The Louise Howard was a 173 gross, 116 net ton wooden-hulled schooner built in 1917 at East Boothbay, ME. She was 126.8' in length, 26.5' in beam and 12.3' in depth of hold. Her home port was New York.
On August 14, 1921 the New York Times reported: “The fishing schooner Louise Howard, from New York, went aground today in a half gale off Beaufort Bar. The crew of ten men was taken off by the Coast Guard, despite the heavy sea. The schooner was to have engaged in shark fishing and carried nearly a ton of dynamite, her commander said."