Power lines strike again

Mar 10, 2015 by Guest Writer

The 88-foot Sparkman & Stephens S/Y Sea Angel allegedly hit the power lines that stretch across the New River in downtown Ft. Lauderdale in late December. The captain was briefly hospitalized and the surrounding neighborhood lost power for about one minute, according to news reports.

Although local media said the 75-foot mast hit the overhead lines, that was not confirmed. Triton research last spring discovered the lines are between 92 and 101 feet above the water. One source said the mast was much higher than reported.