Stephen B. Roman (ship)
|Builder:||Davie Shipbuilding & Repair Ltd., Lauzon, Quebec|
|Launched:||April 24, 1965|
|General characteristics |
|Length:||488 feet 9 inches (148.97 m)|
|Beam:||56 feet (17 m)|
|Depth:||35 feet 6 inches (10.82 m)|
|Installed power:||5,994 brake horsepower (4,470 kW)|
|Speed:||16 knots (18 mph)|
Stephen B. Roman is a Canadian bulk carrier operating on the Great Lakes. She carries dry cement to Great Lakes ports, and is named after prominent Canadian mining engineer Stephen Boleslav Roman.
She was originally launched on April 24, 1965, as Fort William, a package freighter carrying ore pellets for the Canadian Steamship Lines. She capsized on September 14, 1965, due to human error when unloading, and her lower holds were emptied, while her upper decks were heavily loaded. After she capsized aerosolized calcium chloride powder exploded when exposed to water. Five sailors lost their lives. The vessel was salvaged and restored to service in May 1966.
- George Wharton. "Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature -- Stephen B. Roman". Boatnerd. Archived from the original on 2011-04-14.
- Steve Orr (2011-04-12). "Charles Schumer seeks funds for port, bay outlet dredging". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
The freighter Stephen B. Roman, which carries dry cement from Canada to an Essroc terminal near Rochester's Turning Point Park, ran aground in the mouth of the Genesee in March 2007.
- "Stephen B. Roman (1921 – 1988) – 1989 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductee". Republic of Mining. Archived from the original on 2011-04-14.
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