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  • Putting on the Dog: Schooner Days XXIX (29)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Sep 1931     Putting on the Dog Schooner Days XXIX (29)

    There was never any general objection to sailing on a Friday, on the lakes, although many captains piously refrained from beginning a voyage on a Sunday. None was ever the worse for that. But ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Sep 1931   Putting on the Dog Schooner Days XXIX (29)

    There was never any general objection to sailing on a Friday, on the lakes, although many captains piously refrained ...

  • How 'Captain Jim' Kept Oakville Light Burning: Schooner Days XXVIII (28)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Sep 1931     How 'Captain Jim' Kept Oakville Light Burning SCHOONER DAYS XXVIII (28)

    Jim Quinn of Oakville--not to be confused with Jimmy Quinn of Toronto, who is still briskly commanding one of the R. C. Y. C. steamers--was born in Oakville, sailed the ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Sep 1931   How 'Captain Jim' Kept Oakville Light Burning SCHOONER DAYS XXVIII (28)

    Jim Quinn of Oakville--not to be confused with Jimmy Quinn of Toronto, who is still briskly ...

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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.