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  • The Barque Griffin
    Image       A sketch of the barque GRIFFIN, in what is probably the Niagara River.
    Image     A sketch of the barque GRIFFIN, in what is probably the Niagara River.
  • Building of the Griffin.
    Image       Illustration of the building of the GRIFFIN, from an engraving in a book by Father Hennepin published in 1704
    Image     Illustration of the building of the GRIFFIN, from an engraving in a book by Father Hennepin published in 1704
  • The Griffin From an old cut.
    Image       Illustration of the GRIFFIN, the first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes.
    Image     Illustration of the GRIFFIN, the first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes.
  • Griffin (Ship), 1 Dec 1868
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  • How 'Captain Jim' Kept Oakville Light Burning: Schooner Days XXVIII (28)
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Interesting Reminiscences
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Putting on the Dog: Schooner Days XXIX (29)
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

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