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0227: Marshall University Regional Photograph Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
Steamer "Oronoco", later the "Ben Franklin" at Red Wing, Minn., b&w. Back reads: Red Wing, Minn. Str Ornoco, later str Ben Franklin Received from Gary Gitlitz, owner of old Library restaurant, ca. 1980-1984 "Way's Packet Directory", p. 358, states originally built 1892 as a sternwheel wooden hull packet, named the "E. Rutledge" and then owned by the Dr. Mayo brothers and renamed "Oronoco" and converted to a personal pleasure boat in 1913. Sold 1921 to Ben Franklin Coal Co., in Moundsville, W.Va. and renamed "Ben Franklin"
Subject Terms: Red Wing, Minn. Boats Steamboats
"Steamboat Oronoco, later the Ben Franklin" (1920). 0227: Marshall University Regional Photograph Collection. 152.