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E.B. Audrey Hall

A model of the laker “E.B. Audrey Hall.” The real “E.B. Audrey Hall” was owned and operated by Hall Transportation Corp on the Great Lakes. By 1918, ...

E.B. Audrey Hall
Bluenose I

A model of the “Bluenose,” a schooner originally built in Nova Scotia in 1921. The model was made by Ken Shepherd who came from Nova Scotia to find ...

Bluenose I
Bluenose II

A wooden model of the Bluenose II with a Canadian dime attached to its first mast, and all of the provincial and territorial flags flying off the ...

Bluenose II
Clipper Ship

A model of a clipper built by Capt. J.W. Sharpe in 1945-1946. Clippers were fast sailing ships of the 19th century. They were generally quite narrow ...

Clipper Ship
Cunard Line

A passenger ship model made of metal, similar to ships constructed for Cunard Steamships Line in the first half of the 20th century. Mr. J.R. Sidey ...

Cunard Line
HMCS Digby

A model of the Bangor-class minesweeper “HMCS Digby – J267” which served from 1942-1945 during World War II. It was built in 1943 by Capt. J.W. ...

HMCS Digby
Misener

A framed glass diorama of a Misener Steamship line ship. It was built in 1992 by Gordon Gonyou who worked for 22 years with Misener. The colourful, ...

Misener
SS Edmund Fitzgerald

A model of the Great Lakes freighter “SS Edmund Fitzgerald” which was built in 1957, and shipwrecked in a storm on Lake Superior on November 10, ...

SS Edmund Fitzgerald
English Man O'War

This model is a representation of an English Man o’ War, an armed vessel that could carry up to 124 guns. It was first developed in England during ...

English Man O'War
Fishing Sloop

A model of a fishing sloop made in 1918 by a retired sailor at Sailors Snug Harbour, a home for retired sailors in Staten Island, N.Y.

Fishing Sloop
Gaspe Trader

A model of the wooden auxiliary schooner the “Gaspe Trader” which was originally built in 1918 by H.A. Ellis of Barachois, Quebec. Auxiliary sailing ...

Gaspe Trader
Golden Hind

A model of the “Golden Hind.” Golden Hind, under the command of Francis Drake, made a voyage which lasted from 1577-1580, the first English ship to ...

Golden Hind
Gracie May

A model of a 19th century Great Lakes fishing vessel. Commercial fishing on the Great Lakes increased in the 1880s with modern fishing equipment, but ...

Gracie May
HMCS Haida

A 7-foot scale model of “HMCS Haida” a World War II and Korean War veteran destroyer, known as the “Fightingest Ship” in the Royal Canadian Navy. The ...

HMCS Haida
Halvemaen

A model of the “Halvemaen,” a ship of the Dutch East India Company. It was commissioned by the Dutch Republic in order to find an eastern passage to ...

Halvemaen
HMCS Humberstone

A model of “HMCS Humberstone,” a Castle Class Corvette which served during World War II from 1944-1945. For most of the war she served as an ocean ...

HMCS Humberstone
Northern Queen

A model of the steamship “Northern Queen” built from wood. The model was restored c.1982.

Northern Queen
HMCS Orillia

A model of the Corvette “HMCS Orillia – K119” which served from 1940-1945 during World War II. The model was built in 1944 by Capt. J.W. Sharpe, who ...

HMCS Orillia
HMCS Port Colborne

A model of “HMCS Port Colborne,” a River Class Frigate which served from 1943-1945 during World War II. Some of its duties during the war included ...

HMCS Port Colborne
Propeller Ship

A model of a propeller ship that was handcrafted c. 1890 by P.J. Carr. The earliest steamships used paddlewheels for propulsion, but propellers ...

Propeller Ship
Saturnia

A model of the Italian ocean liner, the “Saturnia.” The hull, masts, lifeboats and cabin are constructed of wood with metal railings. The smoke ...

Saturnia
Sovereign of the Seas

A model of “Sovereign of the Seas” which was a 90-gun ship of the Royal Navy. It was built in 1635 in order to bolster the reputation of the English ...

Sovereign of the Seas
Spanish Galleon

This model is a representation of a 16th Century Spanish Galleon, a multi-decked sailing ship used for both war and trade. The model was constructed ...

Spanish Galleon
St. Helena

A model of the ship “St. Helena” built by Robert Humpage in 1976. The model was once operated by remote control. The actual “St. Helena” sailed on ...

St. Helena
Susan Hoey

This model of the Susan Hoey was purchased around 1980 by Jim Gallant from a model builder in Goderich, Ontario. The actual “Susan Hoey” was built at ...

Susan Hoey
USA Tugboat

A model of a tugboat made c. 1890 by P.J. Carr. Tugboats such as this have been operating on waterways for nearly 200 years. They are often used to ...

USA Tugboat
Bone Model

A model of a warship made by a French prisoner-of-war during the Napoleonic Wars from bone. Mutton bones from the prisoners’ meals were often used ...

Bone Model
Welsh Fishing Boat

A model of a Welsh salmon fishing boat called a coracle. Coracles were designed for use on fast-flowing rivers and are usually made of a framework of ...

Welsh Fishing Boat
MS Nedlloyd Rouen

A model of the ship “MS Nedlloyd Rouen” made in 1990 by Ted Koszucki. The “Nedlloyd Rouen” was a container ship based out of Rotterdam in the ...

MS Nedlloyd Rouen
The "Mary"

This model originally belonged to the Merritt Family. The Merritts were farmers at Attercliffe, near Dunnville. The model was kept on the mantelpiece ...

The "Mary"
John A. Kling

The “John A. Kling” was a self-unloader which could carry most types of dry bulk cargo such as coal, gravel, etc. It was built in 1922 by the ...

John A. Kling
Sun Rise & Sun Set Shadowboxes

This pair of large Shadowboxes depicts the sailing ships the “Sun Rise” & the “Sun Set”. They underwent conservation treatment by conservators at the ...

Sun Rise & Sun Set Shadowboxes
Bottle Ships

The building of model ships is a rather old tradition that has been practiced for over 4000 years. However, the art of model ship-making in bottles ...

Bottle Ships
X1988.163.1

- callipers - used to measure thickness or diameter - two legs bolted together - each leg is bolted to metal piece in the centre - at top of each ...

X1988.163.1
X1988.133.1

- seal - "Corporation of the County of Kent W.C."; horse pictured on it - mounted on wood; seal is wood itself; dark in colour due to use Chatham ...

X1988.133.1
X1988.81.1

- notebook - blank; cover is made of silk; pink flower design with blue leaves; tack hole in back cover where book has been hung up at one time; ...

X1988.81.1
Niagara Falls, New York, From Roof of Shredded Wheat Company's Factory

This is an image of Niagara Falls, New York, from the roof of Shredded Wheat Company's factory. The production of Shredded Wheat in Niagara ...

Niagara Falls, New York, From Roof of Shredded Wheat Company's Factory
Four Women Eating Melon

Can you identify the women in this image?

Four Women Eating Melon
International Steel Arch Bridge, Niagara Falls

This is an image of the International Steel Arch Bridge in Niagara Falls. A few people can be seen crossing the bridge. In the background, signs can ...

International Steel Arch Bridge, Niagara Falls
Graf Coverlet - Floral Starburst Pattern

A beige and navy blue jacquard coverlet woven circa 1850 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is an eight point floral starburst with a floral medallion ...

Graf Coverlet - Floral Starburst Pattern

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