The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Melrose (Schooner), C103556, 9 Apr 1896

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In addition to the steel steamer ROSEMOUNT, now building in England, and which will reach the lakes in June, the Montreal Transportation Co. of Kingston, will have in commission next season a new wooden schooner, the MELROSE, which is now nearing completion at the company ship yard in Kingston., This vessel is 184 feet over all, 35 feet beam and 14 feet depth of hold. She is a three-masted vessel, built in a very substantial manner, and will be equipped with late appliances, including Providence windlass and capstan.
      Marine Review
      April 9, 1896
Kingston, April 26. -- The Montreal Transportation Company's new schooner MELROSE was successfully launched yesterday.
      Toronto Mail & Empire
      April 27, 1896

Sloop MELROSE. Official Canada No. 103556. Of 740 tons reg. Built at Kingston, Ont. 1895. Home port, Montreal, Que.
183.6 x 35.8 x 14.0 Owned by the Montreal Transportation Company, Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Melrose (Schooner), C103556, 9 Apr 1896