The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 12, 1847

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p.2 On Saturday last the new iron steamer Magnet was launched at Niagara. The materials of which the Magnet was built, were chiefly imported from England, and the workmanship does great credit to the Niagara Dock Company, as well as to Captain Sutherland, under whose superintendence it was performed. The Magnet is intended to run between this city and Montreal, and is considered by those who judges of such things, to be one of the finest vessels on Lake Ontario. She will be commanded by Capt. Sutherland, who, we believe, is the principal owner, and who has our best wishes for the success of the enterprise in which he, and several more of our citizens, are engaged. [Hamilton Spectator]

Montreal Gazette, Aug. 10, 1847

p.2 The Empire burns on some trips between this port and Buffalo seven hundred cords of wood, and, it is said, averages six hundred cords. Calculating that she performs 14 trips, the usual number during the season, she will consume two hundred and thirty-four acres of timber, and employ 40 wood choppers, at an expense of over $10,000. - This is but an item of the expense of this mammoth boat. And notwithstanding the largeness of her expenditure, she has cleared, the second season she ran, $20,000, and the third year over $30,000. Some idea may be formed from this, of the profits of vessels engaged in transportation on the lakes. There are sixteen first-class steam-boats engaged in the upper lake trade. [Chicago Tribune]

Montreal Gazette, Aug. 17, 1847

p.? Married - At Toronto, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. John Barclay, M.A., Captain J. Dick, Steamer Chief Justice Robinson, to Joanna, only daughter of the late John Carfrae, Esq.

Montreal Gazette, Sept. 17, 1847

p.2 The schooner Merchant which it was feared had been lost on Lake Superior with all hands, has at length been heard from. The vessel is indeed a wreck, but no lives were lost. The crew and passengers, however, underwent much suffering and fatigue before being able to reach their destination.

Montreal Gazette, Dec. 31, 1847

p.2 The Eclipse, Captain Gordan, mader her last trip for the season, on Tuesday last. The season of navigation has been much longer than usual, and the profit must have been considerable to the proprietor. [Hamilton Journal]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 12, 1847