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  1. Transportation history


  2. HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/tresors/treasure/transpor.html">Treasures
    Gallery: Transportation and distribution


    http://www.historymuseum.ca/tresors/treasure/transpor.html


    History of Nova Scotia,
    with special attention given to Communications and Transportation


    http://alts.net/ns1625/nshist01.html


    A
    History of Transportation in Winnipeg


    http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/transactions/3/transportation.shtml


    Images
    Canada: Automobiles


    http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail1


    History of Automobiles:
    The Early Days in Nova Scotia 1899-1949


    http://alts.net/ns1625/automobiles.html


    Trans-Canada
    Highway: Bridging the Distance


    http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-73-678


    Le Chemin du Roy

    http://www.lecheminduroy.com/en/index.php


    HREF="http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/exhibits/timemach/galler08/frames/index.htm">British
    Columbia’s Economy and Technology: Transportation and the British Columbia
    Economy


    http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/exhibits/timemach/galler08/frames/index.htm


    Early
    Transportation on the Skeena River


    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/skeena/default.htm


    HREF="http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/history/material_culture/duplessi/index.html">When
    Horse Was King: 19th Century Horse Drawn Vehicles in Canada


    http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/history/material_culture/duplessi/index.html


    HREF="http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/bikes.cfm">Bikes:
    The Wheel Story


    http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/bikes.cfm


    All
    Time List of Canadian Transit Systems


    http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/index.html


    HREF="http://www.windsorpubliclibrary.com/digi/fleetway/english/framesindex.htm">The
    Fleetway: An Exhibit of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel


    http://www.windsorpubliclibrary.com/digi/fleetway/english/framesindex.htm


    Water transportation


    Images
    Canada: Gone Paddling


    http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail8


    Our Canoeing
    Heritage


    http://www.canoemuseum.ca/index.php/20081224119/our-canoeing-heritage/
    our-canoeing-heritage-main/canoeing-heritage-mainhtml


    HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/vmnf/champlain/expl3_en.shtml">The
    Birchbark Canoe (1603)


    http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/vmnf/champlain/expl3_en.shtml


    HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canoe/can00eng.shtml">The
    Canoe: Portraits of the Great Fur Trade Canoes


    http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canoe/can00eng.shtml


    Making a
    Birchbark Canoe


    http://www.northwestjournal.ca/VIII4.htm


    HREF="http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/watercraft.cfm">Canoes:
    The Shape of Success


    http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/watercraft.cfm


    Ship
    Information Database


    http://daryl.chin.gc.ca:8000/basisbwdocs/sid/title1e.html


    Marine
    Museum Research Resources


    http://www.marmuseum.ca/research.html


    Historic Sailing
    Page


    http://historicsailing.tripod.com/menu.html


    Sailing into History:
    The Maritime Paintings of Gordon Miller


    http://gordonmiller.ca/


    Usque ad
    Mare: A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services


    http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/USQUE_Table_Contents


    Destination:
    Nova Scotia. Sea Tales


    http://www.destination-ns.com/content/stories/sea.asp


    Nova
    Scotia Motor Fishing Boats


    http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/lifelines/linsa01e.shtml


    Construction of
    the Cutty Sark and the War Moncton


    http://website.nbm-mnb.ca/CAIN/english/cutty_moncton/


    Royal
    William (Canadian trans-Atlantic paddle-steamer)


    http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/Royal_William.html


    HREF="http://www.bluenose2.ns.ca/Legacy/index.html">Bluenose

    http://www.bluenose2.ns.ca/Legacy/index.html


    Bluenose: A Canadian Icon

    http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/bluenose


    The Marco
    Polo Project


    http://www.new-brunswick.net/marcopolo/


    Paper Passages:
    An Introduction to the Sources for the Study of Great Lakes History at the
    National Archives of Canada


    http://www.marmuseum.ca/salmon.html


    Maritime History of
    the Great Lakes


    http://www.hhpl.on.ca/greatlakes/


    A
    Brief History of Shipping and Wrecks Around Kingston


    http://www.carf.info/kingstonpast/marinearchaeology.php


    CANOE: Computer
    Archiving of Northern Oration and Exhibitions


    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/canoe/default.htm


    Transportation
    in the Canadian Northwest: York Boats, 19th century


    http://victoria.tc.ca/history/etext/york-boat


    The
    Frontenac: A Reappraisal


    http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/documents/Frontenac/


    The People of
    the Ship “Hector”


    http://www.ralstongenealogy.com/hector.htm


    Canada Steamship
    Lines


    http://www.csl.ca/history.html


    Lady
    Sherbrooke : Une fenêtre sur les débuts de la navigation
    à vapeur sur le Saint-Laurent


    http://www.diablesdesmers.qc.ca/revue_la_plongee/lady_sherbrooke.htm


    Rediscovering
    the P.S. Lady Sherbrooke


    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/lady/index1.htm


    Promotion
    of Steamboat Travel on the North Saskatchewan River


    http://victoria.tc.ca/history/etext/steam.sask.html


    History
    of S.S. Klondike


    http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/yt/ssklondike/natcul/index_e.asp


    HREF="http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/cp.html">Canadian
    Pacific Railway and Canadian Pacific Navigation


    http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/cp.html


    In Search
    of Shipwrecks: Government Archives Sources Relating to Marine Casualties
    in Canada


    http://www.marmuseum.ca/wrecks.html


    Shipwrecks
    of the Atlantic Coast


    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/sos/shipwrecks/002031-3000-e.html


    Graveyard of the
    Pacific: The Shipwrecks of Vancouver Island


    http://www.pacificshipwrecks.ca/


    HREF="http://www.math.mun.ca/~dapike/family_history/coaker.html">The
    Schooner President Coaker


    http://www.math.mun.ca/~dapike/family_history/coaker.html


    The
    Empress of Ireland – a titanic tale of forgotten tragedy


    http://en.allexperts.com/e/r/rm/rms_empress_of_ireland.htm


    The
    Halifax Explosion


    http://www.region.halifax.ns.ca/Community/explode.html


    Titanic
    and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


    http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mma/titanic/titanic.htm


    Encyclopedia
    Titanica


    http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/


    Great
    Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System – History


    http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/seaway/history/index.html


    Rideau Canal
    Waterway – History of the Canal


    http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/history/hist-canal.html


    HREF="http://shubie.chebucto.org/">The
    Shubenacadie Canal


    http://shubie.chebucto.org/


    History of
    Saskatchewan Waterways


    http://canoesaskatchewan.rkc.ca/history.htm


    From the Athabasca
    to the Mackenzie Delta: A journey on Canada’s Inland Waterways


    http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/northern/jones/


    RBCM
    Notes: Sternwheelers in British Columbia


    http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Human_History/History.aspx?id=330


    HREF="http:/explorenorth.com/library/yafeatures/bl-Canadian.htmm">Yukon
    River Sternwheelers – the Canadian


    http:/explorenorth.com/library/yafeatures/bl-Canadian.htm


    CG
    Icebreaker – The History of Canadian Icebreakers


    http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/USQUE_Icebreaker


    Railways


    Mail,
    Rail, and Retail: Connecting Canadians


    http://www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/General+Public/Heritage/default.htm


    HREF="http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/photoessays/railways/railways01.cfm">Railways
    in Canada: A Brief History


    http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/photoessays/railways/railways01.cfm


    HREF="http://www.railways.incanada.net/candate/candate.htm">Significant
    Dates in Canadian Railway History


    http://www.railways.incanada.net/candate/candate.htm


    HREF="http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/cnphoto/cnphoto.html">Canadian
    National Railway Historic Photograph Collection


    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/cnphoto/cnphoto.html


    Canada, by
    Train


    http://www.collectionscanada.ca/trains/index-e.html


    CN Images of Canada Gallery: A
    Canadian History


    http://216.94.16.48/


    Images
    Canada: Trains


    http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail5


    HREF="http://www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/General+Public/Heritage/default.htm">Canadian
    Pacific Railway: Company History


    http://www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/General+Public/Heritage/default.htm


    Sandford Fleming, The knight of time

    http://www.sandfordfleming.ca/en/


    The Newfoundland
    Railway


    http://www.heritage.nf.ca/society/railway.html


    Newfoundland
    Rail Scenes


    http://www3.nf.sympatico.ca/gazebo.hill/nrs.html/


    History of Railway
    Companies in Nova Scotia


    http://alts.net/ns1625/railways.html


    Henry
    George Clopper Ketchum: The Railway to Glory or Despair


    http://www.lib.unb.ca/archives/finding/ketchum/virtual_exhibit.html


    Along
    The Line: Photographs of the P.E.I. Railway


    http://www.edu.pe.ca/paro/exhibits/display.asp?railway.1.1


    HREF="http://www.kennet.pe.ca/chip/english/railway.htm">Railway
    History in Kensington


    http://www.kennet.pe.ca/chip/english/railway.htm


    Electric Lines
    in Southern Ontario


    http://www.trainweb.org/elso/


    All
    Aboard Toronto! Railways and the Growth of a City


    http://ve.torontopubliclibrary.ca/allaboard/index.html


    HREF="http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/archives/canada_first_subway/index_subway.htm">Canada’s
    First Subway


    http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/archives/canada_first_subway/index_subway.htm


    The
    Railways of Ottawa


    http://www.railways.incanada.net/circle/findings.htm


    Significant
    Dates in Ottawa Railway History


    http://www.railways.incanada.net/candate/ottawa.htm


    Port Arthur, Duluth and
    Western Railway


    http://www.members.shaw.ca/padwrr/home.htm


    Thurso
    and Nation Valley Railway


    http://www.railways.incanada.net/thurso/tnvrmenu.htm


    Transportation
    in the Canadian West, 19th Century: The Canadian Pacific Railway and
    Western Canadian Settlement


    http://victoria.tc.ca/history/etext/cpr-south


    HREF="http://victoria.tc.ca/history/etext/winnipeg-railways">Transportation
    in the Canadian West, 19th Century: Impact of Railways on Winnipeg


    http://victoria.tc.ca/history/etext/winnipeg-railways


    Fort Steele:
    Railroading


    http://files.fortsteele.ca/history/railroad/equipment.asp


    A Brief
    History of the Kettle Valley Railway


    http://kettlevalleyrail.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=68


    The Crowsnest Pass Railway
    Route


    http://www.crowsnest.bc.ca/


    HREF="http://cruises.about.com/od/alaskacruises/ig/Skagway---White-Pass-Railway/">The
    White Pass Railway


    http://cruises.about.com/od/alaskacruises/ig/Skagway—White-Pass-Railway/


    Le tramway
    à Montréal, de 1861 à 1959


    http://www.stm.info/en-bref/tramways/index.htm


    Histoire de
    la mise en place du métro de Montréal 1910-1966


    http://www.stcum.qc.ca/en-bref/mepmetro.htm


    Air transportation


    HREF="http://www.cahf.ca/">Canada’s
    Aviation Hall of Fame


    http://www.cahf.ca/


    Highlights
    in the History of Canadian Aviation


    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/highlights/default.htm


    Canada’s Innovative Aviation Heritage –
    the stories of Canadair and de Havilland Canada


    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/canadair/default.htm


    Images
    Canada: Planes


    http://www.imagescanada.ca/r1-116-e.php?trail=trail9


    High
    Flyers: Canadian Women in Aviation


    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/high_flyers/index.htm


    Bush Flying

    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/bush_flying/index.htm


    The
    deHavilland Fox Moth


    http://www.pwnhc.ca/exhibits/nv/foxmoth.htm


    HREF="http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Human_History/History.aspx?id=298">First
    in the Air in British Columbia


    http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Human_History/History.aspx?id=298


    HREF="http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Human_History/History.aspx?id=307">Jumping
    off a Cliff


    http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Human_History/History.aspx?id=307


    The Avro Arrow

    http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/arrow/


    Winnipeg
    Airports Authority – History


    http://www.waa.ca/history


    Space flight


    Canada
    in Space


    http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/default.asp


    The Canadian
    Astronaut Program


    http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/default.asp


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  3. Communications history


  4. HREF="http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/connexions.cfm">Connexions: An Exhibit on Communications

    http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/connexions.cfm


    The History of the
    Book in Canada project


    http://www.hbic.library.utoronto.ca/


    History of Nova Scotia,
    with particular attention given to Communications and Transportation


    http://alts.net/ns1625/nshist01.html


    Nova
    Scotia Pony Express 1849


    http://ns1763.ca/ponyexpress/ponyexdx.html


    Information
    found in contemporary New Brunswick records about transportation and communications
    links between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 1849 with special attention given
    to the Nova Scotia Pony Express


    http://www.littletechshoppe.com/ns1625/nb1849.html


    Paper of Record: collection
    of historical newspapers


    http://www.paperofrecord.com/


    Special Editions of
    Canadian Newspapers


    http://www.collectionscanada.ca/2/14/index-e.html


    HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/explore/resources-for-scholars/resources/atlantic-canada-newspaper-survey">Atlantic Canada Newspaper Survey

    http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/explore/resources-for-scholars/resources/atlantic-canada-newspaper-survey


    The Oldest
    Newspaper in Canada


    http://www.littletechshoppe.com/ns1625/news01.html


    The
    Halifax Gazette – Canada’s first newspaper


    http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/Gazette/


    Early
    Toronto Newspapers, 1793-1867


    http://www.edunetconnect.com/cat/oldnewspap/index.html


    Alberta Newspapers Collection

    http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/newspapr/


    Images in the News:
    Canadian Illustrated News


    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cin/index-e.html


    HREF="http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=a1ARTA0001442">Political
    Cartoons: Editorial Cartooning from the Pages of Canadian Newspapers


    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=a1ARTA0001442


    Les 75 ans de la presse
    écrite francophone en alberta : de La Survivance au Franco


    http://cnc.virtuelle.ca/LaPresse/introduction.html


    HREF="http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/conn1.cfm">Connexions:
    An Exhibit on Communications


    http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/conn1.cfm


    Canadian Railway
    Telegraph History


    http://www.trainweb.org/railwayop/


    History of Telegraph and
    Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia


    http://alts.net/ns1625/telephone.html


    A Very Fierce War:
    The Electric Telegraph Lines Between New York and Halifax, 1850


    http://alts.net/ns1625/craig02.html


    Dr. Alexander Carruthers
    Beatty and The Telephone in Hope Township


    http://www.porthopehistorical.ca/telephone.htm


    HREF="http://www.hackcanada.com/telco/telhist.html">History
    of the Edmonton Telephone System


    http://www.hackcanada.com/telco/telhist.html


    Marconi’s
    Three Transatlantic Radio Stations In Cape Breton


    http://ns1763.ca/marconi100/marconi1.html


    The History
    of Canadian Broadcasting


    http://www.oldradio.com/archives/international/canada.htm


    Canadian
    Radio History


    http://www.radio.dare-dare.org/2008/08/canadian-radio-history-i/


    HREF="http://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/1998/v51/n3/005348ar.html">Les
    avatars de la radio publique d’expression française au Canada
    1932-1939


    http://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/1998/v51/n3/005348ar.html


    HREF="http://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/1998/v52/n2/005347ar.html">La
    censure en temps de guerre : Radio-Canada et le plébiscite de
    1942


    http://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/1998/v52/n2/005347ar.html


    HREF="http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/tv/tv04eng.shtml">Watching TV:
    Televisions and Memorabilia from the MZTV Museum


    http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/tv/tv04eng.shtml


    Milestones
    of CBC’s History


    http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/history/index.shtml


    Canada
    Tunes In: Radio and TV’s Early Years


    http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-75-1631/science_technology/early_radio-tv/


    History of CBC Technology

    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/cbc/index.html


    A Brief
    History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland


    http://gporter.net/great/background.php


    HREF="http://www.satellites.spacesim.org/english/canadian/index.html">Canadian
    Satellite Questions and Answers


    http://www.satellites.spacesim.org/english/canadian/index.html



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