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Rome (Propeller), U125751, aground, 12 Sep 1902

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The steamer ROME, with 2800 tons of iron aboard, is on the bottom of Pete Grise Bay, She sprang a leak while seeking shelter from a lake Superior gale,
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 13, 1902

Steam screw ROME.* U.S. No. 125751. Of 1,847 tons gross; 1,721 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio., in 1879. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 265.0 x 36.8 x 16.4 and a crew of 22. Of 600 Indicated horse power.
      *Formerly steam screw CHICAGO.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1902
The old steamer CHICAGO of the Western Transit Co. has been rechristened ROME to make way for the new steel steamer.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      November 17, 1901

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.37491 Longitude: -87.94594
William R. McNeil
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Rome (Propeller), U125751, aground, 12 Sep 1902