The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Magnetic (Schooner), U91497, sunk, 1 Apr 1890

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The Detroit Wrecker, Murphy, has raised the sunken MAGNETIC and recovered her cargo of 1962 tons.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 27, 1890
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      Some months ago the big 4 masted schooner MAGNETIC, Cleveland, loaded with 2,000 tons of iron ore, sunk near the "Soo" so that she had 10 feet of water over her decks. The contract was taken by Tom Murphy, the price agreed on being $15,000, and he decided to raise her, cargo and all; so he put his pumps on the deck under water and began pumping, but she did not raise; then was added an air compressor to force air into the hull, and in a very short time they were rewarded by seeing her afloat, and not one pound of cargo had been removed. This is the first achievement of this feat on record, and it will revolutionize future appliances.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      October 1, 1890

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The schooner MAGNETIC, which rested at the bottom of the lake from April until September above the Soo Canal, was towed into Cleveland Saturday.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 13, 1890

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Reason: sunk
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Raised
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William R. McNeil
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Magnetic (Schooner), U91497, sunk, 1 Apr 1890