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  • Britannia's Bulwork Saluted by Seventeen Flags: Schooner Days CCXCVI (296)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Jun 1837     Britannia's Bulwork Saluted by Seventeen Flags Schooner Days CCXCVI (296) THOUGHT this would surprise you. Of course, this has nothing to do with Schooner Days except that it floats on the same element in which swam the keels of the old ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Jun 1837   Britannia's Bulwork Saluted by Seventeen Flags Schooner Days CCXCVI (296) THOUGHT this ...
  • One Trip of the CAROLINE MARSH: Schooner Days CCCLXXXIX (389)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1839     One Trip of the CAROLINE MARSH Schooner Days CCCLXXXIX (389) Told To C. H. J. Snider OLD BOB COLWELL, as he was so long and so favorably known, sailed the Caroline Marsh for years ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1839   One Trip of the CAROLINE MARSH Schooner Days CCCLXXXIX (389) Told To ...
  • Plague Astern Hardships Ahead: Schooner Days MCXXII (1122) Happier Bride’s Diary - 19
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Sep 1853     Plague Astern Hardships Ahead Schooner Days MCXXII (1122) Happier Bride's Diary - 19 By C.H.J. Snider PESTILENCE was raging in New York when Anne Smith MacDonell of Toronto was visiting her Long Island parents. The plague was not McCarthyism, for ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Sep 1853   Plague Astern Hardships Ahead Schooner Days MCXXII (1122) Happier Bride's Diary - ...
  • Supposed Loss of Toronto Schooner
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Oct 1876     Supposed Loss of Toronto Schooner Mr. Samuel Hunter, coal and wood merchant of this city on Queen Street West and proprietor of the schooner Maggie Hunter, has received the following copy of a telegram from S. Stone, commission merchant, Oswego: "Oswego, Oct. 13 - Cabin ...
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Oct 1876   Supposed Loss of Toronto Schooner Mr. Samuel Hunter, coal and wood merchant ...
  • Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Sept. 10, 1919
        Lake Ontario Has Record For Lost Vessels Mysterious disappearances of ships that were lost on Inland Lake By C.H.J. Snider Did the "Homer Warren," wallowing in the welter of sulky slumbering seas as she pushed her way ...
      Lake Ontario Has Record For Lost Vessels Mysterious disappearances of ships that ...
  • Great Gale of 1880: Schooner Days XXIII (23)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), July 4, 1931     Great Gale of 1880 Schooner Days No. XXIII For forty years almost, Capt. David Reynolds was master of the Royal Canadian Yacht club launches Esmeralda, Hiawatha and Kwasind. His trips across the Bay, on their half-hour schedule, would have taken him twice around the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), July 4, 1931   Great Gale of 1880 Schooner Days No. XXIII For forty years almost, ...
  • A White Squall: Schooner Days I (1)
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Jan. 31, 1931     Schooner Days No. 1 A White Squall Many a good story had the late Magistrate J.J. O'Connor, of Port Arthur. District Magistrate for Thunder Bay, to tell of schooner days on the Great Lakes. He was an Ontario County boy and went sailing early out of Whitby. Here is one ...
    Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), Jan. 31, 1931   Schooner Days No. 1 A White Squall Many a good story had ...
  • Three Sisters of Old Port Britain: Schooner Days CCCXCII (392)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON)     Three Sisters of Old Port Britain Schooner Days CCCXCII (392) by C. H. J. Snider THERE were three marsh marigolds growing in Port Britain, the homely humor of that long since faded ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON)   Three Sisters of Old Port Britain Schooner Days CCCXCII (392) by C. ...
  • Too Much for Pirate's Hate: Schooner Days CCCXLVIII (348)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON)     ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON)   ...
  • Scotch Bonnets: Schooner Days  CLXl (161)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON)     ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON)   ...
  • White Cedar Yawl Boat: Schooner Days XXVII (27)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Sep 1931     This vessel, bound from Johnston Harbour to Chatham with lumber, became waterlogged in a squall off Pointe Auz Barques on the American shore of Lake Huron on October 25, 1911. Captain John McDonald ana his crew of six got into the yawl boat and after an arduous trop across the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Sep 1931   This vessel, bound from Johnston Harbour to Chatham with lumber, became waterlogged ...
  • Full Up: Schooner Days XX (20)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 Jun 1931     The name ROBERT C. PORTER does not appear in most sources of vessels on the Great Lakes...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 13 Jun 1931   The name ROBERT C. PORTER does not appear in most sources of ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Hickory Jibboom: Schooner Days XVIII (18)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 30 May 1931     The Hickory Jibboom Schooner Days XVIII (18) Magistrate J. J. O'Connor reports an "inquest" in the long vanished International Hotel.--The Magdala's run from Port Hope, which broke all records and a barley bin. I had some ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 30 May 1931   The Hickory Jibboom Schooner Days XVIII (18) Magistrate J. J. O'Connor reports ...
  • In the Magdala: Schooner Days XVII (17)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 May 1931     In the Magdala Schooner Days XVII (17) Magistrate O'Connor tells of how he "talked back" and made a friend of Captain Farewell, in the days when he was a boy in the grain trade; and of how he almost drowned him. The ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 23 May 1931   In the Magdala Schooner Days XVII (17) Magistrate O'Connor tells of how ...
  • "Corpse-Lights": Schooner Days XVI (16)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 May 1931     "Corpse-Lights" Schooner Days XVI (16) Safe comes the ship to harbour Through billows and through gales, If once the great Twin Brethren Sit shining on her sails." Continuing his early ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 16 May 1931   "Corpse-Lights" Schooner Days XVI (16) Safe comes the ship to harbour Through ...
  • Passages: Schooner Days XV (15)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 May 1931     Passages Schooner Days XV (15) The Gulnare's and the Wood Duck's--Yacht Atlantic's record has stood for twenty-six years--Who has facts on fast passages under sail on the lakes? "Now I'll tell one, " said Doc, wiping his ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 9 May 1931   Passages Schooner Days XV (15) The Gulnare's and the Wood Duck's--Yacht Atlantic's ...
  • Eight Days Across!: Schooner Days XIV (14)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 May 1931     Eight Days Across!: Schooner Days XIV (14) Recent reference in "Schooner Days" to the Jessie Drummond, recalls the following narrative of the late Capt. Robert Maw, well-known even to recent Torontonians from his boathouses at Sunnyside and the Humber. Capt. Maw died ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 2 May 1931   Eight Days Across!: Schooner Days XIV (14) Recent reference in "Schooner Days" ...
  • The EMERALD Mystery: Schooner Days XIII (13)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Apr 1931     The EMERALD Mystery Schooner Days XIII (13) Magistrate O'Connor's mention last week of big profits in the "last trip in the fall," when he was a sailor, was seasoned with the reminder that there were big losses, too. This recalled to another "sailor of the sail" living ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Apr 1931   The EMERALD Mystery Schooner Days XIII (13) Magistrate O'Connor's mention last week ...
  • A Sailors' Strike: Schooner Days XII (12)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Apr 1931     A Sailors' Strike Schooner Days XII (12) Account by late Magistrate J. J. O'Connor, of Port Arthur, of how he almost started one and certainly stopped it, when he was before-the-mast in the Toronto grain trade -- "Big Money in the fall, sixty years ago, and how it was ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Apr 1931   A Sailors' Strike Schooner Days XII (12) Account by late Magistrate J. ...
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