The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, collision, 1 Apr 1856

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Propeller FOSS and Schooner MOUNT VERNON, collided on Lake Michigan. Property loss $700 ( for both ?)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      COLLISION. - The propeller FOSS and Schr. MOUNT VERNON, came in collision in the lake, and both made the harbor on Saturday morning. The FOSS injured her stem and was obliged to get a sail over the bows. The MOUNT VERNON was damaged in the bulwarks. The latter started for Green Bay, however, yesterday morning. - Chicago Citizen, 29th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 3, 1856

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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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Reason: collision
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, collision, 1 Apr 1856