City of Rome

1881                                 City of Rome                                      1914

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle’s Sons
Launched May 14, 1881

288’ LOA, 268’ LBP, 40’ beam, 20’3” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 31, 1881 (Temp #89)
268.2 x 40.2 x 20.3, 1908.10 tons (1594.56 NT 1882)     US 125914     to:
Winslow Brothers et al., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)
(B. S. Wolvin [Master] 8/48, H. J. Winslow 27/48, R. K. Winslow 10/48 and B. L. Pennington 3/48)

Entered service June 1881

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY June 15, 1881 (#102)

Sold 1886 to Townsend Davis et al., Buffalo NY

Sold 1889 to W. M. Egan, Chicago IL

Sold 1899 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Sold 1913 to Shippers Transit Co., Cleveland OH, James D. Mitchell, Mgr.

Burned May 7, 1914 off Ripley NY, Lake Erie.  Enroute light from Buffalo NY to Toledo OH.  Run ashore to avoid sinking.  No lives lost.






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