The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fleetwing (Schooner), lightning, 20 Aug 1878


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      During the storm at Cleveland Friday night the lightning struck the foretopmast head of the schr. FLEETWING, which was lying at the dock at the foot of First St. It shivered the topmast to pieces, ran down the wire backstay, through the rail, splitting one of her stanchions to the deck. Here its course was lost track of, and no further damage was done. Had it not been for the wire backstay the entire foremast would have been destroyed and perhaps considerable other damage. No one was injured.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 20, 1878


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Reason: lightning
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19607
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Fleetwing (Schooner), lightning, 20 Aug 1878