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  • Ships of the Huron Shore: Schooner Days CCXXX (230)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Mar 1936     Ships of the Huron Shore Schooner Days CCXXX (230) "PRACTICALLY all the lumber, cordwood, railroad ties and paving cedar cut off the whole Saugeen Indian Peninsula in Bruce County was carried to the growing cities down ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Mar 1936   Ships of the Huron Shore Schooner Days CCXXX (230) "PRACTICALLY all the ...
  • "NEW DOMINIONS" With Something About Ice, Early Birds and Luck on the Lakes: Schooner Days CCXXXI (231)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Mar 1936     Toronto Telegram, March 14, 1936 "NEW DOMINIONS" With Something About Ice, Early Birds and Luck on the Lakes Schooner Days CCXXXI (231) IT is the rule now, in the Canadian Marine Department, that registration is ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Mar 1936   Toronto Telegram, March 14, 1936 "NEW DOMINIONS" With Something About Ice, Early ...
  • Switching Masts: Schooner Days CCXXXIV (234)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Apr 1936     Switching Masts Schooner Days CCXXXIV (234) THE New Dominion of Dresden was lying there in the Sydenham River, in need of a new mainmast. Her old stick had gone soft at the top, around the trestle-trees. It had to come ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Apr 1936   Switching Masts Schooner Days CCXXXIV (234) THE New Dominion of Dresden was ...
  • Port Granby's Anchor - Some Ships It held And Some It Didn't: Schooner Days CCLVI (256)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Sep 1936     Port Granby's Anchor - Some Ships It held And Some It Didn't Schooner Days CCLVI (256) Port Granby pier was 125 yards long, from storehouse to pierhead, and two vessels could lie at it, head and stern, on the east ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Sep 1936   Port Granby's Anchor - Some Ships It held And Some It Didn't ...
  • Thirty-Eight Christenings For One Prince Edward Lady: Schooner Days CCLXVI (266)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Nov 1936     Thirty-Eight Christenings For One Prince Edward Lady Schooner Days CCLXVI (266) ASK from Cat Hollow to Kingston who built any of the hundreds of schooners once plying in that area and you will get the answer "Guess ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Nov 1936   Thirty-Eight Christenings For One Prince Edward Lady Schooner Days CCLXVI (266) ASK ...
  • Grave of Lake Keels Yields Another Relic: Schooner Days CCCCXII (412)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Sep 1939     Grave of Lake Keels Yields Another Relic Schooner Days CCCCXII (412) By C. H. J. Snider THEY'VE found the pump of the Ida Walker, wrecked at Weller's Bay on the 19th of November, 1886: and this iron relic, cast in 1860, ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Sep 1939   Grave of Lake Keels Yields Another Relic Schooner Days CCCCXII (412) By ...
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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.