The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
I. N. Foster (Schooner), aground, 7 Aug 1887

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Propeller I.N. FOSTER of 304 Tons. Home port, Buffalo. Owned by Daushey, built 1872 and classed as A 2. On August 7, 1887 with a cargo of ore vessel went ashore on Lake Michigan and became a total loss. Property loss, hull $8,000 cargo $4,000
      1887 Casualty List (total loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

Buffalo.---Captain Danahy of the schooner I.N. FOSTER, stranded on Fisherman's Shoal, telegraphs that after the Escanaba Wrecking Company had pulled on the schooner with the propeller OSWEGATCHIE and two tugs, they gave up the contract. Captain McLeod has gone to look at the vessel, but the underwriters have virtually given her up and got their $3,667 insurance on her gone. She is in only two feet of water and 250 feet from deep water. The I.N. FOSTER, 304 tons, was built at Port Huron by Fitzgerald in 1872, is owned by Danahy of Buffalo. Valued at $8,000 and classed as A 2.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Aug. 18, 1887 p.5

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $8,000
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.36443 Longitude: -86.77984
William R. McNeil
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I. N. Foster (Schooner), aground, 7 Aug 1887