The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Franklin (Propeller), U14827, aground, 26 Nov 1872

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The prop. LADY FRANKLIN went ashore on Kelley's Island reef, Tuesday night. Word was brought over on the EVENING STAR , and the owners at Cleveland notified, who telegraphed Capt. Whetstone, of the tug MYSTIC asking him to go over and pull the FRANKLIN off, but owing to the low water in the vicinity he was unable to comply with his request. It is said that the FRANKLIN is over 2 ft. out, and in a bad position. The MYSTIC will probably go to her relief.
      Sandusky Daily Register
      November 28, 1872 4-4

The prop. LADY FRANKLIN which got aground on Kelley's Island Reef Tuesday night was got off Thursday by the tug MYSTIC. One of the FRANKLIN's wheels had 3 buckets broken off. With the exception she was not much damaged. She went to the north side of the Island to take on some stone before going to Cleveland.
      Sandusky Daily Register
      November 30, 1872 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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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.60422 Longitude: -82.7074
William R. McNeil
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Lady Franklin (Propeller), U14827, aground, 26 Nov 1872