Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Steamboat), lightning, 7 Aug 1853
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THE STEAMER GLOBE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. - We learn from Capt. Pratt, of the
steamer GLOBE, which arrived early this morning from Chicago, that she was struck by lightning during the storm on Sunday last on Lake Huron. The lightning first struck the crank by which the steamer's boats is lowered or hoisted, the fluid then passing along an iron rod to the upper part of a state room on the starboard side of the vessel, then along the iron rod which sustain the curtains in the berths to the upper saloon, then passing down the partition to the chains leading from the wheel to the helm. The fluid here seperated, part following the chains to the wheel-house, knocking down the helmsman and injuring the wheel. Part of the fluid also passed along the chain to the stern of the vessel, knocking down several persons who stood at that part of the boat Beyond scorching the paint and tearing up a few boards, the boat sustained no material damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, August 16, 1853


Item Type
Clippings
Notes
Reason: lightning
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damage slight
Date of Original
1853
Subject(s)
Local identifier
McN.W.14501
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
Donor
William R. McNeil
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Globe (Steamboat), lightning, 7 Aug 1853