The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Franklin (Propeller), U14827, aground, 1 Nov 1865

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The Steamer Lady Franklin Sunk in Waiska Bay. No Lives Lost. The Detroie Free Press of the 6th Inst., says: Intelligence was broutht to Detroit yesterday of the sinking of the propeller LADY FRANKLIN in Waiska Bay, above the Sault Ste. Marie, on Thursday last. The particulars which have come to hand are that the LADY FRANKLIN attempted to leave the harbor on that day, but was driven back by the fierce gale that prevailed. Shortly after casting her anchors, a schooner also sought refuge in the bay, and dropped anchor at the stern of the propeller. The gale increasing in fury, the LADY FRANKLIN dragged her anchor and collided with the schooner. They were driven together several times with tremendous force, until it was discovered that the FRANKLIN was in a sinking condition. She was headed for the wharf, where she shortly afterwards arrived and sank in twelve feet of water. No lives were lost. Measures were being taken to raise the sunken boat. The schooner, it is said was also considerably damaged.
      Cleveland Leader
      November 8, 1865 4-4

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

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.42169 Longitude: -84.58533
William R. McNeil
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Lady Franklin (Propeller), U14827, aground, 1 Nov 1865