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Samuel Strong (Schooner), lightning, 1 Apr 1854

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STRONG, SAM Schooner, struck by lightning on Lake Michigan. Property loss $200
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. -- The three-masted schooner SAMUEL STRONG, Capt. Spencer, of Racine, was struck by lightning yesterday, during the storm. Her mizzen topmast was shivered, and it is supposed that her mizzen mast is so much damaged as to require a new one. She ran into this port, and lies off the burnt warehouse, near the bend of the river, to repair damages. The schooner was between here and Racine when struck, and was loaded from Racine to Buffalo with grain. -- Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, April 25, 1854

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Reason: lightning
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Samuel Strong (Schooner), lightning, 1 Apr 1854