John B. Cowle


John B. Cowle was a steam freighter laid down by Jenks Shipbuilding in Port Huron, and was launched in October 1902 for Cowle Transport Corporation. Under a journey from Duluth to Soo Locks loaded with iron ore, she collided with the steamer Isaac M. Scott and sank outside Whitefish Bay 12. July 1909. Eleven people lost their lives in the accident. The wreck was found in 1972 north of Whitefish Bay on a depth of 50 to 65 meter. Several artifacts from the wreck is today exhibited at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Also see the wreck of Vienna that lies nearby.

Former names:
John B. Cowle

420,0 x 50,2 x 24,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4731 grt
Port Huron ( US ) 1902
Cleveland ( US )
46°44'26.1"N 84°57'52.6"W

Picture: John B. Cowle
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Last updated: March 2021