LADY FRANKLIN (1861, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
14827
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Plain head & round stern. Cabin ran her entire length.
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jacob W. Banta
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
John T. Edwards, Chicago, IL.
Ownership Notes:
Edward M. Edwards, Chicago.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Double engine "Two wheel propeller". Engines reportedly from MONTEZUMA.
Dimensions
Length:
139' 8"
Beam:
25' 6"
Depth:
10' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
341.17
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Rogers City, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
30 Sep 1895
How:
Stranded.
History

1861, Mar 9 First launched.

1861, May 1 Collided with barge MONTEZUMA at St. Joseph, MI.

1861, May 27 First enrolled Chicago, IL.

1862, Mar 28 Owned Edward M. Edwards, Chicago & William Edwards, Fox Lake, MI.

1862, Dec 29 Owned John T. Edwards & Edward M. Edwards, Chicago.

1863, Mar 19 Cabin remodelled.

1863, Apr 1 Owned A.E. Goodrich, Chicago.

1863, Apr 14 Chartered by Grand Trunk Railway Co.; ran Sarnia, ONT & Green Bay, WI.

1864, Jul 4 Aground unknown location.

1865, May 31 Readmeasured 138.6 x 25.5 x 9.5'; 249.54 gross tons.

1865, Jun 24 Owned Eber Ward, Detroit, MI.

1865, Nov 8 Sunk in Waiska Bay near Sault Ste. Marie, MI

1866, May 26 Owned James C. Stevens, St. Joseph.

1866, May 31 To run Chicago & St. Joseph.

1867, Jun 7 District change, Grand Haven, MI.

1868, Apr 21 Owned Lake Michigan Transportation Co., St. Joseph.

1869, Jan 27 Owned Redmond Prindiville et al, Chicago.

1869, Feb 25 Owned Charles Childs et al, Chicago.

1869, Dec 9 Owned W.L. Parson & Albert Latta, Chicago.

1869, Dec 23 Owned William L. Parson, Chicago.

1870, Apr 7 Owned A.M. Kinzie, Chicago; square stern.

1870, Jun 8 Chartered to run Cleveland - Port Stanley, ONT.

1870, Jun 16 Owned E. Cohen et al, Cleveland.

1872, Jan 25 Owned J.H. Palmer & Thomas Burk, Cleveland.

1872, Apr 29 Ashore Gull Point, Lake Ontario.

1872, May 13 Upper cabin removed & served as steam tug in lumber & coal trade.

1872, Oct Aground Neebish Channel, St. Mary's River; released.

1873 Repaired.

1873, Apr 22 Readmeasured 242.03 gross tons.

1874, Mar 23 Owned D.G. Steele et al, Cleveland.

1874, Oct 26 Seized by U.S. Marshal.

1875, Jun 25 Owned J.D. Bothwell, Cleveland.

1876, Mar 21 Owned James White & W.J. Baxter, Bay City, MI.

1876, Sep 27 Burned on Detroit River off Amherstberg, ONT.

1877, Nov 7 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, "vessel burned in September 1876, total loss".

1882 Rebuilt as barge by Charles Hinman, Algonac, MI; 137.6 x 27.3 x 11.2', 301.7 gross tons, 287.73 net tons; was to be renamed S.C. ROBY, but this never occurred.

1882, Sep 27 Vessel redocumented, Port Huron, US13487, owned John A. Smith et al, Algomac.

1885, Sep 21 Rig changed to sloop.

1886, Oct 14 Changed to two-mast schooner.

1889, Oct 5 Ashore in storm off Lexington, MI; released.

1895, Sep 30 Stranded Hammonds Bay, Lake Huron; total loss.

1896, Dec 30 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, "wrecked at Hammonds Bay, Lake Huron".

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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LADY FRANKLIN (1861, Propeller)