The last of the 6 steel steamships of the Menominee Transit Co., the ROMAN, will be launched at the shipyard of the Globe Iron Works Co., Cleveland at 2:00, Tuesday.
Buffalo Morning Express
June 6, 1891
The dimensions of the new steamer ROMAN recently launched at Cleveland are as follows:- Length of keel 296 feet; length over all 312 feet; beam 40 feet and molded depth 24 feet 6 inches. Her engines are the regular pattern, Globe triple-expansion 24, 38 and 61 inch cylinder with 42 inch stroke. Two boilers, 12 feet 6 inches by 14 will furnish steam at 160 pounds pressure. The wheel is sectional, 14 feet in diameter and 17feet and 6 inches lead.
Thursday, June 11, 1891
The Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, launched the steamer ROMAN on Tuesday. This is the last of the Menominee boats and is like the others.
Port Huron Daily Times
Tuesday, June 11, 1891
Steam screw ROMAN. U. S. No. 110932. Of 2,348.43 tons gross; 1,875.23 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1891. Home port, Cleveland, O. 296.2 x 40.4 x 21.1
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892