The Howard Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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In 1911, the steam tug, Howard, was trying to salvage copper ore
from the Roda wreck which had sunk three years earlier. She arrived
from New York and anchored offshore. During her first night out, a
gale blew up, causing her to drag anchor and eventually she ended up
aground. All nine crew members were rescued without mishap, but the
Howard broke up in the surf.
Today, the Howard, also known as the Scow Wreck, lies one quarter of
a mile southeast from the Peter Rickmers
Wreck, up on the surf line
in 25 feet of water.
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