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  • "Agreed by all Hands": Schooner Days: XCI (91)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Jun 1933     "Agreed by all Hands" Schooner Days, XCI (91)

    "Behold how good and pleasant a thing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity" sang the Psalmist. The five Muir Brothers, whose Port Dalhousie drydock still flourishes, preached a lifelong sermon on this ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Jun 1933   "Agreed by all Hands" Schooner Days, XCI (91)

    "Behold how good and pleasant a thing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity" sang the Psalmist. The five ...

  • "Port Muir": Schooner Days XC (90)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Jun 1933     "Port Muir" Schooner Days XC (90)

    It has been suggested, and with reason, that a suitable recognition of the enterprise of the Muir brothers, pioneer lake mariners, who did so much to develop the marine industry on fresh water, would be to name the new Lake Ontario ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Jun 1933   "Port Muir" Schooner Days XC (90)

    It has been suggested, and with reason, that a suitable recognition of the enterprise of the Muir brothers, pioneer lake mariners, who did so ...

  • "TA PLEWNOCE": Schooner DAYS LXXXIX (89)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 May 1933     "TA PLEWNOCE" Schooner DAYS LXXXIX (89)

    That's what the older folks call the Bluenose down home in Lunenburg, although it is as much as your life is worth to try to mimic the pleasing local accent. Lunenburgers are, quite unnecessarily, sensitive about the traces of ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 May 1933   "TA PLEWNOCE" Schooner DAYS LXXXIX (89)

    That's what the older folks call the Bluenose down home in Lunenburg, although it is as much as your life is worth to try ...

  • More About Muirs': Schooner Days LXXXVIII (88)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 May 1933     More About Muirs' SCHOONER DAYS LXXXVIII (88)

    Continuing the tale of the dynamic Alexander and his sturdy brethren, who made Port Dalhousie famous by their shipyard and drydock, we come upon their barque Advance and her ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 May 1933   More About Muirs' SCHOONER DAYS LXXXVIII (88)

    Continuing the tale of the dynamic Alexander and his sturdy brethren, who made Port Dalhousie famous by their shipyard and ...

  • The ARK: Schooner Days LXXXVII (87)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 May 1933     The ARK Schooner Days LXXXVII (87)

    There is a story with whiskers on it that a certain sea captain once picked up a turtle swimming in the sea off the Galapagos, and on the turtle's back was a cuneiform inscription, translated by the ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 May 1933   The ARK Schooner Days LXXXVII (87)

    There is a story with whiskers on it that a certain sea captain once picked up a turtle swimming in the ...

  • Great "A" Fleet: Schooner Days LXXXVI. (86)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 6 May 1933     Great "A" Fleet Schooner Days LXXXVI. (86)

    All the vessels built by the Muir Brothers at Port Dalhousie on their own account had names beginning with "A." The only exceptions in the Muir fleet were the Niagara, which they built in the ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 6 May 1933   Great "A" Fleet Schooner Days LXXXVI. (86)

    All the vessels built by the Muir Brothers at Port Dalhousie on their own account had names beginning with "A." ...

  • Dalhousie to Dublin: Schooner Days LXXXV (85)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Apr 1933     Dalhousie to Dublin Schooner Days LXXXV (85)

    Resuming the history of the Muir Brothers, whose famous drydock at Port Dalhousie, built in 1850, is still a going concern, we come to their "barque" Niagara, a lake pitcher which went once too often to the well of the ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Apr 1933   Dalhousie to Dublin Schooner Days LXXXV (85)

    Resuming the history of the Muir Brothers, whose famous drydock at Port Dalhousie, built in 1850, is still a going concern, we come ...

  • "Please, Grandma, Take Care of My Baby": Schooner Days LXXXIV (84)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Apr 1933     "PLEASE, GRANDMA TAKE CARE OF MY BABY" Schooner Days LXXXIV. (84)

    Prince Edward is an old settled county, mainly of United Empire Loyalist stock, and the cemetery at Cherry Valley looks like that of a metropolis, from the many shafts of granite and marble ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Apr 1933   "PLEASE, GRANDMA TAKE CARE OF MY BABY" Schooner Days LXXXIV. (84)

    Prince Edward is an old settled county, mainly of United Empire Loyalist stock, and the cemetery at Cherry Valley ...

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  • Sunday Scorching: Schooner Days LXXXIII (83)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Apr 1933     Sunday Scorching Schooner Days LXXXIII (83)

    Seventy-eight years ago this Easter Sunday Port Credit was swept by its first great fire.

    Seventy-eight years is a long time, and yet Abram Block, J. P., present day pillar in the Port Credit community, ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Apr 1933   Sunday Scorching Schooner Days LXXXIII (83)

    Seventy-eight years ago this Easter Sunday Port Credit was swept by its first great fire.

    Seventy-eight years is a long time, and yet Abram ...

  • OCEAN WAVE and Cherry Valley: Schooner Days LXXXII (82)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Apr 1933     OCEAN WAVE and Cherry Valley Schooner Days LXXXII (82)

    TWO WEEKS from to-morrow, on the 23rd of April, when the Prince Edward county sailors will be beginning a new season, there will be one more of those mariners' services in the little church in Cherry Valley, which have ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Apr 1933   OCEAN WAVE and Cherry Valley Schooner Days LXXXII (82)

    TWO WEEKS from to-morrow, on the 23rd of April, when the Prince Edward county sailors will be beginning a new season, ...

  • "ALEXANDER" Abroad: Schooner Days LXXXI (81)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Mar 1933     "ALEXANDER" ABROAD SCHOONER DAYS LXXXI (81)

    Continuing the adventure story of the Muir Brothers and their drydock, comes the voyaging of the first vessel they built on Lake Ontario and sent overseas with their own cargo.


    CAPTAIN ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Mar 1933   "ALEXANDER" ABROAD SCHOONER DAYS LXXXI (81)

    Continuing the adventure story of the Muir Brothers and their drydock, comes the voyaging of the first vessel they built on Lake Ontario and ...

  • Out o' Port Hope: Schooner Days  LXXVIII (78)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Mar 1933     OUT O' PORT HOPE Schooner Days LXXVIII (78)

    R. W. Johnson, chartered accountant, of St. Thomas writes of his boyhood recollections of lake vessels interestingly to friends that it seems a pity followers of Schooner Days should not have ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Mar 1933   OUT O' PORT HOPE Schooner Days LXXVIII (78)

    R. W. Johnson, chartered accountant, of St. Thomas writes of his boyhood recollections of lake vessels interestingly to friends ...

  • Pirates in Chains and St. Catharines Slaver Alexander Muir Saw:  Schooner Days LXXX. (80)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933     PIRATES IN CHAINS AND ST. CATHARINES SLAVER ALEXANDER MUIR SAW Schooner Days LXXX. (80)

    First drydock to be built on the Welland Canal, and now the last of eight which have flourished on that Great Lakes highway, Muir ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933   PIRATES IN CHAINS AND ST. CATHARINES SLAVER ALEXANDER MUIR SAW Schooner Days LXXX. (80)

    First drydock to be built on the Welland Canal, and now the last ...

  • The Palmateers: Schooner Days LXXIX. (79)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933     THE PALMATEERS Schooner Days LXXIX. (79)

    Something has already been said of the experiences of Capt. Nelson Palmateer, of Picton, that sturdy scion of a seagoing stock who has organized the send-away services in Cherry Valley annually for the Prince Edward County ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933   THE PALMATEERS Schooner Days LXXIX. (79)

    Something has already been said of the experiences of Capt. Nelson Palmateer, of Picton, that sturdy scion of a seagoing stock who has organized ...

  • Half-Past-Six: Schooner Days LXXVII (77)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Mar 1933     HALF-PAST-SIX SCHOONER DAYS LXXVII. (77)

    It must have been a fearful gale on the 27th of November, 1860, for the old file of the Toronto Leader thus outlines the night's ravages, in a Kingston despatch: --

    "Barque St. ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Mar 1933   HALF-PAST-SIX SCHOONER DAYS LXXVII. (77)

    It must have been a fearful gale on the 27th of November, 1860, for the old file of the Toronto Leader thus ...

  • The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Feb 1933     The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76)

    "Cockney Bill" of the waterfronts of forty years ago, Mr. William Kingdon, of this city, at the present time, came into the office last week with half a gale behind him and an acre of foam in ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Feb 1933   The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76)

    "Cockney Bill" of the waterfronts of forty years ago, Mr. William Kingdon, of this city, at the present ...

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