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ration to the furtherance of this noble charity, which minutes, when the masts went by the board, and the deserves, as doubtless it will receive, the cordial suf vessel righted full of water. Al hands then lashed port of the community at large.
themselves to the wreck. We remained in this posi
tion ninety-six hours, during which time all the subI have the honor, gentlemen, to remain,
sistence we had was a barrel of sugar dissolved in salt Your obedient servant,
water. On the 23d, it being more moderate, we battenARCHIBALD GRACIE.
ed down the main hatch. 24th, rigged jury masts, hove
overboard provisions, wood, water, &c., to lighten To Messrs. Jas. Boorman, Pelatiah Perritt, Rev.
the vessel. . At that time there was hardly a well man Lewis P. W. Balch, James Lenox and Robert B.
on board. On the 25th, spoke ship Newton, Hale, of Minturn.
and from New Bedford for Pacific, who supplied us The following resolutions, expressive of our grati with two spars, some rigging, and a quadrant, for tude to Almighty God, and of regard for the Captain, which we gave him some beef and a tow-line. We officers and crew, was subsequently adopted.
had lost every nautical instrument, such as sextant, At a meeting of the passengers held on board of chronometer, quadrants, &c., besides nearly all our the Great Western, Sept. 29th, 1846, and unanimously clothing, the cabin being all washed to pieces. adopted.
28th, lat. 39. long. 63 31, experienced another gale Řcsolved, In review of the perils of the late gale from N.E., and carried away our fore jury mast. At which threatened the termination of our earthly plans. 11 P.M., got it up again and made sail- most of the and endeared social relations for the allotments of crew unable to do duty. 29th and 30th, heavy galeseternity, and of our deliverance, with the cheering from this to Oct. 9th, variable winds."- Boston Journ. prospect of restoration to our families and friends, we Oct. 15. desire with grateful hearts to render to God the homage
A violent hurricane was experienced at Bermuda of our devout thanksgiving ; with our supplicatious
on the 19th, which drove every vessel in port (except that He will sanctify to us the admonitions of His
the Queen Victoria) ashore, injuring them more or providence, and render them subservient to our present and future well being. We would also render praise to Him for the calmness, and decision, and endurance
Bark Callaa, from Antwerp, on the 19th, near the granted the Captain, officers and seamen of the ship,
Grand Banks, experienced a very heavy gale from
the S.E. through the whole period of the protracted storm; and for the solemnity and equanimity and good con THE STORM.-The furious tempest which was exduct which amidst such protracted and appalling perienced by the Great Western, on the 19th, was felt dangers characterized the passengers and inmates of by other vessels in different parts of the Atlantic, bethe ship.
tween Nova Scotia and the English Channel, and has So closes the record of this memorable storm. But caused a great many disasters. never can its recollection be effaced from the minds
Ship Laconia, from Liverpool, experienced the gale of those who were exposed to its perils.
of the 19th, split sails and received other trifling When the danger had all passed, said the Captain
damage. to me, “ Thrice on deck I thought destruction inevi.
Ship Virginia, from Liverpool, on the 19th, lat. tablo. Each time a sea of such magnitude and power came at the ship, that I thought it was all over with
43 19. long. 54 18, experienced a heavy gale from
S.S.W. to W.N.W., during which lost main topgallant us. But unexpectedly each broke just at the side of
mast, bulwarks, split sails, and was compelled to lay the ship. Sir, the hand of the Lord was in it." Yes,
too blowing so heavy could not show any canvass. the hand of the Lord was in it-may we never forget 'twas the hand of the Lord.
Saw a ship next day with fore topmast gone.
Schooner Lion, of Castine, on the 19th, two degrees
E. of Isle of Sable, experienced a severe gale, lost The above narrative, correspondence, letters and resolutions having been submitted by the Committee
foremast, bulwarks, sprung bowsprit, lost jib boom,
and sustained other damage. and unanimously authenticated at a public meeting of the passengers, held on board the Great Western,
Brig Margaret Jane, of and from St. John's, N. F., Sept. 29th, 1846, the meeting directed that the whole for New-York, put into Archat, 30th, in distress, should be published in the papers of New York and having been thrown on her beam ends in the gale of Liverpool, and a copy forwarded to the Directors of 19th, and cut away both masts to right her. the Great Western Steamship Company. The meet Brig Dalmarnock, from Shediac, N. B. for Cork, ing then adjourned sine die.
filled with water in the gale of Sept. 19, (probably ARCH. GRACIE, Chairman.
from starting a butt, as she filled in less than five mi
nutes,) and fell on her beam ends, by which Humphrey
Robertson, of Glasgow, first officer, and Jacob Wil
liams, of St. Andrews, N. B., were drowned. As soon
as the masts were cut away she righted, and on the
20th, James Harson, carpenter, and William Nickle,
sailmaker, belonging to Londonderry; Colin Johnston,
of Falkirk, and Alexander Sharpe, of Fifeshire, died THOMAS RAWLINGS,
with cold and hunger. On 21st, afternoon, ship F. MATHER.
Clydesdale, of Glasgow, took off the master and surLoss of WHALING BRIG MARACAIBO, Of Ply viving seamen. MOUTH.-The brig Clement, Capt. Ryder, which ar Packet ship Wellington, from London, on the 19th rived at this port this morning, fell in with the wreck experienced a tremendous hurricane from N.E. to of brig Maracaibo, 9th inst., in lat. 38 22, long. 72 35, N.N.E., lost sails, bulwarks and received other daand took off Capt. Collinwood and eighteen of the
mage. crew. The following particulars of the loss of the
Packet ship Oneida, from Havre, on the 19th, lat. Maracaibo, are furnished by Capt. Collinwood, from
42 28, long. 61 18, in a severe gale from the eastward, which it will be seen that the crew of the unfortunate
lost foresail, main and mizzen topsail vards, and miz. vessel have suffered hardships, which, to a landsman,
zen topgallant mast, with every thing attached. appear almost incredible: ** The Maracaibo sailed from Plymouth 12th Sept.,
Ship Hudson, from Liverpool, on the 19th, lat. 42, bound on a whaling cruise. On the 19th, lat. 35, |
long. 61, experienced a heavy gale from N.E. which long. 63, during a heavy gale from S.S.E., was knock
blew away most of her sails ; furled fore topgallant ed down on her beam ends. Immediately got the
mast and main royal yard. brig around before the wind, under the foretopmast.
Bark Thetis, from Glasgow, on the 19th, lat. 42 05, staysail, and scud her. We then commenced throw. long. 56 54, experienced a violent gale from E S.E. tó ing overboard try works, line-lubs, deck-pots, &c., N., lost nearly an entire suit of sails, and was obliged cut away the boats, and did every thing to lighten to throw overboard part of cargo, vessel leaking badly. the vessel for the preservation of our lives. At 4 P.M. Packet ship Hendrick Hudson, from London, on shipped a sea over the stern, which capsized the brig, the 19th, lat. 43, long. 52 40, experienced a heavy gale washing overboard our second officer, Wm. Tripp, of of wind, from 7 A. M. till 5 P. M., during which time Tiverton, and a seaman, named David Silvie, of Fayal. the wind hauled from S.S.E. round to N.W., the ship Geo. S. Ellis, a seaman, was drowned at the same time laying too for eight hours under bare poles. 20th, saw in the forecastle. The brig lay in this position twenty
43 13, long. 54 40, saw another ship, with but little sail set on the main mast; at the same time saw a brig without foresail or mainsail; also a schooner with only a foresail set; it was then pleasant weather; 28th, lat. 42 10, loug. 65 25, saw a schooner with her foremast gone.
Ship Palestine, from Havre, on the 19th, lat. 43 30, long. 63 32, experienced a hurricane, which commenced at south veering to north, was laying too 20 hours, with a strip of canvass in the mizzen rigging, 22d, lat. 42 56, long. 56 36, spoke and was boarded by a boat from the ship Diadem bence for Liverpool, who reported having lost on the 19th all their sails blown from the yards except mainsail and maintopsail, sprang the foremast and maintopgallantmast yard, and all the bulwarks on the starboard side. 26th, lat. 43 06, long. 58 59, passed a large brig with loss of foremast. 28th, lat. 41 50, long. 65 30, passed a large schooner with loss of foremast.
Ship Emma, from Bremen, on the 19th, experienced a heavy gale of wind, split fore and main topsail.
Ship Splendid, from Havre, on the 19th, experienced a very heavy gale of wind from the southward aud eastward, blowing a number of sails from the yards after they were stowed. 4 P. M. shipped a very heavy sea, carrying away caboose, fore hatch, house, binnacle, water casks, topgallantmasts, sprung the bowsprit, shifted the cargo in the hold, heaving the ship on her beam ends, and carrying away larboard bulwarks.
Ship Hugenot, from Liverpool, experienced the gale of the 19th, from S. E. to N., carried away spars, split sails, &c.
Ship Empire, from Bremen, experienced severe gales on the passage.
Ship Corsair, from Newport, Wales, on the 19th, lat. 43 30, long. 56 45W, experienced a hurricane from S.E. to N.W., which blew away part of main course and main topgallantsail, after they were furled to the yards; stove bulwarks on one side, stove and washed away long boat, broke lower studdingsail boom &c. 22d. fell in with the wreck of the British bark Flora McDonald, from Dublin bound to St. Stephens—they had lost in the gale main and mizzen masts, by the deck, sprung the foremast, shifted ballast, &c.; Capt. Grant and crew requested to be taken off the wreck as she was unmanageable, which was done, and they are now brought to this port. On the 23d, saw a large ship standing westward with loss of main topmast.
Ship John Baring, from St. Ubes, on the 19th, encountered a hurricane from 8. E. to N.W.-lost sails, rigging, main topgallantmast, and received other damage.
Bark Philena, from Liverpool, was thrown on her beam ends in a tremendous gale on the 19th, and her masts were finally cut away in order to right her. She worked her way into New Haven under jurymasts.
Fishing schooner Exchange was obliged to cut her cables in the gale of the 19th. On 20th, saw several disabled ships.
Ship Harvest, from Bremen, on the 19th, lat. 44, long. 56, experienced a very heavy gale from S.E. veering round to the westward as far as N.N.W., where it increased to a hurricane; 21st, saw a ship with main topgallantmast gone, steering to the westward ; 22d, lat. 43, long. 60, spoke Br. ship Queen, from Liverpool for St. John, N. B., had lost all three topmasts in the gale of the 19th. Saw several vessels, which appeared to have suffered more or less by the gale. Sept. 30th, off the Capes, saw a ship standing to N.W. with all three topgallant masts gone.
Bark Montezuma, on the 19th, lat. 37, long. 66 30, lost main topinast, topgallantmast, and sprung bead of foremast; lost one boat, and had another badly stove.
Packet ship Havre, from Havre, on the 19th, experienced a heavy gale of wind, lost all the sails, main topgallantmast, bulwarks, with other damage.
Sbip Niagara, from Liverpool, on the 19th, 200 miles west of the Banks, encountered a very severe hurricane from S.E. to S.W., took in all sail and expected to see the masts go by the board for several hours, but fortunately escaped with trifling damage. 20th, saw a ship and brig with loss of main topgallantmasts, bound west. 228, off Sable Island, saw a bark with loss of main topmast, bound westward ; experienced boisterous weather until the equinox.
Ship Emigrant, from Bremen, on the 19th, lat. 42 33, long. 55 24, had a very heavy gale, most a hurricane, from S.E. to N.W., ship laying most on the beam ends. 23d, lat. 41 19, long. 61 30, spoke brig Margaret and Jane, from St. Johns, N. F. for New York, with loss of main and fore topmast, and going into Halifax.
Bark Ocean Queen, (Br.) from Mansanilla, (Cuba) bound to Liverpool. 19th September, off Cape Fear, experienced the late gales, the decks swept of deck load, water casks, &c., and sprung a leak.
A letter from ship Emily Morgan, of N. B., states that on the 19th September, lat. 36 59 N. long. 64 04W. experienced a severe gale which lasted 36 hours; lost half of foresail and half of mainsail, stove in two new boats and great part of bulwarks, carried away jihboom, lost both jibs, foretopmast staysail, all the rig. ging and every thing forward, except the bowsprit, broke two spokes out of the wheel and hurt two men slightly, started rudder band on the sternpost and stove in the cook's galley.
Schooner Ceres, arrived in Nantucket Roads on Saturday, from Grand Bank, with loss of mainmast, and every thing off deck, while lying too in the gale of September 19th. Spoke 22d, schooners Marble. head, and William Pell, of Marblehead, and supplied them with cables and anchors, having lost theirs in the gale. Also spoke 22d, schooner General Jackson, of Marblehead, had had her decks swept of every. thing in the gale. Schooner Dixey, of do., had been thrown on her beam ends three times, and saved the vessel with much difficulty. Spoke-no date-off Bable Island, schooner Helen Mar, of Provincetown, with loss of every thing off deck, und one man ; had thrown over 50 qtls. fish to lighten the vessel, and had lost some sails and spars-supplied her with some small spars and provisions.
The Northumberland, at Portsmouth, October 11th from New York, experienced a tremendous hurricane from S.E to W.N.W., September 19th. Passed several vessels, with loss of sails and spars on the following days.
Ship Elizabeth, from Bristol, Eng., on the 19th, lat. 43 41, long. 42 17, in a severe gale, lost the boat, stove bulwarks and jolly boat, and received other damage.
Ship John Cadmus, from Antwerp, on the 19th, in a gale, split topsails and received other damage.
Bark Smyrna, from Bordeaux, experienced the gale of the 19th; had her deck swept, bulwarks and boat stove, split sails, &c.
Ship Philadelphia, of and from New-York, for Antwerp, had lost main and mizzen masts, having been thrown on her beam ends in the gale of September 19th and 20th, and laid so two or three days, one of her water casks having started and washed the others loose, shifted her ballast, &c. The passengers (250) were without water three days.
Packet ship Fidelia, from Liverpool, on the 19th and 20th, experienced a most severe gale from S.S.W. to N.W. in lat. 45 20, long. 46 40, blowing away topgallantmasts while laying too, split sails, &c. '
Ship Franconia, from Liverpool, on the 19th, 20th and 2 ist, lat. 46, long. 41, experienced a heavy gale from the south, varying round to N.W. ; on the 22d, saw a large ship with painted ports, heading to the E., with no sails on, main yard gone; at the same time saw a vessel with foremast standing and fore yard, foresail set, apparently a three-masted vessel, steering off before the wind, about S.E.
Ship Paul Jones, from Liverpool, on the 19th, 20th and 21st, lat. 45 13, long. 38 16, experienced a very severe gale from S.W. to N., lost sails, bulwarks, &c.
At Newfoundland the gale blew a hurricane on the 19th, 20th and 21st, and caused great destruction to life and property. Many buildings were blown down in St. Johns, and several persons were killed or badly injured by the falling timbers. Several bridges were carried away. Fatal accidents have happened to the shipping on the coast. One boat, with a crew of seven persons, upset in running for the harbor, and all were lost. At other parts of the coast the destruction of life and property is also appalling. At Quidi Vidi a loss of not less than £1000 falls on poor fishermen, the proceeds of whose summer's labor were destroyed in a few hours. At Grates Cove, in Trinity Bay, about
|| 70 fishing skiffs lay at anchor, and 60 of them were I totally wrecked and lost. In addition to the great
loss of skifts, and loads of fish and oil, the poor people's fishing stages were destroyed. They are likely to suffer much from the want of food and clothing in the course of the coming winter.
St. John, N. F., Oct. 7.-A report was current for some days last week, of great loss of life at Burin, by the late gule, which we are sorry to state, has been confirmed. We have seen a letter addressed by a respectable person there to a gentleman in town, conveying the melancholy intelligence of the loss of ten large boats with forty-five men on board, many of them having large fanilies, now rendered entirely destitute. We hear also that great distress exists to the northward, occasioned by the failure of the fishery, and the destruction caused by the gale ; it is even said that many are now brought to the verge of starvation.
Ship Panama, from Liverpool, on the 19th, 20th and 21st, experienced a severe gale, carried away our head quarter-boat and received other damage. After the gale saw three vessels partly dismasted.
The American bark Empress, 10 days from NewYork, bound to Algiers, put into Halifax, on the 24th September; lost foremast and mizen topast in the gale of the 19th, in lat. 40, long. 61, wind N.W.
Ship Louisiana, at Bath, from Cadiz, in a hurricane on the 19th, lat. 41 52, long. 60, lost main and mizzen masts, with all sails and rigging attached. On the 20th, lat. 41 48, long. 60 52, took off the master and crew, (15 in number,) of new bark St. John's Packet, from St. John, N. B. for London, timber loaded capsized about 4 o'clock on the previous morning, righted in about an hour full of water. Saw 21st, a ship or dark steering W.8.W. with loss of three topmasts and nothing set but foresail and spanker; 22d, lat. —, long. 61), saw three ships or barks, all in a disabled state : one had fore-topmast gone, and one with loss of three topgallant-masts.
Sunday, September 20. Bark Tashman, Liverpool. On the 19th inst. lat. 42 50, long. 53, saw ship Corsair, of Boston, (from Newport, Wales,) for New-York. On 20th, lat. 42 50, had a heavy gale from S.W. to N., lost main yard, main-topsail and jib boom, and strained the vessel, causing her to leak.
Ship Victoria, from London, on the 20th, lat. 46, long. 32, commenced blowing heavy from W.S.W.; 21st, blew a violent gale and very high sea, lasted till 22d; blew away the jib-boom sails, and every thing attached, three other sails, &c.
Ship Vermont, from Glasgow, September 20th, experienced a heavy gale from W.S.W. to N.N.W., which caused us to lay too 48 hours, lost main topgallantmast; 23d, lat. 45 30, long. 34, passed the wreck of a ship or bark, timber laden, apparently North American built.
Ship Martha, from Cardiff, Wales, on the 20th, lat. 43 55, long. 55 36, experienced a severe gale from N.W. with very heavy sea, which made a complete breach over the ship. Lost quarter-boats, foretopmast staysail, &c.
The Milton, from Savannah for Liverpool, arrived with loss of head and foremast, main and mizzen topmasts, deck house, bulwarks, &c., in the hurricane of the 20th of September.
The Superior, from New York for Hull. put into Cowes leaky, having been struck by a sea on September 20th.
Bremen ship Marianne, on the 20th and 21st, lat. 48, long. 36, experienced a heavy gale from W.N.W. to N.N.W., and sustained considerable damage-had bulwarks and boats stove, and lost spars.,
Ship Georgiana, from Liverpool, on the 201h and 21st, experienced very heavy gales from the westward, sustained however no material damage.
Ship Manchester, from Bremen, from the 1st to the 30th, had a continued succession of heavy gales from the south to west; on the 201h and 21st, it blew a perfect hurricane from S.S.E. ending at N.N.W., on the 22d, lat. 45 20N. long. 39 50W., fell in with wreck of Br. bark Cecilia, with foremast gone by the board, and main and mizzen topmasts and main yard ; the Br. bark Iona was lying by her to take off the crew, or render any assistance as soon as the weather should
moderate to make it possible to board her; 23d, lat 47 16N., long. 40 51W., saw a brig standing eastward, maintopmast and head of foretopmast gone; same day saw a brig standing westward under her foresail, maintopmast and main yard gone ; also head of foretopmast; same day saw from mast head to the wind ward, the hull of a large vessel, totally dismasted, and a bark and brig lying by her; also a bark to leeward with loss of topgallant masts.
WRECK OF THE BR. $hip CROMWELL, FROM QUEBEC, For LiverPOOL.-Annexed we give an interesting account of the loss of the above vessel, furnished by Captain Eldridge, of the packet ship Roscius, who fell in with her, and took off thirty persons, and brought them to this port:
September 20th, lat. 46 30, long. 31, commenced with strong winds from the westward, and cloudy. At 4 P.M. the wind canted into the W.S.W. and s. W., and so on increased to a gale, so that by 8 P.M. we were obliged to furl every thing but the maintopsail close reefed. The gale lasted about 60 hours, and long hours they were, and although the Roscius rode it out under a main-topsail close reefed, it was, nevertheless, a hard gale, a bad cross sea, and as high as I ever saw it in the Atlantic ocean. After the gale moderated, there was a general rejoicing amongst all, and particularly amongst the steerage passengers, after being battened down for two or three days. We made sail and proceeded to the westward. When, on the morning of September 24th, raining hard, very thick and squally, ship under double-reefed topsails. at 8 P.M., lat. 46 30, long. 33 46, we fell in with the British ship Cromwell, from Quebec, bound to Liverpool, water logged; crew wished to be taken off I immediately shortened sail, rounded to, backed the main-topsail, and with some difficulty launched our boat, and under the judicious management of Mr. Moore, the first officer of the Roscius, after making four successful trips, they were all taken on board, 30 in number, safe and sound, with the exception of the first officer, who had been previously hurt very badly by one of the logs of timber. The Cromwell was considered a fine ship, two years old, built at Quebec, was deeply laden, and a heavy deck load on her. to which I attribute the loss of the ship, as the sea was so high they could not scud her, and in laying too, she shipped great quantities of water; the timber got adrift on deck, and all the logs that could wash off, on account of their length, were soon gone, but tearing and ripping everything to pieces that came in their way; her lee rail was off, and most of the stancheons one side the front part of the poop entirely gone, and every part of the cabin knocked into a cocked hat, and the furniture, stores, clothes, charts and instruments all gone; fore and main yard gone, and a number of other spars. The ship full of water above and below decks, and working to pieces in every part of her, and what, with the sea and several large logs, some 50 feet long, and 22 inches square, going fore and aft every pitch and roll, knocking and shattering to pieces-she could not last long. There was not a dry spot in any part of her, excepting the tops, where the crew were living under some of the sails spread over them. They had no provision-it had all washed away—and were entirely without water; consequently they could not have held out a great while, as their situation was, I think, as bad as could be.
Monday, September 21. We had a slight touch of the equinoxial storm, with rain, on the 21st, and to-day it rains hard. The intermediate days, the 23 and 24th, were clear, and just cold enough to make the difference between summer and autumn. Is yet there has been no frost in this region.-Oswego, Sept. 25.
The bark Mallory, from Glasgow, reports : September 21st, lat. 48, long. 40, while lying too in a heavy gale from the westward, was struck by a heavy sea, carried away bowsprit, fore topmast, main topgallantmasts, and sprang the mainmast; during the gale, had two stancheons broke, stove galley and bulwarks, lost stern boat, split most of the sails and shifted cargo, carrying away all the stancheons in the hold ; the gale continued for 48 hours with great violence.
The Shenandoah, from Philadelphia for Liverpool, was struck by a sea during the hurricane of the 21st September, which washed the third mate off the fore yard.
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Tuesday, September 22. Bark Wave, from the 15th to the 28th experienced a succession of gales from the westward. . 22d, lat. 42 30, long. 37, while lying too, shipped a sea, carry. ing away main and monkey rails, several stancheons, stovo bulwarks, and split planksliear. SAD DISASTER TO THE NOBLE STEAM SHIP
“ GREAT BRITAIN." Is is with extreme regret we have to announce that this noble vessel has met with another disaster, on her last outward passage from Liverpool to New York, and one wbich, we lear, may disable her froin ever again crossing the Atlantic.
She len Liverpool on the morning of the 22nd ult, taking one hundrel and eighty-five passengers, about sixty tons of valuable fine gooils, as freight, and about the saine measurement of passen. gers luggage. She took her departure, witnessed by a large concourse of spectators, amid the cheers of congregated thousands and the roar of artillery. Aler clearing the Bell Buoy, she bore away for the Call of Man, with the intention of running the north-about passage between the Isle of Man and Ireland. The morning was beautiful, the wind was fair, the ship was in excellent trim, and she had abundant promise of a pleasant and rapid passage, and that, too, under the counmand of an able and experienced captain, who had most successfully for some years navigated the Atlantic Ocean, to the satisfaction of his passengers, the commercial public, and the company by whom he was employed.
For about ten hours the noble palace of iron,--the largest that perbaps tenants the deep-was propelled by steam and wind at the rate of 12 or 13 knots an hours. In fact it may be said that she had overrun berself. At four to five o'clock in the afternoon the island was distinctly visible on the starboard bow. Shortly after it set in to rain, and the wind increased, the ship making excellent progress, and the passengers uncommonly delighied with the vessel and heraumirable qualities as a sea boal. Night then closed in, dark and wet, and the wind gradually freshened into a half-gale. The log was repeatedly taken. The weather was thick and foggy, and the ship passed the Calf lights before dark, without being able to distinguish the lighthouse at that station. About ball past nine o'clock, at night tbe passengers were startled by an extraordinary noise on deck, and a cry or "stop her!"-"aground, aground!" — ''the breakers, the breakers'"-"we are wrecked!" oh, we are wrecked!" A generallear prevailed that the ship was in collision with some other vessel ; but it was soon found that she had stranded. The night was dark and stormy, the ship beat incessantly upou the sand, the breakers repeatedly breaking heavily over her, and one of the life-boals was carried from its fastenings on the quarter.
Alarms and cries instantly pervailed the ship, and apprehensions were general amongst the passengers that the ship would break up during the night beneath the force of the breakers which constantly burst over her decks. To add to that moment of woe, the lightning glarel, the thunder bellowed portentously from a thick curtain of overhanging clouds and the rain began to fall in torrents. The scene was one that balles description. So far as the eye could pierce through the gloom, the sea was a general cauldron of foam, and the white spray lashing the sides of the ship, dew over all on board like snow flakes. As we said before, ibe ship bad out. sailed the captain's reckoning; and the light on " St. John's Point being mistaken for that of the “ Call of Man," she went ashore at Rathmullin, in Dundrum Bay. Throughout the emergency Capt. Hoskens behaved with admirable self-possession, energy, and with the greatest kindness; and immediately after the ship struck went down below, and, by his assurances, quieled the exciied apprehensions of the passengers. His efforts were successful A portion of the passengers returned to their berths and slept till morning. Or the captain and ship the passengers speak in the highest terms. The ship previously to her striking, displayed in the gale the most ad. mirable qualities as a sea-boat; and the captain, subsequently to that occurrence, acted as well as man could act, placed in a situation such as bis. A passenger with whom we have conversed states:
“I remained in the cabin until near nine o'clock, when after taking a lurn on deck, I retired to bed; and I should say that not more than half an hour could have elapsed before I was alarmed by bearing much confusion on deck, and the men calling out to "stop her!" Immediately after, she took the ground, at which time the wind was blowing very fresh, and occasional showers were falling. The night was dark, but not so much so that we could not clearly see a light on shore; but we could not tell what part of the coast we were on. The tide was fowing at the time, and, of course, it tended to drive us further in towards the main land. In company with one or two other passengers, I remained on deck during the next four hours, when the wind having moderated, and all danger, as regarded life, being at an end, the boats were put in readiness for immediate service, if required, but, thank God, it remained comparatively calm; and at low water in the morning we were so near the shore, that carts and cars could approach within a short distance of us, and the passengers, with their luggage, were in a short time landed."
It is not possible to describe the interest and anxiety which this event caused in Liverpool on the 21th, and in London on the following day. Our office was, throughout the day, besieged by anxious inquirers; and in order to lay before the readers of the European Times all the particulars of this unfortunate disaster, we proceeded to Ireland, which enables us to give the following particulars, in addition to the brief sketch above.
We renched Dundrum Bay on the 27th, and found the Great Britain high up, about 300 yards from, and lying parallel with the sbore at high-water inark. At spring-tide, she hail drilled inward abont 100 feet since the night she struck, but had not sustained any damage beyond the loss of her rudler, which is now entirely cut away, and her screw at liberty, uninjurell, and in working order. Walking completely round, you see her lying on a bed of sand, under which, a lew feet deep, are solid rocks. She has evidently, after she first took the ground, run several of her own lengths into the sand, and is now apparently embedded some five or six feet. To us, it appears--and this seems to be the prevailing opinion with almost every one in the neighborhood-extremely doubưul whether she will ever be got ofl.
She had on board 1000 tons of coals, 60 tons of freight, and 100 tons of water, which have been removed prior to the next springs, which commenced on the 3d inst. She now lies between the coast guard-house and the Cow-and-Calf Rocks. She must have passed near the latter, which are only to be seen at low water, and are situated in a great depth of water, upon which had she struck, she must have gone down, and perhaps every soul have perished.There are numerous other very dangerous breakers, extending a long distance, iminediately where she struck, wbich would destroy any ship that is unfortunate enough to strike on them. Shortly after our arrival, all the freigbt, with the exception of some ten bales, was reinoved to the Liverpool steam-tug Dreadnought, for shipment by the Caledonia. On the Captain of that steamer Caplain Hoskens bestows great praise for the extraordinary exertions
which he used to assist the Great Britain, and to get the freigbt away.
A party on the spot furoished our Mr. Edward Wilmer with the following narrative:
"When she struck the utmost consternation ensued--the captain, sailors, and every one on board conceiving ibatthey were cominencing with fair wind, fair weather, and had every prospect of making a speedly and a very prosperous voyage. After proceeding very rapidly from Liverpool she ran on shore on the sand banks of Ty. rella Watch-house, Dundrum Bay, about hall-past nine o'clock on the night of the 22d, the day she lett Liverpool. The passengers, one hundred and eighty-five in number. were all safely landed. The news of this disaster reached Downpatrick and the surroundirg neighborhood early on the following morning, and the spot was crowded with anxious spectators. The approaches to the shore were thronged with vehicles of every grade, from the nobleman's carriage to the peasant's cart. The whole of the day was employed in landing the passengers' lurgage, which was done with the aici of small boats, carts, &c., all of which was conveyed to Downpatrick; and from that place the passengers proceeded in carriages and jaunting cars, to Beliast and Warren Point, where they took passage for Liverpool. It was blowing a strong gale at the time from S. S. E. The night was exceedingly dark, and the rain fell in torrents. Immediately on her striking, rockets were thrown up and gups fired from the vessel, which were imediately answered by the coast-guard, from the watchhouse at that station. This was shortly before ten o'clock. At daylight the next morning, Capı Morris, the chief officer of the coast-guard, stationed at St. John's Point, with his statt, was in attendance, and rendered valuable services to the passengers; granted thein the use of the watch-house, and used every means to protect their luggage."
The surgeon of the Great Britain was the first who landell, with the mail bags, with which he proceeded to Liverpool, via Beltast. They will be sent on to the United States by the Caledonia, which sails to-day. In course of the followiaday, Wednesday the 230, a large number of the passengers proceeded to Warren Point, others to Downpatrick, with the intention of returning to Liver. pool; the larger number proceeded to the latter place, where the scene on Thursday morning presented one which that little Irish town never before witnessed. Four four-borse coaches and some dozen jaunting cars proceeded at the saine time on to Belfast, to take passage by the steamer Windsor which sailed on that day for Liverpool.
Charles Henry, of Bucksport, from Bangor for Providence. She went on in a heavy squall from the westward, 22d inst., about 7 P. M.; and immediately bilged, the sea making a complete breach over her, and driving the crew into the rigging, where they remained twenty-two hours. The cook, Michael Owen, was hurt at the time the vessel struck, and refused to go into the rigging; he was lashed to the main rigging, where he was drowned in two or three hours. The crew were rescued by schooner Sea Servant, of Falmouth, after more than 20 vessels had passed them, probably without seeing them, and carried to Chatham. They arrived at Boston, 28th, totally destitute.
Ship Concordia, from Liverpool, bound to Boston, on September 22d, lat. 39 44, long. 18 51, liad a heavy gale from S.W., with a heavy sea-ship labored very much, and decks full of water; 23d, the wind shifted to the N. and blew equally hard, sea running in mountains—and so it continued blowing a succession of gales from S.W. to N.W., for nearly three weeks, and the most dreadful sea running ever seen; carried away our fore and main topmast backstay, split jib, foresail and topsail. Our cargo adrift in the hold, and it really seemed as though every thing must go to pieces ; 8th inst., lat. 43 44, long. 4311, had an easterly wind which hauled round to S.W., and blew a heavy gale. Al 1 P. M. hove too; at 3 P. M., wind from the W., and increasing, ship lying in the trough of the sea, and making most dreadful weather, wore ship to the southward, and set fore topsail to keep her steady, for it seemed as if her masts must go over her side. At 6 P. M. the gale suddenly increased to a most terific hurricane, sweeping almost every thing before it. We had three close reefed topsails set at the time, which were blown to shivers in a moment-the foresail which was snugly furled, blew out of the gaskets, and into ribbons; also main spencer which we were trying to set; in fact no sail could stand against it. The main and mizzen topgallantmasts blew fairly over the side, with yards, sails and every thing attached; the foretopmast staysail blew from the stay, and the ship was a complete wreck, and totally unmanageable; our cargo got adrift again in the hold, but after great exertion, we again secured it. 9th at daylight, weather moderating and sea a little smoother, commenced with all hands to clear away the wreck, got down all the remains of the sails, spars and rigging-found the main and mizzen topmast cross trees gone. topmast stay and rigging much chafed, and the mainmast badly cracked under the top; bent new sails in the afternoon; at 6 P. M., quite snug again-men quite exhausted; 12th, lat. 42 39, long. 47, still blowing a gale, saw a bark with fore topmast and topgallantmast apparently gone; also spoke ship Antwerp, from Liverpool, of and for Boston, with loss of sails, and all three topgallantmasts; 13th, finished repairing-weather more settled. Two of our passengers have died since the awful gale ; 14th, passed the Grand Bank.
Brig Yucatan, on September 220, lat. 38, long. 50, in a severe hurricane from S.E., was knocked down on her beam ends, and lay in that situation nearly an hour; lost her stern boat, foretopsail, foresail, stovo her bulwarks, lost part of her deck load and received other damage.
· Wednesday, September 23. Bark Eagle, of London, from Calcutta for Algoa Bay, C. G. H., September 23d, lat. 1 268. long. 89 50E., in a heavy squall, carried away jib-boom, all three topmasts and topgallantmasts, and sprung head of fore. mast; had got up maintopinast and secured foremast.
Friday, September 25. Bark Eliza, from Cronstadt, on the 25th, lat. 47, long. 36, saw a ship apparently an American, steering east, with loss of fore and mizzen topmasts, lower masts head gone and main topgallantmast; same time, saw two Br. barks with loss of topmasts, steering E.S.E.
Saturday, September 26. Brig Joseph Atkins experienced a heavy gale of wind from E.N.E. off Cape Romain on the night of the 26th, which continued until the morning of the 27th, when it increased to a hurricane-shifted cargo, stove bulwarks and lost sails, rigging and part of deck load.
Lewis, Sept. 28.—The bark James Bayley, from Matanzas. On Saturday he experienced a change in the weather, accompanied with a heavy blow from the northward, which continued to rage with violence until yesterday torenoon, when it moderated, and we have now a gentle breeze from W.S.W. The vessels at the anchorage sustained no damage, and as yet we have heard of no disasters along the coast.
The Connecticut River is probably lower now, than it has been at any time during the last half century, if not for a longer period. The old water marks of the " oldest inhabitants” are left high and dry. Other streams in this region are very scantily supplied with water. Mills and factories on some of them have been obliged in consequence, to suspend operations, par. tially or altogether.-Springfield Repub. Sept. 26.
Sunday, September 27. Schooner Malvina, on the 27th, lat. 34, long. 06 27, experienced a heavy gale from N.E., lost foretopsail and sustained other damage in spars and sails.
Schooner Cosmopolite experienced a very heavy gale on the 27th, in the Gulf Stream, receiving some slight damage in her bulwarks.
Schooner Mariegallante, bound to New York, went ashore in the gale of the 27th, and will probably be totally lost. The crew were taken off by a pilotboat.
Schooner Olevia and Virginia on the 27th, lat. 32, long. 74 50, experienced a severe gale from S.W. to N.E., carried away our bulwarks.
French ship Lydia on the 27th, lat. 30, long. 78, during a hurricane was hove down and shifted cargo, lost sails, &c. Saw after the gale a quantity of drift stuff, barrels, &c.
The brig America, of Boston, from Kingston, Jamaica, bound to New York, went ashore on the east coast of Florida, about 16 miles north of Cape Canaveral, near the mouth of the Indian River, on Sunday the 27th, in a gale of wind from the N.E. So violent was the gale, that in one hour after the brig went ashore. she broke in two, the cabin separated from the hull, washing away at same time both boats. The passengers and crew, consisting of the captain, eight men, and Mr. Flouroy, (late V. S. Consul at Martinique,) and his lady, narrowly escaped by swimming ashore.
Brig Gen. Pinckney, from Savannah, bound to Baltimore, on the 27th, off Charleston, experienced a heavy gale of wind from N.E. to E., during which lost jib, carried away one of the shrouds, and sustained other injuries.
Danish brig Clara, from Port au Platt, on the 27th, lat. 32 30, long. 73 30, experienced a severe gale from N.E., lay too 40 hours; stove bulwarks, and lost part of deck load-after the gale saw a ship's lower mast, entire, painted white below the top, with a green pin rail and ropes attached ; appeared to have been but a short time in the water.
mained near the she and the pass
That have general depth only to be se
Ship Marion, from Charleston, on the 27th, expe tember, in lat. 46, lon. 38, ensign was flying, union rienced a tremendous gale from N.E. to S.E., which down, and on the quarter was written, “ six days no lasted until the 28th.
water." Bark Adeline experienced a heavy gale on the 27th Brig Lawrence Copeland, from New Orleans, for and 28th, in lat. 33 39, long. 76 35, from N.N.E. to Boston, on the 29th, lat. 34 N., experienced a heavy E., carried away jib and flying jib-boom, close to the gale from N.E., sprung a leak, and had at one time bowsprit, and done other damage; 30th, saw a bark three feet water in the hold, but freed her after to the S.W. with main topgallantmast gone.
throwing overboard deck load of staves. Schooner Comet, from St Jago de Cuba, on the
Wednesday, September 30. 27th and 28th. (latitude and longitude not mentioned,) experienced a severe gale, lost squaresail boom, kedge Frost in Virginia.--There was a severe frost in anchor and hawser; stove bulwarks, cambooso house Alexandria on the 30th of September; in Monticello and camboose, and done other damage.
there was not frost sufficient to kill the tenderest
vines until Sunday last. Brig Adele, on the 27th and 28th, experienced a very heavy gale from N.E.
Brig Confidence, on the 30th, in the Gulf Stream,
while lying too in a N.E. gale, lost the foresail, foreMonday, September 28.
topmast, staysail, shifted the deck load, &c. Bark Bartel on the 28th, lat. 31, long. 77, expe The weather since yesterday has been extremely rienced a heavy gale from 8.W., hauling northerly; boisterous. Yesterday the wind was strong from the lost stern boat and stove water casks.
Eastward, chilling one to the very marrow. Kilts Schooner Daniel Francis, on the 28th, lat. 35 38. looked any thing but comfortable on the soldiers of long. 72, in a heavy gale from E.N.E. to N.E., lost the 93d Regiment. Towards evening rain came on,
and the wind increased in fury until it blew a perfect foresail.
hurricane, which continued until this morning. A Bark Maria Hersey, at Boston, reports: On the
great quantity of rain fell during the night.- Quebec 28th, lat. 34, long. 74, had a heavy gale from E.N.E.; 30th, lat. 36, long. 73 10, saw a brig steering W. under
Mercury, Oct. 1. jury masts.
British brig Isabella, from Turks Island. Captain
W P. informs us that owing to the destructive hurricanes Brig Lawrence Copeland, of New-York, at Boston,
during the month of September, the salt crop would from New Orleans, reports: On the 28th, lat. 34, long.
be very short, as the vats were mostly destroyed. 76 46, in a heavy gale from N.E., lost deck load of
Philadelphia, Oct. 1.-The second Fall month staves,
opens pleasantly. The weather is very dry, and, acBrig W. J. Watson, from St. Thomas, on the 28th encountered a violent gale from N.E. and was com
cording to the Hospital guage, but one quarter of an pelled to put into Hampton Roads for a harbor. Capt.
inch of rain fell in all September. J. states that a hurricane was experienced at St. Tho TWELVE OR FIFTEEN SHOCKS OF AN EARTHmas on the 12th and 13th, but beyond some injury to
QUAKE. the wharves, caused by the sea, no other damage was sustained.
“ EARTHQUAKE AT TRINIDAD.-Letters of a recent Brig Denmark, from Cardenas, 28th, lat. 31, long.
date from the Island of Trinidad state, that 12 or 15 |
shocks of an earthquake had been experienced in that 79, in a violent gale from S. to S.S.E., lost deck load
Island within the last few days—some of them more molasses, camboose house, boat, &c.
severe than any that had been felt there for many Ship Persia, from New-Orleans, sprung a leak daring years. Much damage had been done to buildings, a gale from E.N.E to N. 28th, lat. 35 15, long. 74, and even the ground bad been cracked in several and has leaked since 700 strokes per hour.
places. Two of the shocks occurred during divine Brig Mary A. Jones, on the 28th, in lat. 31 30, long. service, and one while the people, or a part of them, 69, experienced a gale from N.E.
were assembled at the theatre. In one of the Brig St. Simons, from Charleston, on the 28th, lat.
churches a very large stone fell from the roof or 34 20, long. 76 35, at 11 P. M., while lying too under
tower directly into the midst of the congregation, close reefed mainsail, in a gale from N.E., was struck
but providentially no person was hurt. A general by a heavy sea, and knocked down. Hove overboard
consternation prevailed among the inhabitants on ac- |
count of the number and violence of the shocks and 300,000 feet lumber, when she righted with four feet
an apprehension, that they might again be repeated, water in the hold.
As yet no lives were lost." The above is copied Danish brig Clara, from Port au Platt, 28th and 29th, from the New York Journal of Commerce of Oct. lat. 32 30, long. 73 30, experienced gales, carried 27th, and the information it recites we are informed away the bulwarks, lost a part of her deck load of was contained in a letter written by a young lady in mahogany, &c. 30th, saw the mast of a vessel of Trinidad, to her friends in New-Haven, Connecticut. about 250 tons, the head of it carried away, the step We have placed it under the September head, prewas on; it appeared as if the vessel had been broken suming that the earthquakes spoken of, were in that up; the pin rail was green. American produce was month, as we have certain information of the occurscarce and high at Port au Platt.
rence of earthquakes at Trinidad on the 6th and 10th Schooner H. W. Stafford, from New York, lost the of September, the former of which fell upon the head of foremast and sprung the mainmast in a gale sabbath. on the 28th September, in lat. 14 30, long. 75.
Kingston, Jamaica, papers of Sept. 4, state that that Brig Emeline, from Mobile, on the 28th and 29th place has lately been visited by two severe thunder experienced a severe gale in the Gulf.
storms, which did a great deal of damage to certain
buildings, where the electric fluid dcscended. The Tuesday, September 29.
rain fell in a deluge, swelling the gullies and ditches There was a frost on Tuesday morning, the 29th,
to a degree seldom seen; a Mrs. Waters lost her life, throughout all this neighborhood.- Alex. (Va.) Gaz.
by being swept away by a torrent of water into which
she had incautiously gone. Many curious phenomena There was a frost in this city yesterday morning.
occurred on this occasion, such as the lightning shiv. Richmond Enq., Wednesday, 30th.
ering the blades of swords in their scabbards, escapBark Helen M. Fiedler, from Rio Janeiro, 23d Aug., ing by a small hole, drilled, as it were, for the purwith coffee, to E. Fiedler. Vessels left before report pose, at one end. Every thing was drooping under ed. September 29th, lat. 30 30, long, 68 15, expe the influence of the excessive heat. Thermometer 93, rienced a very heavy gale of wind from the s.w.. Fahrenheit, in the shade.--N. 0. Com. Times. which suddenly shifted to the N.E., blowing with
Drought In New-HAMPSHIRE.—The Dover Inquiequal fury. Split sails and received other damage;
rer, referring to the almost unprecedented absence of since which had light winds from N.N.E. 3d inst., lat. 37 30, long. 76 30, passed ship Versailles, of Bos
rain in that state, says:
"The streams were probably never known to be ton, steering 8.S.W. On the 6th instant, took a pilot
lower than they are at the present time. Our paper160 miles South of the Hook.
maker, Mr. Flagg, of Exeter, informs us that for thirty The Yorkshire, arrived at Liverpool, from New four years the water has not been so scarce at his York, fell in with the Lord John Russell, of London, mill; he has been under the necessity of suspending from Cowes, to Quebec, abandoned, the 29th Sep- operations for several weeks past. The Rochester
Factory, we understand, has also been compelled to
The Drought.-The long continued drought is the subject of general complaint from our country corres. pondents; they say the ground is so dry that the dust follows the plough in clouds; in many cases the land is so hard that it cannot be broken at all. The old saying is “ a dry fallow for a good crop of wheat." We sincerely hope that it may prove so in this instance at least---Richmond Va. Standard.
REMARKABLE PHENOMENA.-The sea at a short distance from the coast here, has presented some remarkable appearances during the present week. On Tuesday last, about 4 o'clock in the forenoon, about low water, the sea, for about 30 yards from the shore, and along the coast from the Cove to the Bay of Nigg, appeared of a purple color, and continued to darken as the afternoon advanced. Our informant, who, with a large number of fishermen, observed the appearance, thinking it might arise from reflection of the sky, went out in a boat and examined the water. To his astonishment, he found the boat actually in a sea of purple, and the water of a glutinous nature, containing so much coloring matter that it actually dyed red whatever object it touched. No effluvia could be perceived arising from the water. As the tide rose, the colored water packed closer in shore, and continued to become darker and darker. Next afternoon, the same appearances were observed to occur, but not to buch an extent. We wish some of our scientific friends would give us a clue to the cause of this phenomenon. Nothing of the kind seems to have ever been observ. ed in this quarter before, although, perhaps, in other places such appearances have been witnessed, We state that, on Monday, the fishermen between this and the cove, observed the sea, at about 70 or 80 yards from the shore, breaking out in dark spots, which may be supposed to have multiplied and magnified till the sea presented the appearance above mentioned.- Aberdeen Herald.
RAIN. The fall of Rain in the month of Semptember at Syracuse was plentiful and moderately so at Saltville, but at Philadelphia, New-York, on the great Lakes and in New-Hampshire a great drought prevailed.
LIGHTNING. We record lightning storms on the nine first days in September, also on the 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22d, and 25th days of the month, and the death of eight persons by lightning.
EARTHQUAKES. We record earthquakes on the 2d, 6th, 10th, 12th, 15th and 16th days of the month of September, and also a mention of twelve or fifteen shocks of earthquake at Trinidad, of which we have particular accounts of but two, viz: on the 6th and 10th. There were lightning storms on all of the days named ex. cept the 10th and of that we have no record but a record of a hurricane at Barbadoes, and we presume it was attended by lightning.
HURRICANES. We record a hurricane or gale on the Atlantic Ocean, between lat. 24 and 49 on every day from the 6th to the 30th day of September, both days inclusive.
HEAT AND COLD. September, from the 1st to the 15th, both inclusive was very hot in northern latitudes.
On Brooklyn Heights the temperature on the 1st, 87 ; 2d, 86; 3d, 86 : 4th, 85; 5th, 88; 6th, 89 ; 7th, 871; 8th, 84; 9th, 704; 10th, 70; 11th, 744; 12th, 83; 13th, 831; 14th, 853; 15th, 84. Lowest 29th Sept. 52o, at 4 and 5 A.M.
At Syracuse on the 1st, 86; 2d, 89; 3d, 86; 4, 87 ; 5th, 88 ; 6th, 86; 7th, 91; 14th, 86. Lowest during the month Sept. 22, sunrise 40.
At Saltville, Va., the farthest south of the three localities named, the temperature did not rise to 84°, during the month, and at sunrise on the 30th was down to 36o.
Friday, October 2.
windward side-had it fallen on the leeward, every again hove to in 20 fathoms, under balanced reefed LIGHTNING.--Mr. James McGowan, aged 63, re
one of the crew would have been swept overboard. mainsail. On the morning of the 12th, at 3 o'clock, siding in seventh township concession, of Kingston,
Loss of SCHOONER ANN ELIZA.-The schooner she went ashore among the breakers, over which she Upper Canada, was killed by lightning on Friday,
Ann Eliza, of New York, from Bristol, R. I., bound beat, and drove high and dry on the beach, about Oct. 2. The lightning descended the chimney and
to Havana, encountered, from the 5th to the 7th Oct. twenty miles north of Indian river, where she bilged, struck him as he sat by the fire, killing him instant
very heavy gales from N.N.E. to E.S.E., during Crew and passengers saved. Vessel and cargo a ly.-Christian Guardian.
which lost boat and jibboom, carried away the bob total loss. Capt. Hammer, who arrived here yesterday
stay, sprung the bowsprit, which slackened the rig. morning with the U. S. Mail, reports a large ship Saturday, October 3.
ging, causing the mainmast to tear up the main with painted ports, which had been three days in
partners. On the 6th, put the vessel before the wind, company, going ashore at the same time on the outer The first frost at Quebec, this season, occurred on
heading for Cape Henry; 7th, cut away the main. breaker; the wind hauling to the westward she was the 3d inslant. Yesterday morning there was ice on
mast, but while in the act the mast slipped from the blown off again, and when he last saw her she was standing water about an eighth of an inch in thick
step, ripped up the deck, and broke two of the main dismasted, and appeared to be seliling rapidly. The ness. Vegetation is now checked for six months to
beams, and the top of the mast remaining tast by the crew seemed to be engaged in rigging jury masts. come at least. It is stated that since the rains the
springstay, caused other damage to the foremast and No boais could be seen on board of her. Charleston potatoes not taken up are attacked by the rot; it is
rigging. Captain Coffin finding his vessel becoming Cour., Nov. 3. also said that it has appeared among those in cellars
unmanageable, and leaking badly, concluded to and root houses. It again rained heavily last night,
Friday, October 9. abandon hes, which he did on the 7ih, 40 miles S.E. and the weather still continues rainy, with an east of Cape Henry, and all hands were taken on board
Philadelphia, Oct. 9.-We have another unseaerly wind.- Quebec Gazelle, Oct. 5. the brig Vincennes.
sonably warm day. The Marmion, hence at Liverpool, experienced a
STORM IN VERMONT.-The Montpelier (Vt.) Jourheavy gale on the morning of the 3d and 4th Oct.,
Wednesday, October 7.
nal, of the 13th Oct., says: “The storm of Friday, in about lon. 35.
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 7th, our town was Oct. 9, though brief, was the severest of the season. visited with a storm of lightning and thunder. In
We picked up hailstones, a few minutes after the Sunday, October 4.
the evening, soon after getting dark, frequent flashes storm passed, ihe central portion of which was as Ship New Hampshire, Chase, 45 days from Liver. of lightning lit up the heavens. The clouds were large as a robin's egg, and attached were four pool, with mdse to I. Michel, Oci. 4, fat. 50, lon. 14, thick and dark in the northwest, from which point
branches larger than a pipe stem-the whole stone lost maintopsail yard, maintopsail, foretopmasts, the electric fluid was playing along the sky. About
forming a perfect cross. This form seemned to prestaysail, maigsail, stove bulwarks, lost part arch eight o'clock we had a light shower of rain, the light vail pretty largely; at any rate, it was literally a board off the stern, lost one boat, booms and spars in ning continuing with thunder, not unusually loud,
shower of icicles for a moment. We hear that a a gale from N.N.W. 15th, lost maintopmast, top until about half after ten o'clock, when, in an in:
storm was still more severe at the north.--N, Y. gallantmast, foretopsail yard, loretopgallant yard, stant, the very atmosphere appeared to be filled with Daily Tribine of Oct. 17. main spencer, spanker jib badly damaged, and an the electric fire, which burst over the town, followed
Saturday, October 10. entire suit of sails in a gale from N.E., with a heavy in an instant by a terrific crask of thunder, which sea. 281h, every spar fixed and alott again, sails left no doubt as to the nearness of the lightning
The weather is delightful for October, and the mended and set, found the foretopmast sprung. The Several buildings were, we understand, struck;
country is looking peculiarly beautiful in all this reN. H. has been between Barnegat and the Hook three of which we saw on the following morning.
gion. As yet we have had hut one frost, and so mild
has the weather been that vegelation seems renewed since the 5th inst.; has had a pilot on board three They were all small buildings, and in the same lo
as in the spring. Fruit trees have again put forth
The first one we saw, had nearly the gable Śhip Mary Ann, from Liverpool, has had very end of it out. The ligh'ning came down the chim
blossoms, and ripe raspberries of second growih for heavy weather on the passage. On October 4th, lat. ney, demolishing it as low as the chamber floor, and
the season have been gathered in some of our gar
dens.-Canandaigua Reposilory, Oct. 10. 45, lon. 20, had a severe hurricane, split sails, &c. passed out near the ground floor. Two persons Bark John Parker, from Bangor, Wales, has ex were, at the time; in the house, in bed, up stairs.
Bark Casilda, trom Trinidad de Cuba, Oct. 10th, perienced very heavy weather on the passage, and One of the beds was just by the chimney, the other
off the Tortugas, experienced a severe hurricane.
Bark Elizabeth, from Havana for New York. On lay to, most of the time, from 4th to 181h Oct., with in the back part of the room, and the occupants of
Oct. 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th, experienced a treheavy gales from the westward.
both escaped without any damage, further than that
mendous gale from N.E. to S.E., which terminated
in a hurricane, came near going ashore off SavanThe lightning in both the other buildings came
nah, when the wind suddenly shitted from E. to S.E., Extract of a letter from Capt. John Miercken, of
which enabled us to keep off shore; lost jibboom, down the chimnies into the stove pipes, splitting open packet ship Wyoming, dated, some of the pipes, and in one instance making a hole
bulwarks, caboose-house, and received other damage; LIVERPOOL, Oct. 20, 1846. like a bullet ihrough one of them, and passing through
14th, saw a brig to windward, with loss of topmast. I am under the painful necessity of informing you
Brig Gustavus, from Mansanilla, Oct. 10th and the fluor into the cellar. And in every instance perthat on the 5th inst., at 5 P.M., lat, 40.30, lon. 50.40. sons were sleeping within a few feet of the spot where
11th experienced heavy gales from N.E. which for the ship going at the rate of about five knots per hour, the wind suddenly hauled from S.W. to N.W.-got the lightning passed through the floor, without re
18 hours blew a perfect hurricane-hove overboard ceiving the least injury.
deckload. 12th, off the Tortugas, saw a bark, both the yards braced around when the wind immediate
We learn that the Cobourg Ladies' Academy was
foretop-sailyard and jibboom gone. 13th, saw a ly veered to N.E., from which point it blew very slightly struck, but received no damage.
large ship ashore on Florida Reef. 19th, Off Cape strong; got the topgallant sails in; jib stowed, top
Hatteras, saw a bark with main-mast gone, stand
The interposition of Divine Providence has been sails down on the cap, reef tackles out, &c. 'The
ing East, had a jury-mast with a small sail on it. strikingly manifested in the preservation of the famship was heading S.E., but the S.W. sea was ron. ilies thus fearfully exposed. How awfully solemn
Brig Tecumseh, Hausen, Cedar Keys, Fa., 26th ning very high on the lee bow, which caused the ship the thought of going to bed in health and safety, and
ult. On the 10th, Ulth, 12th and 13th, in the gull to fall in the trough and lurch, and a great body of
stream, S. of Haiteras, had a very heavy N.E. gale; of being instantaneously ushered into eternity. How water came on deck. I saw the mainmast head give
on 10th shipped a heavy sea, stove galley, knocked necessary to be always ready to meet the approaches way, and thought the topmast would fall to leeward,
long boat out of the chocks, split sails, and received of death, in whatever form God may please to com but the ship suddenly rolled to windward and the mission him to call us.-Canada Christian Advocate
a considerable damage in our rigging. topmast fell on the weather side, with all the appen
Extract of a letter via Nassau, dated Havana, Oct. of October 13, printed at Cobourg. dages. When the topmasi fell, it carried away the
Ship Elizabeth, of St. Stevens, New Brunswick, fore and main topgallant masts by the cap, locking was knocked down on her beam ends on Oct. 7th
"We avail ourselves of this opportunity to convey and jamming all the braces of the yards on the fore cut away the masts to right her; had nine feet of
to you the melancholy tidings of a dreadful hurri. and mizen masts, and rendering for a time the veswater in her hold when the captain and crew left her.
cune which visited our city on the night of the 10th, sel uncontrollable. At the commencement of the
and the whole day yesterday.
Brig Wilhelmina, fifty days from Hamburg, Oct. gale, the men had just finished reefing the main top71h, lat. 44, lon. 42.6, in a gale from N.E. 10 N.; was
"The destruction both in town and harbor is very sail, and some of them had lain down on the main knocked down on her beam ends, split sails, &c.; 87
great; many slone buildings have been thrown down yard to furl the mainsail, when the ship gave a tremendous lee lurch, tumbling the men down on deck
and ol' wood houses very few remain ; the vessels in steerage passengers.
port have all received severe damage, many entirely and loverboard, and horrible to relate, five of them
Thursday, October 8.
sunk, others smashed to pieces, and every thing preperished. The following are their names, viz.: New PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8.-We have a warm day sents such an awful aspect, that it would be difficult ion Woodruff, James Tompkins, George Hadley, the thermometer is at 80 in the shade, and the heat to give a true description of the horrible scene which Abraham. Thierson, and Isaac White, (boy.) The is really oppressive.
presents itself to the eye. names of those that were injured by falling on deck, Loss of 'U. S. Mail Schr. Stranger.-The schoon "From the country only partial adviccs have been are as follows: William Fiynn, leg broken; Eugene er Stranger, W.C. Hammer, master, left Key West received, and we learn ihat not a "coffee tree" reWestphill, do.; Wm. Jones, head badly cut, &c.; on the 3d of Oct., Indian Key on the 71h-experi mains standing, and that the cane is thrown down, Geo. M. Smith, seriously injured in the back and enced the late gale on the 8th, from the N.E., which "Large quantities of provisions will be wanted, leg; Thomas Wheeler, hurt in the side, and Charles continued until the 11th, when it increased to a per and some hints are given about free importation of Lalour had the cap of his knee put out of place. The fect hurricane from E. to E.S.E.; while lying to in some articles. second mate had his side badly injured, and was the Gull, was struck by a heavy sea on the starboard "Every thing is so confused yet, that nothing cerbadly cut over the eye, but did noi give up doing quarter, which hove the vessel on her beam ends, tain can be said, but our next will bring you fall par. duty. Latour, Smith, and Wheeler are again able | swept deck, shifted the cargo, &c.; suceeeded in get ticulars." to do duty, the others 'still incapacitated. It was a | ting her before the wind, which enabled us in a mea From the Norfolk Beacon of Monday, Nov. 2. most fortunate ibing that the topmast fell on the W sure to replace the cargo, when she righted and was l! The U. S. schr. Flirt, Lieut. A. Sinclair, com.