A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River
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A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River

By Barlow Cumberland
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  • A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River
  • PUBLISHERS' NOTE.
  • FOREWORD.
  • A CENTURY OF SAIL AND STEAM ON THE NIAGARA RIVER.
  • INDEX.
  • A CENTURY OF SAIL AND STEAM ON THE NIAGARA RIVER
  • CHAPTER I.
    • The First Eras of Canoe and Sail.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • The First Steamboats on Lake Ontario and the Niagara River.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • More Steamboats and Early Water Routes.
    • The River the Centre of Through Travel.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • Expansion of Steamboating on the Niagara—its Decline—a Final Flash and a Move To the North.
      • Flour, per barrel, Toronto to New York—
    • Flour, per barrel, Toronto to New York—
  • CHAPTER V.
    • On the Upper Lakes With the Wolseley Expedition and Lord Dufferin.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • A Novel Idea and a New Venture—Buffalo in Sailingship Days—A Risky Passage.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • Down Through the Welland—The Miseries of Horse Towing Times—Port Dalhousie and a Lake Veteran—The Problem Solved—Toronto at Last.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • The Niagara Portal—History of Names at Newark and Niagara—A Winter of Changes—A New Rivalry Begun.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • First Season of the Niagara Navigation Co.—A Hot Competition—Steamboat Manoeuvres.
      • Special Inducement for this Excursion to the Falls
      • TORONTO, NIAGARA AND BUFFALO STEAMBOAT LINE.
    • Special Inducement for this Excursion to the Falls
    • TORONTO, NIAGARA AND BUFFALO STEAMBOAT LINE.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • Change Partner—Rate Cutting and Racing—Hanlan and Toronto Waterside—Passenger Limitation Introduced.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • Niagara Camps Formed—more Changes and Competition—Beginnings of Railroads in New York State—Early Passenger Men and Passenger Ways.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • First Railways at Lewiston—expansion Required—The Renown of the "Let Her B"—A Critic of Plimsoll.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • Winter and Whiskey in Scotland—Rail and Steamer Alongside at Lewiston—How "Cibola" Got Her Name—On the Route—The U.E. Loyalists Ongiara Added.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • RUNNING THE BLOCKADE ON THE LET HER B.—AS TOLD BY HER CAPTAIN-OWNER.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • The Canadian Electric to Queenston—An Old Portage Route Revived—History of the Two Portages—The Trek to the Western States—Chippewa Arrives—Notable Passenger Men.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • "Cibola" Goes; "Corona" Comes—The Gorge Electric Railway Opens to Lewiston—How the Falls Cut Their Way Back Through the Rocks—Royal Visitors—The Decisiveness Of Israel Tarte.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • Cayuga Adds Her Name—niagara and Hamilton Joined—The Niagara Ferry Completed—ice Jams on the River—Once More the United Management From "Niagara to the Sea."
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