The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Rome (Propeller), U125914, burnt, 1 Dec 1883

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About 10 o'clock Tuesday morning a small fire occurred in the engine room of the steamer CITY OF ROME, lying at the foot of Washington Street. A gallon of "black" oil, which had been drawn for cleaning the boiler, caught fire from the contact of it's gas with the flame of a lamp, The crew, with the use of the pony pump, extinguished the fire. Beyond a scorching to the adjoining woodwork, no damage was done. -- Buffalo Report.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 6, 1883

Steam screw CITY OF ROME. U. S. No. 125914. Of 1908 tons gross; 1594 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1881. Home port, Sandusky, O. 268.2 x 40.2 x 20.3 Crew of 17. Of 500 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damage slight
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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City of Rome (Propeller), U125914, burnt, 1 Dec 1883