The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Franklin (Tug), 1 Aug 1881

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The history of the tug LADY FRANKLIN is given by a Kingston exchange: The tug LADY FRANKLIN is being torn to pieces and the engine taken out for transference to the tug now building. The old boiler will not be used. The FRANKLIN was built in Cleveland in 1861 by Quayle & Martin. For some time she did towing upon the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers. She had at that time the engine which was afterward placed in the tug TORNADO, which in 1870 was blown up at Oswego. From Detroit the FRANKLIN went to Oswego, and was subsequently purchased by Sylvester Bros., Toronto, from Smith & Post, of Oswego. In 1871 Mr. Chaffee of this city purchased her. He did not keep her long, as, in the same year she was purchased by Capt. James F. Allen, and has been in service up to a short time ago.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, August 5, 1881

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Lady Franklin (Tug), 1 Aug 1881