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  • 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 ...
  • Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana
        "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
      "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
  • 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"
  • Steamer "Western World"
    Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856     Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
    Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856   Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903
    Meehan, O. M., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2004, 1-24     Chapter 1 of O. M. Meehan, The Canadian Hydrographic Service From the time of its Inception in 1883 to the end of the Second World War The Georgian Bay Survey Under Staff Commander J.G. Boulton, RN, 1883-1893 Canada's First Hydrographic Surveyor Preliminary in vestigations and Surveys in Georgian Bay, 1883 ...
    Meehan, O. M., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2004, 1-24   Chapter 1 of O. M. Meehan, The Canadian Hydrographic Service From the ...
  • 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 ...
  • "Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2001, 25-37     After applauding land successes at Detroit and Queenston, Strachan condemned the inability of the Provincial Marine to operate as an effective naval force, an opinion shared by Sir George Prevost and other key British officers. The opinion of at least one individual on the quarterdeck of the Provincial Marine was ...
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2001, 25-37   After applauding land successes at Detroit and Queenston, Strachan condemned the inability ...
  • The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914
    Bogue, Margaret Beattie, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 1-21     Neglected in the history of the Canadian-American experience on Great Lakes waters, the acerbic and at times violent interaction between American commercial fishers and defenders of Canadian fish resources deserves attention. As tenders of the nets competed for the rich harvests of the Inland Seas, friction, minor incidents, and bad ...
    Bogue, Margaret Beattie, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 1-21   Neglected in the history of the Canadian-American experience on Great Lakes waters, ...
  • Lakeside in the ice
        Stereoview of the Cleveland and Port Stanley Navigation Company steamboat LAKESIDE trapped in the ice on Lake Erie. Crew stand by the pilot house, others along the promenade deck and a couple of people stand watching from the ice.
      Stereoview of the Cleveland and Port Stanley Navigation Company steamboat LAKESIDE trapped ...
  • Colchester Reef Light Station
        Digital photograph of the Colchester Reef Light Station from just above Colchester harbour.
      Digital photograph of the Colchester Reef Light Station from just above Colchester ...
  • Pelee Passage light station
        Digital photograph of the Pelee Passage light station on the Middle Ground Shoal in the Pelee Passage on Lake Erie. The photograph is from the tip of Point Pelee and has Pelee Island in the background.
      Digital photograph of the Pelee Passage light station on the Middle Ground ...
  • Southeast Shoal light station
        Digital photograph of the Southeast Shoal light station in the Pelee Passage on Lake Erie. The photograph is from the tip of Point Pelee.
      Digital photograph of the Southeast Shoal light station in the Pelee Passage ...
  • Evening, A View on Lake Erie
        "4051 Evening, a View on Lake Erie" "Copyright 1890 G. H. Graves, Philadelphia" "Sold only by The Universal Photo Art Co." Reverse: "G. H. Graves, Publisher of Standard Views." "W. M. Chase, Publisher of Colored Views. $2.00 per doz. The Universal Photo Art Co. Philadelphia: 24 North Ninth Street. New ...
      "4051 Evening, a View on Lake Erie" "Copyright 1890 G. H. Graves, ...
  • Forward Deck, showing Pilot House. Steamer Greater Buffalo
        "Forward Deck, showing Pilot House. Steamer Greater Buffalo" Reverse: "National Railway News Co. Inc."
      "Forward Deck, showing Pilot House. Steamer Greater Buffalo" Reverse: "National Railway News ...
  • Marquette & Bessemer No. 2
        Photograph of steamboat Marquette and Bessemer Dock & Navigation Company steamboat Marquette & Bessemer No. 2.
      Photograph of steamboat Marquette and Bessemer Dock & Navigation Company steamboat Marquette ...
  • Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Steamers
        "Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Steamers" City of Cleveland III Western States City of Detroit III City of St. Ignace Eastern States City of Detroit II City of Mackinac II State of New York City of Alpena II Reverse: "Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company operate the largest and finest fleet ...
      "Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Steamers" City of Cleveland III Western States ...
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