Book          Selective Bibliography


The following is a selective bibliography of printed material that relates to Henry George Clopper Ketchum and the Chignecto Ship Railway. Some of the items are part of the Henry G.C. Ketchum fonds at the University of New Brunswick Archives. Others have been identified as research was conducted in support of the virtual exhibit. This bibliography will be updated periodically.

Alexander, John. “NB Notebook.” Northside News, Fredericton, NB (26 March 1999) p. 5.

Anderson, C. Warren.  “The old ship railway at Chignecto.” Railway and Locomotive
    Historical Society Bulletin
9 (1925): 19-23.

Baker, B. “Ship Railways.” The Nineteenth Century (Mar. 1891): 386-397.

Bulmer, A.W.  "The Chignecto Ship Railway, now only a memory."  The Maritime
   Advocate and Busy East
30, 1-2 (Aug.-Sept. 1939): 5-6, 28.

“Chignecto Marine Transport Company’s relations with the Canadian
    Government – reinstatement or compensation.” Financial News (20 May 1898).

"Obituary - H.G.C. Ketchum."  Minutes of proceedings of the Institution of
    Civil Engineers,
CXXVIII, Session 1896-97, Pt. II. (1897):  348-351.

“H.G.C. Ketchum, C.E.” University Monthly  24, 5 (Mar. 1905): [148]-151.
    -- (Distinguished Graduate Series, No. III).

Ircha  M. C. “The Chignecto Ship Railway: a 19th century engineering innovation.”
    Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
19, 1 (1992): 164-177.

--------. The Chignecto Ship Railway: an innovative approach. A paper prepared
    for presentation at the 1989 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil
    Engineering at St. John's, Nfld., June, 1989.  20 p.

Jack, Edward.  Report regarding the traffic to be expected from P.E. Island and the
    gulf ports towards St. John, Boston, New York, and West Indies via the Chignecto
    Ship Railway
Saint John, N.B.: J. & A. McMillan, 1890.  20 p.

Ketchum, H. G. C.  Chignecto Marine Transport Railway: the isthmian transit between
    the Bay of  Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence
. London: n.p., 1884.  [22] p.

--------.  Chignecto Ship Railway. Boston: Damrell & Upham, [1893].  12 p.

--------. The Chignecto Ship Railway: the substitute for the Baie Verte Canal.
    Fredericton, N.B.: n.p., [1892?]. 13 p.

--------.  The Chignecto Ship Railway : will it pay? Saint John, N.B.: J. & A. McMillan,
     1887. 12 p.

--------.  The cost, feasibility and advantage of a ship railway across the Isthmus of
.  Sackville, N.B.: n.p., 1882. 22 p.

--------.  Public opinion on the Chignecto Ship Railway and the Baie Verte Canal.
    [Sackville, N.B.
?]: n.p., 1887. 26 p.

--------. Ship transportation and the Chignecto Ship Railway: papers read before the
    Canadian Society of Engineers, at Montreal, Dec. 29th., 1891
. Montreal: n.p., 1892.
    34 p.

MacKenzie, Alistair.  "Ship railways.  One of the most extradordinary engineering ideas
    ever conceived almost became reality in Nova Scotia."  Canadian Consulting
    Engineer  44, 5 (Aug./Sept. 2003): 54-.

MacKenzie, Michael.  "Chignecto Ship Railway."  In Tracks across the Maritimes.  True
    stories, old and new
.  Christmas Island, N.S.:  MacKenzie Books, 1985.  pp. 22-27.

McKay, C. R. “Investors, government and the CMTR: a study of entrepreneurial failure.” 
IX, I (Autumn 1979): 71-94.

Neale, Joseph P. “The story of the Chignecto Ship Railway.” Atlantic Advocate 69,
    6 (Feb. 1979): 79-84.

O'Rourke, John F. “The Chignecto Ship Railway.” Transactions of the American Society
     of Civil Engineers
XXIV (Feb. 1891): 13-20.

Prominent people of New Brunswick in the religious, educational, political, professional,
    commercial and social activities of the province...
Compiled by C.H. McLean. n.p.:
    Biographical Society of Canada, 1937. p. xxiii.

Provand, A.D.  Chignecto Ship Railway case : is the Dominion acting in bad faith
     with the British investors? Address by Mr. A. D. Provand at a meeting of members
     of Parliament : some of the members have strong opinions
. Ottawa:
    Evening Journal, 26 Apr. 1901. 6 p.

--------. Chignecto Ship Railway case : Mr. Provand addresses a meeting of senators: 
    he explains the position of British investors in the Chignecto Ship Railway project
    and claims the moral obligation of the government
. Ottawa: Evening Journal,
    4 May 1901. 8 p.

“The railway situation : the late Mr. Edwin Clark.”  Engineering (26 Oct. 1894): 555-556.

Roberts, Charles G. D. “The world’s first great ship railway.” Cosmopolitan 9 (1890):

Sawdon, W.B. "Dreams of ships to cross the isthmus of Chignecto." The Maritime Advocate and Busy East 36,12 (July 1946): 7-12.

"The ship railway, its commercial importance set forth."  Reprinted from the
    Daily Telegraph,  St. John, N.B., 12 September 1894.

Spicer, Stanley T. “The Chignecto Ship Railway.” Canadian Geographical Journal 
    LXII, 5 (May 1961): 178-183.

Stephens, David E. “The Chignecto Ship Railway.” The Nova Scotia Historical
8, 2 (1978): 135-145.

Underwood, Jay. Ketchum’s Folly. Hantsport, N.S.: Lancelot Press, 1995.  130 p.

Wheatly, J. M. “The history of the Chignecto Ship Railway.” James Simonds
    Prize Essay, 1946. UNB Archives & Special Collections, UA Case 149. 26 p.


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