The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Magic (Schooner), 1 Oct 1853

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SCHOONER MAGIC. - This is the name of a new schooner of peculiar build and model, which we noticed at our wharves (says the Chicago Democrat) a day or two since. The MAGIC was built at Grand Haven, Mich., by Wm. M. Ferry & Sons, manufacturers and dealers in lumber. Her design, model and moulds were made by Wm. W. Bates of Manitowoc, and the work of the hull and spars executed by F.H. Revell, of this city. In her design it was sought to obtain a vessel which might be laden or discharged in one day, that would carry not less than "ninety thousand" feet of lumber, and sail fast under all circumstances. The dimension are as follows: Length on the lead line 93 feet, beam 26 feet, and hold 6 feet 6 inches. She freights about 96,000 feet of lumber, and 70,000 on her first trip -- a very large load for her measurement.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, October 26, 1853

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Magic (Schooner), 1 Oct 1853