Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Roger Blough arrives Duluth 7/22/2014 during lightning storm


The Roger Blough arrives Duluth early Tuesday during a severe lightning storm.  The sound you hear is rain hitting the camera casings.

5 comments:

  1. Dennis, a silly question. Do freighters often get struck by lightening, and if so, is there much damage done? Judy in La Crosse.

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  2. These Lakers are frequently struck, but the high conductivity of the large quantities of metal, with hundreds of square yards of hull in direct contact with the water, causes rapid dissipation of the electrical charge". The boats are rarely damaged, and injuries or deaths are uncommon.

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  3. Thanks, Dennis. I knew I should have paid more attention in science class! Judy

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  4. The R. Bough and lightening are really fascinating! Thanks, Dennis.

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  5. I don't know why but I have always been fascinated with Lake Superior and the ships, especially in storms.
    Thank you for posting this incredible video!

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