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Howard, Capt. W. A.
Captain Howard lent his painting, "View of A Steam-Vessel (The Cutter McLane)" to the 1846 Boston Athenaeum exhibition. W. A. Howard was the "McLane’s" commanding officer. He was a proponent of the Hunter’s Wheel (a pair of paddlewheels fitted in watertight casings below the waterline), which proved a failure in one of the earlier sister-ships and was removed from the "McLane" prior to her launching.