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Rainbow (Schooner), lightning, 1 May 1858


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RAINBOW Schooner, struck by lightning in St. Clair River, one man killed.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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VESSEL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING -- MAN KILLED. - We learn from the Detroit Advertiser that the schooner RAINBOW, owned in that city, loaded with wood from Bear Creek, and bound for Chicago, in passing up St. Clair River on Sunday evening, during the thunder storm, was struck by lightning, and her main-mast split and shattered. A sailor named John Cade, who was on the cross-trees of the main-mast, taking in sail, was instantly killed by the stroke. He fell, but was caught in the rigging, and suspened until taken down. He belonged to Port Huron, and was taken off there for burial. The vessel stopped there for repairs.
      Buffalo Republic & Times
      Wednesday, May 26, 1858

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Reason: lightning
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $300
Date of Original:
1858
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McN.W.3595
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Rainbow (Schooner), lightning, 1 May 1858