Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River


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CUMBERLAND, Barlow. A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River . Toronto: The Musson Book Company Limited, (1913). Pp. [i]-xvi,[9]-198,(2), port. frontis., + 14 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. A chronicle of sail and steam-powered merchant shipping on the Niagara River and in Lake Ontario in the nineteenth century, surveying the important shipping era where steam navigation surpassed sail as the primary driving force in powering shipping on the Lakes, and of the rise in influence of the Niagara Navigation Company as the dominant shipping force in the region. Includes information on the activities of the Royal Navy in the region, the river's role in the development of the railway infrastructure in southern Ontario and the north-eastern United States, shipbuilding firms that sprung up along the river, the building of adjunct canals and their subsequent lock systems, ship-specific actions, and much more. Nostone of nautical importance is left unturned in this highly informative n arrative. Cumberland himself was an influential figure in the management ofmerchant shipping on the Great Lakes at the turn of the century, serving a s the long-time Vice-President of the Niagara Navigation Company. Contents:1. The First Eras of Canoe and Sail. 2. The First Steamboats on the River and Lake Ontario. 3. More Steamboats and Early Water Routes; the River the centre of Through Travel East and West. 4. Expansion and Decline of Trafficon the River. 5. On the Upper Lakes with the Wolseley Expedition and Lord Dufferin, 6. A Novel Idea and a New Venture; Buffalo in Sailing Ship Days; A Risky Passage. 7. Down Through the Welland; the Miseries of Horse-towing Times; Port Dalhousie and a Lake Veteran; The Problem Solved; Toronto at Last. 8. The Niagara Portal; Old Times and Old Names at Newark and Niagara; AWinter of Changes; A New Rivalry Begun. 9. The First Season of the Niagara Navigation Company; A Hot Competition; Steamboat Manoeuvres. 10. Change Pa rtners Rate-cutting and Racing; Hanlan and Toronto Waterside; Passenger Limitation Introduced. 11. Niagara Camps Formed; More Changes and Competition;Beginning of Railroads in New York State; Early Passenger Men and Ways. 12 . First Railways to Lewiston; Expansion Required; The Renown of the Let-Her-B; A Critic of Plimsoll. 13. Winter and Whisky in Scotland; Rail Arrives at Lewiston Dock; How Cibola got Her Name; On the U.E. Loyalist Route; Ongiara Added. 14. Running the Blockade on the Let-Her-B, as Told by Her Captain-owner. 15. The Canadian Electric Railway to Queenston; An Old Portage Route Revived; The Trek to the Western States; Chippewa Arrives; Railway Chiefs. 16. Cibola Goes, Corona Comes; The Gorge Electric Railway Opens to Lewiston; How the Falls Cut Their Way Back Through the Rocks; Royal Visitors; theDecisiveness of Israel Tarte. 17. Cayuga Adds Her Name; Niagara and Hamilt on Rejoined; Ice Jams on the River; The Niagara Ferry Completed; Once More the United Management from 'Niagara to the Sea'. Some light fraying to upper right front corner, very light rubbing to spine and bottom edge, faint spotting to title page, else a very nice copy. 450.00

Title: Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River

Author Name: CUMBERLAND, Barlow

Categories: 65,

Publisher: Musson Book Company Limited, Toronto, 1913,:

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