The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Magnet (Steamboat), 17 Jul 1847

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LAUNCH OF THE NEW IRON STEAMER AT NIAGARA. -- The Niagara Mail states that Captain Sutherland's large iron steamer was launched on Saturday last. Although no regular notice had been given of the event, a crowd collected from all quarters in the vicinity, being no doubt partially attracted by the materials of which the vessel is composed. Of all the Steam Boats which have had their origin at Niagara Dock Yard, she is the first that has been constructed of iron. She went off the stocks in fine style, receiving the name of The MAGNET.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, July 21, 1847

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NEW STEAMER AT NIAGARA, C.W.----A splendid iron steamer, called the MAGNET, is nearly completed at Niagara, and will be out this month. It is 180 feet long, 26 feet beam and 11 feet hold, the latter of which has six divisions or compartments, each water-tight, to prevent sinking in case a hole should be made in any part of the boat. The builder is Mr. J. Currie, a young Scotsman, who came to this country expressly to perform the work. The boat is to be commanded by Capt. Sutherland, one of the owners, and is to ply between Hamilton and Montreal.-----Buffalo Adv.
      Detroit Free press
      Tuesday, August 5, 1847

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Magnet (Steamboat), 17 Jul 1847