Northern Steamboats

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Northern Steamboats
by Richard S. Tatley



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Steamboats once travelled all of Ontario's navigable waterways - the Great Lakes, the Ottawa River, the Rideau, the Kawarthas, the Muskoka Lakes - but nowhere did they find a greater variety of employment than in the North. Here, steamboats served the lumber trade, brought settlers to their new lands, transported produce to markets, and helped to make possible the railways, the mining industry, paper mills, and tourism. They were lifelines to isolated communities and remote villages.

This fascinating account of the heyday of steamboating in the North is a timely sequel to Richard Tatley's previous books, as divers probe the depths of northern waters for wrecks and our marine heritage is once again an important topic on the popular media and at museums across the country.

Author Information

Richard S. Tatley is a member of the Steamboat Historical Society of America and in 1973 helped to found the Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society, which now owns the R.M.S. Segwun. He is the author of Steamboating in Muskoka, Steamboating on the Trent-Severn, The Story of the Segwun, The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas: The Golden Years, The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas: The Golden Years to Present, and Port Carling: The Hub of the Muskoka Lakes.


Publisher: Boston Mills Press, 1996

Category: History; Cultural Life

ISBN: 978-1-55046-165-6

Price: $49.95 CDN

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages, 9 x 11 1/4 in