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  • Burning of the Erie
    Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 1856, 121-26     Burning of the Erie. This magnificent steamer, Capt. Titus, commander, was destroyed by fire, on Lake Erie, on the 16th day of August, 1841, by which calamity more than one hundred and seventy-five persons lost their lives. The following account is given of the origin of this ...
    Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 1856, 121-26   Burning of the Erie. This magnificent steamer, Capt. Titus, commander, was destroyed ...
  • Burning of the Phoenix
    Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 21 Nov 1847, 177-83     Burning of the Phoenix This terrible accident occurred about four o'clock on the morning of the 21st of November, 1847, on Lake Michigan, within seventeen miles of Sheboygan. The fire was first discovered under the deck, near the back end of the boiler ; but it soon spread in every ...
    Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 21 Nov 1847, 177-83   Burning of the Phoenix This terrible accident occurred about four o'clock on ...
  • The "Earl Cathcart" Steamer
    Fitzgunne, G. H., Illustrated London News, 13 Jul 1850, p. 41     THE "EARL CATHCART." STEAMER. (From Correspondent.) THE accompanying Engraving shows the Earl Cathcart steamer, with troops board from Montreal to Port Stanley, en route to London, Canada West, as she appeared hard and fast among the islands of the river St. Lawrence. The ...
    Fitzgunne, G. H., Illustrated London News, 13 Jul 1850, p. 41   THE "EARL CATHCART." STEAMER. (From Correspondent.) THE accompanying Engraving shows the Earl ...
  • Steamship Toiler
    The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), April 1911, p. 375     The above is a somewhat crude illustration, but the best available of the s.s. Toiler, which is being built in England for the Canadian canal and lake trade, and which was fully described in our last issue. ...
    The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), April 1911, p. 375   The above is a somewhat crude illustration, but the best available of ...
  • The Ship of Stone: Schooner Days XXIV (24)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Aug 1931     The Ship of Stone SCHOONER DAYS XXIV. (24) Graven in grey granite a ship of stone sails serenely above her master on Lake Huron's shore. High above the winding Maitland River, high on a hilltop which in life was their ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Aug 1931   The Ship of Stone SCHOONER DAYS XXIV. (24) Graven in grey granite ...
  • Arrows of Easter: Schooner Days X (10)
        ARROWS OF EASTER Schooner Days X (10) In this Magistrate J. J. O'Connor, who went through the school of experience in the lake schooners before he became District Magistrate for Thunder Bay, tells of how fathers loved their sons and sailors loved their craft, ...
      ARROWS OF EASTER Schooner Days X (10) In this Magistrate J. J. ...
  • Spade Work on the Wreck: Schooner Days LXIV. (64)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Dec 1932     Spade Work on the Wreck Schooner Days LXIV. (64) They say the spade is really the best archaeologist. It was applied last Saturday to that ancient wreck on the island shore which has defied all comers to give it a name. It was a bitter cold day, ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Dec 1932   Spade Work on the Wreck Schooner Days LXIV. (64) They say the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Finding a Ship for a Padlocked Anchor:  Schooner Days CCLIV (254)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Aug 1936     Finding a Ship for a Padlocked Anchor Schooner Days CCLIV (254) As said last week, every anchor has its story, and we promised to go on with those shackled to the big 700-pound anchor bedded in the Lake where the ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Aug 1936   Finding a Ship for a Padlocked Anchor Schooner Days CCLIV (254) As ...
  • Capt. L. A. Demers Dies
    Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, ON), 11 Jul 1938     Capt. L. A. Demers Dies Noted Seaman Was 77 Was Dominion Wreck Commissioner for Twenty Years. Had Long Career Before the Mast and Was Man of Outstanding Knowledge and Judgement. One of Canada's most noted seamen, Captain ...
    Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, ON), 11 Jul 1938   Capt. L. A. Demers Dies Noted Seaman Was 77 Was Dominion Wreck ...
  • Flies and Flags -- and Lord Dufferin's Escape: Schooner Days CCCVI (406)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1939     Flies and Flags -- and Lord Dufferin's Escape Schooner Days CCCVI (406) by C. H. J. Snider WHEN schooners thronged the lakes their characteristic decoration was a long slim cone of bunting streaming from the main and mizzen trucks. This ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Jul 1939   Flies and Flags -- and Lord Dufferin's Escape Schooner Days CCCVI (406) ...
  • Timber Islander: Schooner Days DXVI (516)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Oct 1941     TIMBER ISLANDERSchooner Days - DXVIby C.H.J. Snider(drawing at top of article with the following caption:)"The Delaware making port at Oswego, Oct. 22nd, 1887, when commanded by Capt. Bob Bartley at Napanee. She had carried ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Oct 1941   TIMBER ISLANDERSchooner Days - DXVIby C.H.J. Snider(drawing at top of article with ...
  • Big Cheese Across The Trail: Schooner Days No. DCCXX (720)
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Dec 1945     Big Cheese Across The Trail Search for Another of the Vanished Ports of Lake Ontario Encounters Obstacle That Took 24 Horses, one Schooner, one Canal Boat, Old Hickory, and the Rochester Fire Brigade to Remove _____Schooner Days No. 720 By C.H.J. ...
    Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 1 Dec 1945   Big Cheese Across The Trail Search for Another of the Vanished Ports ...
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