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Reunion of the Queenston Old Boys 
ImagesNewspapersTexts    Black and white newspaper photograph taken on the fruit farm of Mr. Wm. Armstrong in Queenston. Mr. C. L. Bradley, Mr. Jacob Field, Mr. Charles Fisher, Mr. G. D. Prest, and Mr. S. A. Vrooman, are standing in the front of farm house, behind the small fence. Newspaper clipping. Unknown...
Sketches of Niagara. Complementary to Old Romance Map of Historical Niagara-on-the-Lake "Where Canada Began" 
TextsImages    Full title: "Through the centuries this old Town, Indian centre, refuge of escaped Slaves, the first Capital of Upper Canada, and scene of a Battle, has been known by many names. Some of these were: Onghiara, Ouinagarah, Butlersburg, Nassau, Lennox, Newark, West Niagara and...
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,...
Steamship Cayuga on the Toronto-Niagara route 
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,...
Captain Harry Webster 
ImagesTexts  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), "Captain Harry Webster," Niagara Falls Review  Black and white photograph of captain Harry Webster in his uniform. Not dated but taken in late 1940s (he died in 1950). "Capt. Harry Webster Lake boat captain, friend of Huggins family"
Queenston Dock in the 1920s 
Images    Black and white photograph of Queenston Dock with its buildings, streetcars and steamship Cayuga on the other side of Niagara River (Lewiston, N. Y.) "Cayuga" was the largest steamboat of the Niagara Navigation Company which operated on Lake Ontario, on a route between Toronto and Queenston. It...
Captain Harry William Webster 
Texts    Obituary for captain Harry William Webster, who sailed the Great Lakes for almost 40 years.
Letter to Mrs. Walsh from Mildred Brown 
Texts    A letter from Mildred Brown to Mrs. Walsh expressing her sympathies at her father's (William Armstrong's) passing. Dated: Feb. 17, 1921. 2 pages measuring 16 x 13 cm. From Armstrong family collection. The Full Text may not be 100% accurate.
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Queenston Collection

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