ROMEO (1889, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
110815
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Note: Similar to JULIET.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Hull Number:
51
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Master Carpenter:
George F. Williams
Original Owner and Location:
Delta Transportation Co., Escanaba, MI or Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
8 x 10", 100hp@150 rpm engine built by Sutton Brothers Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, 1889; 4'6" x 8'6", 120# steam, firebox boiler by M. Riter & Co., Buffalo.
Dimensions
Length:
70.8'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
6.7'
Tonnage (gross):
61.09
Tonnage (net):
44.12
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Arthur, Texas.
Gulf of Mexico.
Date:
29 Mar 1911
How:
Documents surrendered; out of commission; presumed abandoned.
History

1889, Jul Sued Cheboygan Boom Company for damage by log obstructions.

1895 Owned Benjamin Shurtleff, Chicago, IL.

1895, Mar Ran lake front excursions, Chicago; then to original route Petoskey, MI - Cheboygan, MI.

1896, Sep Was to run Port Huron, MI to Sarnia, ONT, but company failed, route abandoned; vessel taken to Detroit.

1898, Mar 28 Owned Edwin Andrews, Saginaw, MI.

1899, May 3 To Lake Charles, Louisiana; same owner.

1907-11 Owned Beaumont, TX & Port Arthur, TX.

1911, Mar 29 Documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ROMEO (1889, Excursion Vessel)