Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Midland City (Steamboat), burnt intentionally, 1955
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      MAUD, built at Kingston 1871, a paddle wheel steamer of 293 tons gross. length 114 feet; breadth19 feet and depth of hold 6 feet. She was rebuilt at Kingston in 1895 and renamed AMERICA, now of 521 tons gross, 153 x 35 x 6. Renamed CITY OF MIDLAND in 1921 and rebuilt at Midland in 1922, her name was then changed to MIDLAND CITY. After her rebuild in 1922 she is listed at 580 tons gross. Steam engines were replaced by motors in 1933.
Burnt intentionally at Midland Ontario in 1955
      Preliminary List qf Canadian Merchant
      Steamships (Coastal & Inland) 1809-1930
      World Ship Society

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MAUDE, steamer of 170 tons (American) built by Gildersleeve at Kingston in I8'71. Owned by Nichol and registered at the port of Kingston. Valued at $20,000 and classed A 1 Built of iron.. 7
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register for 1873
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      MAUDE, paddlewheel steamer of 120 tons buiit by Gilderaleeve at Kingston in I87I. Owned by Nickle, and registered at: the port of Kingston. Valued at $20,000 and classed as A I. Remarks- Ferry. Iron built
      Association of Lake Underwriters (Canadian)
      Marine Register for 1874
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MAUD, a paddle wheel steamer of 121 tons gross, 45 tons register.. Built 1871 at Kingston, Ontario. Length, 114.3 feet ; Breadth,19.3 feet; Depth 6.2 feet. Owned by W. Nickle Esq., of Kingston..
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada.Port of Kingston 1874

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MAUD, a paddle wheel steamer built Kingston 1871. 114.3 x 19.3 x 6.2 of 293 tons gross. 133 tons register. Owned by the St.Lawrence River Steam- boat Co., of Ontario
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada 31 of Dec. 1886
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MIDLAND CITY ex (AMERICA) Canadian Registry Number 100662 of the port of Midland, Ontario. Built 1895 at Kingston, rebuilt at Kingston 1921. of 521 tone gross, 266 tons reg. A composite built vessel driven by paddle- wheels and owned by the Georgian Bay Tourist Co., of Midland, Ont. 56.53 horse power, licensed to carry 550 passengers.
      Steamboat Inspection Report 1921/22
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries

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      In 1955 the MIDLAND CITY was abandoned and deliberately burned at the mouth of the Wye River in Midland Bay. Her hull lies in 12 feet of water and her stern is indicated (1975) by a black marker buoy.

      NOTE:-- apparently the remains of the MIDLAND CITY was covered by fill when constructing a breakwall for a local marina.

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Reason: burnt intentionally
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.7501 Longitude: -79.88296
William R. McNeil
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Midland City (Steamboat), burnt intentionally, 1955