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  • Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
    Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
    Text  Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15     The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in establishing a naval base at Toronto, although for the most part they were unable to fulfil their goals. Second, debate ...
    Text  Benn, Carl, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, 1-15   The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in ...
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  • "This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850
    "This Sad and Melancholy Catastrophe:" Port Maitland, Ontario and the Wreck of the Troopship Commerce, 6 May 1850
    Text  McIntyre, Kyle, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1998, 39-49     The broadsheets and nautical journals of the mid-nineteenth century register shipwrecks with the same detachment that can be read in the daily traffic reports of a contemporary newspaper. The human elements in the events are downplayed and the material costs neatly summarized as insurance estimates. Yet in any tragedy it ...
    Text  McIntyre, Kyle, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 1998, 39-49   The broadsheets and nautical journals of the mid-nineteenth century register shipwrecks with the same detachment that can be read in the daily traffic reports of a contemporary newspaper. The human ...
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  • Muster Table for the Royal Navy's Establishment on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812
    Muster Table for the Royal Navy's Establishment on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812
    Text  Malcomson, Tom, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1999, 41-67     In response to the pleas of Governor General George Prevost, in the spring of 1813 the Admiralty sent Commodore James Lucas Yeo and 447 men of the Royal Navy to the inland seas of North America. The war between Britain and the United States had entered its first full year ...
    Text  Malcomson, Tom, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1999, 41-67   In response to the pleas of Governor General George Prevost, in the spring of 1813 the Admiralty sent Commodore James Lucas Yeo and 447 men of the Royal Navy to ...
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  • "Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813
    "Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813
    Text  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 ...
    Text  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 ...
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  • The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914
    The Canadian-American Contest for the Great Lakes Fish Harvest, 1872-1914
    Text  Bogue, Margaret Beattie, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 1-21     Neglected in the history of the Canadian-American experience on Great Lakes waters, the acerbic and at times violent interaction between American commercial fishers and defenders of Canadian fish resources deserves attention. As tenders of the nets competed for the rich harvests of the Inland Seas, friction, minor incidents, and bad ...
    Text  Bogue, Margaret Beattie, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 1-21   Neglected in the history of the Canadian-American experience on Great Lakes waters, the acerbic and at times violent interaction between American commercial fishers and defenders of Canadian fish resources deserves ...
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  • Myths and Realities:
FDR's 1943 Vacation on Lake Huron, 1-7 August 1943
    Myths and Realities: FDR's 1943 Vacation on Lake Huron, 1-7 August 1943
    Text  Mount, Graeme S., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 23-32     This article began as a piece of local history. Jeff Wallace, now a Sudbury lawyer, spent his childhood summers near Little Current on the Manitoulin Island. There he heard rumours of a presidential visit, of the people who supposedly accompanied President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (including, according to some accounts, Lucy ...
    Text  Mount, Graeme S., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 23-32   This article began as a piece of local history. Jeff Wallace, now a Sudbury lawyer, spent his childhood summers near Little Current on the Manitoulin Island. There he heard rumours ...
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  • "Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
    "Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
    Text  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, ...
    Text  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 ...
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  • The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903
    The Georgian Bay and Great Lakes Survey, 1883-1903
    Text  Meehan, O. M., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2004, 1-24     Chapter 1 of O. M. Meehan, The Canadian Hydrographic Service From the time of its Inception in 1883 to the end of the Second World War The Georgian Bay Survey Under Staff Commander J.G. Boulton, RN, 1883-1893 Canada's First Hydrographic Surveyor Preliminary in vestigations and Surveys in Georgian Bay, 1883 ...
    Text  Meehan, O. M., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2004, 1-24   Chapter 1 of O. M. Meehan, The Canadian Hydrographic Service From the time of its Inception in 1883 to the end of the Second World War The Georgian Bay Survey ...
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  • Two Ships - Two Flags:
the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761
    Two Ships - Two Flags: the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761
    Text  Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55     In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two of the ships (l'Outaouaise and l'Iroquoise) were launched and put into service on the river and on Lake Ontario. In ...
    Text  Andrews, Robert J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, 41-55   In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two ...
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  • Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War
    Industrial Hamilton's Contribution to the Naval War
    Text  Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52     During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central Canada, such as Hamilton, began production of materials to meet the needs of the navy and merchant marine. Some Hamilton companies that acquired naval contracts required the installation of specialized facilities and increased numbers of workers. On the ...
    Text  Madsen, Chris, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2006, 21-52   During the Second World War, urban centers and industrial centers in central Canada, such as Hamilton, began production of materials to meet the needs of the navy and merchant marine. ...
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  • Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
    Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
    Text  Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48     The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels built on Canada's Great Lakes during the Second World War. At its zenith, the shipbuilding industry of the city employed nearly five thousand workers. This wartime industry was unique in many respects. Only the minesweepers were built in ...
    Text  Pritchard, James, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, 29-48   The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels built on Canada's Great Lakes during the Second World War. At its zenith, the shipbuilding industry of the ...
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  • The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
    The Mowat Boat and the Development of Small Watercraft on the Great Lakes
    Text  Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223     From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario, renovated a 28-foot wooden boat that was once owned by Angus Mowat, father of author Farley Mowat. This article is based on a study of the history of the boat company to ...
    Text  Ratcliffe, John E., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 2009, 193-223   From 2003 to 2007, a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario, renovated a 28-foot wooden boat that was once owned by Angus Mowat, ...
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  • The Pilot of La Salle’s Griffon
    The Pilot of La Salle’s Griffon
    Text  Calnan, Joe, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2013, 213-238     The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) had a small rigged sailing coaster built in 1679 to travel between the Niagara River and Lake Michigan. La Salle hired a qualified and experienced pilot to conduct the vessel on these waters, but within nine months of starting on the ...
    Text  Calnan, Joe, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2013, 213-238   The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) had a small rigged sailing coaster built in 1679 to travel between the Niagara River and Lake Michigan. La Salle hired ...
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  • Anthropological Fieldwork among the Commercial Fishermen of Port Dover, Ontario, 1977-1978: Chronicling the Cultural Traditions of an Occupational Community in a Lake Erie Commercial Fishing Port
    Anthropological Fieldwork among the Commercial Fishermen of Port Dover, Ontario, 1977-1978: Chronicling the Cultural Traditions of an Occupational Community in a Lake Erie Commercial Fishing Port
    Text  Van West, John J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2014, 1-22     Anthropologists have long relied on field studies in support of their research. For the students of the discipline, fieldwork remains a particularly important (but not obligatory) rite of passage which they must pass successfully in order to become a recognized and accredited practitioner of the discipline. This document serves two ...
    Text  Van West, John J., The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2014, 1-22   Anthropologists have long relied on field studies in support of their research. For the students of the discipline, fieldwork remains a particularly important (but not obligatory) rite of passage which ...
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  • Building of the Gore:
extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison
    Building of the Gore: extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert Gilkison
    Text  Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58     ...
    Text  Gilkison, Robert, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Summer 2019, 149-58   ...
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  • The Novelty and the Compound Marine Engine in Central Canada
    The Novelty and the Compound Marine Engine in Central Canada
    Text  Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2009, 413-424     The compound marine steam engine, although developed as early as the 1820s, did not see widespread use on the Great Lakes until the late 1860s. This article helps explain why, by analyzing archival resources on the steamer Novelty, which served most of her career between Kingston and the Bay of ...
    Text  Lewis, Walter, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2009, 413-424   The compound marine steam engine, although developed as early as the 1820s, did not see widespread use on the Great Lakes until the late 1860s. This article helps explain why, ...
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  • Prohibition and the Smuggling of Intoxicating Liquors between the Two Saults
    Prohibition and the Smuggling of Intoxicating Liquors between the Two Saults
    Text  Lefebvre, Andrew, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 33-40     Prohibition brought with it opportunities for many people to make easy money in the rum- running business. One ofthe largest problems with enforcing prohibition was that Ontario and the United States enacted similar, but distinct, acts governing the sale, consumption, and manufacture of intoxicating liquors. There are many descriptive names ...
    Text  Lefebvre, Andrew, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2001, 33-40   Prohibition brought with it opportunities for many people to make easy money in the rum- running business. One ofthe largest problems with enforcing prohibition was that Ontario and the United ...
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  • Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes Waterway, 1848-1900
    Shipwrecks, Collisions and Accidents in St. Lawrence/Great Lakes Waterway, 1848-1900
    Text  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. ...
    Text  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 ...
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  • Commodore Sir Edward W. C. R. Owen: Shaping the British Naval Establishment on the Great Lakes in the Wake of the War of 1812
    Commodore Sir Edward W. C. R. Owen: Shaping the British Naval Establishment on the Great Lakes in the Wake of the War of 1812
    Text  Malcomson, Thomas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2019, 1-24     ...
    Text  Malcomson, Thomas, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Spring 2019, 1-24   ...
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  • Admiralty Orders for Canadian Shipyards: Trawlers, Drifters, and the Urgency of Coastal Defence during the Great War
    Admiralty Orders for Canadian Shipyards: Trawlers, Drifters, and the Urgency of Coastal Defence during the Great War
    Text  Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98     ...
    Text  Moir, Michael, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2016, 275-98   ...
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