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Carl Franklin

Captain Carl F. Keener, bay pilot

Captain Carl F. Keener, bay pilot

Capt. Carl F. Keener, a retired Chesapeake Bay pilot and World War II Navy veteran, died July 25 from complications of a lung infection at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The longtime Timonium resident was 87. Carl Franklin Kenner was born in Baltimore and raised on East 35th Street. After dropping out of junior high school, he went to sea aboard a collier that was bound for South America. Captain Keener's maritime adventure was short-lived, but not before his ship broke down and was taken to Panama for repairs and he transited the Panama Canal. After returning to New York, where he was paid off, he returned to Baltimore. When he was 16, he joined the merchant marine and after...