CITY OF ROME

Located at Latitude: 42° 17′ 10.2012″ N Longitude: -79° 43′ 4.5588″ W

Vessel Name
CITY OF ROME
Build Year
1881
Official Number
US125914
Construction
Build City
Cleveland
Build State
OH
Vessel Type
Bulk Freighter
Number of Decks
2
Hull Materials
Wood
Builder Name
Quayle & Martin
Ownership
Original Owner
H. J. Winslow, et al
Original Owner Location
Buffalo, NY
Power (Sail)
Propulsion Type
Screw
Sail Number Masts
4
Power (Mechanical)
Engine Type
For-and-Aft Compound
Engine Number Cylinders
2
Engine Number Boilers
2
Engine Number Propellers
1
Dimensions
Length
268.2
Beam
40.2
Depth
20.3
Tonnage Gross
1908
Tonnage Net
1594
Final Disposition
Final Location
Ripley, NY.
Lake Erie.
Final Date Month
5
Final Date Day
7
Final Date Year
1914
Final How
Afire, beached to prevent sinking.
Final Notes
Flames discovered in forward hold.
Burned 30 miles west, Dunkirk, NY.
History and Notes
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.