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  • White Oak Shavings: Schooner Days LXX (70)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Jan 1932     White Oak Shavings Schooner Days LXX (70) Had the White Oak of Oakville, been christened the G. K. Chisholm or Dominion or Alice, the chances are that her undoubted merits would not have rescued her from oblivion. As it was, her happy name gave her a personality which ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Jan 1932   White Oak Shavings Schooner Days LXX (70) Had the White Oak of ...
  • Anchor-Fishing at Oshawa
Brings Up Caledonia's Hooks: Schooner Days CLXXIV (174)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Feb 1935     Anchor-Fishing at Oshawa Brings Up Caledonia's Hooks Schooner Days CLXXIV (174) ___ SOME fish for herring through the ice and catch the flu, but Gordon D. Conant, K.C., Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for Ontario ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Feb 1935   Anchor-Fishing at Oshawa Brings Up Caledonia's Hooks Schooner Days CLXXIV (174) ___ ...
  • VIENNA Of Port Burwell: Schooner Days CLXXXVII (187)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 May 1935     VIENNA Of Port Burwell Schooner Days CLXXXVII (187) ___ VIENNA, the little inland village which occupied such prominence in Port Burwell's affairs and commemorated the once-gay capital of Austria, was itself commemorated in the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 May 1935   VIENNA Of Port Burwell Schooner Days CLXXXVII (187) ___ VIENNA, the little ...
  • Ships of the Huron Shore: Schooner Days CCXXX (230)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Mar 1936     Ships of the Huron Shore Schooner Days CCXXX (230) "PRACTICALLY all the lumber, cordwood, railroad ties and paving cedar cut off the whole Saugeen Indian Peninsula in Bruce County was carried to the growing cities down ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Mar 1936   Ships of the Huron Shore Schooner Days CCXXX (230) "PRACTICALLY all the ...
  • Mill Haven and The OLIVER MOWAT: Schooner Days CCXXXV (235)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Apr 1936     The cairn in question at the site for the launch of the FRONTENAC is at Bath, not Millhaven...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Apr 1936   The cairn in question at the site for the launch of the ...
  • Oakville, a Gondola, and Old Port Oshawa: Schooner Days CCLXXVI (276)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 Jan 1937     Oakville, a Gondola, and Old Port Oshawa Schooner Days CCLXXVI (276) NO one can recognize, in the modern motor city a couple of miles inland, and the modern concrete-walled harbor on the lake shore, forty miles east of ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 Jan 1937   Oakville, a Gondola, and Old Port Oshawa Schooner Days CCLXXVI (276) NO ...
  • Whatchacallit?:  Schooner Days No. CMLXIII (963)
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Aug. 5, 1950     WHATCHACALLIT? Schooner Days No. CMLXIII 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 ...
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Aug. 5, 1950   WHATCHACALLIT? Schooner Days No. CMLXIII By C.H.J. Snider How to pronounce forecastle? ...
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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.