Schooner Days CCCCLIV (454)

Esplanade Fire – it doomed “Oriole I”, 5 Oct 1940

The author, in this installment, gives an account of the Esplade Fire that started on the third of August 1885 on the Toronto waterfront, with particular reference to how the Gooderhams, father and son, crossed the lake in their yachts Orile I and Aileen after seeing the Toronto fire from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Mr Snider also "advertises" the book Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852-1937 of which he is the editor and author.