Howard

Location: 
Victoria Island
Organization: 
SOS Superior
Built Year: 
1864
Built Location: 
Wilmington Delaware
Wreck Type: 
tug
Length: 
114'5"
Beam: 
22'2"
Draft: 
10'
Tonnage: 
195
Description: 
Build in 1864 as a gunrunner called 'Admiral D.D. Porter' then eventually renamed 'Howard" in 1889. On June 13 1921, Howard became stranded on a shoal off Victoria Island then caught fire and burned to a total loss. No lives were lost. Most of the wreckage lies in 40' to 60' of water including the steeple compound engine. The propeller is at 50'. Further down the shoal starting at about 100' is what appears to be another wreck of a barge. Locals who have explored further will tell you there is a second wreck deeper but better to leave folklore alone.
Sank Year: 
1921
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Superior

Location

48° 4' 52.2588" N, 89° 21' 47.6388" W
Depth min: 
40
Depth max: 
130+
Current: 
0.5-1 Knot
Buoy Type: 
Spar
Line Type: 
Nylon - twist
Line Size: 
3/4"
Line Length: 
65
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cement - Small
Buoy Anchor Weight: 
600+
Notes: 
Advanced level

Location

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