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  • "Where Are the Nine?": Schooner Days CXXXVIII (138)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 May 1934     "Where Are the Nine?" Schooner Days CXXXVIII (138) IT is not for the purpose of reviving ancient animosities nor of performing the chores of those ministers of hell, the armament vendors, that we dwell with interest and ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 May 1934   "Where Are the Nine?" Schooner Days CXXXVIII (138) IT is not for ...
  • Old Never-Wet: Schooner Days CXXXVII (137)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 May 1934     *The building to protect the New Orleans was built in 1815 on orders of Commodore Chauncey to protect it. Many years later it blew down. ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 May 1934   *The building to protect the New Orleans was built in 1815 on ...
  • Another "Griffon" Bites the Dust: Schooner Days CXXXVI (136)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Apr 1934     Another "Griffon" Bites the Dust Schooner Days CXXXVI (136) It looks as though the wreck discovered at Birch Island, Lake Huron, an outlier of the Les Cheneaux group, cannot be the long lost barque Griffon. The Griffon, as we have been often ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 28 Apr 1934   Another "Griffon" Bites the Dust Schooner Days CXXXVI (136) It looks as ...
  • The "Silent St. Lawrence": Schooner Days CXXXV (135)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Apr 1934     There are a number of critical errors in this account of the expedition to blow up the ST. LAWRENCE. The American crew was rounding Wolfe Island so as to approach Navy Bay from downstream, when they captured a pair of British boats. From the prisoners they learned that the British ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Apr 1934   There are a number of critical errors in this account of the ...
  • Here "Schooner Days" Comes From Twenty-Two Ships, Five Centuries: Schooner Days CXXXIV (134)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Apr 1934     The illustrations for this article have not yet been digitized...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Apr 1934   The illustrations for this article have not yet been digitized...
  • Eva and the RAPID CITY: Schooner Days CXXXIII (133)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Apr 1934     Eva and the RAPID CITY Schooner Days CXXXIII (133) ALTHOUGH It said "Rapid City of Toronto" on her stern, the schooner which bore the name was not intended as a comment upon the speed of life in the Queen City of the West in the gay nineties, when ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Apr 1934   Eva and the RAPID CITY Schooner Days CXXXIII (133) ALTHOUGH It said ...
  • The Sunday-Keeper: Schooner Days CXXXII (132)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Mar 1934     The Sunday-Keeper Schooner Days CXXXII (132) THAT grand old Scottish mariner, Capt. Alexander Ure, now navigating here in Toronto in the serene sunset glow of his eighty-eighth year, had his share of the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. He ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Mar 1934   The Sunday-Keeper Schooner Days CXXXII (132) THAT grand old Scottish mariner, Capt. ...
  • Three Ships: Schooner Days CXXXI (131)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Mar 1934     Three Ships Schooner Days CXXXI (131) Further the Adventures of Capt. Alexander Ure, Master Mariner, of Toronto, Now in His 88th Year THE Augusta and the Antelope towed out of Fairhaven on the same towline. It was on ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Mar 1934   Three Ships Schooner Days CXXXI (131) Further the Adventures of Capt. Alexander ...
  • Iron Ore out of Whitby: Schooner Days  CXXX (130)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 Mar 1934     Iron Ore out of Whitby Schooner Days CXXX (130) Being a Continuation of the Life and Adventures of Capt. Alexander Ure, Master Mariner, of Toronto, Now in His Eight-eight Year MANY a hard ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 Mar 1934   Iron Ore out of Whitby Schooner Days CXXX (130) Being a Continuation ...
  • The Highland Chief: Schooner Days CXXIX (129)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Mar 1934     The Highland Chief Schooner Days CXXIX (129) It might be impolitic to say how long ago long ago it was, but it wasn't this century, when a black two-masted schooner used to come into the old Queen's Wharf regularly with coal for P. Burns and Co. Mr. ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Mar 1934   The Highland Chief Schooner Days CXXIX (129) It might be impolitic to ...
  • Rigs, Salt and Fresh: Schooner Days CXXVIII (128)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Mar 1934     Rigs, Salt and Fresh Schooner Days CXXVIII (128) ON the Great Lakes rigs of sailing vessels differed sharply from those on salt water. Sailors had a laugh the other day over some Innocent letterpress about the model of "the Schooner Tern." Those of ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Mar 1934   Rigs, Salt and Fresh Schooner Days CXXVIII (128) ON the Great Lakes ...
  • The Grand Haven Rig: Schooner Days CXXVII (127)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Feb 1934     The Grand Haven Rig Schooner Days CXXVII (127) THERE was one rig we evolved on the lakes, which like the esteemed mule, had neither ancestry to boast of nor posterity to encourage. This was generally called the Grand Haven rig, although whether it ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Feb 1934   The Grand Haven Rig Schooner Days CXXVII (127) THERE was one rig ...
  • "Nine Brothers" out of Niagara: Schooner Days CXXVI (126)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 Feb 1934     The reference to the Macintosh brothers owning the GREAT BRITAIN is incorrect. It was always owned by the Hon. John Hamilton of Queenston and later Kingston. The Macintosh brothers did have a stake initially in the steamboat COBOURG, however...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 Feb 1934   The reference to the Macintosh brothers owning the GREAT BRITAIN is incorrect. ...
  • Last Survivors: Schooner Days CXXV (125)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Feb 1934     Last Survivors Schooner Days CXXV (125) OPINION seems nearly unanimous that the schooner Lyman M. Davis, of Kingston, built at Muskegon, Mich., in 1873, and Canadian for the last twenty years or longer, should, not be burned at Sunnyside, but should ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Feb 1934   Last Survivors Schooner Days CXXV (125) OPINION seems nearly unanimous that the ...
  • Ocean-Crossing Laker Just Such Another as Fire-Fated "L. M. Davis": Schooner Days CXXIV (124)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Feb 1934     Ocean-Crossing Laker Just Such Another as Fire-Fated "L. M. Davis" Schooner Days CXXIV (124) DID YOU EVER hear of the Dean Richmond? Dean Richmond was not an ecclesiastical or collegiate dignitary, as far as can be learned, but an American ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Feb 1934   Ocean-Crossing Laker Just Such Another as Fire-Fated "L. M. Davis" Schooner Days ...
  • Nightmare - Come True: Schooner Days CXXIII (123)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Jan 1934     Nightmare - Come True Schooner Days CXXIII (123) FIFTY YEARS AGO come next July I did the hardest work I have ever done. That was hoping to raise the James R. Benson. She was a big topsail schooner of the old Welland Canal type, with three ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Jan 1934   Nightmare - Come True Schooner Days CXXIII (123) FIFTY YEARS AGO come ...
  • Accompanying KATE: Schooner Days CXXII (122)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 Jan 1934     Accompanying KATE Schooner Days CXXII (122) By C. H. J. Snider KATE CHISHOLM was as sweet a girl as ever crossed the Sixteen Mile Creek; but the Kate of Oakville, called after her was as cross and cantankerous as ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 Jan 1934   Accompanying KATE Schooner Days CXXII (122) By C. H. J. Snider KATE ...
  • Figure Heads: Not including some we could mention: Schooner Days CXXI (121)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 Jan 1934     Figure Heads: Not including some we could mention Schooner Days CXXI (121) By C. H. J. Snider Discussion of the Nancy's figurehead while her model is being ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 Jan 1934   Figure Heads: Not including some we could mention Schooner Days CXXI (121) ...
  • The Brothers Leave the Brothers
Schooner Days CCCCXXXVII (437)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Jun 1940     The Brothers Leave the Brothers Schooner Days CCCCXXXVII (437) (Progress of a Master Mariner of the Great Lakes) By C. H. J. Snider THE WILLIAMS BOYS always consulted their father, "Kew ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Jun 1940   The Brothers Leave the Brothers Schooner Days CCCCXXXVII (437) (Progress of a ...
  • Ghouls on the Beach: Schooner Days CCCCXXXVI (436)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Jun 1940     Ghouls on the Beach Schooner Days CCCCXXXVI (436) (Johnny Williams, our Master Mariner-to-be graduates from Scows to Schooners] By C. H. J. Snider THE DUNCAN CITY rounded the lighthouse on ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Jun 1940   Ghouls on the Beach Schooner Days CCCCXXXVI (436) (Johnny Williams, our Master ...
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