The ROMAN was built in 1853, from the old propeller OSWEGO, one of the first ever on the lakes. Her cargo of wheat was consigned to Ames & Sloan, and is fully insured. Vessel insured for $2,500. -- Oswego Times
Buffalo Daily Republic
Monday, October 18, 1858
NOTE:-- the above is a small part taken from the newspaper's account of the total loss of the ROMAN, in 1858.