The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Woodlands (Barge), C138504, 1920

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Schooner WOODLANDS.* Official Canadian Number 138504. Of 578 tons reg. Built at St Clair, Mich., U.S.A., in 1881; rebuilt at Sorel, Qqu. in 1918. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by The Sincennes McNaughton Line, Montreal, Que. 1184.0 x 32.5 x 12.3
      * Foreign name, MIDDELSEX.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920
      The bottom of the propeller MIDDLESEX, burned several years ago at L'Anse, was hauled out some time ago at Algonac and has been rebuilt into a handsome and substantial schooner. She is 192 feet long, 33 feet 6 inches beam, 14 feet depth of hold at the forward hatch. her bottom is of 6-inch oak. There is a hanging knee to every second beam, and the ship has been thoroughly refastened. She has five hatches and three schooner-rigged masts. The schooner is the property of Commodore Allen, Abram Smith, and Captain Albert Steward, and will be commanded by the last named gentleman.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Aug./Dec., 1883
Schooner MIDDLESEX. U. S. No. 91307. Of 618 gross tons; 587 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich. 1881. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 186.0 x 32.5 x 12.4.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Woodlands (Barge), C138504, 1920