Railway Steamships of Ontario

This book examines how Ontario's railways faced the steamship question and in particular, why they saw a need to acquire their own vessels.

Author: Dana William Ashdown

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

ISBN: UOM:39015071267879

Category: Transportation

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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the railway and shipping interests of the Great Lakes' basin were regularly at odds with one another. Accusations of rate cutting and unfair trade practices were constantly being hurled back and forth, and at times they seemed to have little in common; but this was not always the case. Through joint traffic agreements railway and shipping lines found that they could aid and complement one another, each furthering the others' trade. This book examines how Ontario's railways faced the steamship question and in particular, why they saw a need to acquire their own vessels. By tracing almost 200 individual ships and dozens of corporate entities, the history of these waterborne railway enterprises is revealed. Not overlooked are the railway harbours and the facilities that made the crucial link between train and ship.
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Railway and Steamship Guide

BUFFALO TO CHIPPEWA & TORONTO , VIA ERE AND ONTARIO RAILROAD
AND STEAMBOAT . Gxo . MCHICKEN , President , Passenger Trains leave
ChippeNiagara , C. W. Passenger Trains leave Niagara wa at 11.45 A. M. , & -P .
M.

Author: John Disturnell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081775705

Category: Canada

Page: 225

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Great Western Railway of Canada

Southern Ontario's Pioneer Railway David R.P. Guay ... 158, 159 Passenger car,
114, 115, 158–73 Steamship Break-Bulk Detroit and Milwaukee, 198 Great
Western, 186–93 Car Ferries Great Western, 193–97 Schooners London, 28
Shanley ...

Author: David R.P. Guay

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459732841

Category: Transportation

Page: 248

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It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost lost to memory. David R.P. Guay provides the authoritative book of a great Canadian railway that history forgot.
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Congressional Record

6633 : Southern Pacific Co. , Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad & Steamship
Co. in re Direct Navigation Co .; operates a ... 6618 : Pennsylvania Co. in re
Pennsylvania - Ontario Transin re ( 1 ) Maryland , Delaware & Virginia Railway
Co.

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$C225115

Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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How Different It Was

Industrial expansion was largely due to the steady improvements to Ontario's
transportation systems and its internal ... Nonetheless, prior to the completion of
what would become a dense network of railway lines in Ontario, steamboats ...

Author: Michael J. Goodspeed

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459736955

Category: History

Page: 192

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Upending the portrait of the Victorian age as a time of stuffy morals and manners, How Different It Was reveals the chaotic years of early Canada. The lifestyles and daily struggles, the controversies and social values, the institutions and tensions in a tumultuous society of immigrants, aboriginals, farmers, workers, and officials.
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Report of the Commissioner of Corporations on Transportation by Water in the United States Control of water carriers by railroads and by shipping consolidations 1913

New YORK , ONTARIO & WESTERN RAILWAY Co. ... It holds 20,000 shares of
Eastern Steamship Corporation common stock ( par value $ 50 ) and 15,000
shares of preferred stock ( par value $ 100 ) and $ 2,500,000 of Eastern
Steamship ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Corporations

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106976175

Category: Harbors

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A Brief History of Orillia

Commerce needed more direct delivery to customers, many of whom were no
longer located along rail corridors: During the period before World War II, there ...
In the summer, travel was by rail, steamship, canoe and sail as much as by auto.

Author: Dennis Rizzo

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625845573

Category: History

Page: 192

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Local author Dennis Rizzo tells the fascinating and diverse history of Orillia, Ontario. First populated by the Huron, Iroquois and Chippewa Nations, Orillia is now a well-loved, year-round recreation destination. Its history is deeply tied to its water. Situated in the narrows where Lake Simcoe flows into Lake Couchiching, Orillia was a gathering place for centuries before Europeans used it to bring furs to market. Sir John Simcoe, first governor of Upper Canada, fostered permanent settlement of the area. A gateway to the Muskoka region, it has been home to lumber, manufacturing, and artistic endeavours. Today, summer cottagers and winter athletes alike enjoy the Sunshine City and its more than twenty annual festivals. Local author Dennis Rizzo tells the fascinating and diverse history of Orillia, Ontario.
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Rand McNally Official Railway Guide and Hand Book

11 If after railway connection means Union Depot; if altera steamship connection
means that connecting train runs to wharf alongside of steamer. ... With Ocean
Steamships for Europe and Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.; ferry for Quebec.

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ISBN: UVA:X000764532

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The Official Railway Guide

1060 700 Lake EricPAGE Lake Winnipeg ( Canada ) Algoma Central Steamship
Line 594 United States & Dominion Transportation Co . ... St. Louis & Tennessee
River Packet Co Lake of Bays ( Ontario )Tennessee River Navigation Co.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105019963318

Category: Railroads

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The New York Ontario and Western Railway

Joe Bux, Ontario and Western Railway Historical Society. Central Railroad's
Water level Route” on the opposite shore. The west side of lower Manhattan was
a hub of steamship activity that served the downtown business district. This c.

Author: Joe Bux

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439637043

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The New York, Ontario and Western Railway was the first class-one railroad in the United States to be abandoned in its entirety. Whereas other rail lines were closed gradually, the federal government closed down the railroad on March 29, 1957, for its failure to pay employee withholding taxes. The railroad went into bankruptcy in 1937 after its main shipping commodity, coal, was rapidly replaced by oil for home heat. As time passed, the interest in this abandoned railroad grew, and much of the companys records have been recovered and preserved. Today, with 750 members, the Ontario and Western Railway Historical Society Archives Center houses this unique corporate record collection. In addition, there are extensive private collections of everything from locomotives, passenger cars, lanterns, and tools to company passes and railroad police memorabilia.
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States Puerto Rico Canada Mexico and Cuba

936 Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Steamboat Co. ( Limited ) . ... 805 214 Pacific
Ocean ( Trans - Pacific American - Hawaiian Steamship Co . ... Snake River (
Idaho ) Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co .. .764-766 Matson Navigation Co .

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ISBN: UOM:39015076287310

Category: Railroads

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Also time tables of railroads in Central America. Air line schedules.
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Great Western Railway of Canada Southern Ontario s Pioneer Railway

It was the ancestor of some of the most heavily used rail lines in all of Canada. This book has been written to do justice to a railway that truly must be considered one of Canada’s trailblazing lines.

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ISBN: OCLC:1091205033

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A look back on the brief and spectacular history of Canada’s Great Western Railway. This book chronicles the genesis and all-too-brief existence of one of Canada’s greatest early railways, the Great Western Railway of Canada (1853–1882), a major precursor to the Canadian National Rail system. Today, the Great Western Railway of Canada is a little-known historic line, overlooked even by many railway aficionados. But it was truly a railway ahead of its time. It was a pioneer in combining land- and water-based transportation, including the introduction of river car-ferries and passenger/freight steamships on the Great Lakes. It made waves of a different kind with its acquisition of the American-owned railway linking Detroit, Grand Haven, and Milwaukee. And its mammoth workshops were industrial monuments in Hamilton and London, Ontario, where inventive geniuses laboured to supply the booming rail trade of southern Ontario. It was the ancestor of some of the most heavily used rail lines in all of Canada. This book has been written to do justice to a railway that truly must be considered one of Canada’s trailblazing lines. Amply illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and a thorough historical record of the Great Western Railway’s locomotives and rolling stock, it offers a ride back in time into the vanishing history of early Ontario railroading.
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On Common Ground

amp Niagara was a successful military camp in part because of its ready railway
access and the introduction of large trans-lake passenger steamships. BY
WATER Indigenous peoples plied the waters of Lake Ontario in their bark canoes
long ...

Author: Richard D. Merritt

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459703490

Category: History

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This tract of land in Niagara-on-the-Lake has witnessed an amazing cavalcade of Canadian history. For 250 years a large tract of oak savannah at the mouth of the Niagara River designated as a Military Reserve has witnessed a rich military and political history: the site of the first parliament of Upper Canada; a battleground during the War of 1812; and annual summer militia camps and the training camp for tens of thousands of men and women during the First and Second World Wars. In the midst of the Reserve stood the symbolic Indian Council House where thousands of Native allies received their annual presents and participated in treaty negotiations. From its inception, this territory was regarded by the local citizenry as common lands, their "Commons." Although portions of the perimeter have been severed for various purposes, including the Shaw Festival Theatre, today this historic place includes three National Historic Sites, playing fields, walking trails, and remnants of first-growth forest in Paradise Grove. On Common Ground chronicles the extraordinary lives and events that have made this place very special indeed.
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Alligators of the North

Their memorable venture into the wilds of that rugged island involved travel on
several trains and steamboats. From Hamilton, Ontario, they boarded the
steamship Hamilton for Montreal, where they transferred to another steamship
bound for ...

Author: Harry Barrett

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459704732

Category: Transportation

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The Alligator was an amphibious machine designed and patented in Canada in the late 1880s. This warping tug was capable of towing a log boom across a lake and then portaging itself to the next body of water. Steam-powered and rugged, it was one of the pioneers in the mechanization of the forest industry and for more than thirty years was ubiquitous in northern Ontario until eclipsed by its worthy successor the Russel tug. "This long-overdue book on the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and built by West & Peachey of Simcoe, Ontario, is a welcome addition to the libraries of those intrigued by Canada’s story and particularly lumbering history." — R. John Corby, curator emeritus, Canada Science and Technology Museum "By enabling access to the upper reaches of the Ottawa River and its many tributaries, the Alligator tug extended the social and economic stability provided by the timber industry and supported the populating of this vast region. Alligators of the North is a wonderful touchstone for all who share this heritage." — Mary Campbell, mayor of McNab-Braeside Township, Renfrew County
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The Railway and Marine World

And Its Employes And Ontario Railway and Municipal Board 40 Disposition of
Lost Articles 569 Fake Accident Cases .248 ... 143 T T and Girder Rails , Use of *
247 MARINE DEPARTMENT Queen Alexandra , Turbine Steamship for B.C.
Coast ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112085278569

Category: Railroads

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D s American and European Railway and Steamship Guide etc

70 LAKE ONTARIO AND ST . LAWRENCE RIVER . ONTARIO AND ST .
LAWRENCE STEAMBOAT COMPAVY UNITED STATES MAIL LINE .
NORTHERNER , Capt . R. F. Child . ONTARIO , Capt . H. N. Throop . Bay State ,
Capt . J. Van Cleve .

Author: John DISTURNELL

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ISBN: BL:A0017998653

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Railway Life

ACROSS LAKE ONTARIO . SORT CONCERNING BOYVILLE This picture shows
the upper deck of SteamshipOntario No. 1 , ” which is owned and operated by
the Buffalo , Rochester & Pittsburgh , and Grand Trunk Railways . Boyville ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433020588525

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