1881 Russell Sage 1921
Wooden Great Lakes package freighter
Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 22
Launched May 21, 1881
230’ LOA, 218’ LBP, 32’6” beam, 24’ depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, steeple compound engine, 550 IHP
Enrolled at Buffalo NY June 10, 1881 (Temp #68)
218.0 x 32.8 x 13.4, 1224.25 tons (1104.75 NT 1882) US 110472 to:
J. P. Cottrell, Marine City MI (home port Toledo OH)
Entered service June 1881
Permanent enrollment at Toledo OH June 14, 1881 (#21)
Sold 1890 to Lake Erie Transportation Co., Monroe MI, A. W. Colton, Mgr. (home port to Monroe MI)
Sold 1906 to Frank S. Upton, Charlotte NY. Converted to bulk freighter for the lumber trade at Marine City MI.
Remeasured to 32.0 beam and 597 GT, 456 NT
Sold 1907 to George C. Bayliss, Binghamton NY, Carbray Son & Co., Quebec QC, Mgr. (home port to Ogdensburg NY)
Burned Nov 2, 1912 at dock at Oswego NY and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.
Enrollment surrendered March 17, 1914.
Sold 1917 to The Barge Ireland Co., Atlas Transportation Corporation, Mgr., an affiliate of George Hall Coal Co. (home port to Montreal QC) and renamed Atlasco. Converted to barge at Sorel QC.
Enrolled Canadian at 227.5 x 33.0 x 13.1, 810 GT, 788 NT Can 138234
Sold 1919 to Sincennes-McNaughton Line, Montreal QC
Foundered Aug 17, 1921 off South Bay Point, 30 miles west of Kingston ON, Lake Ontario. Undetow with barge Condor by a small steamer with cargo of coal, sprang leak in gale. No lives lost.