chapters from the volume that deal with the early history of shipping into the Toronto harbour.
      The four chapters from the volume that deal with the early history ...
  • Hamilton Harbour, 1826-1901
        Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine history of The Lower St. Lawrence, published in 1974 and an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the nineteenth century. Copies of the 517 page manuscript have circulated among marine historians of the Great Lakes over the last ...
      Among the legacies of the late Ivan S. Brookes was his marine ...
  • New Discovery in Lake Ontario
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 10 Jul 1856     New Discovery in Lake Ontario. - A fine natural harbor on Lake Ontario, a few miles below Presque' Isle, has been opened by a strange freak of Nature, and "Consecon" is now accessible to steamers of the largest class. The Colbourn "Transcript" says the steamer "Chief Justice Robinson" made an ...
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 10 Jul 1856   New Discovery in Lake Ontario. - A fine natural harbor on Lake ...
  • The East Harbour
        The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself to the view of all who visit the vicinity of the east harbor, immediately suggests to the minds of the "looker on" the necessity of a speedy improvement of that place so as to prevent the immense loss ...
      The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 3 Dec 1816
        The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping suffers so severely as the port of Buffalo Creek. The deposits of sand in the mouth of the creek prevents ...
      The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 12 Nov 1816
        The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House on Friday evening next, at 6 o'clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the importance of improving the harbor at this Port and adopting such measures as shall then be deemed proper...
      The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House ...
  • Engineers Will Come Here Soon To Make Probings
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 11 Aug 1931     Engineers Will Come Here Soon To Make Probings Work will be Preliminary to award of Dredging Contract Construction of a float from which engineers may make probings of the bottom of the Oswego river, which is to be dredged under a contract to be awarded late this autumn, will ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 11 Aug 1931   Engineers Will Come Here Soon To Make Probings Work will be Preliminary ...
  • Our Harbor
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865     Our Harbor The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the water defenses of our harbor. The "East Pier" was almost bodily carried away by the gales of early winter, while the "West Pier" was greatly damaged in many places. These interested in the commerce of Oswego will be ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865   Our Harbor The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 19 Nov 1816
        Canandaigua, Nov. 19. We are sorry to hear from lake Ontario that four schooners were driven ashore and lost near Cape Vincent, during the late violent gales. Considerable damage has been sustained in the loss of property, but happily the lives of all on board were saved...
      Canandaigua, Nov. 19. We are sorry to hear from lake Ontario that ...
  • American Steam Vessels
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  • Steam Boat Navigation
        Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman & Co. Albany
      Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman ...
  • The Lodor Proposal
    Walter Lewis, FreshWater, 1990, 17-19     ...
    Walter Lewis, FreshWater, 1990, 17-19   ...
  • Rail Roads and Steam Boat
    Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 19 Jul 1847, p. 2     Rail Roads and Steam Boats.--It is in contemplation by the Sandusky Railroad Company, to build a fast boat to run on their line between Sandusky and Buffalo, exclusively for passengers, and to run through by day-light. The Boston Company, ...
    Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 19 Jul 1847, p. 2   Rail Roads and Steam Boats.--It is in contemplation by the Sandusky Railroad ...
  • , capsized, 1 Aug 1858
        Reason: capsized Lives: 1 ...
      Reason: capsized Lives: 1 ...
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