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The Howard Steele


January 19, 1877

Sch. Howard Steele left port for LaHave Banks, Nov. 2th, was spoken Dec. 8th, the day previous to the terrible gale, and this is the last that has been heard of her.
She had a crew of eleven men, viz.:

Edward Murphy, of Gloucester, leaves a widow and one child
William Silvey, leaves a widow and two children
Patrick Costello, of Boston, leaves a widow
Barnard P. Scanlan, of Rockport, single
George Melroy
Peter Stapleton
Edward Walsh
Thomas Ready
Peter ________
James McQuillan
_______ Curtis,
all single

Most of the crew was of Nova Scotia and have followed fishing form this port for several years. The Howard Steele was owned by Mr. George Steele, 50.37 tons, valued at $5150, on which there was an insurance of $4506 and $625 on outfits in the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Ins. Office. 


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