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  • Wild Man Who Sailed In His Socks: Schooner Days II (2)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Feb 1931     The grounding of the MARY ANN LYDON at Charlotte was in October 1908, not 1906. See the linked newspaper account...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Feb 1931   The grounding of the MARY ANN LYDON at Charlotte was in October ...
  • Dusty Diamonds:Schooner Days XIX (19)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 6 Jun 1931     Dusty Diamonds Schooner Days XIX (19) It's all over and done with now, but this is how we used to get our coal cargoes when the schooners went to Cleveland for them, in pre-prohibition days. The little hooker--for no matter ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 6 Jun 1931   Dusty Diamonds Schooner Days XIX (19) It's all over and done with ...
  • Braving the Briny: Schooner Days LI (51)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Jun 1932     Braving the Briny Schooner Days LI (51) This world is getting smaller and smaller. Only last month we had the steamer Grenland, of Skien, Norway, at Hamilton, with coal, seventeen days out from Wales, and clearing for Detroit, to load pitch for ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Jun 1932   Braving the Briny Schooner Days LI (51) This world is getting smaller ...
  • Gold Hunters: Schooner Days LIII (53)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Jun 1932     Both this and the next entry in Schooner Days were numbered LIII (53)...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Jun 1932   Both this and the next entry in Schooner Days were numbered LIII ...
  • Tough Trip With a Dane: Schooner Days CLV (155)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Sep 1934     Relative to the letter regarding the loss of the QUEEN OF THE LAKES, Snide was also wrong. She went down in November 1906 off Sodus Point...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 29 Sep 1934   Relative to the letter regarding the loss of the QUEEN OF THE ...
  • Wooden Rails to Buffalo--Eighteen Hours a Day Work--Whiskey Tumblers at Tap: Schooner Day CCVII (197)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 Jul 1935     Wooden Rails to Buffalo Eighteen Hours a Day Work Whiskey Tumblers at Tap Schooner Day CCVII (197) ___ Pioneer Sailing Conditions on the Great Lakes Described by Boy Who Sought and Found his Fortune ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 Jul 1935   Wooden Rails to Buffalo Eighteen Hours a Day Work Whiskey Tumblers at ...
  • Rest of the Restless: Schooner Days CCCXXXII (332)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Feb 1938     Rest of the Restless Schooner Days CCCXXXII (332) HER names were the Dream, and the Restless, and if she had been christened "Restless Dream" her troubled life would have borne out the baptism. Launched as a yacht, she ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Feb 1938   Rest of the Restless Schooner Days CCCXXXII (332) HER names were the ...
  • Strange Story of Enchanted Sand. 1: Schooner Days CCCXXXIII (333)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Feb 1938     ..., the biggest ever owned in Port Hope, going 148 feet on deck, 30 feet 6 inches beam...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 Feb 1938   ..., the biggest ever owned in Port Hope, going 148 feet on ...
  • Enchanted Sand's Third Victim: Schooner Days CCCXXXIV (334)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Feb 1938     Enchanted Sand's Third Victim Schooner Days CCCXXXIV (334) PERHAPS you remember--and no one cares if you don't--that last week we began the tale of the hoodooed cargo of moulding sand, which some babbler boasted was dank ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 26 Feb 1938   Enchanted Sand's Third Victim Schooner Days CCCXXXIV (334) PERHAPS you remember--and no ...
  • Two Suffels From Lake Erie: Schooner Days, CCCCXVII (417)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 Jan 1940     Two Suffels From Lake Erie Schooner Days, CCCCXVII (417) By C. H. J. Snider THERE was a maple leaf on the stern of the W. J. Suffel, and many a bigger vessel got a look at that maple leaf, for the Suffel was known as ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 20 Jan 1940   Two Suffels From Lake Erie Schooner Days, CCCCXVII (417) 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.