The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
I. N. Foster (Propeller), aground, 12 Jun 1905

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Manistee, June 11 - In the heavy fog last night the I.N. FOSTER, bound for Sturgeon Bay to Saugatuck with a cargo of stone, ran ashore tow miles north of Big Pt. Sable. The stranded boat was discovered by the stm. CHARLES REITZ, which was unable to release her. The crew of the FOSTER was taken off by the crew of the Manistee Life Savers and brought here today.
The steamer is leaking badly and is now full of water. She rests on a sandy bottom, with 10 ft. of water forward and 15 ft. aft. With a tug and lighter the boat can probably be saved. Leatham & Smith of Sturgeon Bay have been wired for assistance.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 12, 1905 2-2

      Manistee, June 14 - The I.N. FOSTER, which ran ashore near Big Point Sable on Monday, has been released by the tug LEATHAM from Sturgeon Bay and proceeded to Saugatuck. The boat seems to be but slightly damaged.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 15, 1905 8-2

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05778 Longitude: -86.51425
William R. McNeil
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I. N. Foster (Propeller), aground, 12 Jun 1905