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  • Geographic Location: Marinette
  • Groups: Schooner Days
  • Last "Laker" Salt Water Born: Schooner Days DCCLXXXII (782)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Feb 1947     Last "Laker" Salt Water Born Schooner Days DCCLXXXII (782) by C. H. J. Snider WHEN we came across the J. T. Wing, once Atlantic tern schooner and rumrunner converted to Great Lakes ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Feb 1947   Last "Laker" Salt Water Born Schooner Days DCCLXXXII (782) 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.