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  • The Griffin From an old cut.
        Illustration of the GRIFFIN, the first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes.
      Illustration of the GRIFFIN, the first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes.
  • The Barque Griffin
        A sketch of the barque GRIFFIN, in what is probably the Niagara River.
      A sketch of the barque GRIFFIN, in what is probably the Niagara ...
  • Building of the Griffin.
        Illustration of the building of the GRIFFIN, from an engraving in a book by Father Hennepin published in 1704
      Illustration of the building of the GRIFFIN, from an engraving in a ...
  • Griffin (Ship), 1 Dec 1868
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  • Putting on the Dog: Schooner Days XXIX (29)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Sep 1931     Putting on the Dog Schooner Days XXIX (29) There was never any general objection to sailing on a Friday, on the lakes, although many captains piously refrained from beginning a voyage on a Sunday. None was ever the worse for that. But ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Sep 1931   Putting on the Dog Schooner Days XXIX (29) There was never any ...
  • How 'Captain Jim' Kept Oakville Light Burning: Schooner Days XXVIII (28)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Sep 1931     How 'Captain Jim' Kept Oakville Light Burning SCHOONER DAYS XXVIII (28) Jim Quinn of Oakville--not to be confused with Jimmy Quinn of Toronto, who is still briskly commanding one of the R. C. Y. C. steamers--was born in Oakville, sailed the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Sep 1931   How 'Captain Jim' Kept Oakville Light Burning SCHOONER DAYS XXVIII (28) Jim ...
  • Interesting Reminiscences
    Bidwell, Vincent, Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 10 Jan 1879, p. 4, column 4     Interesting Reminiscences. BUFFALO, Jan. 7, 1879 EDITOR, BUFFAO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: As the building of the Griffin is in order, I have an item. In the year 1835 I was an apprentice to John Carrick, then a ship-builder in this city. He ...
    Bidwell, Vincent, Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 10 Jan 1879, p. 4, column 4   Interesting Reminiscences. BUFFALO, Jan. 7, 1879 EDITOR, BUFFAO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: As the ...
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