The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thomas H. Howland (Schooner), U24978, leak, 20 Aug 1887

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Chicago.---The schooner THOMAS HOWLAND, which arrived at South Chicago Tuesday evening, narrowly escaped foundering in the heavy blow of Monday night. She was ore-laden from Escanaba and sprung a leak while coming up Lake Michigan. The crew manned the pumps until they were exhausted, and when the vessel was abreast of Racine she had two feet of water in her hold. A signal of distress was set in the rigging and the Racine life-saving crew promptly responded and remained aboard of the vessel until she reached her destination.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Aug. 25, 1887 p. 1

Schooner THOMAS H. HOWLAND. U. S. No. 24978. Of 298.73 tons gross; 283.80 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1872. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 138.8 x 26.2 x 11.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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Thomas H. Howland (Schooner), U24978, leak, 20 Aug 1887