The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rube Richards (Propeller), U110480, aground, 12 Oct 1901

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Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 14. -- The steamer RUBE RICHARDS stranded Saturday night on the south shore of Lake Erie, opposite Niagara Reef. The RICHARDS landed on a rocky bottom. She was bound from Toledo for Sandusky without cargo. The RICHARDS is partly covered by insurance, probably to the extent of about $10,000.
      Duluth News Tribune
      October 14, 1901

Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 5. -- The steamer RUBE RICHARDS ashore near Niagara Reef, Lake Erie, has been released, apparently without injury. The rise in the stage of water floated her off the rocks after having rested there for twenty-four hours.
      Duluth News Tribune
      October 15, 1901

Steam screw RUBE RICHARDS. U.S, No. 110480. 815,87 tons gross; 591.32 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1881. Home port, Cleveland. Ohio. 175.0 x 33.6 x 17.0 Of 600 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Rube Richards (Propeller), U110480, aground, 12 Oct 1901