Madam Carroll strikes docks, suffers minor damage

A Monticello icon suffered damage this Sunday when it collided with structures on the shore of Lake Freeman.

Posted: Apr 29, 2019 8:55 PM
Updated: Apr 29, 2019 9:24 PM

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) — A Monticello icon suffered minor damage Sunday when it collided with structures on the shore of Lake Freeman.

The boat's right engine stalled causing it to run into homeowners' docks and boat lifts while going at a very slow speed. 

Chris Peters, one of the co-owners, said they were testing a new antenna for broadband service on the lake.

To do that, the boat had to operate at a slow pace so they could get a reading on internet speeds.

The stalled engine, along with high wind speeds, caused the owners to lose control of Madam Carroll.

Only the owners were on board and nobody was injured.

They have contacted the Department of Natural Resources.

The operator's insurance company is assisting the homeowners with their damages, as well as some damage to the Madam Carroll's windows. 

It is currently docked at the main entrance and will return to service on Wednesday. 

As we previously reported the co-owners, Chris Peters and Chris Lehe, took over November 1st, 2018 and one of their goals was to improve technology on the boat. 

News 18 plans to follow up with Peters Tuesday. 

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