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  • Eight Days Across!: Schooner Days XIV (14)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 May 1931     Eight Days Across!: Schooner Days XIV (14) Recent reference in "Schooner Days" to the Jessie Drummond, recalls the following narrative of the late Capt. Robert Maw, well-known even to recent Torontonians from his boathouses at Sunnyside and the Humber. Capt. Maw died ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 May 1931   Eight Days Across!: Schooner Days XIV (14) Recent reference in "Schooner Days" ...
  • The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Feb 1933     The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76) "Cockney Bill" of the waterfronts of forty years ago, Mr. William Kingdon, of this city, at the present time, came into the office last week with half a gale behind him and an acre of foam in ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Feb 1933   The Rights of It: Schooner Days LXXVI (76) "Cockney Bill" of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Flies and Flags -- and Lord Dufferin's Escape: Schooner Days CCCVI (406)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1939     Flies and Flags -- and Lord Dufferin's Escape Schooner Days CCCVI (406) by C. H. J. Snider WHEN schooners thronged the lakes their characteristic decoration was a long slim cone of bunting streaming from the main and mizzen trucks. This ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1939   Flies and Flags -- and Lord Dufferin's Escape Schooner Days CCCVI (406) ...
  • She Went to Germany for Railroad Iron--The Jessie Drummond: Schooner Days CCCCLXXXIX (489)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Mar 1941     She Went to Germany for Railroad Iron --The Jessie Drummond Schooner Days CCCCLXXXIX (489) by C. H. J. Snider CAPT. JAMES QUINN of Oakville--"Oakville Quinn" on the waterfront ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Mar 1941   She Went to Germany for Railroad Iron --The Jessie Drummond Schooner Days ...
  • Two Try for Cobourg: Schooner Days CCCCXC (490)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Apr 1941     Two Try for Cobourg Schooner Days CCCCXC (490) by C. H. J. Snider LATE trips in the fall always had an attraction for our veteran mariner, Capt. John Williams, now well away in ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Apr 1941   Two Try for Cobourg Schooner Days CCCCXC (490) by C. H. J. ...
  • Two Came to Cobourg and One Stayed There: Schooner Days CCCCXCl (491)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Apr 1941     Two Came to Cobourg and One Stayed There Schooner Days CCCCXCl (491) by C. H. J. Snider WITHIN sight of Cobourg at dusk on December 2nd, 1902, Capt. Jan Williams was still doubtful ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Apr 1941   Two Came to Cobourg and One Stayed There Schooner Days CCCCXCl (491) ...
  • "Cullud" Folks and the Marquis: Schooner Days CCCCXCVI (496)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 May 1941     "Cullud" Folks and the Marquis Schooner Days CCCCXCVI (496) by C. H. J. Snider HERE may be a clue as to the identity of the smart schooner Charlie Gibbons drew so long ago, with the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 May 1941   "Cullud" Folks and the Marquis Schooner Days CCCCXCVI (496) by C. H. ...
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Schooner Days


"Schooner Days was a newspaper column which ran Saturdays in the Telegram for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1931. In it, C.H.J. Snider described in vivid detail the lake shipping scene of the late nineteenth century, touching on both sail and steam, and drawing on experience gained from his own years of service aboard such sailing vessels as the ALBACORE and the famous STUART H. DUNN. Many accounts draw on the memories of a wide range of correspondents from around the Lakes.