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James Playfair, Midland shipbuilder

Midland is located on Georgian Bay in Lake Huron. Founded by the Midland Railway Company in 1871.

James Playfair started in lumber but was best known for establishing shipbuilding in Midland. Playfair formed two steamship lines: Great Lakes Transportation Company (canal and coastal trade) and Glen Line (upper lake trade), total of 38 ships. In addition he also founded the Midland Golf & Country Club in 1919. Photographed on Friday, July 6th, 2012.

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