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  • Geographic Location: Salmon Point
  • Groups: Schooner Days
  • Wicked Point and the JESSIE: Schooner Days CXXXIX (139)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 May 1934     Wicked Point and the JESSIE Schooner Days CXXXIX (139) WELL nicknamed "Wicked Point," a blunt triangle of sand and limestone projects itself into Lake Ontario from the west face of Prince Edward County. It is known as Salmon Point on the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 19 May 1934   Wicked Point and the JESSIE Schooner Days CXXXIX (139) WELL nicknamed "Wicked ...
  • Fate Of Two Folgers: Schooner Days CXLII  (142)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Jun 1934     Fate Of Two Folgers Schooner Days CXLII (142) ANOTHER grim tragedy recounted by Warden Amos McDonald, of Prince Edward County, who was for twelve years lightkeeper at Salmon Point, or Wicked Point, on the county's western shore, was the loss of the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 Jun 1934   Fate Of Two Folgers Schooner Days CXLII (142) ANOTHER grim tragedy recounted ...
  • Four in a Fog: Schooner Days CXLIII. (143)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 Jun 1934     Four in a Fog Schooner Days CXLIII. (143) Out of Which the Old-Time Sailing Vessel Came Best of All STILL another tragedy Warden McDonald unfolded in his vibrant Highland tones at the recent Mariners' Service at Cherry ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 Jun 1934   Four in a Fog Schooner Days CXLIII. (143) Out of Which the ...
  • One GARIBALDI : Schooner Days CCCCXIX (419)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Feb 1940     One GARIBALDI Schooner Days CCCCXIX (419) By C. H. J. Snider IT was blowing fresh from the westward when the schooner Garibaldi of Toronto, Capt. Wm. McGlenn, cleared from Fairhaven, N. Y., with a cargo of 350 tons of ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Feb 1940   One GARIBALDI Schooner Days CCCCXIX (419) By C. H. J. Snider IT ...
  • Turning Lame Duck Into High-Flyer: Schooner Days CCCCXLVI (446)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Aug 1940     Turning Lame Duck Into High-Flyer Schooner Days CCCCXLVI (446) (Continuing the lake life of Capt. John Williams, Master Mariner) by C. H. J. Snider <p ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 10 Aug 1940   Turning Lame Duck Into High-Flyer Schooner Days CCCCXLVI (446) (Continuing the lake ...
  • The Skipper's Daughter: Schooner Days CCCXCIX (499)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Jun 1941     The Skipper's Daughter Schooner Days CCCXCIX (499) by C. H. J. Snider [ was a Scots in Grey County money agane ] An old sailor, [ ] Capt. Jas. McCannel - told ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 7 Jun 1941   The Skipper's Daughter Schooner Days CCCXCIX (499) by C. H. J. Snider ...
  • Fall Gales in Prince Edward: Schooner Days MXXVIII (1028)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram, 24 Nov 1951     Fall Gales in Prince Edward Schooner Days MXXVIII (1028) by C. H. J. Snider NEVER a November comes in rough like this one but Prince Edward county thinks of the wrecks which have ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram, 24 Nov 1951   Fall Gales in Prince Edward Schooner Days MXXVIII (1028) by C. H. ...
  • Angels in Oilskins: Schooner Days MCCXIV (1214)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram, 2 Apr 1955     Angels in Oilskins Schooner Days MCCXIV (1214) by C. H. J. Snider ONTARIO never got the 1,041 tons of soft coal a dozen Oswego sailor folk risked everything, yes, everything, to ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram, 2 Apr 1955   Angels in Oilskins Schooner Days MCCXIV (1214) by C. H. J. Snider ...
  • What Happened to the John E. Hall: Schooner Days MCCXV (1215)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram, 9 Apr 1955     What Happened to the John E. Hall Schooner Days MCCXV (1215) by C. H. J. Snider Gold in the Mast-Step? HALF Prince Edward ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram, 9 Apr 1955   What Happened to the John E. Hall Schooner Days MCCXV (1215) by ...
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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.