Books and Papers

with Rick Neilson, River Palace, Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008

with Lynne Turner, By Bridge and Mill: A History of the Village of Frankford, 1979.


Queenston,” Inland Seas, v. 79 (2023), n. 3, pp. 196-221.

with Roger Sarty, “George Henry Wyatt (1828-1883): Agent, Shipowner, Entrepreneur, and One-Man Naval Department,” The Northern Mariner, v. 32 (2022), n. 3, pp. 287-314 [online]

Edited, “Building of the Gore: extracts from the diary of shipwright Robert
Gilkison,” The Northern Mariner, v. 29 (2019), n. 2, pp. 149-58. [online]

“Detroit’s First Dry Dock,” Inland Seas,  v. 75 (2019), n. 1, pp. 28-36.

“The Ives Family of Kingston and the Detroit frontier,” Historic Kingston v. 68 (2018), pp. 102-26.

 “Lighthouses in Upper Canada, 1803 – 1840,” The Northern Mariner, v. 28 (2018), n. 1, pp. 1-22. [online]

“The Algonquin (1888-1917),” Inland Seas, v. 72 (2016), n. 1, pp. 29-52.

“Transition from Sail to Steam on the Great Lakes in the Nineteenth Century,” The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord, v. 25 (2015), n. 4, pp. 345-74. [online]

“Shipwright Henry H. Tiebout,” Inland Seas, v. 70 (2014), n. 1, pp. 44-51.

“’Great Conveniences for Smuggling:’ The Carleton Island Raid, August 1821, and International Relations in the wake of the War of 1812” Historic Kingston, v. 62 (2014), pp. 99-138.

[edited] Robert Hugunin, “Early times on the Lakes: From the Recollections of one of the Pioneers,” Inland Seas, v. 68 (2012), n. 2, pp. 101-22.

“A Brief Biography of Robert Hugunin,” Inland Seas, v. 68 (2012), n. 2, pp. 98-100.

“John Mosier and the Niagara: Joint Stock Associations and the Transition from Sail to Steam,” Inland Seas, v. 67, (2011), n. 4, pp. 313-35.

The Novelty and the Compound Marine Engine in Central Canada”, The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord, v. 19, n. 4 (Oct. 2009), pp. 413-24. [Online]

with Rick Neilson, “From Palace Steamer to Dive Site: The Story of the Steamer Kingston,” Historic Kingston, v. 47 (1999), pp. 3-20.

“The First Generation of Marine Engines in Central Canadian Steamers, 1809-1837,” Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord, v. 7 (1997), n. 2, pp. 1-30. [Online]

with Rick Neilson, “Life and Death of the Ocean Wave”, FreshWater, v. 7, n. 1 (1992) pp. 3-20.[Online]

“Steamboats in the Ice”, Beaver, v. 70 (1990-91), n. 6, pp. 23-28.

“The Iroquois”, FreshWater, v. 5 (1990), n. 2, pp. 17-19. [Online]

“The Lodor Proposal” FreshWater, v. 5 (1990), no. 1, pp. 12-15. [Online]

“The Ward Brothers, George Brush and Montreal’s Eagle Foundry” FreshWater 4 (1989): 29-33. [Online]

William Chisholm,” “John Leys“, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, v. VII, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.

“Frontenac”, The Canadian Encyclopaedia, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 2nd ed., 2: 850. [Online]

“The Frontenac: A reappraisal,” FreshWater, v. 2 (1987), no. 1, pp. 28-39. [Online]

“The Steamer Toronto of 1825,” FreshWater, v. 1 (1986), no. 2, pp. 26-29. [Online]

“A Passage to Kingston,” Beaver, v. 67 (1987), no. 6, pp. 41-46.

“That Scoundrel, Bill Johnston: the pirate of the Thousand Islands and the sinking of the Sir Robert Peel,” Horizon Canada, 117: 2804-8.

“Clear Sailing: the canalization of the St. Lawrence River” Horizon Canada, 114: 2720-25.

“Over the Inland Waves: Passenger steamboats and pleasure cruising on the Great Lakes”, Horizon Canada, 96: 2288-93.

“Nancy, Speedy and Company: The story of the first sailing vessels on the Great Lakes,” Horizon Canada, 79: 1886-91.

“John By,” FreshWater, v. 1 (1986), no. 1, pp. 31-33.[Online]

“Canadian Navigation Company, 1861-1875,” FreshWater, v. 1 (1986), no. 1, pp. 4-14.[Online]

“Steamed Up: the steamboat era in early Canada,” Horizon Canada, 44: 1040-45.

James McKenzie,” “James Richardson,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, v. VI, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987.

“Steamboat Promotion and Changing Technology: The careers of James Sutherland and the Magnet,” Ontario History 77 (1985): 207-30. [Online]

“The Comet/Mayflower,” Inland Seas, 41 (1985): 112-20.

“Railway and Shipping World,” [Argonauta], 1 (1984): 3-4,6.

“Line Development and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence River, 1827-1875,” in Canada’s Atlantic Connection, Papers selected from a conference of the Canadian Nautical Research Society, 21-23 June 1984. Published in The Northern Mariner, v. 29 (2019), n. 2 [Online]

“The Trials and Tribulations of the ‘Kick and Push’: a Business History of the Kingston and Pembroke Railroad, 1871-1912,” Historic Kingston, 28 (1980): 95-111.


“Until Further Notice”: The Royal Mail Line and the Passenger Steamboat Trade on Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence River, 1838-1875 (M. A. Diss., Queen’s University, January 1983) [Online]