The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Samuel Foster (Propeller), aground, 8 Oct 1897

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      The SAMUEL FOSTER, loaded with pig iron, bound for Tonawanda, passed the International Bridge at 8:25 yesterday morning. While continuing her way down the river she went on a shoal at Germania Park. She had a good load on and was hard aground. Tugs were called and went to her assistance, but it was impossible for 3 tugs to budge the FOSTER an inch. It was found that before the boat could be released it would be necessary to lighten it. So a lighter was sent for, and at a late hour last night some of the cargo of the FOSTER still was being taken off.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      October 9, 1897 3-1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: pig iron
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
William R. McNeil
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Samuel Foster (Propeller), aground, 8 Oct 1897