GLMS 54 - Transportation Company Timetables & Brochures
|Title||GLMS 54 - Transportation Company Timetables & Brochures|
|Subject||Business & Commerce|
Transportation company literature in the forms of timetables and brochures has been acquired by the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes from a variety of sources since the 1970s. This collection is available for photocopying for scholarly purposes and literary rights have been dedicated to the public.
Processing for this collection was completed in January 1994 by Mark J. Barnes.
Passenger vessel service in the Great Lakes region is known to have begun as early as the 1770s in the form of a ferry across the Niagara River at Black Rock, New York. In becoming a portion of the empires of corporate giants such as the New York Central Railroad, passenger transportation on the lakes evolved along with other businesses in the technological revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
In 1844 the Privat brothers of Toronto began ferry service with a two horsepower engine. Literally, the PENINSULA PACKET was powered with a treadmill operated with two horses that walked in tandem to propel the boat. In a century's time, passengers cruised the Great Lakes aboard vessels rivalling ocean liners for luxury and technological sophistication.
Ferry service at Black Rock and Toronto began as a practical means for solving a transportation need. By the 1880s, citizens of the United States and Canada were traveling for pleasure. The writings of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and others had created a desire to see the upper Great Lakes region. Tourism developed and new shipping companies entered the market. Increases in ore and grain traffic by 1875 were accompanied by vacationers destined for the remote areas of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior.
Advertising in the form of brochures and standard timetables for voyages began to appear in large quantities in the competition four tourist revenue. This collection of transportation company literature provides readers with documentation of the rapid development of the excursion trade in the Great Lakes region after 1870.
|Scope and Content|
The timetables and brochures from Great Lakes transportation companies contained in this 1.5 cubic foot collection document the growth of the leisure travel industry in the United States and Canada. Material from these companies concentrates on passenger and automobile cargo rather than ore, lumber, or stone shipments. Items date from 1859 to 1991 and provide readers with decades worth of information on the growth of tourism in the Great Lakes region.
Illustrated with photographs and color drawings, transportation company literature reflects the mass marketing idea that vacationing in the Great Lakes is healthy, relaxing, adventurous and convenient. The types of vessels used in lake service are depicted in visually appealing forms to promote tourist traffic. Hotels and other resort accommodations receive complete descriptions.
Represented in significant quantities are companies engaged in Lake Michigan crossings from Ludington and Muskegon, Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. Tourism at Mackinac Island, Michigan and in the St. Lawrence River valley is also extensively covered.
Box 1: A-C
Folder 1A: American and Canadian Lock Tours
Folder 1: Ann Arbor Railroad Timetables
Folder 2: Arnold Transit Company Timetables
Folder 3: Ashley & Dustin Steamer Line Timetables
Folder 4: Barry Muskegon Line Timetables
Folder 5: Beaver Island Boat Company Timetables
Folder 6: Benton Transit Company Message Book
Folder 7: Bob-Lo Brochures and Timetables
Folder 8: G. A. Boeckling Co. Brochures
Folder 9: Canada Steamship Lines
Folder 10: Canada Steamship Lines Timetables
Folder 11: Canada Steamship Lines Subsidiary--Northern Navigation Co.
Folder 12: Canadian National Railways Brochures
Folder 13: Canadian National Steamers
Folder 14: Canadian Pacific Railway
Folder 15: Cayuga Steamship Co. Timetables
Folder 16: Champlain Trasnportation Co. Timetable
Folder 17: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Timetables
Folder 18: Chicago and South Haven Steamship Co. Timetables
Folder 19: Chicago, Duluth and Georgian Bay Transit Co.
Folder 20: Chicago, Duluth and Georgian Bay Transit Co.
Folder 21: Chicago-Milwaukee Steamship Line Timetables
Folder 22: Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Co. Timetables
Folder 23: Cleveland and Buffalo Steamship Company Timetables
Folder 24: Cleveland and Buffalo Transit Company
Folder 25: Cleveland and Buffalo Transit Company
Folder 26: Cleveland Erieau Steamship Company Timetable
Folder 27: CO Charters and Tour Lines (Toronto) Timetable
Box 2: D-L
Folder 1: Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co.
Folder 2: Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Timetables
Folder 3: Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Timetables
Folder 4: Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Timetables
Folder 5: Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co.
Folder 6: Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Co. Timetable
Folder 7: Dominion Transportation Company, Ltd., Timetables
Folder 8: Erie and Western Transportation Company Timetable
Folder 9: Erie Isle Ferry Company Timetables
Folder 10: Erie Isles Ferry Company Timetables
Folder 11: Fjell-Oranje Lines Brochure
Folder 12: Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Co. Brochure
Folder 13: Fox Heritage Waterway Brochure
Folder 14: Gartland Steamship Co. Timetable
Folder 15: Georgian Bay Navigation Co., Ltd. Brochure
Folder 16: Georgian Bay Transit Company of Midland, Ltd. Timetables
Folder 17: Georgian Bay Tourist and Steamships, Ltd. Timetable
Folder 18: Goodrich Transit Company Timetables
Folder 19: Goodrich Transportation Company Brochure
Folder 20: Great Lakes Transit Company Timetables
Folder 21: Grummond's Mackinac Line Timetable
Folder 22: A. L. Hamill Timetable
Folder 23: Harbour Navigation Co. Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia)Timetable
Folder 24: Hooper Motor Ships,Ltd. Timetables
Folder 25: Inland Steel Corporation Brochure
Folder 26: Islands Bay Steamship Line Timetable
Folder 27: Kirby Line Timetables
Folder 28: Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Transportation Company Timetable
Folder 29: Lake Superior Transit Company
Box 3: M-Z
Folder 1: Michigan-Ohio Navigational Company Timetables
Folder 2: Michigan State Highway Department (Car Ferry) Timetables
Folder 3: Michigan Transit Corporation Timetable
Folder 4: Michigan-Wisconsin Ferry Service Timetables
Folder 5: Midwest Cruises, Inc. Timetables
Folder 6: Miller Boat Line Timetable
Folder 7: Miss Buffalo Niagara Clipper Timetable
Folder 8: Neuman Boat Line Timetables
Folder 9: New York Central System Brochure
Folder 10: Niagara Gorge Railroad Brochure
Folder 11: Niagara Navigation Company Timetables
Folder 12: Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company Timetables
Folder 13: Nicholson Erie-Dover Ferry Line Timetable
Folder 14: Northern Great Lakes Area Council Brochure
Folder 15: Northern Michigan Transportation Company Timetables
Folder 17: Northern Steamship Company Timetable
Folder 18: Ontario Car Ferry Co. Timetable
Folder 19: Oranje-Fjell Great Lakes Services Timetable
Folder 20: Owen Sound Transportation Company, Ltd.
Folder 21: Parker Boat Line Timetables
Folder 22: Paul Boat Line Timetable
Folder 23: PELEE, Steamer--timetables
Folder 24: PELEE ISLANDER, MV Timetables
Folder 25: Pelee Island Transportation Timetables
Folder 26: Peninsula & Northern Navigation Company Timetable
Folder 27: Pere Marquette Railway Brochures
Folder 28: Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc., Timetables
Folder 29: Pilot-House Resort, Copper Harbor, MI, Brochure
Folder 30: H. P. REDNER Timetable
Folder 31: Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company Timetables
Folder 32: St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Inc., Brochure
Folder 33: St. Lawrence Steamboat Company, Ltd., Brochure
Folder 34: Seaway Lines, Ltd. Timetables
Folder 35: Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Brochures
Folder 36: Soo Locks Boat Tours Timetable
Folder 37: SOUTH AMERICAN, SS, Ltd. Brochures
Folder 38: Star-Cole Line Steamers Timetable
Folder 39: Straits Transit, Inc. Timetables
Folder 40: Sun Line Timetable
Folder 41: Thousand Island Steamboat Co., Ltd. Brochure
Folder 42: Toronto Parks and Property Dept. Timetable
Folder 43: Waggoner and Roulett Steamboat Line Timetable
Folder 44: Western Reserve Navigation Company Timetables
Folder 45: White Star Line
Folder 46: Wisconsin and Michigan Steamship Company Timetables