CITY OF ROME (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
125914
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Double diagonal iron straps; sister ship CUMBERLAND; largest steam craft on Great Lakes at time of launch; steel boiler house.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
H. J. Winslow, et al, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30 & 60 x 48", 1000hp, 74rpm, Cuyahaga Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH, 1881.
Dimensions
Length:
268.2'
Beam:
40.2'
Depth:
20.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1908
Tonnage (net):
1594
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ripley, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
7 May 1914
How:
Afire, beached to prevent sinking.
Notes:
Flames discovered in forward hold. Burned 30 miles west, Dunkirk, NY.
History

1881, May 14 Launched from Messrs Quayle & Sons; carried coal from Cleveland, OH - Chicago, IL.

1881, Jun Chartered, Lehigh Valley Transportation Co; coal from Cleveland - Chicago, grain from Chicago - Cleveland.

1881, Jun 8 Aground entrance of Ogden's canal, Chicago.

1882 Returned to Winslow fleet.

1882, Apr - May Series of 4 groundings; strayed into towline between JOHN B. LYON & her consort, slightly damaged steamer.

1883, May 19 Aground Adams Street Bridge, Chicago.

1883, May 24 Engine broke, Lake Huron.

1884, Apr 25 Owned Smith & Davis, Buffalo, NY.

1884, Oct New propeller from Union Drydock.

1885, Sep 20 Caught fire, Duluth elevator.

1887 Iron boiler house.

1889, Mar 26 Owned W. M. Egan, Chicago, IL.

1889, May 28 Aground, Grosse Pointe Shoals, Detroit River.

1889, Jul Struck pier of upper bridge, Blackwell Canal, Buffalo.

1889, Oct A blade of propeller knocked of by obstruction, Chicago.

1891, Sep 25 Aground nearly a week, Chicago River.

1892, Spring Minor repairs, masts reduced to one.

1898, Winter Wrecked off Point au Pelee, Lake Erie.

1898 Fore & aft steam engine with 22 & 46" cylinders, 48" stroke, 500hp at 70rpm; 12.5 x 12' scotch boiler from Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit.

1899, Aug 31 Owned J. C. Gilchrist, Cleveland, OH.

1902, Sep 11 Sprang leak, Lake Superior.

1905, Jun 27 Sunk at Tashmoo Park, St.Clair Flats, by steamer LINDEN, cargo iron ore; LINDEN also sank, 2 dead.

1905, Nov Driven ashore, Middle Island, Lake Erie.

1909, Nov 11 Aground 5 mi. north of Sheboygan, WI.

1913, Apr 30 Owned Shipper Transit Co., Mentor, OH.

1914, May 7 Burned, Ripley, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Kenneth Thro
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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