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  • The Sweepstakes: Schooner Days VIII (8)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Mar 1931     The Sweepstakes Schooner Days VIII (8) The late Magistrate J. J. O'Connor, of Port Arthur, pumped most of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario through her before she sank near the old Queen's Wharf. He here relates the story an d tells how he became first mate. Has anyone a ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Mar 1931   The Sweepstakes Schooner Days VIII (8) The late Magistrate J. J. O'Connor, ...
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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.