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  • "Corpse-Lights": Schooner Days XVI (16)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 May 1931     "Corpse-Lights" Schooner Days XVI (16) Safe comes the ship to harbour Through billows and through gales, If once the great Twin Brethren Sit shining on her sails." Continuing his early ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 May 1931   "Corpse-Lights" Schooner Days XVI (16) Safe comes the ship to harbour Through ...
  • "Up the Lake Like a Diving-Bell": Schooner Days CXL (140)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 May 1934     "Up the Lake Like a Diving-Bell" Schooner Days CXL (140) Something more of the life adventures of the schooner Keewatin, ex-Paragon. REDNERSVILLE, on the south side of the reach of the Bay of Quinte passing Belleville, ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 May 1934   "Up the Lake Like a Diving-Bell" Schooner Days CXL (140) Something more ...
  • Gunboat Times of the Great Lakes: Schooner Days CLXIV (164)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Dec 1934     Gunboat Times of the Great Lakes Schooner Days CLXIV (164) THAT square stick of timber which Capt. Wm. Quick and his little daughter picked up in mid-lake, when they were bringing the Amanda home alone, after her crew went bounty-jumping in the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Dec 1934   Gunboat Times of the Great Lakes Schooner Days CLXIV (164) THAT square ...
  • Brothers Meet: Schooner Days CLXVII (167)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Dec 1934     Brothers Meet Schooner Days CLXVII (167) "BEAT the Woodruff or lose the battle." These were Capt. John Sullivan's double-barreled sailing orders when he was promoted to the newly launched lake "barque" or topsail schooner Mary Battle, of St. ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Dec 1934   Brothers Meet Schooner Days CLXVII (167) "BEAT the Woodruff or lose the ...
  • Anchor-Fishing at Oshawa
Brings Up Caledonia's Hooks: Schooner Days CLXXIV (174)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Feb 1935     Anchor-Fishing at Oshawa Brings Up Caledonia's Hooks Schooner Days CLXXIV (174) ___ SOME fish for herring through the ice and catch the flu, but Gordon D. Conant, K.C., Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for Ontario ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Feb 1935   Anchor-Fishing at Oshawa Brings Up Caledonia's Hooks Schooner Days CLXXIV (174) ___ ...
  • "Caledonias" and the Chiseller: Schooner Days CCV (205)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Sep 1935     "Caledonias" and the Chiseller Schooner Days CCV (205) ___ THAT old chiseller L. Ontario, after wrecking the Caledonia, graved his mark on her bones with her own chain cable as indelibly as ever cow-hand branded a ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Sep 1935   "Caledonias" and the Chiseller Schooner Days CCV (205) ___ THAT old chiseller ...
  • BERMUDA’S Bell Ringing Further Changes on Port Granby: Schooner Days CCLVII (257)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Sep 1936     BERMUDA'S Bell Ringing Further Changes on Port Granby Schooner Days CCLVII (257) LAST TIME this bell called a crew to supper a gale swept Lake Ontario, completely wrecking five vessels, damaging fourteen ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Sep 1936   BERMUDA'S Bell Ringing Further Changes on Port Granby Schooner Days CCLVII (257) ...
  • Oakville, a Gondola, and Old Port Oshawa: Schooner Days CCLXXVI (276)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 Jan 1937     Toronto Telegram, January 23, 1937 Oakville, a Gondola, and Old Port Oshawa Schooner Days CCLXXVI (276) NO one can recognize, in the modern motor city a couple of miles inland, and the modern concrete-walled harbor ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 Jan 1937   Toronto Telegram, January 23, 1937 Oakville, a Gondola, and Old Port Oshawa ...
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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.