The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 Aug 1860

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LAKE VESSEL ABANDONED AT SEA. - The bark Magenta of Green Bay, Hopkins, from Boston July 7th, for London, was abandoned at sea July 22nd, and the crew had arrived in Liverpool early in August. She had on board 3,186 bbls flour, 4,325 bags of oil cake, and 3,428 gallons sperm oil. The Magenta was built at Green Bay in 1860, was 458 tons, rated A 1 1/2, and is owned by A.S. Godfrey. She sprang a leak on the 22nd, and was abandoned on the 27th [sic]; crew and officers taken off by the Roderick Dhu* which reached Liverpool on the 2nd inst. She is said to be fully insured in Boston. The Magenta was built expressly for the ocean trade, and was a beautiful and in every respect superior craft. She was worth about $20,000.

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*1851 New Brunswick-built ship of 1080 tons, owed in Liverpool.
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18 Aug 1860
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 Aug 1860