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Charles Foster (Schooner), U125581, aground, 17 Apr 1882

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The stmb. WILLIAM EDWARDS and consorts MARION W. PAGE and CHARLES FOSTER left Chicago for Buffalo on Wednesday (4/12).
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 15, 1882 4-6

Stmb. WILLIAM EDWARDS and schrs. M.W. PAGE and CHARLES FOSTER were aground at the head of Herson's Island on Monday (4/17). Tugs WINSLOW and SWEEPSTAKES went to release them.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 19, 1882 4-9

      Port of Buffalo - Arrived April 20
      Schr CHARLES FOSTER, Chicago, 66,000 bu. corn
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 21, 1882 4-5

The schr. CHARLES FOSTER intended getting a new mainmast here, but will have to look elsewhere. Such a stick as she wants 104 ft. long and 32inches in the partners, cannot be found at this port at present.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 22, 1882 3-9

      Port of Buffalo - Cleared, April 24
Stm. WM. EDWARDS, Chicago, 1,250 tons coal
      Schr. M.W. PAGE, Chicago, 1,300 tons coal
      (no reference to CHARLES FOSTER)
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 25, 1882 3-8

Port of Buffalo - Arrived, May 17
      Stm. WM. EDWARDS, Chicago, 49,000 bu. wheat
      Schr. M.W. PAGE, Chicago, 46,000 bu. wheat
      Schr. CHARLES FOSTER, 67,000 bu. corn
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 18, 1882 4-6

The schr. CHARLES FOSTER will get a new foremast at the Union shipyard ere she leaves port. She wants a spar 104 ft. long and 32 inches in the partners.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 18, 1882 4-6

Schooner CHARLES FOSTER. U. S. No. 125581. Of 997.84 tons gross. Built Milan, Ohio, 1876. Home port, Huron, Ohio. 227.0 x 36.0 x 15.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.58948 Longitude: -82.58852
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Charles Foster (Schooner), U125581, aground, 17 Apr 1882