The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1861

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p.2 The Editor's Recollections of Last Week - (part):

The steamer Magnet going down this morning, I took passage in her for the convenience of travelling and the saving of time. Since her refitment last spring, the Magnet has become a first class vessel in point of accommodation - she always was first class in point of sea-worthiness. Her Upper Cabin extends her whole length, and her state-rooms are large and commodious. Fifty passengers sat down to dinner, and she had 2000 barrels of flour on board - pretty good business considering. Capt. Thomas Howard is a popular commander; attentive to the duties of his vessel, and kind and polite to his passengers, - particularly to the ladies. The Magnet will remain on the Through Line Route until the middle of June, when she will descend to Quebec, and during the hot summer months, resume her Saguenay business, returning to the Through Line early in September. She is, perhaps, the only cabin passenger steamboat afloat fit to encounter the perils of the Lower St. Lawrence during one of its frequent storms...

note: it also mentions Calvin & Breck's tugs and the fact that the flour and grain trade is in a wretched state.

-grain traffic continues, prop. Union, prop. General Taylor and sch. Perry Hannah arrive. [Sarnia Observer]

-Copper - steamer Illinois arrives at Detroit from Lake Superior with load.

-Saguenay has been raised.

p.3 Imports - 25,27.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1861