Philadelphia, PA Storm and Lightning Strike, Jun 1894


Lightning Kills One and Wounds Another Near Philadelphia

While a tugboat was towing a number of canal boats down the Delaware at Philadelphia, Penn., during a thunder storm a bolt of lightning fell on the deck of the canal boat Mars, passed through the planking into the cabin and instantly killed JOHN OGDEN, seventy-five years of age, and fatally injured EDWARD LICKERBOCKER.

A cloudburst swept the extreme northeastern section of Philadelphia and the southern portion of Montgomery County, and within an hour did damage to the amount of over $100,000.

The Cranbury Press New Jersey 1894-06-01