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Whoa! Epic photo of lightning bolt on Lake Michigan captured by mate on freighter

Fox 6

There’s lightning — and then there’s lightning like Jack Brandenburg captured on Lake Michigan this week.

Brandenburg was in the pilothouse of the 1,004-foot Mesabi Miner — a freighter loaded with iron ore from Duluth, Minnesota — when it encountered a storm on Lake Michigan on Tuesday morning, Aug. 28.

Jack Brandenburg, a mate on the ship, is a native of Door County. FOX6 News is told the weather wasn’t quite as dramatic as it looks in the photo, but it was raining and lightning.

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