Building Of War Vessels In 1815 -- The Building Of The Frontenac, A Canadian Steamer -- Other Events Of 1815 - The First Steamer On Lake Ontario -- A Monopoly Of Steam Navigation On Lake Ontario - Warehouse At Black Rock -- Other Events Of 1816 -- Steam Navigation Begins, 1817 -- First Trip Of The Frontenac -- An Adventure On Lake Erie -- Other Events Of 1817 -- The Memorable Walk-In-The-Water, 1818 -- Wreck Of The Hercules - Other Events Of 1818 -- Walk-In-The-Water In 1819 - Other Events Of That Year - Schoolcraft's Trip In 1820 -- The Governor Cass Expedition -- Other Events Of 1820.
Soon after the close of the war of 1812 the straggling and struggling commerce of early years was revived, and speedily attained a vigorous growth. Shipbuilding sprang up at many ports, vessels multiplied, trade grew proportionately, and modern lake history may be said to have had a commencement. In the following pages are noted chronolog- ically the principal events of the Great Lakes, gleaned from many sources.
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Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.