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Charles Walker (Schooner), struck by lightning, 26 Sep 1847

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WALKER, CHARLES Schooner, struck by lightning in Straits of Mackinac.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

WALKER, CHARLES Schooner, was struck by lightning in the Straits of Mackinac, striking her main top mast, running down into her hold and passing out through her side.
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. -- The schooner CHARLES WALKER encountered a severe thunderstorm in the South Passage, Mackinaw Straits, on Sunday, Sept. 26, at half past 11 A. M. The boat was struck, shivering the maintop mast and gallant top sail, and going through the deck, came out through her side. Several of the crew were shocked so as to render them speechless for several hours. -- Detroit Adv.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, October 13, 1847

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Charles Walker (Schooner), struck by lightning, 26 Sep 1847