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  • Centreboards and Such: Schooner Days L (50)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Jun 1932     Centreboards and Such Schooner Days L (50) The Sea Gull of Oakville, whose sailing voyage to South Africa and return in 1865 was recently described in the Telegram, was a centre boarder. She was neither the only nor the first lake vessel to taste salt water. This ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Jun 1932   Centreboards and Such Schooner Days L (50) The Sea Gull of Oakville, ...
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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.