The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1859

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p.2 Letter from the Seat of Government - ...I went down to Cantin's Yard, partly to see Capt. Thomas Howard, and partly to see the old steamer Magnet. Old Magnet ! She is to be made as new as a pin, or a bright brass saucepan. Being an iron boat, of the very best iron too, she is to have new beams, new topsides, and new saloons; her engines to bereconstructed, and her boilers enlarged; in fact she is to undergo as complete a renovation as that of the Passport, which recently changed from an old steamboat into the finest vessel afloat on Lake Ontario. Such the Magnet will be, but not on Lake Ontario, for the waters of Quebec and the Saguenay are her destined location. The Quebecers want a large, handsome and safe steamer during the summer months of sea bathing and locomotion, and all these things they will possess in the new Magnet next season.....

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1859