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Magnet (Steamboat), U16318, 11 Apr 1879

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The steamer NORTHWEST towed the steamer MAGNET up from Cleveland yesterday. The latter is now at the Detroit Dry Dock, where her machinery will be taken out.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Wednesday, April 9, 1879

      The steamer MAGNET, now here to be dismantled, was built in 1856 at East Saginaw, to run on the Saginaw River as a passenger boat. After several years she was bought by the Home Insurance Company, of New York, and rebuilt for a wrecking steamer, and has been used in that capacity ever since without any remarkable adventures. She was bought by Capt. S.F. Drake, of Cleveland, in 1871, but finally fell into Capt. Bradley's hands. Her last work was done last fall on the propeller QUEBEC and the tugs PECK and MYSTIC at Cockburn Island.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, April 11, 1879

Paddle steamer MAGNET. U. S. No. 16318. Of 235 tons gross. Built East Saginaw, Mich., in 1856. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. -- Rig changed to a barge Sept. 8,1879.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List 1790 - 1868

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Magnet (Steamboat), U16318, 11 Apr 1879