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The Frances Smith: Palace Steamer of the Upper Great Lakes, 1867-1896

by Scott L. Cameron & C. Patrick Labadie Natural Heritage (August 26, 2005)

The Frances Smith, the first steamboat to be built in Owen Sound, was the largest and most luxurious vessel to sail the Upper Great Lakes from a Canadian port.

The Sky's the Limit: Canadian Women Bush Pilots

by Joyce Spring Natural Heritage (October 25, 2006)

These are the stories of early intrepid Canadian women bush pilots from the late 1940s onwards, who set new records of achievement in northern Canada.

Rescue From Grampa Woo

by Joan Skelton Natural Heritage (November 15, 1998)

The dramatic story of the rescue of two men from a cruise ship on Lake Superior as it drifts out to sea in hurricane-force winds.

RMS Segwun: Queen of Muskoka

by Andrew Hind & Maria Da Silva Natural Heritage (April 02, 2012)

Built as a paddlewheeler in 1887, the Royal Mail Ship Segwun, a Muskoka icon, saw her initial career suspended in the 1950s when the ship ceased operations. Fortunately, the ship began a new life in 1974 when...

Freshwater Heritage: A History of Sail on the Great Lakes, 1670-1918

by Don Bamford & Maurice Smith Natural Heritage (March 30, 2007)

Beginning with the first sailboat on the lakes through the naval battles of the War of 1812 to the demise of commercial sail, Don Bamford combines his lifelong passion for sailing with his love of history to...

Four Degrees Celsius: A Story of Arctic Peril

by Kerry Karram Natural Heritage (April 21, 2012)

This dramatic story of the rescue of eight men on a prospecting mission in the Arctic covers a period of four suspenseful months in the fall of 1929. A rescue team, headed by bush pilot Andy Cruikshank, at a...

200 Years Yonge: A History

by Ralph Magel Natural Heritage (December 10, 1998)

A celebration of Yonge Street, from its beginning as a First Nations Trail to the Yonge Street we know today, extending from Toronto to Innisfil.

End of the Line: The 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge

by Don McIver Natural Heritage (February 16, 2013)

In 1857 a Toronto-to-Hamilton train crashed on the Desjardins Canal bridge. Sixty people died, making it one of the worst railway disasters in North America. These are the stories of those associated with the...