Regional

Prince Edward County, Quinte:

Prince Edward County - the origins of the name
Prince Edward County - some titles referring to the County and Quinte region
Picton harbour - some eaarly drawings and photographs, local ships in the harbour
Point Petre, Prince Edward County - the origins of the name
Hay Bay Tragedy - a terrible loss of life in 1882
Moses Dulmage
Naval Marine Archive at the Victory - 'Treasure Trove' as described by the Wellington Times, August 2021
Claude W. Cole - the King of Main Duck Island
Rathbun shipyard (Deseronto) - short history, 1865-1889
Rickarton House (also known as Castle) - for many years, home of A.W. Hepburn (shipping)
Main Duck Island - a very short history of this part of the "Graveyard of Lake Ontario"
The Calnan family - from Glandore, Ireland, to Prince Edward County
Scotch Bonnet Lighthouse - its origins and decline

The following three references are composed of mutiple pages developed by summer students:

Early settlers to Prince Edward County
Barley Days - includes some early ships, Tait, Hepburn and more
Water quality - updated 2020

Great Lakes:

St Clair River [Great Lakes] - cartography
Ghosts of the Great Lakes - ships, barges and a lighthouse keeper, the recollections of Rowley Murphy.
Ice - navigation seasons - before icebreakers, when could ships sail por steam on Lake Ontario?.
The Cruise of the Nymph - 1904 Mss transcription, 32' yacht cirumnavigation of Lake Ontario
Toronto Harbour - the rare last four chapters by H. Scadding (multiple pages)
Welland Canal - a short history with sketch maps and photographs
William Johnson - pirate of the St. Lawrence

Ships:

Detailed data sheets - Picton built ships, from Registry entries and multiple other sources
Steamer ALETHA - in service with A.W. Hepburn's interests from 1909 t0 1914.
Schooner BAVARIA - after her stranding, Galloo Island, November 1889, and the Enquiry.
Steamer BUENA VISTA - launched Kingston, 1911.
Schooner BIGLER - a slow boat with a jubaju; five versions of a song about her
Schooner C. GEARING
Schooner DAN WILLIAMS (other names: Alexander, Mary Gormley)
Brig J.S. HARVEY - wrecked 1864
Schooner KATIE ECCLES two-masted, and the three-masted schooner OLIVER MOWAT - Benjamin Ioset's "Stage 2 Research Report of the 2019 Last Schooners Project" (Texas A&M University)
Steamer KEY WEST - hard aground on Main Duck in 1955
Sailing barge KINGHORN
Schooner NANCY - the Letters of John Ross Richardson and "The story of the Nancy" by Col. E. Cruickshank
Schooner OLIVER MOWAT
Schooner PERSIA - Details, press reports, loss off Point Petre.
Schooner PICTON - Multiple files, details, press reports, loss.
The PRINCE EDWARD - a Murney ship
The barge PURITAN - erroneously 'Pervian' and 'Pervian', sinking.
The SOUTHERN BELLE - ex-Rothesay Castle
The SUCCESS - convict ship.
Schooner W.J. SUFFEL - accident report, Oswego, 6 August 1887
Steam barge T.J. WAFFLE - built 1913, lost 1919 between Oswego and Main Duck.
Shipping lines:
Shipping lines - based or trading in Quinte
A.W. Hepburn - Ontario and Quebec Navigation Co., Hepburn Bros., more
Bateau, (batteau) (battoe) - early transport, rivers and Great Lakes
Captain Nelson Palmatier, 1854-1937 - early memories of the rescue of the crew of the schooner St. George
Early shipping in Prince Edward County
Early Sail Vessels and Steamboats on Lake Erie - 1881, Francis A. Dewey
The Edmund Fitzgerald - the song of her loss
First steam ships on the Great Lakes - some brief notes
"First Steamer on the Great Lakes" - Richard F. Palmer (with permission), Inland Seas, Spring 1988
Early steamships on the Great Lakes - Fred Erving Dayton, 1929
Glenora ferries: (i) Early years, (ii) Later years and (iii) bibliography
Marine losses on the Great Lakes 1854.

"Schooner Days" by C.H.J. Snider in the Toronto Evening Telegram

"Schooner Days" by C.H.J. Snider - index of available articles.
Some notes about C.H.J. Snider and a bibliography of his published books.
C.H.J. Snider - a more complete biography of C.H.J. Snider.

Mariners' Service:

Mariners' Service, Prince Edward County; a brief history
A wave is born

The Silver Covenant Chain

Meeting on the River of life - Announcement of the original exhibition, 2009.
Meeting on the River of life - the opening of the exhibition, 2009.
Meeting on the River of life - The two Row Wampum belt and the Silver Covenant Chain (short summary).
Meeting on the River of life - The two Row Wampum belt and the Silver Covenant Chain (full background).

Other articles of first nation interest

Hunting and fishing and the Crown, evolving definitions - legal documents
Inner man Dr. Peter Martin - white man, or, Oronhyateka - Mohawk indian?
"Our Caughnawagas in Egypt" - By Louis Jackson, of Caughnawage, Captain of the Contingent, 1884-1885.
Bull boats
Canoes, Canadian aboriginal - F.W. Waugh, Canadian Field-Naturalist, vol. XXXIII, no.2, May 1919.
Intertribal Warfare Precursor of Indian-White Warfare on the Northern Great Plains; John C. Ewers, 1975.

Hallowell:

These pages refer to Benjamin Hallowell, the father, R.N Officer and head of Customs in Boston at the time of the Tea Party; his son and namesake, who became one of Lord Nelson's "band of brothers"; HMCS Hallowell, a WWII Flower class corvette. The Naval Marine Archives' building, The Victory, is located on part of the original Ontario land grant to Hallowell.

 

 

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This page is intendeded to rationalise, facilitate and expand our research facilities. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.

 



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