Building the Livingstone Channel
ISBN 978-0-9699612-8-4, $10
Exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Livingstone Channel (1912-2012) available in booklet form.
43 pp., softcover, ISBN 978-0-9699612-7-7, $10
Colour photographs and brief descriptions of the buildings designated by the Town of Amherstburg as having historical and/or architectural significance.
89 pp., softcover, ISBN 978-0-9699612-5-3, $15
Our newest publication reprints local soldiers’ letters from the First World War, as printed in the Amherstburg Echo.
The New Town on the Garrison Grounds
Book I, 287 pp., softcover, ISBN 0-9699612-1-9, $40
(Please note that Book II is out of print but can be found on this site in PDF format under “Online Publications”.)
Marine News from the Amherstburg Echo
Volume II No. 1: 1881
$10 SALE $1
Volume IV No. 1-4: 1893-1898
$10 SALE $1 each
Volume IV No. 2-4: 1900-1904
$10 SALE $1 each
Volume XV: 1915-1919 $20
Volume XI and XII: 1934-1935 (single book) $20
Volume XIII: 1936-1937 $20
Volume XIV: 1938-1939 $20
approx. 100 pp., softcover, ISSN 1480-6444
The storm which prevailed over land and water over the Northwest on Thursday and Friday was one of the worst on record. A carefully compiled list of casualties shows the aggregate damage to be not less than $700,000 to $800,000, almost entirely in the loss or serious damage of vessels of the cheaper class – lake barges and towing schooners. The loss of life, by reports already received, is about 39. Both the property lost and the fatalities will be swelled by the stray reports still to come in, for though the damage has been all done, it has not all been reported, nor, probably, all even discovered yet. Reports show the following vessels foundered:-The barges Minekaunie and Marinette, in tow of the steam barge Manistique, laden with lumber at Oscoda for Chicago, broke loose Thursday morning 20 miles off Manitou Island. They water-logged and went ashore four miles south of Frankfort. Both barges are a wreck. The two crews, numbering 15 men, were lost, except one named C.W. Annis. The schooner L.J. Conway, bound from Chicago to Muskegon, was wrecked on the beach near Flower Creek, seven miles north of White Lake, and Capt. Thomas Smith with four sailors, names unknown, are lost. Barge Emerald near Kewaunee, five lives lost; barge F.M. Dickinson near Kewaunee, three lives lost; two schooners, one the Helen, near Port Sherman, the crew of six men and the captain’s wife lost; schooner Lubrene went down near Ashland, 8 lives lost; barge Star of the North near East Tawas, crew saved. The vessels known to have been driven ashore are the steam barge Wallace and consort David Wallace on Chocolay Beach, east of Marquette, crews rescued by life-saving crew. The Robt. Wallace caught fire Sunday and her upper works burned off; several vessels at Presque Isle and many lives lost; schooner South Haven near Port Sherman, captain badly injured; schooner Mary near Blenheim, Ont; schooner Pathfinder near Two Rivers, cargo and vessel a total loss; schooner Cuyahoga and two scows in North Bay; schooner P.S. Marsh and an unknown schooner at St. Ignace; the schooner Kolfage at Goderich; propeller Nashua on Grass Island, Green Bay; barge Bissell near Marquette Beach, total loss; barges Buckout, McDougall, Baker, Golden Harvest near East Tawas; two unknown schooners on Old Mackinac Reef; schooner Unadilla near Mackinac; barge Minnehaha ashore at Detroit; schooners Wm. Jones, Tallahassee, Lyman Case, Thos. Sheldon, Queen of the Lakes, Dauntless and Ida Walker are in trouble. In the majority of these cases the crews are safe, but the result in a number of others is at least uncertain.
A Souvenir… From Amherstburg, Ont.
Reprint of a 1898 souvenir booklet $5
Brunner Mond Highlights: 1920-1921
Excerpts from a column published in the Amherstburg Echo from 1920-1924 concerning employees of Brunner Mond Limited.
125 pp., ISBN 978-0-9699612-6-0, $20
A timeline of various events in and around Amherstburg
Honouring those who lost their lives in World War I, II and the Korean War, $5
12 x 16” unframed print of tug Atomic $1