FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
2381
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sodus, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Henry Doviel
Original Owner and Location:
D. McNett & D. Hunter, Sodus, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
172
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Canby Reef, near Port Clinton, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
5 Nov 1877
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Bound Cleveland - Detroit, was grounded in a storm; salvage efforts two weeks later by tug OSWEGO abandoned.
History

1857 - 67 Six enrollments Oswego, NY.

1860 Owned Hunter, Bates & Co., Sodus, NY.

1861, Apr Struck rock, Maumee River; 147.22 tons.

1861, Aug Damaged cargo in Lake Erie Gale.

1862, May Aground East Sister Reef, Lake Erie with corn; released; large repairs.

1862, Dec Sunk at Milwaukee, Lake Michigan, wheat laden.

1864 Owned David Hunter, Sodus, NY.

1866 Owned William Hunter, Sodus, NY.

1867 Lengthened & rebuilt 105 x 21 x 8.

1868 147.22 gross tons; US2381.

1870 Repaired, Portsmouth.

1871 Owned William Hunter, Sodus, NY.

1874 Repaired.

1876 Owned Vermillion, OH.

1877, Nov 5 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN (1857, Schooner)