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City of Toronto (Steamboat), C94769, lightning, 20 Oct 1897

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Collingwood, Ont., Oct. 21. - During a heavy thunderstorm here last evening the steamer CITY OF TORONTO, returning with an excursion to Penetang, was struck by lightning, which went through the boat. The captain, A.C. Cameron, was found lying on the bridge senseless and in a very precarious condition. The boat returned and the captain was removed to the General and Marine Hospital. The damage to the steamer was very slight.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, October 21, 1897

Steam paddle CITY OF TORONTO. Official Canada No. 94769. Of 782 gross tons; 492 tons reg. Built Owen Soune, Ont., 1895. Home port, Owen Sound, Ont. 150.0 x 24,0 x 9.2 Owned by the Northern Navigation Co., of Ontario, Collingwood, Ont.
      List of Canadian Vessels on the Register
      On December 31, 1902

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Reason: lightning
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damage slight
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.4834 Longitude: -80.21638
William R. McNeil
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City of Toronto (Steamboat), C94769, lightning, 20 Oct 1897