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Author Mackey, Frank.
Title Steamboat connections : Montreal to Upper Canada, 1816-1843 / Frank Mackey.
Imprint Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000.

Author Mackey, Frank.
Series CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Subject Steam-navigation -- Saint Lawrence River -- History.
Steam-navigation -- Ottawa River (Québec and Ont.) -- History.
Saint Lawrence River -- History.
Ottawa River (Québec and Ont.) -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 383 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-365) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1 Dead in the Water 3 -- 2 Years of Perseverance 24 -- 3 Horace Dickinson and the "Yankee Swarm" 52 -- 4 New Beginnings 72 -- 5 Coming to Grips 94 -- 6 Swan Song, 1832 106 -- 7 Rideau Jitters 120 -- 8 A Clearing of the Decks 148 -- 9 Miniature Steamers and Short Circuits 166 -- Appendix A Vaudreuil Lock 197 -- Appendix B Inventory of the Swan, 1832 200 -- Appendix C Damage Claim for the Henry Brougham 205 -- Appendix D Report on the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company, 1839 207 -- Appendix E Assets of the Ottawa and Rideau Forwarding Company, 1843 208.
Summary "In Steamboat Connections Frank Mackey gives us a narrative account of the first twenty-five years of steam navigation along the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. Relying on a wealth of primary archival sources, Mackey focuses on the development of steamer traffic from 1816 - when the foundations were laid for the first stage and steamboat line between Montreal and Upper Canada - to the early 1840s - when locks, canals, innovations, and human daring conquered the rapids on those rivers and allowed for navigation between Montreal and the Great Lakes. He shows how, starting in 1841, small steamers ran "the circuit"--Down the rapids of the St. Lawrence to Montreal and then back up to Kingston and other Great Lakes ports via the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal." "Mackey introduces the entrepreneurs who forged this important link between Montreal and the nation's interior and chronicles the course of their industry, correcting previous misinterpretations. He sheds light not only on steamboats but also on the social, commercial, and geographical development they made possible. He shows that the history of this country, a land with vast expanses and a harsh climate, cannot be fully appreciated without looking at the different modes of transportation that made it possible."--Jacket.
Note English.
ISBN 9780773568464 (electronic bk.)
0773568468 (electronic bk.)
0773520554
9780773520554
1282858653
9781282858657
9786612858659
6612858656
OCLC # 243586914
Additional Format Print version: Mackey, Frank. Steamboat connections. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000 (DLC) 99901497



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