Lady of the Lake
On July 23, the 32 meter long paddle-wheel passenger ship Lady of the Lake caught fire just as it berthed at Clear Lake, Iowa. The fire when a wood column ignited by the exhaust from the vessel’s generator. The 100 people on board were able to be safely evacuated off the vessel to shore. No reports of injuries. The fire was extinguished by the crew. Reports state damage to be estimated around $7,500.