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  • "Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, 17-28     From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, the batteau was an essential part of the transportation system. This flat-bottomed boat was a common sight on the lakes and rivers of the wilderness, yet little has been written about it. This article investigates the batteau's development, ...
    Malcomson, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, 17-28   From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, ...
  • 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 ...
  • "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 ...
  • Northumberland
        Photograph of NORTHUMBERLAND on the Lakes.
      Photograph of NORTHUMBERLAND on the Lakes.
  • CONISCLIFFE HALL on Lake Ontario near the False Duck Islands
        CONISCLIFFE HALL, en route to Port Colborne for conversion to a drillrig, is seen on Lake Ontario near the False Duck Islands, October 15, 1973.
      CONISCLIFFE HALL, en route to Port Colborne for conversion to a drillrig, ...
  • The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs
        "Illustrated with maps, and numerous engravings from original sketches." Some illustrations by Capt. James Van Cleve, treasurer of the company At head of title: Great Northern route. American Lines Includes folded map glued onto the recto of the frontispiece...
      "Illustrated with maps, and numerous engravings from original sketches." Some illustrations by ...
  • The Sailing Schooner
    Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 8 Apr 1915     The Sailing Schooner Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past On the Great Lakes The indications are that is only a matter of time, and a short time at that, when the sailing vessel will have disappeared completely from the Great Lakes. During the ...
    Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 8 Apr 1915   The Sailing Schooner Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past On ...
  • Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 12 Aug 1915
        The day of the old wind jammers on the lake is past. There are now 28 schooners in commission on Lake Ontario, where formerly there were several hundred, and they are nearly all Canadian owned, though nearly all once had an American register. As the old schooners and sail ...
      The day of the old wind jammers on the lake is past. ...
  • Rover (Schooner), sunk, 30 Jul 1844
        Reason: sunk Lives: 4 Freight: salt Remarks: Total loss ? ...
      Reason: sunk Lives: 4 Freight: salt Remarks: Total loss ? ...
  • Florence Howard (Schooner), collision, 20 Sep 1870
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Dominion (Schooner), collision, 20 Sep 1870
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: ? ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: ? ...
  • Gazelle (Schooner), collision, 30 Oct 1880
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Sweepstakes (Schooner), collision, 30 Oct 1880
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Freight: barley Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Freight: barley Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Orr (Propeller), U86350, collision, 1898
        Reason: collision Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Jean Bart (Barge), sunk ?, 21 Aug 1884
        Reason: sunk ? Lives: nil Freight: coal Remarks: Total loss ? ...
      Reason: sunk ? Lives: nil Freight: coal Remarks: Total loss ? ...
  • Superior City (Propeller), U116820, fire, 1898
        Reason: fire Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: fire Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Paisley (Schooner), U150621, collision, 1898
        Reason: collision Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Remarks: Repaired ...
  • William IV (Steamboat), collision, 19 Aug 1839
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Commodore Barrie (Steamboat), collision, 19 Aug 1839
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Phoenix (Schooner), sunk ?, 1 Nov 1855
        Reason: sunk ? Lives: ? Remarks: ? ...
      Reason: sunk ? Lives: ? Remarks: ? ...
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