Boat Explosion on Lake Lanier was ‘Accidental’

burning boat
Not a 1957 Chris-Craft

Father’s Day strayed significantly off course for three people aboard a wooden 1957 Chris-Craft boat near Lake Lanier’s Buford Dam Park.

The boat exploded and was consumed by flames.

Prior to that, it was a beautiful day indeed.

Authorities with Gwinnett County’s fire department say the boat had mechanical problems, including stalling, prior to the incident.

Those issues indicate the explosion was an accident that might have resulted from the ignition of fuel vapors.  The craft did not have engine exhaust blowers in the bilge.  The source of the spark that set off the blast, however, was not specified.

Three people suffered injuries in the accident, but none were life threatening.

We regret the loss of this floating work of art, but we are grateful that only the boat suffered permanent damage.

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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