The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Madeira (Schooner), U93020, 26 Jan 1900

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The MADEIRA, building at the Chicago yard of the American Ship Building Co. for the Minnesota Steamship Co. of Cleveland, and which was launched a few days ago, will be ready for service on the opening of navigation. Her dimensions are 436 feet keel, 450 feet over all, 50 feet beam and 28 1/2 feet molded depth. She will carry about 7,500 gross tons on a draught of 18 feet.
      The Marine Review
      January 25, 1900
The steel towbarge MADEIRA, built for the Minnesota Steamship Company, was launched at South Chicago yesterday in the presence of 7,500 people. The dimensions of the barge are: 436' keel, 450' over all, x 50 x 29
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, January 27, 1900

Schooner barge MADEIRA. U. S. No. 93020. Of 5,039 gross tons; 4,667 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1900. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 436.0 x 50.2 x 24.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Madeira (Schooner), U93020, 26 Jan 1900