The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1867

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p.2 Propeller Magnet Sunk - The propeller Magnet which left here about nine o'clock last night, was struck when about twelve miles down the river, near Hemlock Point, by the American steamer Bay State. She received the full force of the blow in the after gangway, and sunk immediately in sixty-five feet of water. The captain of the steamer Bruce, which reached here this morning, states that all that is to be seen above water where the Magnet went down is two or three feet of her topmast. She began to fill immediately after being struck, the crew taking to the boats. No lives were lost. The vessel sunk in a few minutes after the accident. The Bay State took the crew on board and brought them to the city, arriving here about midnight. She is only slightly injured about the bows, her stem being somewhat broken. The Magnet was heavily laden with grain, pork, flour, and general merchandise.

"Strike" At The Marine Railway - A short time since the employees of the Marine Railway struck for an increase of wages and obtained it, and yesterday two of the party were discharged. A part of the men who had struck have left work, and refuse to return until the two men are taken on again. Mr. Thurston, the foreman, thinking that the disaffected ones might come to the yard and try to create some trouble with those who remained, requested the attendance of a policeman in the forenoon, but everything passed off quickly.

Today's Excursion - on Watertown to Lake of the Mountain.

p.3 Arrivals - 13,14; Departures - 13,14.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1867