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Benjamin Franklin (Schooner), U2381, lightning, 1 Sep 1866


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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. - The schooner BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was struck by lightning on Saturday morning last, when off the port of Milwaukee. The topmasts of the vessel were completely splintered.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 6, 1866



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: lightning
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1866
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18719
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Benjamin Franklin (Schooner), U2381, lightning, 1 Sep 1866