The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Roumania (Propeller), 7 May 1887

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West Bay City.---The new steamship ROUMANIA, built at Davidson's yard for Captain James Corrigan and John Huntington, was launched on the 7th.inst. She is 300 feet overall, 281 feet keel, 40 feet beam, and 22 feet depth of hold, and is calculated to carry 2,600 tons, fourteen miles an hour on 100 tons of coal the round trip between Chicago and Buffalo. She is fitted out with very fine acommodations forward for the officers and crew, and has also three elegant spare rooms for guests. All the rooms will be heated with steam. The dining-room, pantry, and mess-room are very handsomely fitted up. The engineer's and firemen's rooms will be between decks, aft of the engine and are provided with every comfort and convenience. Her machinery consists of triple expansion engines, built by Samuel F.Hodge & Co.,of Detroit. The high pressure cylinder is 21 inches, intermediate 32 inches, and low pressure 54 inches with 48 inch stroke. She has two steel boilers of the Scotch type, built by the Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, of seven eighth inch steel, 10 and a half by 11 and a half feet and allowed 160 pounds of steam to the square inch. She has an American Ship's Windlass Co's improved bed plate steam windlass, steam capstan forward and steam capstan on the quarter deck, worked by two 8 inch engines, which will enable one man to do the work of twenty-five. Captain Reed, last season on the AUSTRALASIA, will sail her.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. May 12, 1887 p.5

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Roumania (Propeller), 7 May 1887