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  • A Sailors' Strike: Schooner Days XII (12)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Apr 1931     A Sailors' Strike Schooner Days XII (12) Account by late Magistrate J. J. O'Connor, of Port Arthur, of how he almost started one and certainly stopped it, when he was before-the-mast in the Toronto grain trade -- "Big Money in the fall, sixty years ago, and how it was ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Apr 1931   A Sailors' Strike Schooner Days XII (12) Account by late Magistrate J. ...
  • 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 ...
  • "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 ...
  • Three Ships: Schooner Days CXXXI (131)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Mar 1934     Three Ships Schooner Days CXXXI (131) Further the Adventures of Capt. Alexander Ure, Master Mariner, of Toronto, Now in His 88th Year THE Augusta and the Antelope towed out of Fairhaven on the same towline. It was on ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Mar 1934   Three Ships Schooner Days CXXXI (131) Further the Adventures of Capt. Alexander ...
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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.