Benjamin Franklin

Description

The Benjamin Franklin is a wooden sidewheel streamer that was built in 1842 by Appleby, Gilman, Buffalo, New York. The ship was used to transport passengers and freight for TBI lighthouse and fishermen. The ship grounded in a storm on Thunder Bay Island reef on October 8, 1850.

Position

Lat:  N

Long:  W

Depth of wreck

30 to 40 feet

Size of wreck

Length: 135 feet

Beam: 20 feet

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