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Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), July 26, 1941 
TextNewspapers    Sending a Schooner over Niagara Falls: once She Was a British Man-of-war They had some fool ideas of fun a hundred years ago, among which "Schooner Days" begs to include sending somebody else over Niagara Falls. The objection applies whether the somebody else is a man in a barrel or a pig in a...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), February 20, 1932 
TextNewspapers    SCHOONER DAYS XXXV JANUARY PASSAGE of the ELLA MURTON Talk of the time Capt. John Williams fitted out the Speedwell in February and won the harbor master's hat, or its equivalent, with a cargo of ice for the Rochester breweries, suggests other "early arrivals," or late passages...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), December 5, 1942 
TextNewspapers    SCHOONER DAYS DLXVI SAILOR SAID HIS PRAYERS WHEN THE QUEEN JUMPED This week's weather, with old Ontario alternately dimpling and rippling like a duckpond, and leaping under leaden skies like a deckload of depth charges exploding around a submarine, recalled to some old-timers early ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), January 6, 1951 
TextNewspapers    SCHOONER DAYS CMLXXXV NEW YEAR PASSAGE Capt. Tom Donnelly , head of the Donnelly Wrecking Co. , and Capt. John Saunders , master mariner, jointly owned the white schooner Ella Murton in Kingston . They had a problem on their gnarled and knotted hands. In the last days of 1889 there...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Feb. 20, 1932 
TextNewspapers    SCHOONER DAYS No. 34 (By C.H.J. Snider) JANUARY PASSAGE OF THE ELLA MURTON Talk of the time Capt. John Williams fitted out the Speedwell in February and won the harbor master's hat, or its equivalent, with a cargo of ice for the Rochester breweries, suggests other "early arrivals," or late...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Aug. 22, 1936 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. 254 by C.H.J. Snider As said last week, every anchor has its story, and we promised to go on with those shackled to the big 700- pound anchor bedded in the Lake where the vanished Port Granby had a pier. We shall do so, but it will have to be next week, for in the meantime...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Jan. 31, 1931 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. 1 A White Squall Many a good story had the late Magistrate J.J. O'Connor, of Port Arthur. District Magistrate for Thunder Bay, to tell of schooner days on the Great Lakes. He was an Ontario County boy and went sailing early out of Whitby. Here is one of his tales, as related...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Sat., Aug. 15, 1936 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. 253 Little Lost Ports: Port Granby By C.H.J. Snider Bowered in green and drowsing in the sun, Port Granby feels the sap of new life stir in its veins when summer reopens the half dozen homes which have been closed all winter and thereby increases the population by one ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Sat., Sept. 5, 1936 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. 256 Port Granby's Anchor - Some Ships It held And Some It Didn't By C.H.J. Snider Port Granby pier was 125 yards long, from storehouse to pierhead, and two vessels could lie at it, head and stern, on the east side, where the water was deepest. Vessels waiting their turn for...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), July 29, 1950 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. CMLXII by C. H. J. Snider The Big Fisherman's Many a happy hour have I spent and many a good meal have I had in the forecastle of the great champion fishing schooner Blue Nose. The fisherman was of almost exactly the same overall length as our full canal sized lake ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Aug. 5, 1950 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. CMLXIII WHATCHACALLIT? By C.H.J. Snider How to pronounce forecastle? Take a good look before you open your mouth. Once I took a university professor down into a lake schooner's, and after five minutes survey he pronounced the word distinctly thus: "I think if you don't ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Dec. 22, 1945 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. DCCXXIII Christmas Tree Ship By C.H.J. Snider We never had a Christmas tree fleet on Lake Ontario, though individual vessels sometimes came home in December with spruce or hemlock seized to the lanyards of the main shrouds, to show they had made a late trip and were going...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Dec. 29, 1945 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. DCCXXIV Messages From Christmas Tree Ship Come After Years By C.H.J. Snider "Little do you know, of the hardships, Nor do you understand The stormy nights we did endure On the lake of Michigan." -- Antelope chanty. Although the Coast Guard's searching ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Aug. 8, 1956 
TextNewspapers    PASSING HAILS ______ Barquentines and Topsail Schooners Sir, - I was pleased to read "Compiler of Schooner Days" reply to my letter in your issue re "the Rig of the Alembic" as he evidently is acquainted with the subject and I can therefore talk to him. My seven years' experience in deep ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), July 4, 1931 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. No. XXIII Great Gale of 1880 For forty years almost. Capt. David Reynolds was master of the Royal canadian Yacht club launches Esmeralda, Hiawatha and Kwasind. His trips across the Bay, on their half-hour schedule, would have taken him twice around the world. "Dave," as ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Jan 10, 1953 
TextNewspapers    The Unheeded Bride By C.H.J. Snider Schooner Days No. MLIIVII Dr. & Mrs. Doupe of Mitchell Ont. Married on the first of November, were very much in love with one another three weeks later. If not quite wealthy they were rich in youth, health, hope and ambition, and still on their honeymoon,...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Jan. 31, 1953 
TextNewspapers    Dream Came True Schooner Days No. MXC By C.H.J. Snider It will be remembered, perhaps, that poor young Mrs. Doupe, the doctor's bride, dreamed before the Waubuno sailed that they were all struggling in the water with a great weight pressing them down. That dream was talked of for a long...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Feb. 7, 1953 
TextNewspapers    How The Wreck Came to Light Schooner days no. MXCI by C. H. J. Snider On March 30,1880, a party guided by an Indian named Pedonquot drove down the ice of the still frozen South Channel, and found what the Indian had reported in Parry Sound as the upside down bottom of a vessel. The winter's...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), April 30, 1945 
TextNewspapers    Zero Hour on the McKinley Bill. Schooner Days DCLXXXVI By C.H.J. Snider Capt. John Williams, now of 50 Whitehall road, whose 88th birthday anniversary was celebrated so happily last week, was in the great grain rush of 1890, caused by the imminence of the McKinley tariff duties. He was ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), March 24, 1945 
TextNewspapers    Schooner Days No. DCLXXXV by C. H. J. Snider OBEY ORDERS IF YOU BUST OWNERS Evergreen Capt. W.D. Graham of St. Catharines was, in 1879, the young mate of the schooner Grantham of that port, described in last Saturday's Telegram. Sixty-six years later he sent us this hearty hail about her....
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