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Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, aground, 28 Sep 1856

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

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      ASHORE. - The propeller R.H. FOSS went ashore at Muskegan, high and dry, on the 28th. ult. Her stern was badly stove by the schooner FORESTER, which is also ashore at the same place. The schooner FRANCIS, and HENRY CLAY, are also ashore at the same place.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 2, 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: $4,500
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
William R. McNeil
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Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, aground, 28 Sep 1856