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E. M. Foster (Propeller), C85471, capsized, 10 Oct 1888

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The propeller E.M. FOSTER, ashore at Port Hopeis also a total loss. She is rolled over on her side and the N. E. gale that is blowing now will probably break her up. She is insured for $10,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 12, 1888

The wrecked steamer E.M. FOSTER has been towed to Marine City and will be rebuilt at Holland's yard. She will be converted into a ferry and used at this port.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, January 11, 1889
A.M. Carpenter has purchased and will rebuild the E>M. FOSTER.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, January 22, 1889

A. M. arpenter's steam barge , FOSTER, has been changed to an American bottom in 9 days, a record.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, feburary 22, 1889

A. M. Carpenter will call his rebuilt barge the EDWARD H. JENKS
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, March 22, 1889

The JENKS, sunk by a collision with the MORLEY, was built at Port Dover, Ont., and was formerly the steamer E. M. FOSTER, which capsized on Saginaw Bay in 1888 with a load of pulp wood. She finally drifted ashore at Port Hope and was purchased by Currie & Jenks. She was released and taken to Marine City and rebuilt into the JENKS. The MORLEY is owned by the Hawgood & Avery Transit Company of Cleveland.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, September 3, 1891

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Reason: capsized
Freight: pulp wood
Remarks: Rebuilt as EDWARD H. JENKS
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
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E. M. Foster (Propeller), C85471, capsized, 10 Oct 1888