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The Museum's library includes:

  • material pertaining to museums and museology
  • underwater archaeology
  • British, American and Canadian naval history

The library subject areas cover all aspects of Canadian shipping and marine heritage: yachting; canal systems; shipping registers, including a near complete run of Lloyds and Department of Transport List of Shipping; ship histories, lists and directories; shipping company fleet histories; steam technology; naval history; navigation; pilot guides; shipwreck directories; transactions of nautical societies; some ethnographic studies; naval architecture; shipbuilding general; shipbuilding of the Great Lakes; shipyard hull lists; yacht design and construction; boat building; ocean liner histories; steamboats; sails and rigging and engineering.

The library also receives serials. Currently there are over 250 titles on file covering a range of marine topics.

 

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The photograph collection at the Marine Museum contain images collected or photographed by professional and amateur photographers over many decades and as far back as the late 19th century.

The collection also includes historic photographs collected by researchers, images taken or commissioned by shipping company advertising departments and images purchased or given away to commemorate special events.

The Museum has also taken its own photographs or collected images that document ships and shipwrecks, marine industry, ship passages and traditional marine trades.

The Museum is in the process of digitizing many of these images to improve access. These can be accessed below via the Museum's research portal.

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