Clifton (Schooner), lightning, 9 Jul 1855
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CLIFTON Schooner, repairs at Detroit $900, no particulars.
Buffalo Morning Express
Jan.11,1856 (Casualty List addenda)
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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.---During the heavy thunder storm of Monday morning
last, the clipper schooner CLIFTON was struck by lightning, while lying at the depot
dock at the lake. The lightning struck the top-mast, shivering it in pieces, and
followed down the mainmast into the vessel's hold and escaped out at the side just
above light water mark. Capt. R.Taylor was in his state-room at the time, and
rendered senseless by the shock, but recovered in a few hours. J. Taylor, the mate,
was also much affected by the shock; and the crew, in another part of the vesse, all
were more or less prostrated; but we are happy to state, were not seriously injured.
The vessel was covered with fragments of spars, and rigging considerably damaged.
The Democracy, Buffalo
Monday, July 16, 1855
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Hull damage: $900
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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