R. J. Gibbs (Schooner), U21995, lightning, 7 May 1860
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Schooner R.J. GIBBS, cargo wheat, struck by lightning off the West Sister's Island, Lake Erie, damaging her foremast.
Buffalo Morning Express
March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)
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VESSEL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. - During the Thunderstorm of Tuesday night the schooner R.J. GIBBS was struck by lightning, off West Sister Island. The fore-topmast was shivered and the mainmast was split clear through. The captain was knocked insensible and for some time his life was despaired of, but he recovered.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Friday, May 11, 1860
Schooner R.J. GIBBS. U.S. No. 21195. oF 176.61 tons gross; 167.78 tons net. Built at Vermillion, Ohio, in 1855.
Home port, Detroit, Mich. 121.7 x 23,9 x 7.9
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891
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Hull damage: $325
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes