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STEAMER ROME BURNED.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 18. -- The steamer ROME, a wooden vessel, owned by J. W. Norcross of Toronto, was burned to the water's edge yesterday lying at a dock in the St. Marys River about 20 miles below the Soo. The origin of the fire is not known.
Buffalo Evening News
November 17, 1909
Steamer ROME. Official Canada No. 126048. Of 2045 tons gross. Built Cleveland, Ohio in 1879. 265 x 37 x 15. DISPOSITION -- ex U. S. until 1909. Burnt at Lime Island, Lake Michigan, November 17, 1909.
Preliminary List of Canadian Steamships
Inland and Coastal, 1809 to 1930
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.
November 17, 1901
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- Reason: fire
Remarks: Total loss
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Michigan, United States
Latitude: 46.08641 Longitude: -83.9989
- William R. McNeil
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