FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN (1842, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Gilman Appleby
Original Owner and Location:
Gilman Appleby, Stephen Clark, Hiram Burton, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
135'
Beam:
19' 10"
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
231 28/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
8 Oct 1853
How:
Wrecked.
History

1842, Apr 20 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1843, Sep 16 Owned John L. Edwards et al, Buffalo.

1844 Operated on Erie Canal.

1845, Nov Damaged on entering Cleveland Harbor in a storm.

1845 Ran Buffalo, Monroe, MI & Detroit, MI.

1845, Dec Laid up Huron.

1846 - 50 Seven enrollments Detroit, MI.

1847, Apr 13 Owned Henry Disbrow, Monroe, MI.

1849, Apr 2 Owned Sheldon McKnight, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1849, Mar On Buffalo, Toledo & Monroe Line with SOUTHERNER, BALTIMORE, CLINTON, MORTON & WAYNE.

1849, Sep Carried ore Soo - Buffalo; siezed this month by Canadian authorities at Round Island for revenue law violations; bonded by owner & proceeded.

1849, Oct 4 Forced to jettison cargo in gale, Saginaw Bay.

1850, Mar 26 Owned Henry Walker, Detroit, MI.

1850, Oct 5 Stranded Thunder Bay Island; passengers & crew safe; 500 barrels cargo salvaged.

1853, Oct 8 Wrecked Lake Huron; owned Capt. H. J. Jones, Soo.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
Loudon G. Wilson
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN (1842, Steamer)
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