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A. Rossetter (Propeller), aground, 11 Oct 1855

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ROSSITER Propeller, ashore at the head of L. M. Total loss. Property loss $7,600.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

PROPELLER ROSSITER ASHORE. -- The propeller ROSSITER, Capt. Napier, went ashore yesterday morning about 25 miles east of Calumet Light. Passengers and crew all got on the beach, where they will stay tonight. She is badly injured and cannot be saved. All credit is due Capt. Napier and the crew for their efforts in getting the passengers ashore. The ROSSITER plies between this city and St. Joseph. -- Chicago Tribune, 12th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 16, 1855

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"A. Rossiter", prop stm., 200 tons built at Chicago in 1847. Wrecked (stranded, later broke up 5 October 11, 1855 on Calumet River Bar, Illinois.
      from `Lytle List' and Capt. Hamilton

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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A. Rossetter (Propeller), aground, 11 Oct 1855