Lightning Strike in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL, off Hawk Channel
Boot Key Harbor lies east of Marathon and north of Vaca Key. The crew of Mi Amante was very fortunate indeed to have escaped with only equipment damage.
We were hit by lightning at Boot Key Harbor the night before Thanksgiving. Suffered a lot of electrical component damage but we lived. 1:30AM ‘“ ‘˜CRACK ‘“ BOOM!’. Our neighbor on her mooring ball saw the strike ‘“ `sparks everywhere at the top of your mast!’. We are fortunate’¦
Mo s/v Mi Amante