John B. Cowle
A 420 foot steel steamer that collided with the steamer that collided with the steamer Isaac M Scott on July 12,1909, now rest in two sections in 220 feet of water. The stern can be reached at about 185 feet. The Cowle is mostly intact & sits with her stern at the shallowest point.
|JOHN B. COWLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 77559
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, Jenks, Port Huron
Specs : 420x50x28, 4731g 3911n
Date of loss : 1909, Jul 12
Place of loss : 1 mi NW of Whitefish Pt.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 14 of 24
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Rammed by the large steel bulker ISAAC M. SCOTT(qv) and sank in 3 minutes. Heavy fog covered the area at the time. SCOTT and the passing bulker GOODYEAR picked up survivors.
Wreck located by divers in 1972.
Photos by Bob Epson
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