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 Robert Foulis

Robert Foulis

Birth
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Death 28 Jan 1866 (aged 69)
Saint-John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Burial Saint-John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Memorial ID 8170559 · View Source
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Engineer and Artist. A partner in a iron foundry, he competed a survey of the Saint John River from Fredericton, New Brunswick, to Grand Falls, New Brunswick, in 1826, designed a steam powered boat used on the Saint John River, started a school, and was one of the founders of the New Brunswick Museum. A noted inventor as well, Foulis is the true inventor of the fog horn. The first one ever was erected on Partridge Island, New Brunswick, but credit of the invention went to an American named Dobell, who patented it before Foulis could. Foulis never received any money for his invention and he died penniless and poor in 1866.

Bio by: Peterborough K


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 9 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8170559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Foulis (5 May 1796–28 Jan 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8170559, citing Fernhill Cemetery, Saint-John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .