The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Benjamin Franklin (Schooner), U2381, aground, 1 May 1862

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FRANKLIN, BEN Schooner, cargo corn, ashore on the East Sister Reef, Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 26, 1863. Casualty List, 1862

UNDOUBTEDLY BROKEN TO PIECES. -- The schooner BEN FRANKLIN, already reported ashore at East Sister Island, it is feared will become a total loss. Owing to the roughness of the weather for the past few days nothing could be accomplished towards getting her off, and the heavy gale of yesterday has doubtless broken her in pieces. -- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, May 23, 1862
      Schr. BEN FRANKLIN, which was supposed to have become a total wreck at East Sister, has by the timely aid of the tug F. MOORE been got afloat and brought up to this city, and will be immediately repaired at no great expense. Mr. R. Swift we learn, acted a prominent part in the rescue of this unfortunate vessel. --- Detroit Advertiser
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, May 27, 1862
Schooner BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. U. S. No. 2381. Of 147.22 tons. Home port, Sodus, N.Y.

      Schooner BEN FRANKLIN. Of 172 tons. Built at Sodus by D. McNett in 1857. Home port, Sodus. Owned by Hunter, Bates & Co. Value $5,000 Class A 2. REMARKS -- Flat
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1861

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: $1,500
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Benjamin Franklin (Schooner), U2381, aground, 1 May 1862