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  • Building of the Gore:
extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58     ...
    Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58   ...
  • Commodore Sir Edward W. C. R. Owen: Shaping the British Naval Establishment on the Great Lakes in the Wake of the War of 1812
    Malcomson, Thomas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2019, 1-24     ...
    Malcomson, Thomas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2019, 1-24   ...
  • Tickets for Cayuga
        Sample tickets printed by Southam Press, Montreal for the Cayuga Steamship Company and Canada Coach Lines for a Special Excursion from Toronto to Niagara Falls and return.
      Sample tickets printed by Southam Press, Montreal for the Cayuga Steamship Company ...
  • S. S.  Cayuga, Time Table 1957
        Single fold brochure for S. S. CAYUGA timetable in 1957, with a schedule of fares and sailings.
      Single fold brochure for S. S. CAYUGA timetable in 1957, with a ...
  • Niagara (1840)
        Other Names: Sovereign (1843); 158x24x11 (width over paddle boxes 50') Owned by J. Hamilton, Kingston 1840; to D. Bethune et al. 1843; to Hooker & Henderson, Montreal 1848. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1840; maiden voyage 30/10/40. Engines (2) by builder, one to "Maple Leaf". Lake Ontario mail ...
      Other Names: Sovereign (1843); 158x24x11 (width over paddle boxes 50') Owned by ...
  • Magnet (1847)
        Other Names: Hamilton (1895); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 175 x 25 -- 1029 tons Rebuilt: in 1860 Second Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Sorel, Quebec, Canada Third Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Sorel, Quebec, Canada 173x26x11 (width over paddle boxes 46') Owned by J. Hamilton, Kingston; to A. Milloy 1859; Canadian ...
      Other Names: Hamilton (1895); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 175 x 25 ...
  • Britannia (1833)
        First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Niagara, Ontario, Canada in 1836 109x21x8 approx. Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto 1840; perhaps later Macpherson & Crane. Built by Ewen (Ewing?), Kingston and launched late December 1832. Engine by Bennett & Henderson, Montreal. Lengthened 22' by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1836. Used on ...
      First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Niagara, Ontario, Canada in 1836 109x21x8 approx. ...
  • America (1842)
        141x19x9 Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto; to Calvin & Breck, Kingston, 1848, 1863. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co., and launched 05/01/42. Engines 40½x96 by builder. Lake Ontario passenger trade, mostly towboat after about 1854. Illegally impounded by United States Customs at Rochester, New York. all winter 1843-44 (not ...
      141x19x9 Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto; to Calvin & Breck, Kingston, 1848, ...
  • America (1854)
        Later Registration: U.S.A. (1859) 279x36x14 (width over paddle boxes 71') Owned by Great Western Railway. Built by L. Shickluna, Niagara Ont. and launched 15/06/54. Much completion work done at Hamilton winter 1854-55. Maiden voyage 26/06/55. Engines (2) 70x144 by West Point Foundry, New York. Lake Ontario passenger service. Disastrously uneconomic, ...
      Later Registration: U.S.A. (1859) 279x36x14 (width over paddle boxes 71') Owned by ...
  • Ann (1842)
        85x17 approx. Owned by Ferguson Millar & Co. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1842. Engine by builder. Paddle freighter for Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle. Owner bankrupt almost immediately, offered for sale 1842 and 1844. One of a trio "Ann", "Kate", and "Norma". No further details.
      85x17 approx. Owned by Ferguson Millar & Co. Built by Niagara Harbour ...
  • Arabian (1851)
        174x24x18 Owned by A. Heron & Co. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. and launched 30/06/51. Engines 48x132 by builder. Lake Ontario mail steamer. Ashore 22/07/57 Île Madame, Que., refloated a month later. Seized by sheriff re bankruptcy of owner, sold for operation below Montreal summer 1858. Boiler exploded ...
      174x24x18 Owned by A. Heron & Co. Built by Niagara Harbour & ...
  • Zimmerman (1854)
        200x28x9 Owned by O. T. Macklem, Chippewa Ont.; later by D. Milloy, Toronto. Built by L. Shickluna at Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. yard and launched 06/05/54. Engine 40x144 by O. T. Macklem, Chippewa, to "City of Toronto". Used Niagara-Toronto. Destroyed by fire 21/08/63 Niagara Ont., 3 killed. ; Final ...
      200x28x9 Owned by O. T. Macklem, Chippewa Ont.; later by D. Milloy, ...
  • Shamrock (1842)
        Approx. 85x16 Owned by Ross Matthie & Co. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1842. Engine by builder. Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle. Boiler exploded 09/07/42 while towing three barges on fourth trip Pointe Claire Que., 58 killed. ; Final Location: Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada, Blew Up
      Approx. 85x16 Owned by Ross Matthie & Co. Built by Niagara Harbour ...
  • Swallow (1842)
        92x11x5 Owned by F. Clemow, Montreal 1842, 1845; to M. K. Dickinson 1849. Built by P. C. Delatre, Niagara Ont. 1842. Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle.
      92x11x5 Owned by F. Clemow, Montreal 1842, 1845; to M. K. Dickinson ...
  • Experiment (1837)
        95x14x7 Owned by J. Lockhart, Hamilton 1837; to Provincial Government 1838; to T. Walters 1847. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1837. Engine 28x60 by builders. Built as Lake Ontario passenger streamer but very soon sold to Provincial Government. Armed as gunboat in "Fenian troubles" and fought off an ...
      95x14x7 Owned by J. Lockhart, Hamilton 1837; to Provincial Government 1838; to ...
  • Dart (1841)
        85x17 approx. Owned by Murray & Sanderson 1842, 1846. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. 1841. Used on Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston triangle. Pollywog (i. e. paddles as far aft as possible for maximum cargo space.) Boiler exploded 21/05/44 Mills Lock near Smiths Falls, 2 killed. Wrecked "a little below Kingston" fall ...
      85x17 approx. Owned by Murray & Sanderson 1842, 1846. Built by Niagara ...
  • Admiral (1842)
        156x21x10 Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto; then Frs. Baby, Quebec; to Provincial Government 1860. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co. and launched 10/12/42. Engines 42x96 by builder. Lake Ontario passenger boat. Badly damaged by fire Rochester, New York 10/06/53, rebuilt as towboat, used below Montreal. Hull rebuilt schooner 1862.
      156x21x10 Owned by D. Bethune, Toronto; then Frs. Baby, Quebec; to Provincial ...
  • Adventure (1843)
        90x17x6 Owned by Toronto & St. Lawrence Steam Navigation Co. 1844; Colcleugh & Greer 1848; Glassford & Jones, Montreal 1849; W. Anglin, Kingston 1851. Built by Niagara Harbour & Dock Co., and launched late in April 1843. Very early screw steamer (called a "steam schooner"). Made first upbound transit of ...
      90x17x6 Owned by Toronto & St. Lawrence Steam Navigation Co. 1844; Colcleugh ...
  • Alciope (1828)
        Other Names: United Kingdom (1832); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Queenston, Ontario, Canada in 1832 c140x48 Owned by R. Hamilton & A. Heron, sold to H. Smith 1835. Built Niagara, Ont. and launched 22/4/28. Stuck on the ways, taking 10 days to launch. First engine (from "Frontenac") by Boulton & ...
      Other Names: United Kingdom (1832); First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Rebuilt: Queenston, Ontario, ...
  • Traveller (1835)
        First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 145 x 24 Rebuilt: in 1837 145x24x11 Owned by J. Hamilton, St. Catharines; to Royal Navy 1839; to J. Bethune, Toronto 1843; Calvin & Breck, Kingston 1851, 1861. Built by Ewings, Niagara Ont. and launched either 08/08/35 or 15/08/35. Engines (2) 44x84 by Ward's Eagle ...
      First Rebuild: Propulsion: Sidewheel Dimensions: 145 x 24 Rebuilt: in 1837 145x24x11 ...
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