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  • Arrows of Easter: Schooner Days X (10)
    Arrows of Easter: Schooner Days X (10)
    NewspaperImageText       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, ...

    NewspaperImageText     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 ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • The Young Lion: Schooner Days XXXVII (37)
    The Young Lion: Schooner Days XXXVII (37)
    Text  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Mar 1932     The YOUNG LION Schooner Days XXXVII (37)

    More about Captains Frank Jackman, Sr. and Jr., and the craft they made famous.

    Capt. Frank Jackman, Sr., who came back with the Sea Gull and a bushy white beard from South Africa, ...

    Text  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 5 Mar 1932   The YOUNG LION Schooner Days XXXVII (37)

    More about Captains Frank Jackman, Sr. and Jr., and the craft they made famous.

    Capt. Frank Jackman, Sr., who came ...

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  • "Blue Banner of the Covenant": Schooner Days XCII (92)
    "Blue Banner of the Covenant": Schooner Days XCII (92)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 Jun 1933     "Blue Banner of the Covenant" Schooner Days XCII (92)

    How its faraway influence worked out in the operation of the famous Muir Brothers' drydock at Port Dalhousie.

    ALL the Muirs were ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 17 Jun 1933   "Blue Banner of the Covenant" Schooner Days XCII (92)

    How its faraway influence worked out in the operation of the famous Muir Brothers' drydock at Port ...

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  • "Port Muir": Schooner Days XC (90)
    "Port Muir": Schooner Days XC (90)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Jun 1933     "Port Muir" Schooner Days XC (90)

    It has been suggested, and with reason, that a suitable recognition of the enterprise of the Muir brothers, pioneer lake mariners, who did so much to develop the marine industry on fresh water, would be to name the new Lake Ontario ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Jun 1933   "Port Muir" Schooner Days XC (90)

    It has been suggested, and with reason, that a suitable recognition of the enterprise of the Muir brothers, pioneer lake mariners, who did so ...

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  • A Schooner Scow and A ThoroughBred: Schooner Days XCVII (97)
    A Schooner Scow and A ThoroughBred: Schooner Days XCVII (97)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Jul 1933     ...
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 22 Jul 1933   ...
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  • End of the Edward Blake: Schooner Days XCV (95)
    End of the Edward Blake: Schooner Days XCV (95)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Jul 1933     End of the Edward Blake Schooner Days XCV (95)

    And some others as well. That invaluable correspondent, John Rudolph Redfern Macdonald, Goderich fisherman, better and more briefly known as "Red," comes on deck with the fate of the schooner ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 Jul 1933   End of the Edward Blake Schooner Days XCV (95)

    And some others as well. That invaluable correspondent, John Rudolph Redfern Macdonald, Goderich fisherman, better and more briefly ...

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  • More Brothers: Schooner Days LXXIV (74)
    More Brothers: Schooner Days LXXIV (74)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Feb 1933     More Brothers Schooner Days LXXIV (74)

    ONE of the many pleasures in running over the names of the seventeen hundred and forty-two lake vessels listed by this compiler is the recurrence of the name "Brothers."

    There was the small schooner ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Feb 1933   More Brothers Schooner Days LXXIV (74)

    ONE of the many pleasures in running over the names of the seventeen hundred and forty-two lake vessels listed by this ...

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  • Mosquito Fleet: Schooner Days LXXI (71)
    Mosquito Fleet: Schooner Days LXXI (71)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Jan 1933     Mosquito Fleet or Vulgar Jim's Vengeance SCHOONER DAYS LXXI (71)

    Nearly all of them scows of from 20 to 50 tons, and manned largely by French-Canadians, the "Lake St. Clair Mosquito Fleet" carried cordwood, tan bark, slabs, jags of lumber ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 21 Jan 1933   Mosquito Fleet or Vulgar Jim's Vengeance SCHOONER DAYS LXXI (71)

    Nearly all of them scows of from 20 to 50 tons, and manned largely by French-Canadians, the ...

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  • Timber Droghing : Schooner Days LXVIII (68)
    Timber Droghing : Schooner Days LXVIII (68)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932     TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68)

    What the original "drogher" was Noah only knows. The name looks like an Irish one, but isn't. The word comes from our own Anglo-Saxon verb "drag." In the West Indies they call the little coasters that carry rum and sugar or ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 31 Dec 1932   TIMBER DROGHING SCHOONER DAYS LXVIII. (68)

    What the original "drogher" was Noah only knows. The name looks like an Irish one, but isn't. The word comes from our own Anglo-Saxon ...

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  • Great Gales:  Schooner Days XXII (22)
    Great Gales: Schooner Days XXII (22)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Jun 1931     Great Gales Schooner Days XXII (22)

    Navigation of the Great Lakes is just as perilous as navigation of the ocean. If the seas there run longer and higher, the seas here run shorter and steeper. An added factor of danger in the lakes is the peril of the tee ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Jun 1931   Great Gales Schooner Days XXII (22)

    Navigation of the Great Lakes is just as perilous as navigation of the ocean. If the seas there run longer and higher, the ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Passages: Schooner Days XV (15)
    Passages: Schooner Days XV (15)
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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?

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  • Frank Jackman Started to Sea at 8: Schooner Days XXXVI (36)
    Frank Jackman Started to Sea at 8: Schooner Days XXXVI (36)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Feb 1932     Frank Jackman Started to Sea at 8 Schooner Days XXXVI (36)

    Frank Jackman was a good sailorman, a good tug man, a good business man, and a good dresser. He was, indeed, a tonsorial and sartorial delight. To meet Frank uptown was to learn ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 27 Feb 1932   Frank Jackman Started to Sea at 8 Schooner Days XXXVI (36)

    Frank Jackman was a good sailorman, a good tug man, a good business man, and a ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • White Oak Shavings: Schooner Days LXX (70)
    White Oak Shavings: Schooner Days LXX (70)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Jan 1932     White Oak Shavings Schooner Days LXX (70)

    Had the White Oak of Oakville, been christened the G. K. Chisholm or Dominion or Alice, the chances are that her undoubted merits would not have rescued her from oblivion. As it was, her happy name gave her a personality which ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 14 Jan 1932   White Oak Shavings Schooner Days LXX (70)

    Had the White Oak of Oakville, been christened the G. K. Chisholm or Dominion or Alice, the chances are that her undoubted merits ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Brothers Under the Horns: Schooner Days LXIII (73)
    Brothers Under the Horns: Schooner Days LXIII (73)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Feb 1933     Brothers Under the Horns Schooner Days LXXIII (73)

    This story of the Brothers of Bronte, came from Capt Joseph Williams, of Simcoe Point, Pickering, hale and eighty-two, one afternoon during this last Christmastide, while he was visiting his sister, Miss Daisy Williams, ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Feb 1933   Brothers Under the Horns Schooner Days LXXIII (73)

    This story of the Brothers of Bronte, came from Capt Joseph Williams, of Simcoe Point, Pickering, hale and eighty-two, one afternoon during ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Birthday Party: Schooner Days LXXV (75)
    Birthday Party: Schooner Days LXXV (75)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Feb 1933     Birthday Party Schooner Days LXXV (75)

    Capt. Joseph Williams recalls when they loaded flour in Duffins' Creek, and a Grand Trunk engine nipped the nose off a schooner that climbed the Esplanade. --Worthy scion of worthy pioneer from Kew on the ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Feb 1933   Birthday Party Schooner Days LXXV (75)

    Capt. Joseph Williams recalls when they loaded flour in Duffins' Creek, and a Grand Trunk engine nipped the nose off a ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Riddle of Lighthouse Point: Schooner Days LXI (61)
    Riddle of Lighthouse Point: Schooner Days LXI (61)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1932     Riddle of Lighthouse Point Schooner Days LXI (60)

    This season's low water has again uncovered an ancient wreck on the south shore of the Island, just around the south-west corner, before you come to the old stone lighthouse. Every "ebb" ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1932   Riddle of Lighthouse Point Schooner Days LXI (60)

    This season's low water has again uncovered an ancient wreck on the south shore of the Island, just around ...

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  • Half-Past-Six: Schooner Days LXXVII (77)
    Half-Past-Six: Schooner Days LXXVII (77)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Mar 1933     HALF-PAST-SIX SCHOONER DAYS LXXVII. (77)

    It must have been a fearful gale on the 27th of November, 1860, for the old file of the Toronto Leader thus outlines the night's ravages, in a Kingston despatch: --

    "Barque St. ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 4 Mar 1933   HALF-PAST-SIX SCHOONER DAYS LXXVII. (77)

    It must have been a fearful gale on the 27th of November, 1860, for the old file of the Toronto Leader thus ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Pirates in Chains and St. Catharines Slaver Alexander Muir Saw:  Schooner Days LXXX. (80)
    Pirates in Chains and St. Catharines Slaver Alexander Muir Saw: Schooner Days LXXX. (80)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933     PIRATES IN CHAINS AND ST. CATHARINES SLAVER ALEXANDER MUIR SAW Schooner Days LXXX. (80)

    First drydock to be built on the Welland Canal, and now the last of eight which have flourished on that Great Lakes highway, Muir ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 18 Mar 1933   PIRATES IN CHAINS AND ST. CATHARINES SLAVER ALEXANDER MUIR SAW Schooner Days LXXX. (80)

    First drydock to be built on the Welland Canal, and now the last ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Out o' Port Hope: Schooner Days  LXXVIII (78)
    Out o' Port Hope: Schooner Days LXXVIII (78)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Mar 1933     OUT O' PORT HOPE Schooner Days LXXVIII (78)

    R. W. Johnson, chartered accountant, of St. Thomas writes of his boyhood recollections of lake vessels interestingly to friends that it seems a pity followers of Schooner Days should not have ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Mar 1933   OUT O' PORT HOPE Schooner Days LXXVIII (78)

    R. W. Johnson, chartered accountant, of St. Thomas writes of his boyhood recollections of lake vessels interestingly to friends ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • "ALEXANDER" Abroad: Schooner Days LXXXI (81)
    "ALEXANDER" Abroad: Schooner Days LXXXI (81)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Mar 1933     "ALEXANDER" ABROAD SCHOONER DAYS LXXXI (81)

    Continuing the adventure story of the Muir Brothers and their drydock, comes the voyaging of the first vessel they built on Lake Ontario and sent overseas with their own cargo.


    CAPTAIN ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 25 Mar 1933   "ALEXANDER" ABROAD SCHOONER DAYS LXXXI (81)

    Continuing the adventure story of the Muir Brothers and their drydock, comes the voyaging of the first vessel they built on Lake Ontario and ...

    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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