ROUMANIA (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
110733
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Hold beams, diagonal steel straps, steel boilerhouse & steam pumps
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Corrigan & Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
Propulsion Notes:
21, 32 + 54 x 42" stroke, 900hp at 85rpm engine built by Samuel F. Hodge Works, Detroit, Michigan Two 10 x 11'6", 150 pounds steam scotch boilers built by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, New York
Dimensions
Length:
273'
Beam:
39'
Depth:
22.5'
Tonnage (gross):
1837
Tonnage (net):
1441
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Southeast Shoal, Lake Erie
Date:
  1930
How:
Foundered
Notes:
Hulk foundered while under tow Ecorse, Michigan to Cleveland, Ohio
History

1887, May Launched at West Bay City, Michigan; first Lake Freighter to

have a triple expansion engine

1887, May 20 Enrolled at Port Huron, Michigan

1888 Towed barge F.A. GEORGER

1889, March 12 Owned W.C. Richardson, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio

1889, October In collision with schooner DAVID YANCE, at Foot of Sugar

Island, Saint Mary's River, both vessels damaged

1890, April 19 Lost steering & crashed into Clark's Dock, Sarnia,

Ontario; demolished warehouse

1894 Towed barge J.J. BARLUM

1905 Towed barge CRETE

1916, March 16 Owned C.A. Becker, Cleveland

1917, January 11 Owned Reiss Steamship Company, Duluth, Minnesota

1917, July 21 Owned Lake & Ocean Navigation Company, Duluth

1918 Engine removed & replaced, old engine went to steamer STURGEON

BAY, new engine from GEORGE H. VAN VLECK, steeple compound, 21 +

44 x 36" stroke, 400hp at 72rpm, from King Iron Works, Buffalo,

New York, 1875, two scotch boilers 11' x 121", 150 pounds steam

from Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1889

1919, April 26 Owned William Nicholson, Detroit

1928, September 28 Documents surrendered at Detroit, "dismantled"

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

ROUMANIA (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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ROUMANIA (1887, Bulk Freighter)