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  • Early Birding: Schooner Days XLI (41)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Apr 1932     Early Birding Schooner Days XLI (41) With the Ella Murton's January passage to Oswego, as related recently, still in mind, sailors of Hot Stove Harbor may be interested in some recollections concerning a Toronto vessel man who is still hale and hearty, Capt. John ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 Apr 1932   Early Birding Schooner Days XLI (41) With the Ella Murton's January passage ...
  • Tight Fist But Big Heart: Schooner Days XCIII. (93)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Jun 1933     TIGHT FIST BUT BIG HEART Schooner Days XCIII. (93) ALL his life a dollar looked large to Alexander Muir. Every dollar he had came with the sweat of his back as well as his brow. But he was generous. Capt. John Williams tells how, sixty ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 24 Jun 1933   TIGHT FIST BUT BIG HEART Schooner Days XCIII. (93) ALL his life ...
  • He Built 120 Ships: Schooner Days CI (101)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Aug 1933     HE BUILT 120 SHIPS--LOUIS SHICKLUNA --AND ALL WERE GOOD By C.H.J. Snider It is a recognized mark of great skill for a ship carpenter to hold a billet of wood "under his toe" and hew a wedge with his adze, using "head high strokes.' Legend has it that Louis ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Aug 1933   HE BUILT 120 SHIPS--LOUIS SHICKLUNA --AND ALL WERE GOOD By C.H.J. Snider ...
  • Now and Then: Schooner Days CCL (250)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Jul 1936     Now and Then Schooner Days CCL (250) IT did the heart good to see topmasts and a topgallant yard in Toronto again, when the three-masted topsail schooner Alembic paid us a return visit this week with seal oil from St. ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Jul 1936   Now and Then Schooner Days CCL (250) IT did the heart good ...
  • Getting Grain From Rondeau: Schooner Days CCLI (251)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Aug 1936     Getting Grain From Rondeau Schooner Days CCLI (251) "THERE has seen a series of articles The Telegram with respect to sailing ships of other days," writes Mr. W. R. Phillimore, of 34 Millbank avenue, "only some of which ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Aug 1936   Getting Grain From Rondeau Schooner Days CCLI (251) "THERE has seen a ...
  • Big Loads in Barley Times: Schooner Days CCLXXXVII (287)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Apr 1937     Big Loads in Barley Times Schooner Days CCLXXXVII (287) TALKING of old Port Oshawa recently it was mentioned that from the old pier, the picture of which was reproduced, Capt, John Williams once loaded 27,000 bushels of ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Apr 1937   Big Loads in Barley Times Schooner Days CCLXXXVII (287) TALKING of old ...
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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.