Rochester (wooden)

1880                                     Rochester                                 1912

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 17

278’ LOA, 40’6” beam, 27’ depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, steeple compound engine,

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Aug 12, 1880 (#10)
266.9 x 40.0 x 16.0, 2220.05 tons (2046.30 NT 1882)     US 110438     to:
Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1880

Firm renamed Union Steamboat Line 1904

Stranded Nov 1905 near Escanaba MI, Lake Michigan.  Released Dec 5, 1905

Sold 1906 to Sydney C. McLouth, Marine City MI (home port to Port Huron MI), rebuilt and renamed Sydney C. McLouth.

Burned June 27, 1912 near Pensaukee WI, Green Bay.  No lives lost.  Vessel had just departed Green Bay WI.  Crew took to lifeboats.  Enrollment surrendered June 29, 1912.







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