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  • Brothers Under the Horns: Schooner Days LXIII (73)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Feb 1933     Brothers Under the Horns Schooner Days LXXIII (73)

    This story of the Brothers of Bronte, came from Capt Joseph Williams, of Simcoe Point, Pickering, hale and eighty-two, one afternoon during this last Christmastide, while he was visiting his sister, Miss Daisy Williams, ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Feb 1933   Brothers Under the Horns Schooner Days LXXIII (73)

    This story of the Brothers of Bronte, came from Capt Joseph Williams, of Simcoe Point, Pickering, hale and eighty-two, one afternoon during ...

  • White Oak Shavings: Schooner Days LXX (70)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Jan 1932     White Oak Shavings Schooner Days LXX (70)

    Had the White Oak of Oakville, been christened the G. K. Chisholm or Dominion or Alice, the chances are that her undoubted merits would not have rescued her from oblivion. As it was, her happy name gave her a personality which ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Jan 1932   White Oak Shavings Schooner Days LXX (70)

    Had the White Oak of Oakville, been christened the G. K. Chisholm or Dominion or Alice, the chances are that her undoubted merits ...

  • Belle Sheridan: Schooner Days LXIX (69)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Jan 1933     BELLE SHERIDAN SCHOONER DAYS LXIX. (69)

    In old Albert Hall, on the east side of Yonge street, between Queen and Shuter, about where Scholes' Hotel is now, the Longshoremen's Union used to gather for concerts and dances when the hall ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Jan 1933   BELLE SHERIDAN SCHOONER DAYS LXIX. (69)

    In old Albert Hall, on the east side of Yonge street, between Queen and Shuter, about where Scholes' Hotel is now, ...

  • Frank Jackman Started to Sea at 8: Schooner Days XXXVI (36)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Feb 1932     Frank Jackman Started to Sea at 8 Schooner Days XXXVI (36)

    Frank Jackman was a good sailorman, a good tug man, a good business man, and a good dresser. He was, indeed, a tonsorial and sartorial delight. To meet Frank uptown was to learn ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Feb 1932   Frank Jackman Started to Sea at 8 Schooner Days XXXVI (36)

    Frank Jackman was a good sailorman, a good tug man, a good business man, and a ...

  • Passages: Schooner Days XV (15)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 May 1931     Passages Schooner Days XV (15)

    The Gulnare's and the Wood Duck's--Yacht Atlantic's record has stood for twenty-six years--Who has facts on fast passages under sail on the lakes?

    "Now I'll tell one, " said Doc, wiping his ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 May 1931   Passages Schooner Days XV (15)

    The Gulnare's and the Wood Duck's--Yacht Atlantic's record has stood for twenty-six years--Who has facts on fast passages under sail on the lakes?

  • More Brothers: Schooner Days LXXIV (74)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Feb 1933     More Brothers Schooner Days LXXIV (74)

    ONE of the many pleasures in running over the names of the seventeen hundred and forty-two lake vessels listed by this compiler is the recurrence of the name "Brothers."

    There was the small schooner ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Feb 1933   More Brothers Schooner Days LXXIV (74)

    ONE of the many pleasures in running over the names of the seventeen hundred and forty-two lake vessels listed by this ...

  • The Lady Elgin: Schooner Days LXXII (72)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Jan 1933     THE LADY ELGIN SCHOONER DAYS LXXII (77)

    Writing from Burlington, "I. S. B. " mentions that it was stated some time ago in this column that the schooner Col. Cook was one which attempted the voyage to Europe from the lakes in 1858; and the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Jan 1933   THE LADY ELGIN SCHOONER DAYS LXXII (77)

    Writing from Burlington, "I. S. B. " mentions that it was stated some time ago in this column that the schooner Col. Cook ...

  • Mosquito Fleet: Schooner Days LXXI (71)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Jan 1933     Mosquito Fleet or Vulgar Jim's Vengeance SCHOONER DAYS LXXI (71)

    Nearly all of them scows of from 20 to 50 tons, and manned largely by French-Canadians, the "Lake St. Clair Mosquito Fleet" carried cordwood, tan bark, slabs, jags of lumber ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Jan 1933   Mosquito Fleet or Vulgar Jim's Vengeance SCHOONER DAYS LXXI (71)

    Nearly all of them scows of from 20 to 50 tons, and manned largely by French-Canadians, the ...

  • Timber Droghing : Schooner Days LXVIII (68)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932     TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68)

    What the original "drogher" was Noah only knows. The name looks like an Irish one, but isn't. The word comes from our own Anglo-Saxon verb "drag." In the West Indies they call the little coasters that carry rum and sugar or ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932   TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68)

    What the original "drogher" was Noah only knows. The name looks like an Irish one, but isn't. The word comes from our own Anglo-Saxon ...

  • The Starlight raised
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Morning Express (Buffalo, NY), 5 Dec 1864, p. 2, column 4     THE STARLIGHT RAISED.--We learned from Capt. C. G. Fortier that the Provincial Insurance Co's Marine Inspector has raised the schooner Starlight, which was recently sunk at Cleveland, and has made temporary repairs to enable the vessel to reach Port Burwell....
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Morning Express (Buffalo, NY), 5 Dec 1864, p. 2, column 4   THE STARLIGHT RAISED.--We learned from Capt. C. G. Fortier that the Provincial Insurance Co's Marine Inspector has raised the schooner Starlight, which was recently sunk at Cleveland, and has made ...
  • Foundering of the Brig Mahoning
    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 3 Dec 1864, p. 5, column 2-3     Foundering of the Brig Mahoning. _______ Two Men Lost--Capt. Tabberner of this City Drowned _______

    Intelligence reached this city early yesterday morning that the brig Mahoning, of Chicago, had gone down about 12 o'clock the night before, in 65 feet of water ...

    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 3 Dec 1864, p. 5, column 2-3   Foundering of the Brig Mahoning. _______ Two Men Lost--Capt. Tabberner of this City Drowned _______

    Intelligence reached this city early yesterday morning that the brig Mahoning, of Chicago, had gone ...

  • Wrecked Vessels Recovered
    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 21 May 1864, p. 8, column 3    

    Wrecked Vessels Recovered.--Capt. Courneen, marine inspector at Toronto, C. W., arrived in Detroit on Wednesday, and reports the bark Mary Jane and schooner Rebecca Foster, ashore since last fall at Long Point, in a fair way of being recovered. Wreckers, with steam pumps, are at ...

    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 21 May 1864, p. 8, column 3  

    Wrecked Vessels Recovered.--Capt. Courneen, marine inspector at Toronto, C. W., arrived in Detroit on Wednesday, and reports the bark Mary Jane and schooner Rebecca Foster, ashore since last fall at ...

  • Schooner Floretta Log For 1869
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  • The North King
    NewspaperText  The Watchman (Lindsay, ON), 14 May 1891     THE NORTH KING. _____ The New Steamer Will Be "One of the Finest" on Lake Ontario.

    This new steamer will be placed on the route between Port Hope and Rochester by the 20th May. She belongs to the Lake Ontario Steamboat Company, and is now being completed at the dry ...

    NewspaperText  The Watchman (Lindsay, ON), 14 May 1891   THE NORTH KING. _____ The New Steamer Will Be "One of the Finest" on Lake Ontario.

    This new steamer will be placed on the route between Port Hope and Rochester ...

  • Propeller Stranded
    NewspaperText  Flesherton Advance, 31 Jul 1890, p. 2     Propeller Stranded

    A despatch from Cheboygan Mich., states that the Canadian propeller Cuba, bound down with grain, stranded on Grey's Reef at 4 o'clock on Sunday morning in a fog, and is full of water. The captain went to Cheboygan for help and employed the tug Favorite, which ...

    NewspaperText  Flesherton Advance, 31 Jul 1890, p. 2   Propeller Stranded

    A despatch from Cheboygan Mich., states that the Canadian propeller Cuba, bound down with grain, stranded on Grey's Reef at 4 o'clock on Sunday morning in a fog, ...

  • Ship Building at Cleveland
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846     Ship Building at Cleveland.

    Many will be astounded to learn that the ship building, now carried on at this place, gives constant employment and good wages to near five hundred men, and employs an amount of capital second to no other port on the Lakes.

    We are satisfied of ...

    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846   Ship Building at Cleveland.

    Many will be astounded to learn that the ship building, now carried on at this place, gives constant employment and good wages to near five hundred ...

  • Marine Disaster
    NewspaperText  Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, WI), 27 Nov 1850     MARINE DISASTER.--We learn that the Brig Lowell, bound to this port with a cargo of salt, went ashore near the mouth of Detroit river, but was got off in a damaged condition, and has been taken out on the marine railway at Malden, for repairs....
    NewspaperText  Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, WI), 27 Nov 1850   MARINE DISASTER.--We learn that the Brig Lowell, bound to this port with a cargo of salt, went ashore near the mouth of Detroit river, but was got off in a ...
  • The Sea Bird
    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 12 Jan 1864     THE SEA BIRD.--Up to this time all efforts to get this steamer off have proved unavailing. The steam pumps which were put on board were found ineffectual to clear her of water, and they have been taken off. She is still comparatively uninjured, except the displacement of some portion of ...
    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 12 Jan 1864   THE SEA BIRD.--Up to this time all efforts to get this steamer off have proved unavailing. The steam pumps which were put on board were found ineffectual to clear her ...
  • Brought In
    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 1 Jun 1860     BROUGHT IN--The schooner Buena Vista, which went ashore last fall at Point Sauble, and has been lying there until recently, was brought into port to-day by Caleb Harrison. He had some difficulty in getting her off as she lay in a very bad place. She proves to be not mutually ...
    NewspaperText  Daily Milwaukee News, 1 Jun 1860   BROUGHT IN--The schooner Buena Vista, which went ashore last fall at Point Sauble, and has been lying there until recently, was brought into port to-day by Caleb Harrison. He had ...
  • Ship Building
    NewspaperText  Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, WI), 12 Dec 1853    

    SHIP BUILDING.--Caleb Harrison has just commenced laying the keel for a vessel, just south of John Jennings' Tannery. the dimensions are to be, length of keel 96 feet, breadth of beam 32 feet, depth of hold 8 feet.

    Capt. Barber has two new vessels well underway at his yard below ...

    NewspaperText  Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, WI), 12 Dec 1853  

    SHIP BUILDING.--Caleb Harrison has just commenced laying the keel for a vessel, just south of John Jennings' Tannery. the dimensions are to be, length of keel 96 feet, breadth of ...

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