Research – local, Qunte, Great Lakes and Canadian

Regional, Prince Edward County, Quinte:

The first 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
Prince Edward County - the origins of the name
Prince Edward County - some titles referring to the County and Quinte region
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
The Calnan family - from Glandore, Ireland, to Prince Edward County
Scotch Bonnet Lighthouse - its origins and decline

Great Lakes:

St Clair River [Great Lakes] - cartography
Journal of Captain Walter Butler - on a Voyage along the North Shore of Lake Ontario, from the 8th to the 16th of March, 1779.
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 and shipping lines:

Bateau, (batteau) (battoe) - early transport, rivers and Great Lakes
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 - early years
Glenora Ferries - later years
Glenora Ferries - bibliography
Marine losses on the Great Lakes 1854
The schooner BIGLER - a slow boat with a jubaju; five versions of a song about her
Sailing barge KINGHORN
Schooner NANCY - the Letters of John Ross Richardson (OHS)
Schooner NANCY - "The story of the Nancy" by Col. E. Cruickshank (OHS)
Schooner DAN WILLIAMS (other names: Alexander, Mary Gormally)
The two-masted schooner KATIE ECCLES and three-masted schooner OLIVER MOWAT Benjamin Ioset's "Stage 2 Research Report of the 2019 Last Schooners Project" (Texas A&M University)
Schooner C. GEARING
Schooner PICTON - press report of a a bad weather incident, 1879
Schooner PICTON - press report of her loss, 1900
The PRINCE EDWARD - a Murney ship
The SUCCESS - convict ship
Schooner W.J. SUFFEL - accident report, Oswego, 6 August 1887
Shipping lines - based or trading in Quinte

"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
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.


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.

This is currently (April 2020) a work in progess, to rationalise, facilitate and expand our exiting page at the Naval Marine Archive. 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.