The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Howard (Propeller), U980, aground, 13 Jun 1921

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Steam screw HOWARD. U. S. No. 980. Of 195 tons gross. Built 1864. On June 13, 1921, vessel stranded on Victoria Isle, lake Ontario [sic], with 14 persons on bord. No lives were lost.
      Loss Reported of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1922

      Steam screw HOWARD.* U.S. No. 980. Of 195.48 tons gross; 97.74 tons net. Built 1864 at Wilmington, Del. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 114.5 x 22.2 x 10.0
* formerly steam screw [a] ADMIRAL D.D. PORTER [b] British steam screw HOWARD.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1890

      ADMIRAL D.D. PORTER. Canadian Official Number 74376. Built 1864 at Wilmington, Del. ex U.S. until 1877. Burnt Port Huron Nov. 27, 1888. Rebuilt as U.S. HOWARD. Lost 1921.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant
      Steamships, 1809 to 1930

NOTE:-- Victoria Island lies off the Ontario shore of lake Superior, behind Isle Royale.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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Howard (Propeller), U980, aground, 13 Jun 1921