Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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  • Subject: Steamboats
  • 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   ...
  • 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. ...
  • New Steam-Boats
    Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sep 1824, p. 3     The American steamboat in question would become the PIONEER, which was enlarged and run on Lake Erie rather than the Niagara River
    Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sep 1824, p. 3   The American steamboat in question would become the PIONEER, which was enlarged ...
  • Wealth and power westward
    Niles Weekly Register, 7 Oct 1826, p. 87     WEALTH AND POWER WESTWARD. We meet with the following in the papers without knowing whence it was derived, but presume the information which it gives is nearly correct. Commerce of Lake Erie-- American side. Steam brig Superior built at Buffalo 346 tons; steam boat Henry ...
    Niles Weekly Register, 7 Oct 1826, p. 87   WEALTH AND POWER WESTWARD. We meet with the following in the papers ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shipping on Lake Erie
    Register of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Mar 1831, p. 160     SHIPPING ON LAKE ERIE The following list of vessels on Lake Erie furnished us by a friend who has taken great pains to ascertain their number and the exact tonnage of each will be read with satisfaction by all who feel an interest in the prosperity of the west ...
    Register of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Mar 1831, p. 160   SHIPPING ON LAKE ERIE The following list of vessels on Lake Erie ...
  • Superior (Steamboat), aground, 7 Jun 1827
        Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
      Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
  • The Lodor Proposal
    Walter Lewis, FreshWater, 1990, 17-19    
    Walter Lewis, FreshWater, 1990, 17-19  
  • Cream City (Steamboat), U4579, aground, 1 May 1862
        Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
      Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
  • John Owen (Steamboat), broke machinery, 26 Jun 1847
        Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired Also quoted in Democratic Free Press (Detroit), 1 July 1847, p. 2 with an added note that "The steamer Missouri, Capt. D. McBride has taken her place in the Toledo line. She leaves Toledo every Sunday morning."
      Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired Also quoted in Democratic Free ...
  • Milwaukee (Steamboat), aground, 28 Nov 1859
        Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
      Reason: aground Lives: nil Remarks: Got off
  • Spartan (Steamboat), burnt, 1 Jun 1874
        Reason: burnt Hull damage: $900 Remarks: Repaired
      Reason: burnt Hull damage: $900 Remarks: Repaired
  • Superior (Steamboat), 1822
        history of building
      history of building
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 20 May 1817
        The steam Boat ONTARIO on Wednesday last, left this port for the first time, in order to try the force of her machinery. --A number of gentlemen, ambitious to be the first that ever navigated the waters of Lake Ontario in a Steam Boat, embarked on board. She started from ...
      The steam Boat ONTARIO on Wednesday last, left this port for the ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 1 Apr 1817
        A Steam Boat will commence running this spring from Ogdensburgh to Niagara and Lewiston, touching at Sackett's Harbor, Oswego, Pultneyville, Genesee River.
      A Steam Boat will commence running this spring from Ogdensburgh to Niagara ...
  • Frances Smith (Steamboat), aground, 1 Nov 1868
        Reason: aground Lives: nil Freight: supplies Remarks: Got off
      Reason: aground Lives: nil Freight: supplies Remarks: Got off
  • Rail Roads and Steam Boat
    Buffalo Courier, 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, 19 Jul 1847, p. 2   Rail Roads and Steam Boats.--It is in contemplation by the Sandusky Railroad ...
  • Report of Chairman of Board of Steamboat Inspection For the Year Ended 31st December 1876
        From a copy of the Sessional Papers in the Stauffer Library, Queen's University. Note that some of the pages are quite tightly bound.
      From a copy of the Sessional Papers in the Stauffer Library, Queen's ...
  • Report of Chairman of Board of Steamboat Inspection For the Year Ended 31st December 1875
        From a copy of the Sessional Papers in the Stauffer Library, Queen's University. Note that some of the pages are quite tightly bound.
      From a copy of the Sessional Papers in the Stauffer Library, Queen's ...
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