The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Orkney Lass (Brig), lightning, 1 Aug 1858


Description
Full Text

Brig ORKNEY LASS (C), struck by lightning in Chicago Harbor. Property loss, $500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

      . . . . .

      STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. - The Chicago Press & Tribune says the schooner
ORKNEY LASS, lying at Munger & Armour's dock, was struck by lightning during
the storm of night before last. The lightning followed the main mast down, ripping up
part of the deck. Her fore top mast and yards were also broken. Seven persons were
asleep on board at the time, yet none were injured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, August 10, 1858

      . . . . .


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: lightning
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1858
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.3673
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.88198 Longitude: -87.612
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Orkney Lass (Brig), lightning, 1 Aug 1858