Ben Franklin III
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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is alongside the canal, near the canal bridge into Metamora. Marker is in this post office area: Metamora IN 47030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metamora Grist Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Front Dry Goods Store (about 700 feet away); Jenks and Martindale Grocery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metamora Masonic Lodge
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 368 times since then. 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.