Originally Posted by LisaP
Dave and I posted around the same time...
About 10 years ago, we were on a westbound transatlantic on QE2 when there was a massive power outage that affected New York City. Our Captain told us that the city was anxious for us to arrive so that they could plug into the ship's power.
During the Ice Storm that Ontario and Quebec had in 1998, they were actually using Diesel Locomotives as power generators, and tapped then into the electrical grid to power Montreal's city hall.