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Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, aground, 19 Sep 1856

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Propeller ROBERT H. FOSS, ashore at Kalamazoo. Got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The effects of the late gale appear to have been quite disastrous. It is reported that between 20 and 30 vessels are ashore on Lake Michigan. The propeller R.E. FOSS is ashore at Kalamazoo, in Grand River, Michiagn.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, September 23, 1856

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      The tug CUSHING which went to the assistance of the FOSS, returned yesterday
afternoon, and reports her off and all right.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      September 25, 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: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.67669 Longitude: -86.21532
William R. McNeil
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Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, aground, 19 Sep 1856