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SNIDER, C.H.J. Tarry Breeks and Velvet Garters : Sail on the Great Lakes of America, in War, Discovery, and the Fur Trade, under the Fleur-de-Lys. With an Introduction by The Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1958). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xvii,(1),1-148,(2) + colour frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, red lettering to spine. With illustrated end-papers.
Dustjacket has subtitle : First Book of Schooner Days.
Title-page has same as head-title : First Book of Schooner Days.
Charles Henry Jeremiah ("Jerry") Snider (b. May 26, 1879, Sherwood, Ontario - d. December 12, 1971, Toronto).
Watters p.898, Rhodenizer p.652.
"As a child the author had often wondered whether there were ever French men-of-war on Lake Ontario, and in his own sailing days turned up surprising answers. The French did have vessels on the Lakea the verv first, and they did their part — and lt was a very important part — in opening up this continent to the world. They had their storms and their battles, their triumphs and their tragedies. This book is an attempt to answer for others the questions the author had to answer for himself. Its theme is sail and sailors on the Great Lakes during the eighty-seven years of the French regime. It reveals the Great Lakes as the highway of civilization in the heroic days of the great exolorers and traders, and shows specifically how La Salle proved the feasibility of deepwater navigation from the Atlantic into the heart of the continent, the present Seaway — and the surprising things which followed this great human discovery." from the dj.
Foreword: A Leadsman's Hail;
Introduction by A. W. Roebuck.
1. The Sunrise of Sail, Nov.27, 1678;
2. Voyage of the First Picotin de Blé), Dec.6, 1678;
3. January Wreck on Mad Cape, Jan.7-8, 1679;
4. The Griffon and Her Great Voyage, Aug.7 - Sept.21, 1679;
5. The Fate of the Griffon, 1679-1955;
6. A Lady's Garter, Aug.27, 1758 - Dec.16, 1953;
7. "A Scotch Gent., Named McGregor," May, 1687 [on Colonel Patrick MacGregorie (b. 1650 d. March 19, 1691)];
8. Running the Gauntlet to Niagara,1687-1688;
9. The House at the Bottom of the Lake, 1720-1958;
10. First Battle of the Great Lakes, June 27, 1756;
11. As Fell the Walls of Jericho - and Singapore, Oswego, Aug.13, 1756;
12. Heaping Coals of Fire, Frontenac, Aug.25-27, 1758;
13. The Battle of a Thousand Isles, Aug.17-24, 1760 :
I. An Army Walks the River .
II. Leonidas and the Lioness
III. The Man in Shirtsleeves .
IV. The Butcher Bill for a Continent
14. First Canadian Commodore Twice Over [pp.100-125, on René-Hippolyte Laforce (b. December 4, 1728 in La Prairie, Québec - d. Feb. 3, 1802, Québec, see DCB, Vol.5 )
I. His Journal, July, 1759 .
II. His Fortunes Fore and Aft, Dec. 5, 1728 - Feb. 5, 1802.
15. Rigs and Roster of Forty French Keels :
I. La Salle's Barques and One Other
II. Resumed Building at Fort Frontenac
III. Barques of the Compagnie des Indes
IV. Lake Superior Enterprise - Sloops and Schooners
V. Fleet of the Seven Years* War
VI. English prizes captured in 1756 (with their French names)
VII. Prizes Anonymous
Vlll. Last Fleur-de-Lys navy of Lake Ontario
IX. The Champlain navy, built at Saint-Jean, Québec
Very good in dustjacket. 30.00
Title: Tarry Breeks and Velvet Garters. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Ryerson Press, Toronto , 1958,: 1958
Item: 1.00 Item
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