The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Franklin (Schooner), U14827, collision, 28 May 1887

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Detroit.----the steambarge WESTFORD, having the barges MONITOR and LADY FRANKLIN in tow, ran aground on the foot of Fighting Island early Saturday morning. The LADY FRANKLIN crashed into the stern of the MONITOR, carrying away her whole stern. The LADY FRANKLIN sustained only slight damages. The MONITOR was lightered of three-fourths of her deck load and docked in the upper drydock.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 2, 1887 p. 4

Propeller LADY FRANKLIN. U. S. No. 14827. Of 341 tons. Built Chicago, Ill., 1861. First home port, Chicago, Ill. DISPOSITION:-- Burnt Nov. 7, 1877. Rig changed to barge Dec. 3, 1882.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 - 1868

Schooner LADY FRANKLIN. U. S. No. 14827. Of 301.70 tons gross; 287.73 tons net. Built at Chicago, Ill., in 1861. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 137.6 x 27.2 x 11.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.216944 Longitude: -83.118611
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Lady Franklin (Schooner), U14827, collision, 28 May 1887