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Great White Fleet: Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships

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A richly illustrated story from the glory days of passenger travel on the Great Lakes.

For decades Canada Steamship Lines proclaimed itself as the world's largest transportation company operating on inland waters. Its passenger and freight vessels could be found on the Great Lakes as far west as Duluth, Minnesota, and as far east as the Lower St. Lawrence River.

The passenger steamers were known collectively as the Great White Fleet. These ships - from day-excursion vessels to well-appointed cruise ships - had rich histories. The sheer scope of these passenger services were a wonder to behold. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company's inception in 1913, and its network of routes was awesome.

This is the story of the beloved steamers of the Great White Fleet from 1913-65, when the passenger vessels stopped running. Nearly half a century after the last passenger boats sailed, this book will provide a window into a wonderful lost way of life.

Synopsis:

The passenger steamers of the Canada Steamship Lines were known as the Great White Fleet. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company's inception, and its network of routes was awesome. Nearly half a century after the last passenger boats sailed, this book will provide a window into a wonderful lost way of life.

About the Author

John Henry has been a journalist in New York for more than four decades. He covered business for the Associated Press, Newsday and the New York Daily News and has written numerous articles as a freelance for publications in Canada and the United States. He has also been published in the quarterly journals of the Steamship Historical Society of America and the Great Lakes Historical Society. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1  THE GREAT WHITE FLEET : AN OVERVIEW

 SIDEBAR: IN THE BEGINNING

CHAPTER 2  THE ‘NIAGARA IN “NIAGARA TO THE SEA”

CHAPTER 3 BY NIGHT BOAT THROUGH THE THOUSAND ISLANDS

 SIDEBAR: THE ALSO-RANS

CHAPTER 4  RUNNING THE RAPIDS

CHAPTER 5 TO SALTWATER AND THE “SENTINELS OF THE SAGUENAY”

 SIDEBAR: THE MAKING (AND UNMAKING) OF THE MONTREAL

CHAPTER 6 THE OUTLIER: C.S.L.S NORTHERN EXPOSURE

 SIDEBAR: OTHER NORHTERN NAVIGATION BOATS

CHAPTER 7 C.S.L.S TRIALS BY FIRE

 SIDEBAR: A MOST DAMNING REPORT

CHAPTER 8 EPILOGUE

ADDENDUM: The Peaks and Valleys of C.S.L.s Passenger Business

Vessel histories in brief

Notes

Bibliography

Picture Credits

Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459710467
Author:
Henry, John
Publisher:
Dundurn Group (CA)
Author:
Martin, Paul
Author:
John, Henry
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Pictorial
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
St. lawrence river
Subject:
St. Lawrence
Subject:
Canada Steamship Lines
Subject:
CSL
Subject:
CSL Group
Subject:
steamships
Subject:
steamers
Subject:
Ships
Subject:
Passenger ships
Subject:
Passengers
Subject:
Montreal
Subject:
Toronto
Subject:
Quebec City
Subject:
Saguenay River
Subject:
Saguenay
Subject:
Cape Trinity
Subject:
Richelieu and Ontario
Subject:
Cayuga
Subject:
Noro
Subject:
St. Lawrence River St. Lawrence Canada Steamship Lines C.S.L. CSL Group steamships steamers ships passenger ships passengers Montreal Toronto Quebec City Quebec City Saguenay River Saguenay Cape Trinity Richelieu and Ontario Cayuga Noro
Subject:
Transportation-Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
History - Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-)
Subject:
Ships & boats: general interest
Subject:
St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, Canada Steamship Lines, C.S.L., CSL Group, steamships, steamers, ships, passenger ships, passengers, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Quebec City, Saguenay River, Saguenay, Cape Trinity, Richelieu and Ontario , Cayuga, Nor
Subject:
St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, Canada Steamship Lines, C.S.L., CSL Group, steamships, steamers, ships, passenger ships, passengers, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Quebec City, Saguenay River, Saguenay, Cape Trinity, Richelieu and Ontario , Cayuga, Nor
Subject:
St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, Canada Steamship Lines, C.S.L., CSL Group, steamships, steamers, ships, passenger ships, passengers, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Quebec City, Saguenay River, Saguenay, Cape Trinity, Richelieu and Ontario , Cayuga, Nor
Subject:
St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, Canada Steamship Lines, C.S.L., CSL Group, steamships, steamers, ships, passenger ships, passengers, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Quebec City, Saguenay River, Saguenay, Cape Trinity, Richelieu and Ontario , Cayuga, Nor
Subject:
St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, Canada Steamship Lines, C.S.L., CSL Group, steamships, steamers, ships, passenger ships, passengers, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Quebec City, Saguenay River, Saguenay, Cape Trinity, Richelieu and Ontario , Cayuga, Nor
Subject:
St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, Canada Steamship Lines, C.S.L., CSL Group, steamships, steamers, ships, passenger ships, passengers, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Quebec City, Saguenay River, Saguenay, Cape Trinity, Richelieu and Ontario , Cayuga, Nor
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.25 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , The passenger steamers of the Canada Steamship Lines were known as the Great White Fleet. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company's inception, and its network of routes was awesome. Nearly half a century after the last passenger boats sailed, this book will provide a window into a wonderful lost way of life.
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