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Charlotte (Schooner), lightning, 1 Sep 1853

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THE SCHOONER CHARLOTTE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. - The schooner CHARLOTTE, owned by J.S. Harvey, of Sheboygan, (says the Chronicle) was struck by lightning on her trip from Chicago to Sheboygan. She was off Racine, and was at the time taking the crew from a vessel that was disabled. Her top-mast was carried away, and her main-mast somewhat splintered. The lightning made its way down her pump, tearing it up pretty nicely. She looks as fresh as ever, and is taking her load on, and will make regular trips till the ice or bad weather drives her into winter quarters.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, September 30, 1853

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Reason: lightning
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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Charlotte (Schooner), lightning, 1 Sep 1853