Ben Franklin III
The Ben Franklin III, launched in 1989, was designed and constructed in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Designed as a freighter, the vessel is 75 long and has a beam (or width) of 12. Constructed of wood and fiberglass, it holds approximately 75 passengers and crew.
The first Ben Franklin was one of the original boats traveling on the canal in the 1840s. The second Ben Franklin was a replica of the “passenger packet” type of canal boat. The State of Indiana used this boat beginning in 1980 to give visitors to Metamora a feel for canal life. After some nine years of service it was replaced by our present boat.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
Location. 39° 26.827′ N, 85° 8.256′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Pennington Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker is alongside the canal, near the canal bridge into Metamora. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19096 Pennington Rd, Metamora IN 47030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 307 times this year. Last updated on January 11, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5. submitted on September 19, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.