Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Launchings; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company
Steamboat J.S. (Way #2881), a stern-wheel excursion boat with wood hull (175 ft. x 33 ft. x 5.5 ft.), was built at Howard in 1901. Owned by Captain John Streckfus, J.S. operated on the upper Mississippi River until she burned on June 18, 1910.