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Subject:  Steamboats 
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Clearance of vessel to a foreign port, 1894 
Texts  June 24, 1894,   Clearance form for steamer Ongiara filled out by Port of Lewiston, N.Y. authorities in 1894.
Outward Bound for the Thousand Islands 
ImagesTexts    Folded card with black and white photograph of steamer "Toronto" sailing toward Thousand Islands. Reverse: "OUTWARD BOUND FOR THE THOUSAND ISLANDS On a sunny afternoon more than half a century ago, the steamer "Toronto" is approaching the Eastern Gap as she leaves Toronto Bay for the waters of...
Steamer at Queenston Dock 
Images  1910,   Black and white photograph with panoramic view of Queenston and Niagara River, with a steamship waiting at Queenston dock. The picture taken from the Brock's monument (located in Queenston Heights Park) about 1910. "steamer at dock. Queenston, Ont. about 1910"
Queenston and Lower Niagara from Queenston Heights, Canada. 
Images  4 Aug 1913,   Colour postcard with a view of lower Niagara River and village of Queenston from Queenston Heights. A picture of the area with a steamboat on the river in the background. At right top corner: Royal coat of arms with text "On whose Dominion the sun never sets" and a beaver on top. Postcard...
The "Kingston" Sails for the Last Time. 
ImagesTexts    Folded card with black and white photo of steamer Kingston on its last voyage from Toronto Harbour to Thousand Islands. Reverse: "THE "KINGSTON" SAILS FOR THE LAST TIME On Saturday, September 17th, 1949, at 2:40 P.M., the old passenger steamer "Kingston" sailed from Toronto on her final voyage to...
A Pioneer on the Great Lakes 
ImagesTexts    Folded card with black and white photograph of steamer "Turbinia". Reverse: "A PIONEER ON THE GREAT LAKES The first ship driven by the revolutionary new steam-turbine engine to sail the Great Lakes was the handsome, 250-foot steamer, "Turbinia", built by Hawthorn, Leslie and Company at...
Toronto's Passenger Fleet in 1918 
ImagesTexts  19180426,   Folded card with black and white photograph of steamers Chippewa, Toronto, Corona, Dalhousie City, Modjeska, Kingston and Cayuga at Toronto Harbour. Reverse: TORONTO'S PASSENGER FLEET IN 1918 Passenger steamers played an important part in the life of the city when this photograph was taken from...
Steamship "Corona" at Queenston dock 
Images    Black and white photograph of the famous passenger steamship "Corona" at Queenston dock. View of the dock and surrounding area. The steamer "Corona" operated on the Toronto-Niagara run between 1896-1930. "The Corona was a side wheeler, capable of carrying 2,000 passengers. She was 272 feet long...
Ferry boat "Ongiara" at Queenston dock 
Images    Black and white photograph of the ferry steamboat "Ongiara" with passengers aboard (mostly men in military uniforms). The "Ongiara" was a wooden, double-deck, propeller driven steam ferry built in 1885 at Toronto by Melancthon Simpson and commissioned as the "Queen City". In 1888 she was sold to...
A Short History of the Township of Niagara : Touching Upon Transportation, Education and Municipal Affairs from 1793-1893 
Texts  1943,   Book with cardboard covers: 79 p.; size: 15.6cm x 23cm. On the last page(79): handwritten note by Jean Huggins with some clerks' names.
Steamer Chippewa passing the dock area 
Images    Black and white photograph of the Niagara River and steamship passing Queenston dock on its route between Toronto, Lewiston and Queenston. Chippewa was built by Niagara Navigation Company in 1894 and retired in 1936.
Five famous ships plied Lake Ontario waters 
TextsImages  Petrie, Francis, Five famous ships plied Lake Ontario waters, "Five famous ships plied Lake Ontario waters," Niagara Falls Review, 1 Aug 1970  Article about five famous "C" steamships of Niagara Navigation Company (later Canada Steamship Line) running across Lake Ontario from Toronto to Niagara. Two black and white newspaper photographs of Chicora and Cibola.
The "CAYUGA" Arrives in Toronto.
 
Images    Black and white photograph of steamship Cayuga at Toronto harbour. Reverse: "THE "CAYUGA" ARRIVES IN TORONTO By far the most Impressive approach to Toronto is by water, and the splendid view of the city's imposing skyline from the decks of the "Cayuga" never fails to evoke enthusiastic...
Steamship Cayuga at Queenston Dock. 
Images    Black and white photograph of a steamship at the dock. There is a sign "Toronto Boats - Canada Steamship Lines" in the background as well as a few vehicles parked there. In the immediate right foreground: three little girls (including photographer's daughters Ruth and Betty Huggins) are watching...
Steamship Cayuga, May 20, 1950 
Images    Black and white photograph of the steamship Cayuga with many young passengers on the decks. "May 20, 1950. Children's free ride on the first trip of the season."
Cayuga Makes Her Last "Voyage" into Toronto Marine Museum 
TextsImages  "Cayuga Makes Her Last "Voyage" into Toronto Marine Museum," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 10 May 1960  Article about famous steamship Cayuga sailing for the last time to Toronto Marine Museum. Three black and white photographs with descriptions: 1. "CC Cayuga in her heyday ...now she's gone but memory lingers on" 2. "Cayuga Captain James Strachan is presented with the traditional top hat by...
Three C steamers used on Niagara Falls-Toronto run. 
TextsImages  Petrie, Francis, "Three C steamers used on Niagara Falls-Toronto run.," Niagara Falls Review, 8 Aug 1970  Article about famous steamship Cayuga sailing for the last time to Toronto Marine Museum with newspaper photographs of Chippewa, Cayuga and Corona.
Steamship Cayuga on the Niagara River 
Images    Sepia tone photograph of the famous steamship "Cayuga". Lewiston, NY visible on the other side of the river. Undated photo. "The Cayuga was built in late 1905 by the Canadian Shipbuilding Company, Toronto, and was launched at the foot of Bathurst Street March 3, 1906. She did not start on the...
Canada Steamship Lines' Steamship "Cayuga" 
ImagesHas Comment?    Black and white photograph of the famous steamship "Cayuga". Heavy black smoke coming out of the stacks - it was a coal burning ship till 1946 when it was converted from coal to oil. "The Cayuga was built in late 1905 by the Canadian Shipbuilding Company, Toronto, and was launched at the foot of...
Passenger steamer "Cayuga" on a run between Toronto and Queenston 
Images    Black and white photograph of the famous steamship "Cayuga". "The Cayuga was built in late 1905 by the Canadian Shipbuilding Company, Toronto, and was launched at the foot of Bathurst Street March 3, 1906. She did not start on the Niagara run until the start of navigation in 1907 but from then on,...
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Queenston Collection


Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.