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  • The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
    Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223     From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario, renovated a 28-foot wooden boat that was once owned by Angus Mowat, father of author Farley Mowat. This article is based on a study of the history of the boat company to ...
    Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223   From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum ...
  • Muster Table for the Royal Navy's Establishment on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812
    Malcomson, Tom, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1999, 41-67     In response to the pleas of Governor General George Prevost, in the spring of 1813 the Admiralty sent Commodore James Lucas Yeo and 447 men of the Royal Navy to the inland seas of North America. The war between Britain and the United States had entered its first full year ...
    Malcomson, Tom, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1999, 41-67   In response to the pleas of Governor General George Prevost, in the ...
  • Maud
        QUEEN's BIRTHDAY EXCURSION TO CAPE VINCENT A BATTERY BAND STEAMER MAUD ON FRIDAY the 24th May, the Steamer Maud will leave the Ferry Wharf at 2 p.m. for Cape Vincent, returning at 7:30. Fare 25 cents. By the kind permission of Lt.-Col. Cotton and the Officers of A Battery, the ...
      QUEEN's BIRTHDAY EXCURSION TO CAPE VINCENT A BATTERY BAND STEAMER MAUD ON ...
  • HIBOU at Kingston
        This is HIBOU as she looked prior to her tragic accident. The background would indicate that the photo was taken at Kingston in 1935.
      This is HIBOU as she looked prior to her tragic accident. The ...
  • WOLFE ISLANDER en route to Wolfe Island
        WOLFE ISLANDER is outbound from Kingston en route to Wolfe Island
      WOLFE ISLANDER is outbound from Kingston en route to Wolfe Island
  • The North King
    The Watchman (Lindsay, ON), 14 May 1891     THE NORTH KING. The New Steamer Will Be "One of the Finest" on Lake Ontario. This new steamer will be placed on the route between Port Hope and Rochester by the 20th May. She belongs to the Lake Ontario Steamboat Company, and is now being completed at the dry ...
    The Watchman (Lindsay, ON), 14 May 1891   THE NORTH KING. The New Steamer Will Be "One of the Finest" ...
  • Montreal Transportation Co., 1868-1921
  • A Plan of the Town and Adjacent Fortifications of Kingston
        A Plan of the Town and Adjacent Fortifications of Kingston Surveyed and Drawn in August 1816, by Lieut E. A.Smith, 70th Reg't
      A Plan of the Town and Adjacent Fortifications of Kingston Surveyed and ...
  • The ROYAL GEORGE and the Waterspiders
        THE "ROYAL GEORGE" AND THE WATERSPIDERS "Our three-master came bowling down with her sails so full of shot holes they looked like the cook's colander. On her track crept like water spiders five Yankee schooners, with long sweeps through their ports." C. H. J. SNIDER 10/11/12
      THE "ROYAL GEORGE" AND THE WATERSPIDERS "Our three-master came bowling down with ...
  • The "SIMCOE" running the Gauntlet
        THE "SIMCOE" RUNNING THE GAUNTLET "Richardson squared her away before the wind and drove straight for Seven-Acre Shoal." C. H. J. SNIDER 30/6/12
      THE "SIMCOE" RUNNING THE GAUNTLET "Richardson squared her away before the wind ...
  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jan 1852
        p.2 Port Hope Harbor - Town Council has purchased the harbor and wharf.Shipwreck on Lake Huron - the man who took over fisheries on Lake Huron drowned when Saucy Jack was wrecked in December, 5 miles below Saugeen. [Huron Signal]...
      p.2 Port Hope Harbor - Town Council has purchased the harbor and ...
  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jan 1852
        p.2 Marine Disasters - Recapitulation of 1851 [Buffalo Commercial Advert.]-ad for Sail-Making, Rigging, etc. by James Falconer.
      p.2 Marine Disasters - Recapitulation of 1851 [Buffalo Commercial Advert.]-ad for Sail-Making, ...
  • British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1836
        p.2 Shipbuilding - in Quebec; "...The new measurement is nearly 50% more than the old; Mr. Black's vessel 746 tons old measurement, being equal to 1071, new measurement."A few days ago, we noticed an improvement in our Canadian canal boats, which is likely to lead to still ...
      p.2 Shipbuilding - in Quebec; "...The new measurement is nearly 50% more ...
  • British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Feb 1839
        "The first number of the second series of the British Whig was published yesterday. It makes a respectable appearance." Chronicle & Gazette, Saturday, Feb. 9th, 1839 p.3Very few British Whigs have survived for the years 1839-43 and 1846. In an attempt to locate articles that ...
      "The first number of the second series of the British Whig was ...
  • Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1833
        (from private collection of Jennifer McKendry)p.3 We are sorry to notice another accident which has befallen the Steam Boat St. George. While in the neighborhood of French Creek on Saturday last, an important part of her machinery gave way, which has perhaps rendered ...
      (from private collection of Jennifer McKendry)p.3 We are sorry to notice another ...
  • Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1837
        (from private collection of Jennifer McKendry)nilJuly 27, 1837(from private collection of Jennifer McKendry)p.2 Arrived here this morning a new steamer, the Sir Robert Peel; she is very narrow and high for a Lake boat...
      (from private collection of Jennifer McKendry)nilJuly 27, 1837(from private collection of Jennifer ...
  • Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 4 Jan 1839
        1839 KINGSTON SPECTATOR(from microfilm available at Queen's University - Stauffer Library)missing
      1839 KINGSTON SPECTATOR(from microfilm available at Queen's University - Stauffer Library)missing
  • Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1834
        (from private collection of Jennifer McKendry)p.3 ad for Storage & Wharfage - by Barton Philips, foot of Store street. April 4th, 1834.
      (from private collection of Jennifer McKendry)p.3 ad for Storage & Wharfage - ...
  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1852
        p.2 water to be let into Welland Canal on 31st.-Clearance of the Lord Elgin - leaving for Canadian ports with a large cargo. [Oswego Times]-ad for Forwarding by D. McIntosh at Kingston, Montreal, Quebec. April 8th...
      p.2 water to be let into Welland Canal on 31st.-Clearance of the ...
  • Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1852
        p.2 Canadian Lake Trade with the United States. [Oswego Times]-Tugging - Montrealers want Government assistance to reduce rates.
      p.2 Canadian Lake Trade with the United States. [Oswego Times]-Tugging - Montrealers ...
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