The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. B. Ruggles (Brig), lost deck load, 14 Sep 1851

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Brig S.B. RUGGLES, coming up from Buffalo, with a new locomotive for the Lakeshore Railroad, lost it overboard off Ashtabula, some time in the night. It stood on deck crossways, and a heavy lurch of the vessel in a big sea, started her from her fastenings, and she took bulkwarks and all overboard. No insurance. The tender was saved. Morning Express, Buffalo
      Wednesday, September 17, 1851

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RUGGLES, S.B. Brig, bound up from Buffalo to Cleveland, broached too in the gale, and lost overboard a locomotive from her deck. Value $5,000. Sept. 14, 1851.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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September 14, 1851. - Brig S.B. RUGGLES, lost locomotive off deck, and some spars from slings at her side. Property loss, $8,000
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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Reason: lost deck load
Lives: nil
Cargo: $8,000
Remarks: Locomotive overboard
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
William R. McNeil
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S. B. Ruggles (Brig), lost deck load, 14 Sep 1851