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  • Belle Sheridan: Schooner Days LXIX (69)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Jan 1933     BELLE SHERIDAN SCHOONER DAYS LXIX. (69) In old Albert Hall, on the east side of Yonge street, between Queen and Shuter, about where Scholes' Hotel is now, the Longshoremen's Union used to gather for concerts and dances when the hall ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Jan 1933   BELLE SHERIDAN SCHOONER DAYS LXIX. (69) In old Albert Hall, on the ...
  • Mosquito Fleet: Schooner Days LXXI (71)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Jan 1933     Mosquito Fleet or Vulgar Jim's Vengeance SCHOONER DAYS LXXI (71) Nearly all of them scows of from 20 to 50 tons, and manned largely by French-Canadians, the "Lake St. Clair Mosquito Fleet" carried cordwood, tan bark, slabs, jags of lumber ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Jan 1933   Mosquito Fleet or Vulgar Jim's Vengeance SCHOONER DAYS LXXI (71) Nearly all ...
  • The Lady Elgin: Schooner Days LXXII (72)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Jan 1933     The LADY ELGIN Schooner Days LXXII (72) Writing from Burlington, "I. S. B. " mentions that it was stated some time ago in this column that the schooner Col. Cook was one which attempted the voyage to Europe from the lakes in 1858; and the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Jan 1933   The LADY ELGIN Schooner Days LXXII (72) Writing from Burlington, "I. S. ...
  • Brothers Under the Horns: Schooner Days LXIII (73)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Feb 1933     Brothers Under the Horns Schooner Days LXXIII (73) This story of the Brothers of Bronte, came from Capt Joseph Williams, of Simcoe Point, Pickering, hale and eighty-two, one afternoon during this last Christmastide, while he was visiting his sister, Miss Daisy Williams, ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Feb 1933   Brothers Under the Horns Schooner Days LXXIII (73) This story of the ...
  • More Brothers: Schooner Days LXXIV (74)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Feb 1933     More Brothers Schooner Days LXXIV (74) ONE of the many pleasures in running over the names of the seventeen hundred and forty-two lake vessels listed by this compiler is the recurrence of the name "Brothers." There was the small schooner ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Feb 1933   More Brothers Schooner Days LXXIV (74) ONE of the many pleasures in ...
  • Birthday Party: Schooner Days LXXV (75)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Feb 1933     Birthday Party Schooner Days LXXV (75) Capt. Joseph Williams recalls when they loaded flour in Duffins' Creek, and a Grand Trunk engine nipped the nose off a schooner that climbed the Esplanade. --Worthy scion of worthy pioneer from Kew on the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Feb 1933   Birthday Party Schooner Days LXXV (75) Capt. Joseph Williams recalls when they ...
  • The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Feb 1933     The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76) "Cockney Bill" of the waterfronts of forty years ago, Mr. William Kingdon, of this city, at the present time, came into the office last week with half a gale behind him and an acre of foam in ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Feb 1933   The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76) "Cockney Bill" of the ...
  • Half-Past-Six: Schooner Days LXXVII (77)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Mar 1933     HALF-PAST-SIX SCHOONER DAYS LXXVII. (77) It must have been a fearful gale on the 27th of November, 1860, for the old file of the Toronto Leader thus outlines the night's ravages, in a Kingston despatch: -- "Barque St. ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Mar 1933   HALF-PAST-SIX SCHOONER DAYS LXXVII. (77) It must have been a fearful gale ...
  • Out o' Port Hope: Schooner Days  LXXVIII (78)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Mar 1933     OUT O' PORT HOPE Schooner Days LXXVIII (78) R. W. Johnson, chartered accountant, of St. Thomas writes of his boyhood recollections of lake vessels interestingly to friends that it seems a pity followers of Schooner Days should not have ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Mar 1933   OUT O' PORT HOPE Schooner Days LXXVIII (78) R. W. Johnson, chartered ...
  • The Palmateers: Schooner Days LXXIX. (79)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933     THE PALMATEERS Schooner Days LXXIX. (79) Something has already been said of the experiences of Capt. Nelson Palmateer, of Picton, that sturdy scion of a seagoing stock who has organized the send-away services in Cherry Valley annually for the Prince Edward County ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933   THE PALMATEERS Schooner Days LXXIX. (79) Something has already been said of ...
  • Pirates in Chains and St. Catharines Slaver Alexander Muir Saw:  Schooner Days LXXX. (80)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933     PIRATES IN CHAINS AND ST. CATHARINES SLAVER ALEXANDER MUIR SAW Schooner Days LXXX. (80) First drydock to be built on the Welland Canal, and now the last of eight which have flourished on that Great Lakes highway, Muir ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933   PIRATES IN CHAINS AND ST. CATHARINES SLAVER ALEXANDER MUIR SAW Schooner Days ...
  • "ALEXANDER" Abroad: Schooner Days LXXXI (81)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Mar 1933     "ALEXANDER" ABROAD SCHOONER DAYS LXXXI (81) Continuing the adventure story of the Muir Brothers and their drydock, comes the voyaging of the first vessel they built on Lake Ontario and sent overseas with their own cargo. CAPTAIN ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Mar 1933   "ALEXANDER" ABROAD SCHOONER DAYS LXXXI (81) Continuing the adventure story of the ...
  • OCEAN WAVE and Cherry Valley: Schooner Days LXXXII (82)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Apr 1933     OCEAN WAVE and Cherry Valley Schooner Days LXXXII (82) TWO WEEKS from to-morrow, on the 23rd of April, when the Prince Edward county sailors will be beginning a new season, there will be one more of those mariners' services in the little church in Cherry Valley, which have ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Apr 1933   OCEAN WAVE and Cherry Valley Schooner Days LXXXII (82) TWO WEEKS from ...
  • Sunday Scorching: Schooner Days LXXXIII (83)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Apr 1933     Sunday Scorching Schooner Days LXXXIII (83) Seventy-eight years ago this Easter Sunday Port Credit was swept by its first great fire. Seventy-eight years is a long time, and yet Abram Block, J. P., present day pillar in the Port Credit community, ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Apr 1933   Sunday Scorching Schooner Days LXXXIII (83) Seventy-eight years ago this Easter Sunday ...
  • "Please, Grandma, Take Care of My Baby": Schooner Days LXXXIV (84)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Apr 1933     "PLEASE, GRANDMA TAKE CARE OF MY BABY" Schooner Days LXXXIV. (84) Prince Edward is an old settled county, mainly of United Empire Loyalist stock, and the cemetery at Cherry Valley looks like that of a metropolis, from the many shafts of granite and marble ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Apr 1933   "PLEASE, GRANDMA TAKE CARE OF MY BABY" Schooner Days LXXXIV. (84) Prince ...
  • Dalhousie to Dublin: Schooner Days LXXXV (85)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Apr 1933     Dalhousie to Dublin Schooner Days LXXXV (85) Resuming the history of the Muir Brothers, whose famous drydock at Port Dalhousie, built in 1850, is still a going concern, we come to their "barque" Niagara, a lake pitcher which went once too often to the well of the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Apr 1933   Dalhousie to Dublin Schooner Days LXXXV (85) Resuming the history of the ...
  • Great "A" Fleet: Schooner Days LXXXVI. (86)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 6 May 1933     Great "A" Fleet Schooner Days LXXXVI. (86) All the vessels built by the Muir Brothers at Port Dalhousie on their own account had names beginning with "A." The only exceptions in the Muir fleet were the Niagara, which they built in the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 6 May 1933   Great "A" Fleet Schooner Days LXXXVI. (86) All the vessels built by ...
  • The ARK: Schooner Days LXXXVII (87)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 May 1933     The ARK Schooner Days LXXXVII (87) There is a story with whiskers on it that a certain sea captain once picked up a turtle swimming in the sea off the Galapagos, and on the turtle's back was a cuneiform inscription, translated by the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 May 1933   The ARK Schooner Days LXXXVII (87) There is a story with whiskers ...
  • More About Muirs': Schooner Days LXXXVIII (88)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 May 1933     More About Muirs' SCHOONER DAYS LXXXVIII (88) Continuing the tale of the dynamic Alexander and his sturdy brethren, who made Port Dalhousie famous by their shipyard and drydock, we come upon their barque Advance and her ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 May 1933   More About Muirs' SCHOONER DAYS LXXXVIII (88) Continuing the tale of the ...
  • "TA PLEWNOCE": Schooner Days LXXXIX (89)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 May 1933     "TA PLEWNOCE" Schooner DAYS LXXXIX (89) That's what the older folks call the Bluenose down home in Lunenburg, although it is as much as your life is worth to try to mimic the pleasing local accent. Lunenburgers are, quite unnecessarily, sensitive about the traces of ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 May 1933   "TA PLEWNOCE" Schooner DAYS LXXXIX (89) That's what the older folks call ...
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Schooner Days


"Schooner Days was a newspaper column which ran Saturdays in the Telegram for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1931. In it, C.H.J. Snider described in vivid detail the lake shipping scene of the late nineteenth century, touching on both sail and steam, and drawing on experience gained from his own years of service aboard such sailing vessels as the ALBACORE and the famous STUART H. DUNN. Many accounts draw on the memories of a wide range of correspondents from around the Lakes.