File 994.1.1.2 - Port Hope Harbour Steamship Information

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Port Hope Harbour Steamship Information

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CA ON00154 994.1-994.1.1.2

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  • 1980-1990 (Creation)
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    Long, Norman Thomas
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    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.05m textual records

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(1916-1992)

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Norman Thomas "Tom" Long (1916-1992) was born in Port Hope to Alfred Henry Clarke Long and Edna Alice (nee Gibson) on 22 Jul 1916. He worked as an insurance agent, ticket agent, and real estate agent, during his years running the Long Brothers Insurance Agency in downtown Port Hope. He married Mary Alicia Edith "Maunie" Emeno (1923-2007), and the pair had two daughters. Tom was an avid local historian, collector, and very knowledgeable about the history of Port Hope. He died on 15 Oct 1992, and is buried at Port Hope St. John's Anglican Cemetery.

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File consists of 270 pages of information concerning steamships that sailed the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Ontario and had connections with Port Hope Harbour. Some have no connection to Port Hope or the Great Lakes, but have been included in this collection. The information consists of research notes, photocopies of articles from older Port Hope papers, and some more recent clippings. References for the resources are given. The names of the steamships included in this collection are: Acme, Admiral, Alabama, Alciope, America, Arabian, Argyle, Assinibo, Atlantic, Banshee, Bay State, Black River, Boston, Bowmanville, British Empire, Brothers, Canada, Caspian, Cataract, Champion, Charlotte of Greece, Chief Justice, City of Toronto, City of Cleveland, Constitution, Coquette, Corinthian, Daisy, Part, Defiance, Dromedary, Durham Boat, The Edward, Ericson, Falcon, Farmer, Flora Emma, Forest City, Forest Queen, Frances III, The Garden City, General Taylor, Gildersleeve, Globe, Golden Eye, Grand Trunk Railway Ferry Boat, Great Eastern, Grecian, Haida, Hamilton, Harry H, Highlander, Hovercraft, Huron, Inkermann, Jenny Lind, Jersey, Keewatin, Kingston, Know Nothing, Lady Elgin, Laurie E. Light House, Locke, Louisiana, Magnet, Maple Leaf, Mohawk, Montreal, Napoleon III, New Era, New York, Niagara, Norseman, North King, Northerner, Novelty, Ocean Wave, Ogdensburgh, Ogemah, Oliver Cromwell, Omar Pasha, Ontario, Port Hope, Spirit of Rochester, Passport, Petrel, Pierrepont, Plant, Prince of Wales, Princess Royal, Queen of the West, Rattlesnake, Reindeer, Sir Wilfred Laurier, Slave Democracy, South American, Sovereign, Spartan, Spindrift, Squatter Sovereignty, St. Mary's, Superior, Tinto, Titanic, Transit, Traveller, Troy, Victoria, Woodman, Welland, William IV, Zealand.

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