The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 10, 1891

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The ship Canada has just been launched at Kingsport (Nova Scotia). She is 195 feet long over all, 45 feet beam and 29 feet depth of hold. Her cost was $100,000. The Halifax dispatches label her the "largest vessel ever built in Canada." The schooner Minnedosa was built at Kingston last summer. She is at least fifty feet longer than the Canada, although not so deep nor so wide. It hardly seems possible the latter is the larger. If the propeller Manitoba is a vessel, and some people would call her such, she is the largest one ever built in that country. She is 300 feet keel, broad and deep in proportion.

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According to the "Wallace List," the CANADA was registered at 247x34x25, 2137 tons, while the MINNEDOSA (C#94884) was 245x36x15, 1315 tons and the MANITOBA (C#94879) 303x38x15, 2616 tons.
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July 10, 1891
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 10, 1891