The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, 18 May 1854

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THE ROBERT H. FOSS. -- Messrs. Chapin, Marsh & Foss new propeller, for the lumber trade, came into our river on Saturday night last. She was built by Messrs. Quayle & Martin, of Cleveland, expressly for the trade in which she is to run. It is expected she will make two trips per week to the lumber regions. Her dimensions are as follows:-- Length 125 feet; breadth of beam 26 feet; depth of hold 8 feet 6 inches; register two hundred tons.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, May 18, 1854

Steam screw ROBERT H. FOSS. U. S. No. 21448. Of 259 tons. Built Ohio City, O., 1854. First home port, Chicago, Ill. DISPOSITION:-- Renamed SOMERSET March 30, 1899, assigned new number of U 116882. Rig changed to elevator in 1907.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      1790 to 1868. The Lytle - Holdcamper List

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Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, 18 May 1854