Sage, Russell

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.







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