Robert H. Foss (Propeller), U21448, broke machinery, 1 Jun 1860
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FOSS, R.H. Propeller, collapsed her water-jacket off Chicago, Lake Michigan.
Buffalo Morning Express
March 11, 1861. (Casualty List 1860)
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BOILER EXPLOSION ON LAKE MICHIGAN. - The propeller R.H. FOSS, last week, on her way from Chicago to Muskegon, when about fifteen miles out, and running under seventy-five pounds of steam, burst her boiler, scalding the fireman badly, and several of the deck hands slightly. No cause can be assigned for the explosion, as her boilers were tested but two weeks since, under a pressure of 130 pounds.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Monday, July 2, 1860
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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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Hull damage: $470
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Illinois, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes