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  • One Anchor-Watch: Schooner Days XLV (45)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 30 Apr 1932     One Anchor-watch Schooner Days, XLV (45)

    Capt. David Reynolds, for forty years master of Royal Canadian Yacht Club steamers, here continues his yarn of some of his experiences in the schooner Baltic, of Wellington Square.

    I ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 30 Apr 1932   One Anchor-watch Schooner Days, XLV (45)

    Capt. David Reynolds, for forty years master of Royal Canadian Yacht Club steamers, here continues his yarn of some of his experiences in the ...

  • The Baltic: Schooner Days XLIV (44)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 Apr 1932     Baltic Schooner Days XLIV (44)

    Capt. David Reynolds, long senior master in the Royal Canadian Yacht Club fleet of launches, had many good stories of his experiences boy and man in the lake carriers. His narrative of the Great Gale of 1880 was given not so long ago. Here ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 Apr 1932   Baltic Schooner Days XLIV (44)

    Capt. David Reynolds, long senior master in the Royal Canadian Yacht Club fleet of launches, had many good stories of his experiences boy and man ...

  • Barefoot Boy: Schooner Days XLIII (43)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 Apr 1932     BAREFOOT BOY SCHOONER DAYS XLIII (43)

    Ever hear of "Sockless Jerry" Simpson?

    Of course, you have. It was not so long ago that he died at his home in Kansas, full of years, and, after a fashion, of honors.

    Every newspaper in the ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 Apr 1932   BAREFOOT BOY SCHOONER DAYS XLIII (43)

    Ever hear of "Sockless Jerry" Simpson?

    Of course, you have. It was not so long ago that he died at his home in Kansas, ...

  • The Round-Sterned Delaware: Schooner Days XLII (42)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Apr 1932     The Round-Sterned DELAWARE SCHOONER DAYS XLII (42)

    The late Capt. W. R. Wakely sailed many vessels from the Friday he went with his father, Capt. Charles Wakely, of Port Hope, in the Enterprise, in 1864, to the Friday, when an apoplectic stroke terminated his fitting out of ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Apr 1932   The Round-Sterned DELAWARE SCHOONER DAYS XLII (42)

    The late Capt. W. R. Wakely sailed many vessels from the Friday he went with his father, Capt. Charles Wakely, of Port Hope, ...

  • Early Birding: Schooner Days XLI (41)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Apr 1932     Early Birding Schooner Days XLI (41)

    With the Ella Murton's January passage to Oswego, as related recently, still in mind, sailors of Hot Stove Harbor may be interested in some recollections concerning a Toronto vessel man who is still hale and hearty, Capt. John ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Apr 1932   Early Birding Schooner Days XLI (41)

    With the Ella Murton's January passage to Oswego, as related recently, still in mind, sailors of Hot Stove Harbor may be interested in some ...

  • The Sailing Express Wagon: Schooner Days XL (40)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Mar 1932     The Sailing EXPRESS WAGON Schooner Days XL (40)

    There was, indeed, another Sea Gull frequenting Toronto Harbor, quite as industrious as the brigantine Sea Gull which made the voyage to South Africa, and brought back the famous sample of Durban rum--but very, very much ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Mar 1932   The Sailing EXPRESS WAGON Schooner Days XL (40)

    There was, indeed, another Sea Gull frequenting Toronto Harbor, quite as industrious as the brigantine Sea Gull which made the voyage to ...

  • More About the ELLA MURTON: Schooner Days XXXIX (39)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Mar 1932     More About the ELLA MURTON Schooner Days XXXIX (39)

    Has anyone a picture of the Ella Murton, the schooner which was the heroine of the January Passage yarn in last month's "Schooner Days"? Loan of it for copying purposes would he appreciated.

    Old-timers ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Mar 1932   More About the ELLA MURTON Schooner Days XXXIX (39)

    Has anyone a picture of the Ella Murton, the schooner which was the heroine of the January Passage yarn in last ...

  • 16,000 Miles With the Sea Gull: Schooner Days XXXVIII (38)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Mar 1932     16,000 Miles With the Sea Gull Schooner Days XXXVIII (38)

    So much surprise has been excited by the statement in last Saturday's Telegram that the father of the late Capt. Frank Jackman, recently deceased, took an Oakville schooner from ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Mar 1932   16,000 Miles With the Sea Gull Schooner Days XXXVIII (38)

    So much surprise has been excited by the statement in last Saturday's Telegram that the father of ...

  • The Young Lion: Schooner Days XXXVII (37)
    Text  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Mar 1932     The YOUNG LION Schooner Days XXXVII (37)

    More about Captains Frank Jackman, Sr. and Jr., and the craft they made famous.

    Capt. Frank Jackman, Sr., who came back with the Sea Gull and a bushy white beard from South Africa, ...

    Text  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Mar 1932   The YOUNG LION Schooner Days XXXVII (37)

    More about Captains Frank Jackman, Sr. and Jr., and the craft they made famous.

    Capt. Frank Jackman, Sr., who came ...

  • Steelstem: Schooner Days XXXIII (33)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Jan 1932     Steelstem SCHOONER DAYS XXXIII (33)

    The old lad's cable had run out past the seventy-fathom shackle, but he appeared to have another whole shot in the locker. He was deftly knotting gill-nets in a Bronte fish house, and at the same time looking over last Saturday's ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Jan 1932   Steelstem SCHOONER DAYS XXXIII (33)

    The old lad's cable had run out past the seventy-fathom shackle, but he appeared to have another whole shot in the locker. He was deftly ...

  • Scarlet Whiskers: Schooner Days VI (6)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Mar 1931     Scarlet Whiskers Schooner Days VI (6)

    Magistrate J. J. O'Connor, of Port Arthur, tells of meeting the Prime Minister of the Queen of the North.

    Coming down the lakes a few years ago on the palatial passenger steamer Huron I ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Mar 1931   Scarlet Whiskers Schooner Days VI (6)

    Magistrate J. J. O'Connor, of Port Arthur, tells of meeting the Prime Minister of the Queen of the North.

    Coming down ...

  • The Sweepstakes: Schooner Days VIII (8)
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Queen of the North: Schooner Days VII (7)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Mar 1931     Queen of the North Schooner Days VII (7)

    District Magistrate J.J. O'Connor's account of the forest monarch he met in his youth when his schooner put into Port Burwell in a Lake Erie gale.


    This Tom Wrong, whose bones grinding in ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Mar 1931   Queen of the North Schooner Days VII (7)

    District Magistrate J.J. O'Connor's account of the forest monarch he met in his youth when his schooner put into Port Burwell in ...

  • More About the Malta: Schooner Days V (5)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Feb 1931     More About The Malta Schooner Days V (5)

    If the reader's memory goes back so far as to recall (per last week's Tely) how David Hunter hurled his crew through the courtroom window and the Collingwood police force after them, in order to avoid irritating delays in the ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Feb 1931   More About The Malta Schooner Days V (5)

    If the reader's memory goes back so far as to recall (per last week's Tely) how David Hunter hurled his crew through ...

  • Knights of Malta: Schooner Days IV (4)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Feb 1931     Knights of Malta Schooner Days IV (4)

    That was a great yarn the Caithness Association heard last week from Capt. Jas. McCannel, of Port McNicol, master of the C.P. R. steamer Assiniboia, about the suspended sentence that still hangs fire over half the crew of the Malta, ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Feb 1931   Knights of Malta Schooner Days IV (4)

    That was a great yarn the Caithness Association heard last week from Capt. Jas. McCannel, of Port McNicol, master of the C.P. R. ...

  • Canada's "No. 1": Schooner Days III (3)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Feb 1931     Canada's "No. "1" Schooner Days III (3)

    Magistrate J.J. O' Connor, of Port Arthur, mariner in his youth, retained a keen interest in the history of the sailing commerce of the lakes. Before his death last August he wrote something of the tow-boats which became a vital ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Feb 1931   Canada's "No. "1" Schooner Days III (3)

    Magistrate J.J. O' Connor, of Port Arthur, mariner in his youth, retained a keen interest in the history of the sailing commerce of ...

  • Wild Man Who Sailed In His Socks: Schooner Days II (2)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Feb 1931     The grounding of the MARY ANN LYDON at Charlotte was in October 1908, not 1906. See the linked newspaper account....
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Feb 1931   The grounding of the MARY ANN LYDON at Charlotte was in October 1908, not 1906. See the linked newspaper account....
  • The Early Bird: Schooner Days XXXII (32)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Oct 1931     THE EARLY BIRD Schooner Days XXXII (32)

    Telling of Capt. Jas. McCannel, master of the C.P.R. steamer Assiniboia and leading collector of harbor master's hats on the Upper Lakes, Mrs. Champney says, in the Detroit News, that the custom of presenting the first arrival of ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Oct 1931   THE EARLY BIRD Schooner Days XXXII (32)

    Telling of Capt. Jas. McCannel, master of the C.P.R. steamer Assiniboia and leading collector of harbor master's hats on the Upper Lakes, Mrs. ...

  • "Of Wellington Square:" Schooner Days XXVI (26)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Sep 1931     "of WELLINGTON SQUARE" SCHOONER DAYS XXVI (26)

    Before going on with the Azov, last fore-and-after on Lake Huron, would you care to make a voyage to a vanished port?

    "When father got her in 1900," said Redfern ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Sep 1931   "of WELLINGTON SQUARE" SCHOONER DAYS XXVI (26)

    Before going on with the Azov, last fore-and-after on Lake Huron, would you care to make a voyage to a ...

  • Oakville's Grand Old Mariner: Schooner Days XXXI (31)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 Nov 1931     OAKVILLE'S GRAND OLD MARINER Schooner Days XXXI (31)

    Capt. Maurice Fitzgerald, of Oakville, is one of the last of the splendid old timers who sailed the lakes when sailing meant handling canvas, hauling on ropes, and complete dependence upon the breath of Boreas for ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 Nov 1931   OAKVILLE'S GRAND OLD MARINER Schooner Days XXXI (31)

    Capt. Maurice Fitzgerald, of Oakville, is one of the last of the splendid old timers who sailed the lakes when sailing meant ...

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