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Kate E. Howard (Schooner), U14169, gale damage, 2 May 1911

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      Milwaukee, May 3. - The crew of the two-masted schooner KATE E. HOWARD, consisting of the captain and three men, had a harrowing experience off North Point before they were saved from death by the steamer BESSEMER, which hove in sight at 5 o'clock, just as the unfortunate sailors were about to give up all hope, and were taken aboard and brought into port yesterday.
      Those rescued are: Captain John Ceader; Alfred Bjorklund; Edward Peterson and first mate Forest Angwall, all three of Marinteet.
      The HOWARD filled with water and almost turned turtle.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, May 3, 1911

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      Several Inches Below Normal In This Port This Morning.
      Vessels Grounding All Over The Lakes.
      That capable ally of spring gales, low water, has been much in evidence all over the lakes this spring, and the number of vessels aground increases every day. The steamer J.J.H. BROWN of Buffalo, coal-laden from Toledo to Milwaukee, went hard aground on the Limekilm crossing on Tuesday night and a considerable part of her cargo is being lightered for her release. The SCOTTISH HERO struck at the entrance to Midland harbor yesterday morning and was badly damaged. The lighter PROGRESS, the KATE E. HOWARD and the CRESCENT CITY had narrow escapes in the storm, and the WILLIAM A. PINE which went aground on the newly discovered shoal at the intersection of the St. Clair Flats canal range and the Isle Aux Peches range and it will be seen that this spring has been a fairly exciting one on the Great Lakes.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, May 4, 1911

Schooner KATE E. HOWARD. U. S. No. 14169. Of 96.37 tons gross; 91.56 tons net. Built Holland, Mich., 1867. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 97.3 x 21.9 x 6.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.06446 Longitude: -87.86897
William R. McNeil
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Kate E. Howard (Schooner), U14169, gale damage, 2 May 1911