« SebelumnyaLanjutkan »
Schr. Cincinnatus, Provincetown, Nov. 27th, had || Mr. B. Stewart, where they are doing well. They fallen in with, 24th, Cape Elizabeth. N.N.W.70 miles, were very much exhausted, having had nothing to schr. Enterprise, of and from Frankford for Portland, eat or drink since Monday, until they landed, when which had sprung a leak 23d, and was nearly full of they found a few fish which had been washed up by water. Took off Capt. and crew and landed them at the surf. Provincetown. Bark Lagrange, of New-York, from Schooner Albatross, of Surrey, Me., was capsized Savannah for Boston, remained on the beach dry np, on the 23d in a gale from N.W. Schr. Boston, packet, of Orrington which had been on
Brig Catharine & Mary, from Sugar la Gande, on Truro beach with loss of foremast, had been got off,
the 23d, experienced a severe gale from N.W., lost and is in this port.-Me. Correspondent.
her deck load, sails, spars, rigging, &c. Schr. Susan, of Boston, from Alexandria for New
Bark Canton, bound to Mantanzas, on the 23d, in a York, had a severe gale from N.W. night of 23d, lost
gale from N.N.E., a heavy sea struck and boarded the foresail, and split mainsail; night of 26th had another
ship, washing away bulwarks, boats, galley, and N.W. gale, split mainsail badly, lost boat and stove
water casks. December 2d, lat. 37 31, long. 66 23, galley.
fell in with schooner Arozenbo, of and from Sedgwick, Returned-Ship Laconia hence for Liverpool. On bound to Wilmington, N. C., which was capsized and Monday the 23d, in a gale from N. to N.W. shifted dismasted on the 26th, 180 miles S. of Block Island, the cargo, in runniug before the wind, causing the ship in a gale from the Westward-took from her the Capt. to lay lower yards in the water; finding we had five and crew. feet of water in the hold, wore ship to the S.W. and
British brig Indus, from Pictou. for Boston, went set both pumps to work, and freed her in 12 hours ;
ashore at Cape George on the 23d. kept one pump going since the 27th, the leak increas. ing.
Brig Hoosa, from Newburyport, for Havana, from
the 23d to the 27th, experienced heavy gales from the Brig Mary, Norris, arrived at Newport on the 27th, Westward, and at intervals it blew a perfect hurricane from Galveston, Texas, for New-York, in distress, -lost deck load, sprung topmasts, and the topsail having lost her sails, and experienced a succession of yard. heavy gales. Extract from the Mary's log book
Schooner Comet, on the 23d and 24th, in a gale, lost “ Nov. 11th, 55 miles south of Cape Fear, fell in with
bulwarks, chains, anchors, &c., threw overboard 500 the wreck of the schr. , hailing from Wilming.
bushels of wheat. ton, N.C., with foreinast gone to the deck, mainmast about 25 feet above deck, and no one board; she was
British brig Dolphin, from New York, for Liverapparently stripped of everything.
pool, N. S., experienced heavy gales on the 23d and
24th-the cargo shifted and decks swept-was aban. Bark Everton encountered a gale on the 23d, was
doned with four feet of water in the hold. knocked down on her beam ends, lost deck load. and several of the crew were crippled, and Capt. Jones
British brig Pulla, of New Castle-upon-Tyne, from was knocked overboard, but succeeded in regaining
Balize, bound to Cork, for orders, put into the port of the vessel. She was abandoned the 28th.
St. George's, on the 27th Nov., in distress, with the
loss of maintopsail yard, split sails, &c. On the 23d, The Alverton, (Br.) from New-York for Portsmouth,
while lying to, a heavy sea struck the vessel on her had a hurricane from N.E. to W. Nov. 23, latitude 39,
larboard side, and carried away stancheons, covering long. 69, lost bulwarks, stanchions, jibboom, sprung board and bulwarks, fore and aft, which occasioned main top-mast, and threw part of the cargo overboard. her to leak, and on Sunday, five hours after, ten feet Lightning Storm.
of water was found in the bold. Lat. 32 48, long. 60 Extract of a letter from Captain Young, of brig
50W. Tonquia, from Neuvitas, bound to New York, whică · Ship Bengal, which left this port on the 20th of pat into Newport, 5th instant :
November, with a cargo of 36000 bushels of grain, “ We arrived at this port, after a passage of 36 days, 3000 bbls. naval stores, arrived at London, Dec. 26, during which time enconntered nothing but head Capt. Cook, in a letter to his owners, gives the followwinds, was 18 days North of Cape Hatteras, in ing interesting account. which time experienced a succession of heavy gales.
The third day after leaving New-York, we encounOn the 23d, in a squall from S. to 8.W., was struck by
tered the most terrific gale I ever experienced, comlightning, which set our braintop-gallant sail and mast
mencing from the E. and veering to N.W. At noon, on fire, which, after much exertion, we were onabled
the sea running so heavy as to keep the decks full of to quench. On the 24th, lat. 38 10, lon. 71 00, while
water, and not being able to scud away any longer lying to in a heavy gale, was boarded by a tremen
with safety, I made the attempt to heave to under dous sea, which shifted deck load of molasses, and
close reefed maintopsail and mizen spencer, the latter were obliged to cut it away-store bulwarks, galley,
blowing to pieces. After laying about half an hour, forecastle, gangway, and lost every thing moveable
with a dreadful sea running, I felt the cargo shifted off deck, split sails, &c.; while clearing deck load,
and the next moment we were on our beam ends, the several of our men were disabled-being in the
larboard rail being about six feet under water; and above situation, and short of provisions, I deemed it
the sea rolling over us the same as it rolls over the prudent to make for the nearest port."
beach taking every thing with it, bulwarks, rails, jolly MELANCHOLY Loss of LIFE AND SHIPWRECK. boat, ladders, booby hatch, &c. We lay in this situaEDGARTOWN, Nov. 26, 1346.—The brig Lincoln, of tion an hour or more, when výA succeeded in furling Deer Isle, Raynes, master, from Bangor, the 6th inst., the maintopsail, and setting the foretopsail and forelumber loaded, for Brooklyn, New York, when 10 sail, close reefed, and she paid off before the wind, miles South-West of Gay Head, on Monday morning the larboard rail still under water. We continued last, 23d, was knocked down by a gale of wind and running before the sea all night and all the next day; filled with water, and deck load washed off. They shipped a sea, which started the deck house and filled then cut away the lanyards with their knives, and the cabin with water, and the weather being very both masts went over the side. The vessel being un cold and stormy on the English coast, I do not think manageable, was carried by wind and tide. On there has been a dry garment on board since. After Monday night Richard Brown, Junr., of Deer Isle, the ship was got before the wind we tried the pumps, died from exposure. On Tuesday morning, Williarn and kept one pump going all night, it choaking at inAdams, of the same place, died. On the night of the tervals with grain. After the gale was over, sent all 25th, at 10 o'clock, the vessel grounded on the South hands down into the hold, and found we could walk Beach of this Island ; soon after, Benjamin J. Saun along the starboard side, all gone from the shifting ders, mate, of the same place, jumped from the vessel boards to leeward though they remained firm: we sucinto the surf, huping to reach the shore. He was ceeded in getting her upright in the course of the day never seen afterwards. This morning, the 26th, by and night, the crew all the while grumbling to have means of a spar, which they placed over the bows of the ship go back ; but I determined to go to London the vessel, the Captain and remainder of the crew, two or to go down. After getting her upright, “ Richard in number, attempted to reach the beach, in doing was himself again"; but soon after the gale came which, Bial S. Raynes, of Deer Isle, fell off the spar from the S.W. with great violence, blew away the into the water. His comrades get him ashore, but foresail, stove the galley and scattered the stoves in he also died within 30 minutes after landing. The fragments overboard. I got all my chains on deck, Captain and ono man, viz. : Charles J. Saunders, of and attempted to hold her up by putting them to the Deer Isle, were saved, and arrived at the house of windward, but all to no purpose ; this cargo is like so
many peas, the whole rolling over to leeward, and I think we have trimmed it from one side to the other as often as five times. I have been obliged, in consequence, to run the ship before the wind, regardless from which quarter it blew, or how we run, some times north, and sometimes south.
The following account of the ship Margaret Forbes, on her voyage from this port to St. Thomas, is from Mr. Fisher, the first officer of the ship :-“We left New York on the 21st of November, and on the 23d experienced a very heavy gale from N.W., which lasted 24 hours, when it moderated so that we were enabled to carry all sail. On the 25th, in the morning calm ; at 12 M. it breezed up from the Southward fresh; at 2 P. M. began to haul to the Westward, and at 4 P. M., blowing a strong gale from W.$.W., hove the ship to under close reeled maintop sail; the galo increasing, but made very good weather until 12 o'clock, midnight, when the wind hauled to W.N.W.; got canvass in mizzen rigging to keep her up to the wind; the sea was then about three points on the weather bow and blowing a hurricane. “At 1 o'clock A.M. of the 26th, shipped a sea that completely swept the decks of every moveable thing, and took off the forecastle companion, with the combings, which left a space of three feet square through the deck, the sea making a continual breach over the ship. Secured the forecastle hatch as soon as possible, with a large mattrass and a sail over that, battened to the deck. The sea took the bulwarks and all the stauncheons, on each side, from the forward part of the fore rigging to the main rigging off to the plankshear, and split it in a number of places; the opening in one place was three inches wide and four feet long, on the lee side and coustantly under water. Soon after the sea boarded, we started the pumps and continued pumping; at 8 A.M. Bounded the pumps and found 7 feet of water in the ship; continued the pumps without cessation; at 6 P. M., found 11 feet of water in the ship, and the lee side continually under water. The gale abating through the night, found we gained about 2 feet. On the morning of the 27th, kept off before a large sea, wind at N.W., and moderate, and continued running all this day, and stopping up all the leaks on deck, still keeping the pumps at work incessantly, 'ond on the morning of the 28th found but four feet of water in the ship; it being quite mo. derate, and very little water coming on deck, opened the main hatch and commenced heaving over cargo, which was continued all day, still keeping the pumps at work; at night secured the hatches, and at 4 o'clock A.M. of the 29th, sucked the pumps; men working all this time bravely, without amurmer. Found this morning that our mainmast was badly sprung, and concluded to run for St. Thomas, as we were in the latitude of 38 and longitude of 61, where we arrived." She bas since been condemned,
Tuesday, November 24. Earthquake in Scotland. See ante. p. 668.
Extract from Log-book of brig Mary, November 241h, Sandy Hook, bearing N.W. about 75 miles:" At 2 P.M., saw a ship to leeward, showing a signal of distress ; ran down to her, and found it was the ship Zenobia, from N. York, to Liverpool, leaking badly, and both pumps choaked, bound back to N. York ; was requested to keep company for lear she would go down, did so. Wednesday, 4 A M., took the wind from S.E., still in company with the ship, with all sails set, steering W.N.W; at 2 P.M. the wind had increased to a gale, and hove to; the ship done the same about lalf a mile astern; at 3 P.M. moderate, with light wind, still within a mile of each other; at 5 P.M. took the wind from N.W., the ship still coming after me; at 8 P.M. lost sight of her, wore ship and stood to the S.W; at 8f saw the ship to leeward ; set a light, but could get no answer; it then blowing a gale from N.W. and we laying to under foretopmast staysail and storm spencer, the sea making a complete breach over us, we being then in 22 fathoms water.
Ship Zenobia. -Letter of Capt. Henry to Messrs. N. L. and G. Griswold:
At 1 A.M. on the night of the 23d of November, tho night we left New York, it came on to blow from the n.W., and in a short time increased to a furious gale. After securing every thing snugly, and taking in everything, excepi close reefed maintopsail, and foretopmast staysail, under which we scud to the
Eastward ; shortly after the ship began to labor hea. vily, lurching the lee rail all under, and filling the decks with water. At 4 A.M. sounded the pumps, and found 22 inches in the well-the crew being in the mean time engaged in taking in sail. We got some of the passengers who could stand to the pumps, and found that one pump kept her free by working three-fourths of the time. The sea continued to get heavier, and the ship to labor worse ; everything on deck was thrown overboard.
At7 A.M. found that the wheat began to come up the pumps. We now hauled by the wind to see what the result would be, and found that the wheat soon began to choak the boxes ; by 10 A.M., we could not pump more than once before we had to draw the box and clear it of wheat, and in an hour after both pumps choaked so often they could not keep free. The water kept gaining on us in spite of all our exertion. The thought struck us to put a piece of sieve bottom over the lower box for a strainer, and to our great joy it kept the boxes free of grain, and we now had the pleasure of seeing the pumps suck. The crew and passengers declaring it unsafe to proceed with the ship, I had no alternative left except to return to N. York. The next day, the 24th, the weather moderated; we got all sail on the ship; our strainers of seive bottom were soon wore out. Several other stratagems were tried, until we took the tube of a copper hand pump, and fitting one end to a handspike, turned a kind of lip in the other end. This we screwed round in the wheat, and found that it brought it up in small quantities at a time.
On the 25th, the starboard pump began gradually to fill with wheat, and at last none could be got at. The pump had now 12 feet of water in it. In the afternoon it began to blow from the south soon hauling to the W.N.W., blowing furiously all night. After it moderated, found the ship had a list to starboard. For 2 days after the wind blowed fresh from the westward, when we found ourselves off Montauk Point.
As the crew could not work the ship and keep the pumps going, we were obliged to put away for New. port. Since our arrival here, I find that the ship makes about 14 inches of water in an hour; this would be trifling but for the liability of the pumps being choaked with wheat. We are now at anchor in the outer harbor, and await orders from New York. The Zenobia had about seventy passengers on board.
Swedish brig Albion, on the 24th, lat. 38 58, long. 66 20, in a gale from W.N.W., shipped a sea, which stove the bulwarke, split plank-shear, lost jibboom and sails attached, lifted the round house, lost the gal. ley, sprung a leak-pumps choked and 4 feet of water in the hold, returned to repair damages.
Schooner George, of and from Ellsworth, for Bos. ton, was thrown on her beam ends, 1 A.M. on the 24th, in a gale from N.N.W., about 30 miles south of Sequin Island, mast, bowsprit, boat and deck load were swept off; in 15 minutes afterwards she righted. Capt. Lord and crew remained on the wreck 40 hours, 1 and were taken off by Captain Pike, of schooner Milo, and landed at Eastport.
Schooner Baltimore, from Boston, for Charleston, on the 24th experienced a heavy gale of wind, lost stern boat and galley, stove bulwarks, and received other damage. The B. has been driven as far east as long. 60 30, and has experienced a succession of westerly gales.
MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECK.-In the late disastrous gale and snow storm upon the coast of Maine, the schooner Commodore Perry, Capt. Davis Haskell, of and for Deer Isle, from Portsmouth, went ashore on Cranberry Isles, night of 24th, and all on board perished. The coasting revenue cutter returned from the wreck on 30th instant, with three of the bodies, one of which was that of a female passenger. It is supposed there were other passengers on board. Boston Daily Adv.
Bark Cambrian, from Boston, for Surinam, lost bowsprit, and had decks swept in a gale on November 24th.
The brig American, from N. York, for Galveston, encountered a heavy gale of wind while lying too on the 24th, shipped a sea on the starboard quarter which split trysail, carried away the davits, and
strained the vessel in her hull, causing her to leak in the deck and waterway.
A letter from Captain Church, of ship William C. Nye, dated at San Carlos, states that he came to that port November 29th to repair his rudder. On the 24th, he had a heavy gale, in which he lost one boat, spritsail yard, bowsprit shroud and jib guy, and twisted the head of his rudder. On the 26th took another gale, and found it necessary to go into port. When the gale commenced he was near the land, with a whale alongside, after dark, which he was obliged to let go to claw off shore.
Bark Hannah Sprague, from N. York, on the 24th experienced a tremendous gale, in which she split maintopsail, and shifted her cargo.
Loss of BARK Elizabeth, OF PORTLAND.-The bark Elizabeth sailed from N. York on the 20th of November, bound to Cork, with a cargo of provisions, &c. After leaving port. had very rough weather until the 24th, when we experienced a heavy gale of wind, which blew with great violence for 24 hours. During that time cargo shifted, so that the vessel lay with her lee rail under water for six hours. On the morning of the 25th, the gale abated so that we were enabled to get the vessel before the wind. But the wind still blowing very heavy, and the sea running high, could not get at the cargo to right the vessel. On the evening of 26th, came on to blow a most dreaful gale -again kept the vessel before the wind in order to save our masts, tearing if the vessel was brought to the wind we should lose them. Morning of 27th, lat. 39 30, long. 57 40, the gale had increased to a complete hurricane. At 8 A.M., the wind dropped away nearly calm for the space of five minutes ; wind changing at the same time, and blowing again as hard as before. At that time boarded by a heavy sea that swept the decks of everything moveable, taking with it monkey rail and bulwarks, wheel house and wheel, breaking Captain J.'s leg and badly injuring three seamen. The vessel then came to the wind, but soon went over nearly on her beam ends, the water standing on deck as high as the companion doors. Cut away the masts and cleared the vessel of every thing but the lower masts ; after which the vessel righted, leaking badly; set both pumps to work, and in two hours freed her from water, and afterwards kept her free with one pump. Saved her courses, in a bad condition, and hoped with this sail to get into Bermu. da. After trying hard from the 27th Noveinber to 17th December, without success, it blowing a gale most of the time, and what little sail we had being nearly blown to pieces, in lat. 31 50, long. 62, the ship A. V. Humbolt, Captain Waters, came up and kindly took Captain Jordan, mate, and eight seamen on board, and brought them to this port, it being impossible to get the Elizabeth into any port in our present condition.
Brig Raymond D'Zaldo, lience, 35 days from Kings ton, Jam., put into Charleston on the 12th December On the 24th November, lat. 35 long. 71, during a hurricane from the southward, was hove on her beam ends, and was compelled to cut away main riggiug, the main-mast went by the board; stove bulwarks, carried away stancheons, and caused the brig to leak; sprung bowsprit and foretopmast.
Ship Flavio, of Newburyport, 42 days from Boston, for Madras and Calcutta, was spoken on the 6th January, lat. 26 S., long. 27 10 W., with loss of bul. warks, having, on the 24th November, experienced a perfect hurricane.
Wednesday, November 25. In a severe gale and snow storm, on the night of the 25th, the schooner Pharas, from Bangor to Machias. port, went ashore in Cape Split Harbor. Same night schooner Eliza Hupper went ashore on Rini Point ; also schooner Susan Taylor went ashore on Pot Head
On the 25th, experienced a violent norther which has done considerable damage; the wind blew violently for twenty-four hours, and drove from their moorings the following vessels: prizes taken at Tobasco-steamer Tabascano, schooner Tabasquena, and brig Descrada. The schooner was seen on shore about 15 miles to the westward of Alvarado; supposed three men who were on board of her were saved. The brig and steamer had not been seen; on board the brig there were six men-no officers. Brig Somers, and schooner Morris, late Laura Virginia, frigate Cum
berland and prize steamer Petrita rode out the galo with the Forward, and all are safe.
The Adeline from New York for Galway, I., encountered a severe gale on the 25th, and another on December 5 ; lost both jib-booms, foretopgallant mast, jolly boat, monkey rail, head rail, bulwarks, and several articles off deck.
Loss OF THE BRIG PALLAS OF NORTH YARMOUTH, (Me.,) J. G. Haven, Master.-Nov. 19th, left St. John's bar and proceeded to sea, and nothing material taking place till the 25th, when at 10 A. M. we hove to under cloose reefed maintopsail on the starboard tack, blowing hard from the S.W., leaking 100 strokes per hour. Thursday, 26th, blowing hard, wind veering to the westward ; at 4 30 A. M., settled down suddenly, evidently having started something, and in less than five minutes was on her beam ends ; we then cut away the main rigging, when every thing went by the board ; we then went into the house and found that every thing (such as provisions, water and clothes) was gone, the spars were still fast by the rig. ging and the sea running so high that we would not cut them away; the sea breaking with great violence over the stern, we all went forward of the windlass, where we secured ourselves with ropes. About 10 o'clock, A. M., the cook died. Friday, 27th, about 5 P. M., the rigging parted and all the spars went clear over us; latter part blowing hard, with a heavy on. Sa turday, 28th, blowing hard from N.W. During the night the stern was stove in. In latter part saw a bark to windward, under close reefed main topsail. Sunday, 29th, blowing hard with a heavy sea on. Latter part moderate--two brigs in sight. Mondayblowing hard. Tuesday, 1st, do. Wednesday-pleasant. Thursday, 3d-blowing hard during the night. One seaman died; about 10, A M., saw a bark to wind ward under double reefed topsails—seeing our signal, ran down and took us off, at 11 30, A. M. She proved to be the Bremen bark John George, Geerken, bound to New-York, in lat. 25 50, long. 69 22. The mate and cook were in the house at the time of thtaccident, and were got out in a state of great exhause ion by breaking in one of the windows. During the time we were on the wreck we had nothing to eat or drink, and were completely drenched to the skin the whole time. The name of the seaman that died was Richard Williams. [The above is signed by Captain Haven and his mate.]
Brig Zelica went ashore on Chance Island, at the mouth of Machias Bay, evening of 25th, in a severe snow storm, bilged, and was full of water. Crew and two passengers saved.
Ship Areatus, in the gale of the 25th, lost a small anchor and chain, and broke her sheet anchor.
Schooner Ocean was run ashore at the mouth of the Kennebec river during the gale of the 25th and 26th.
Brig Science, of New York, had to cut away fore mast night of the 25th, to prevent going ashore.
Schooner Eliza, Messerole, from New-York, bound to Port Walthall, put into Norfolk on the 28th, in distress. Encountering a severe gale on the 25th, split her sails and leaked so freely as to have at one period three feet of water in her hold; continuing to leak freely, made for Norfolk, and on her arrival leaks at the rate of 2000 strokes per hour.
Brig Oriole, from Charleston, on the 25th, in the gale, lost part of her deck load, stove house, split sails and received other damago.
Schooner Franklin, of Belfast, lost both anchors and went ashore on Cape Elizabeth, in the storm, night of the 25th.
Bark Levant, from Cardenas, experienced very heavy gales froin S.W. to N.W. from the 25th to the 27th ; carried away main topsail yard and sprung the fore topsail yard.
Brig Elizabeth, from Cardenas, on the 25th, experienced heavy gales from W.N.W., which continued for 24 hours. * At Addison, night of the 25th, schooner Helen Gray was driven above high water mark. Schooner Lex. ingtou dragged her anchors up the river two miles, and brought up alongside the road where common tides will not reach her. Schooner Henry Clay was sunk after tearing away half the bridge. Schooner Hero is also ashore, and other vessels are damaged.
Bark Henrietta, from St. John, N. B., on the 25th, ton, on the 25th and 26th, off Barnegat, experienced a split her sails, stove her bulwarks and received other in a heavy gale from N.W., lost overboard Mr. Ed. violent gale from N.W, was knocked down and had | damage. ward Lawrence, 1st officer, of New York, who was decks filled with water, had decks swept of a number Rrig George, of Frankfort, went ashore in the gale unfortunately drowned ; in the same gale stove bul. of small articles; had galley capsized, and lost stove of the morning of the 26th, at Little River. warks, cabin door, sky-light, and lost deck load. and cooking utensils, &c.
Bark Isabella, from Crooked Island, on the 26th, MAN Frozen.-William Hatch, of Worthington, SNOW STORM IN BERKSHIRE. --The storm of last lat. 36 30, long. 71, in a gale from S.W. to W.N.W., was frozen to death between that place and Cum Wednesday and Thursday was of a severity rarely split rudder head, stove bulwarks and boat, split sails, mington, on the night of the 25th. He had been to witnessed at this season of the year. We should judge &c., and was obliged to throw overboard about 500 Cummington on this day, and was returning to his fa that the snow fell over a font deep op a level. It has bushels of salt to lighten the vessel. mily. When within ten rods of the house of Mr. so drifted, however, that the traveling has not been
Schooner Columbia, from Georgetown, D. C., on Fordyce Knapp, being unable to encounter the wind much improved by the substitution of sleighs for car.
the 26th, was off Egg Harbor, and was blown off in a and snow, he fell by the roadside. On the Friday riages. The weather was so bad on Thursday, that
westerly gale, split sails and sprung a leak. morning following, his wife being concerned for his the contemplated services at the several churches in safety, sent a boy for him.
The Morning Star, in a gale of the 26th, cut away this town, with the exception of the 1st Congregational He enquired at Mr.
church were suspended.-Pittsfield Eagle. Knapp's, and as some of the family went to the door,
foremast and lost deck load, between Cape Poge and
the life-boat. the unfortunate man was first seen. A few articles Brig Madison, from New-York for Savannah, expewhich he had obtained for Thanksgiving, were found rienced very severe weather on the 25th and 26th,
Bark Pario on the 26th, in lat. 35 30, long. 71 30, near him. The snow was quite deep and the road had during which time lost overboard two horses and part experienced a severe gale. not been broken out. He leaves a wife and ten or of deck load.
Schooner Henry, of Boston, was lost on Long Key, eleven children in poor circumstances. -Northampton
A hurricane of unusual violence, by which much
Crooked Island, on the 26th, in a N.W. gale. (Mass.) Courier.
loss has been occasioned to the shipping interests, oc Schooner Rival went ashore at Tarpaulin Cove in Schooner Album, from Fredericksburg for Boston, curred at Madras on the 25th of November. Similar the violent N.W. gale of the 26th. went ashore during the gale on the night of 25th. visitations at this season of the year are frequent on Bark Johann George, from Bremen, in lat. 35 50, Steamer Portland, Eastport, noon of 25th of Nov. the eastern side of India from Calcutta to the line ;
| long. 69 22, fell in with the wreck of the brig Pallas, British steamer North America, for Boston, left two they are almost unknown in the Arabian sea on the
from St. John's bar for Portland ; she was knocked hours before, at dark saw the N. A. going into Moose. western shore of the Peninsula.
down on her beam ends on the 26th in a gale, filled pecca Head Harbor. About that time it commenced
On December 12, Mr. Winslow wrote from Madras,
with water; after cutting away her masts she righted ; snowing very fast and blowing very hard. The PortIndia, as follows:
took from her the captain, mate and crew; the cook land ran for Mt. Desert, and succeeded in making a
Since my last we have had a second storm, ending
Thomas Curtis, and a seaman Richard Williams, died harbor: the wind, which was N.E. soon hauled round in a hurricane, which has done much damage. It
during the time they were on the wreck. Had no to S.E. and S., and blew a perfect hurricane. One commenced raining on the 21st of November, and
provisions or water. brig and seven schooners went ashore in sight of the
continued, with some wind, until the 25th, then the Black Frost.-On the 23d inst. we chronicled a P. at Cranberry Isles and S.W. Harbor. Four schoon
wind increased; and from 7 o'clock in the evening of white frost as having been seen in this city on the ers and one sloop were ashore at Bass Harbor, and a
that day, until 10 o'clock the next morning, increas. 21st. Yesterday morning ice was formed in our city. schooner at Deer Isle A large schooner was ashore
ing until it was supposed that the pressure was not -Savannah Georgian, Nov. 27. in Fox Island, in a bad situation. Saw Haytien bark
less than thirty-seven pounds to the square foot, though Canton ashore on the Muscle ridges. Capt. Rogers
Brig R. de Zaldo, from New-York, bound to Kingsthe instrument failed when the pressure reached fears that the North America went ashore in the gale.
ston, Jam., encountered a hurricane from the S.W. twenty-seven pounds, and could not then be repaired.
on the 26th, was hove on her beam ends ; lost mainSchooner Eugenia, from New-York, on the night of The damage is greater than that occasioned by the mast, stove bulwarks, carried away stancheons, and the 25th experienced a tremendous gale from W.N.W., storm and inundation of the preceding month. Many caused the brig to leak; sprung bowsprit and foreaccompanied with snow, which swept deck load, car of the houses of the poor natives, partly rebuilt have
topmast. ried away sails, stove boat, broke rudder, and was been destroyed; and not a few of a better class than obliged to scud under bare poles for the space of 46 those before injured, have now fallen. We have suf The passengers for the Atlantic left Boston at halfhours, the sea making a complete breach over us fered again, but principally in the walls around our past five o'clock on Wednesday afternoon and reachwere blown across the Gulf stream twice.. houses and the church.
ed Allyn's Point at half past eleven P.M. The Atlan.
tic left New London for New-York between twelve Ship McLellan, from New York for Liverpool on Editor of the Scientific American.
at midnight and one o'clock on Thursday morning, the 25th, off South Shoals, Nantucket, experienced a
Dear Sir-Noticing the state of the atmosphere in and wlien about nine miles outside of the light house, heavy gale of wind from N.W., rung off the head of
different localities on the 25th of November last, as the steam pipe running into the steamchimney bursted, her rudder, broke the bolts in the rudder braces,
presented by E. Meriam, in your last weeks Scientific rendering the engine entirely useless. sprung mainmast, the ship making in the gale 500
American. I thought proper to send you a statement The steamer was immediately anchored, and happily strokes per hour.
of the same thing at the Cape of Good Hope. My remained fast throughout the dark and stormy night; · Brig Palestine on the 25th, Sandy Hook bearing Journal kept on board the barque Hersilia of Boston, and when daylight broke she was still abreast of the W.S.W. 26 miles, took the gale from W.N.W. to from Calcutta to New-York, reads as follows.
New London light, but gradually nearing the shore. N.N.W.-bore away before the wind and scudded 33 Wednesday 25th of Nov. at 3 P.M. all appearance To ease her the steampipes were first cut away, hours under bale poles. On the 27th, experienced of bad weather. Handed the topgallant sails and next the pilot-house, and then the bulk-heads so as to heavy weather, wind from W.N.W., and on the 29th took two reefs in the topsails ; at 4 P.M. took in the give the wind a clear sweep through the vessel, and made Block Island, wind blowing from W.N.W. to spanker and jib, and at 6 P.M. furled the mainsail. expose less surface to its attack. N.W., bore up for Newport. The wind blowing a heavy gale from the south west
The colors, says Mr. Stetson, in an account publishShip Areatus reports taking the gale on the after
quarters, with sharp lightning from the westward. ed in the Herald, were hoisted half-mast, but on the noon of the 25th from the S.E.-came to anchor in
At midnight furled the foresail, foretopsail and fore Mohegan's attempting some measures to go to her Vineyard Sound, two miles off Tarpaulin Cove, blow mast staysail and brought her too under a close reefed assistance, were hauled down by order of Captain ing a most tremendous gale, with snow and sleet maintopsail the gale increasing one of the topgallant Dustan, who knew that her efforts would be ineffectual. barometer gradually falling until it arrived to 28.50, sails got adrift, and 2d officer in going aloft to make Thus the steamer remained all day, till toward five in where it remained five hours ; on Thursday, the gale
it fast had his shirt nearly blown off his back. The the afternoon of Thursday, the wind lilled, and hopes shifted more to the northward, still blowing very
barque rides well and is a fair specimen of a good sea were raised that all danger was over; but not long heavy ; lost our best bower and were saved from going boat. Lat. by account 35° 18' S. and long. 17° 38' after, the wind shifted two points, and blew with more ashore by the stream and larboard ancher hooking
than previous violence. under a cable or something of that nature on the bot This is a correct account, and probably would add The confusion incident to the disabling the steamer tom. During the gale dragged six miles (but kept in to the accuracy of E. Meriam's suggestion.
in a perfect hurricane.rendering her entirely unmanageship channel) and within a cable length of the breakers.
able superadded to the anguish of the scalded and the Tho A. has been blown off twice during the gales.
H. HOLLAND. terror of all on board is indescribable. The intense March 9, 1847.
cold was another source of suffering to the passengers, Schooner Herald, from New York for Philadelphia,
all the fires having been extinguished on Thursday sprung a leak in the gale of the 25th, lost sails and rud The British Steamer North America, from Halifax,
morning. Is the boat continued to drift, the passender, and when abandoned had three feet water in her for Boston, wrecked off Mount Desert.-See ante. gers prepared themselves with life preservers, (behold.
longing to the boat) &c. to effect a landing if possible Schooner Frances Elizabeth, of Gloucester, was to
Thursday, November 26.
as soon as she should strike. tally lost near Spurling's Point, Me., in a gale of 25th.
At Sullivan, Me., during the gale of the 26th,
About noon Capt. Dustan lightened the vessel by Ship Hermine, from Bremen, on the 25th, lat. 43,
throwing overboard 40 tons of coal and heavy smoke schooners Armadillo, Dirigo, Katahdin, Morning Star, long. 59, in a heavy gale from S.W. to N.W., shipped
pipes, and later in the day he caused the deck to be and one or two others, drifted on shore. Several a heavy sea, carried away bulwarks, monkey rail, boat
cleared of the merchandize with which she was freight. small vessels in Trenton Bay went ashore, and it is and received other damage.
ed to a great value. said fifteen vessels went on shore at Bass Harbor, Mt. Schooner Emily Johnson, from New-York, on the
All Thursday night the gale continued to increase Desert. The gale was very severe, commencing at 25th, was blown 300 miles to the eastward, lost sails,
and in despite of her anchors and heavy weights atthe N.E., and during the night to the W.N.W.
tached to cables, she continued to drift till two o'clock boats, spars, &c., and sprung a leak, rendering neces- |
Brig Republic, from Mobile, on the 26th, lat. 31, Friday morning, and for two hours (from two till four sary the constant working of the pumps.
long. 75, experienced a severe gale from N.W.; 30th, | o'clock,) lay within a cables length of the breakers, Schooner Joseph Turner, at Providence from Bos- lat. 37, long. 73 30, experienced a gale from N. W., held by her auchors. At about half past 4, the stera
touched on a ledge of rocks jutting out from Fisher's dous force, snapping her chain cables- and bedded
Brig Tecumseh, from Boston, on the 27th, lat. 39, Island, and both cables instantaneously parted, and itself upon a group of rocks. A succession of heavy
long. 70, experienced a violent gale from W.N.W. she broached too lying broadside to the shore, in a seas soon reduced this noble specimen of human skill
which threw the brig on her beam ends, stove bulheavy surf. She struck with appalling violence, and and naval architecture to a floating mass of fragments. warks, boat and galley ; broke stancheons, split sails, in five minutes after she went to pieces. In an in Our informant was on the upper deck with Capt. and suffered much in rigging. Francis Auter, seastant nearly 40 souls were ushered into eternity. Dustan and five or six others. He was several times
man, of Western Isles, was swept overboard during There were six females, four children, and two in thrown completely across the boat, but finally suc
the gale and drowned. fants among the passengers. All the females were ceeded by means of the crane, in reaching the leedrowned or crushed to death. Only one of the chil ward quarter boat. Capt. Dustan and others like
Saturday, November 28. dren, a boy of 12, was saved, and he was the only wise jumped into the same boat. Upon a suggestion Earth quake at Porto Rico. See ante. p. 650. one of the family of which he was a member. His being made by Capt. D. as to the unsafety of their Schooner Ann Elizabeth, on the 28th, in a heavy father, mother, married sister, and a younger sister, position, Mr. Gooding left the boat, reached the bul
blow, got on the Matchepungo shoals. and two young brothers, were on board. The two wark gangway, and lowered himself over the side, infants were drowned, frozen, or crushed to death. succeeded in reaching the shore, being, as he thinks,
Sunday, November 29. Mr. James Stetson, 2d captain of the Atlantic, just the second one to leave the vessel.
Brig St. Mark's, of Boston, was wrecked on Turk's before the vessel struck, was ordered by Capt. Dustan Capt. D. left the boat, and likewise lowered him. Island on the morning of the 29th; no lives lost. A to go forward and at the proper moment let go the self over the side, but most probably the vessel went to heavy gale from the north had prevailed for some chains. At that time the Capt. stood upon the prom pieces before he could clear her. The crew were all days. enade deck giving his orders as calmly and with as saved but three. There were thought to be about 70 Schooner Agawam, Frazer, which left New-York Jittle apparent emotion as if upon shore. All his passengers on board, of whom some forty or fifty
at 8.4 A. M., on the 29th Nov., while reducing sail efforts seemed to be for the preservation of his passen were lost. There were seven families on board, four about 3} P. M., was struck by a heavy squall and im. gers, his own fate was joined with that of the vessel passengers, and three attached to the boat, all of whom
mediately after by a sudden gnist, or whirlwind, which which he commanded. From that time nothing is were lost.
capsized her ; the captain and crew got upon the vesknown of Captain Dustan, till the recovery of his Further Particulars. Since the above was in type, sel's side, and with great difficulty took a lady pasdead body. we learu from the Merchants' Exchange Books, that
senger (Mrs. Hein) out of the cabin, by this time it Mr Stetson went forward with Mr. Kingston, first Capt. Hauna, who was on board the Atlantic, arrived
was blowing a heavy gale; the captain was washed mate, Mr. Boyle, the clerk, and Charles Christian in this city this forenoon, and furnishes the following
overboard with the lady, while supporting her; they deck hand; the latter was lashed to a long rope and additional particulars.
reached again, however, and when nearly exhausted, lowered so that communication could be had with the Before dark in the afternoon of the 26th, he advised were taken off by the brig William Davis, from New. shore, but the violence of the waves tore him from Captain Dustan to cut the cables and let her go ashore, York for New Orleans, and the lady taken on board, the line, and he himself was saved with great diffi which Capt. Dustan declined to do. At dark the vessel but all exertions to revive her failed. She was frozen to culty. The others mentioned were, when she struck, was within a cables length of the reet on Fisher's
death. The captain and crew were quite exhausted, washed overboard and reached the land in safety. Island.
and in another hour would have perished. It is impossible to arrive at a full list as yet of the At about half past 4 P. M. on Thursday, Rev. Mr.
Ship T. P. Cope destroyed by lightning. See ante Passengers saved and lost. There were in all on board
p. 650. Armstrong and about fifty passengers, went down about 120 persons, of whom thirty were passengers below to join in prayer and exhortation. Mr. Arm
Monday, November 30. -from Boston. strong was afterwards drowned.
Bark Roman, from Bordeaux, had a very severe gale We learn from Mr. W. W. Boyle, clerk on board
He was alone with Capt. Dustan on the upper saloon from S.S.W. on the 30th. that aster the steam chest parted, the vessel floated aft, when the boat struck, and he heard Capt. D. ex.
Ship Sea, from Liverpool, on the 30th, off Sablo some little way and let go both anchors about one
claim, “she has gone !" Capt. Hanna then attempted Island, experienced a very heavy gale from the west. o'clock Thursday morning, where she lay. The gale
to get forward, as the reef extended from the stern EDGARTOWN, Dec. 6.-Schooner Warren, from Phi. continuing to increase, the grates belonging to the
to amidships, and the bow lay in a comparatively ladelphia for Boston ; in a heavy gale from N., Nov. boilers were taken from thern, attached to a cable
better condition for getting ashore. The boat struck 30th, was obliged to throw overboard about 19 tons made on board, and thrown overboard as an addition
midships, and her machinery went through the bottom. of coal, occasioning the vessel to leak considerably. alanchor. The baggage and cargo were thrown over
He thinks that all who were saved have been brought board, and probably most of it was washed ashore by
Tuesday, December 1. to New London, and also thinks that all those in the the violence of the gale. She did not leak a particle saloon were lost, as the sea stove in the upper deck,
A gale had visited Bermuda, Dec. 1, and a ship which from the time she anchored. The anchorage was Capt. Hanna, lowered himself from the stern, and
had anchored at Murray's Anchorage the previous very bad, as nothing but stone or rocks were found. was thrown by the sea over the rocks, on shore, where
Sunday had a signal of distress flying. It appears that The passengers numbered about 45. Every body he managed to scramble upon the beach.
the ship was the Br. Queen from England, and that on board of the boat was provided with preservers. During the night previons, they had got some bars
about half after four o'clock on Monday evening, hav. A great many threw themselves immediately overfrom about the boiler, and made an extra anchor.
ing carried away two of her anchors, slipped the board into the surf, and depended entirely upon the The anchor held until within ten feet of the reef.
cable of the third and went to sea. Much anxiety waves to throw them ashore. Capt. H. thinks he was the only person on the after
was felt for her safety as no pilot was on board. Capt. Three waiters and the 4th cook, and most of the part of the boat who was saved. Capt. D. was very
Lord, however conducted his ship safely to sea. passengers, were lost by the falling of the promenade cool during the whole time, and did every thing that Schr. Iowa, from Richmond, threw overboard on deck. The list of passengers, both from Boston and was possible to save the vessel.
the 1st during a gale, 100 bbls. of flour and some iron. Norwich is saved, and was given in charge of the
The funnels and pilot house were cut away about Brig Abbathula, from Portland, on the lst encounsteward by the clerk for safe keeping, but as it was
noon of the 26th. The wind most of the time W. bytered a severe gale from S.W. to N.W. in which lost wet, and required to be dried before it could be used, N.
mainsail, boat, &c., split foresail, and received other no further particulars can be given with any certainty.
Forty-two persons perished in this awful shipwreck.
damage in sails and rigging. The passengers and crew were treated with great
As soon as the boat struck, its bell commenced tollhospitality by Mr. Winthrop, who resides on the island, ing, probably from the action of the wind upon it,
Wednesday, December 2. and desire to return their sincere thanks to him for his
aud continued to toll slowly and mournfully, as long as Earthquake at Deerfield, N. H. very kind attention to them.
· any portion of the wreck was to be seen. There are only two houses on the island, one of
Sunday, December 6. The gale in which the Atlantic perished, and her which is Mr. Winthrop's, as above stated. honored commander lost his life, will rank among the
Packet ship Saracen, from Glasgow, experienced The bodies that were saved were carried over to most severe and furious, with which our coast has
from the 6th to the 28th, severe gales with thunder New-London for interment, and all the requisite atten ever been visited. We learn that the passengers and
and lightning. Passed Sable Island four times and
was drove back with heavy gales and whirlwinds tion will be given to the recovered bodies, (such as crew of the unfortunate steamer deported themselves
from all points of the compass. procuring coffins, shrouds, &c. and giving them a re with great calmness and self possession during the spectable burial.) by the officers attached to the Nor trying scene which immediately preceded and follow
Thursday, December 10. wich and Worcester Railroad Co., if the friends of the ed her destruction. Capt. Dustan rendered all the Capt. Hunt, of ship Tonquin, reports that on the deceased do not receive early intelligence enough of assistance in his power to those endeavoring to save 10th of Dec. at 4 o'clock P.M., in the Straits of Japan, this sad event.
themselves ; in doing which, his own valuable life | he saw an Am. ship under full sail about 10 miles Capt. Dustan's body was brought up to this city by was undoubtedly sacrificed.- Boston Times.
astern of him, when a squall struck her, and she was the Long Island Railroad train, and was taken imme
Friday, November 27.
thrown down; when she righted she had lost her topdiately to his residence on Staten Island. His wife
Brig Joseph Pratt, on the 27th, in a heavy gale
gallant masts and laid with her head toward the Banco knew nothing of this event until the dead body of her from N.W. lost boats, all the water, and sails, with the
Shore, very near “ Discovery Rock.” There was an husband was brought home. Capt. D. leaves five
English Brig near her. The T. felt the squall slightly. exception of the main staysail and fore topsail split. children, the eldest of whom is only 14 years of age.
Ship Cohota-Extract from the Captain's journal. –
The WEATHER.-After a heavy snow storm, sucHe intended to have had his life insured on his next
Left Manilla, Nov. 30. December 10th commenced ceeded by a tolerably severe “cold snap,” which passage home. We learn that Capt. D. leaves but a
with fresh breezes and clear. pleasant weather, all caine well nigh closing our canals, the weather yesterBlight dependence for his family.
drawing sails set ; at 10 A.M. made Gaspar Island : day moderated, and a thaw was making considerable
took in all the light sails at noon ; rounded Gaspar, The Atlantic was valued at about $80,000, and was progress last evening.--Cincinnati Atlas, Nov. 28. distant 2 miles; continuance of fresh freezes and cloudy. insured both against fire and sea risk.- Jour. Com.
SNOW--Colt.-We have had severe weather since | At 2 P.M. Pulo Light abeam ; breeze moderating; At about 4 o'clock, on Friday morning, the Atlantic the snow-cold, very cold, the thermometer this set foretopmast and topgallant studding sails and main was struck by a heavy sea, which threw her stern morning at 11 de.. above zero.-Columbus (Ohio) sky sail ; at 3 P.M. entered the passage between the upon a rock, and her bow swung round with tremen- | Statesman, Nov. 27.
Van Stuart's Shoal, and 24 fathom bank, and opened
the straits formed by Pulo Lepa and Banca Island; Il gale from S.E. but received no additional injury-all
Saturday, December 12.
Schr. Narragansett, of Dennis, froin New-York for to let go the halliards and tacks fore and aft; we suc
Boston, ran upon the Sow and Pigs, Cutty Hunk, on ceeded in getting down some of the light sails, but
the 12th Dec. and went to pieces in thirty minutes.the topgallant and topsail yards hung to the masts,
The crew floated oft upon the quarter deck, and driftwhen the fore and maintopmasts, Aying jib-boom,
od near the shore on Gay Head at 10. A.M., when mizzen topgallant mast, topmast, studding sail booms,
the quarter deck broke to pieces, and by the assistand all the gear attached, went over the sides, the
ance of the Indians on the Head they were all taken ends of the broken spars catching the main-sail
on shore out of the surf. Alden Baker, of Dennis, and spanker, tore them to pieces; the studding
cook, died from exhaustion, and his body has been sail boom falling across the boats injured them ; and
brought to this place to be sent home. The rest of
the crew are well. the foretopsail yard broke down the monkey rail ; the ship being in a very dangerous situation, with a shole
The weather thus far, has been remakable for its not three miles under the lee, and a strong current
mildness, and with few exceptions, for its serenity and setting right down on it, with no other sail than a fore.
beauty. Just now our citizens are enjoying a pure. sail and mizzen top sail, which I had succeeded in
cold and bracing air, with a brilliant sunshine by day, getting down—the neck hanging over the side and
and bright starlight by night. We have seen no ice, dragging in the water, prevented the ship's going
nor do we believe the Thermometer has yet descendahead-the situation of the ship becoming more dan
ed as low as the freezing point.-N. 0. Bee, Dec. 12. gerous every moment, with the wind and current set
Sunday, December 13. ing us down on the shoal, the safety of the ship obliged Brig J. W. Huntington, from Trinidad de Cuba, on me to cut away the wreck fore and aftas soon as possible the 13:h, 150 miles from Sandy Hook, was blown and get the foresail and mizzen topsail set, the wind off in a N.W. gale as far as lat. 36, long. 65, 40; stove hauling back to the N.W., so I could lay up to wind.
bulwarks, caboose, rails, split sails, &c. 17th and ward of Van Sittart's Shoal. As soon as the rain
and 18th, experienced a severe hurricane from S.W. hold up, I got cross bearings from Entrance Point and
to N.IV. Pulo Leaf, which put the shoal 1 mile under my lee.
Tuesday, December 15. By this time I had got rid of the wreck and had set the foresail and mizzen topsail; the ship gathered
Sch. E. A. Thompson, from Nassau, arrived at Norheadway and for half an hour I was in constant ex
folk 21st, with loss of head of foremast, &c., carried
away during the gale of 15th and 16th, being compectation of striking, the water being very deep close to the reef, but the wind lulling up so much to the
pelled to lay too 52 hours. northward that I made force wind and weathered the
Wednesday, December 16. shoal. When we had plenty of room to look around Bark Strafford, from New Orleans, on the 16th, lat. us, I found the head of the mizzen topmast and miz
26 30, long. 87, in a heavy gale from S.W., lost the zen mast to be badly sprung. I shaped my course
forelopmast, jib and flying jibbooms, foretopgallant for Batavia, to repair damages, where we arrived in
yard and maintopgallant mast. three days, under the foresail, mizzen topsail, jib and spanker, on the 13th December. This very heavy
The storm on Wednesday, 16th, says the Lafourche gust of wind blew for 20 minutes in a most furious
(La.) Minerva, was quite severe in this vicinity. The manner, and then passed over, having a fresh breeze
dwelling of Mr. Webb, a few miles below this place, which enabled me to save the ship. After my arrival
was blown down; likewise the sugar purjery and at Batavia I found that the head of my mainmast was
boiling room of Col. Halcomb, and purjery of T. Bibb, badly sprung, and one of the cheeks had settled down,
Esq., opposite this town. Fortunately the rain ceased and also split four inches; the head of the foremast
in a short time after, or great damage would have rented, so much as to have it banded.
been occasioned to the sugar. Several negroes and A small schooner, which was captured at Tampico,
one white person were severely injured, but no lives
lost. was driven ashore and lost on Green Island, in a norther, on the night of the 10th. She was command.
Sch. Alicia, from Ragged Island, on the 16th, off ed by Lieut. Winslow, who, with his entire crew, we
Cape Hatteras, encountered a most terrific gale, acare happy to say, were saved.
companied with a very high sea, which continued run
ning for two days. It began to snow here last evening before seven o'clock, the wind moderated from the eastward, and
Sch. Eliza Ann, from Richmond, on the 16th enthe snow fell during the night to the depth of from countered a gale, in which had main-boom broken, three to four inches on a level. We are informed that Lewis, Del. Dec. 18.-Sch. Samuel Roberts, from it hung so heavily on the telegraphic wires in this St. Domingo for New-York, (put in during Wednesday vicinity as to break them, and thus interrupt the com- night for a harbor) struck on the bar, about 300 yards munication between this city and New-York. Snow || below the “Mole," and was drove high on the beach. fell between this city and Providence to the depth of The cook was carried off by a piece of the Mole, and twelve inches.- Boston Jour. Dec. 11.
perished before assistance could be rendered. This Snow.-During last night, about a foot of snow is believed to be the only life that was lost during the fell in this region, and the sleighs are flying about the
gale, when it is taken into consideration that the blow streets briskly.--Nem Haven Reg. Dec. 11.
of yesterday was one of the most fearful that we have now.-Winter is upon us, but not with its accus
experienced for many years in this vicinity, it is truly
a source of gratulation that it has been attended with tomed severity, The ground was covered with snow
B0 small a loss of life. on Thursday morning, and what is singular the air is alive with pigeons making their way north. They
The Norfolk Beacon of Friday says ;-We hear have left their southern harbors in the wrong time,
that a ship is ashore 2 miles S. of Cape Henry Light and it is probable they will all perish.—Niles (Mich.)
House, being driven on the night of the 16th during Rep. Dec. 13.
the most fearful blow that we have had during the
year. Friday, December 11.
Sch. Chas. Alstrum, from Nassau, N. P., experienced Bark Olga, from Smyrna, on the 11th, lat. 40 15,
a succession of violent gales from the $. and E. until long. 7030, wind shifting suddenly from N.E. to N.W.
the night of the 16th, when she was overtaken by a lost main yard and spanker boom, foretopsail, mainsail
hurricane from the S. which carried away jibboom, and spanker; 12th, while lying under two close reefed
fore and main sails, galley, head rail, and main part of topsails parted foretopsail sheets, lost sail, &c.; 17th,
bulwarks. midnight, Boston light bearing W. by N. 4 miles, lost a close reefed foretopsail and spanker.
Sch. Expedite, on the 16th, lat. 36 20, long. 71 25, Ship Manchester, from Baltimore for Liverpool,
experienced a severe gale from S.E. carried away
boom, &c. &c. from the 11th to the 27th, encountered a succession of gales from E.S.E. during which sprung a leak, and
Capt. Leavitt, of ship Louisa, reports that he expebad to throw overboard the bulk of about 300 bbls.
rienced, off Capo Hatteras, a violent gale of wind of her cargo; lost stern boat, carried away bulwarks,
from E.S.E. to W.N.W. which lasted 3 days, from the and sustained some other damage. On the 17th, in
16th to the 19tb, in which they lost two boats, &c. the Gulf Stream, experienced a particularly heavy Snow.-The Cumberland (Md.) Civilian states,
that it commenced snowing on Wednesday night 16th, and continued all Thursday, and at the time we write the ground is covered to the depth of nearly eighteen inches.
From the Wilmington Chronicle Extra.-Friday, Dec. 18, 12 o'clock M.-The steamer Gladiator, Capt. Smith, which left here on yesterday, for Charleston, but without proceeding any further than the mainbar, has just returned with the steamer Vanderbilt in tow, from Capt. Potter of the Vanderbilt, we learn the following particulars :
The Vanderbilt came out of Charleston at her usual hour on Wednesday, about 3 P.M. At 10, off Georgetown, the wind, which had been blowing some time in heavy gusts, set into a furious gale from the East, accompanied with some rain. At about 11 the steamer was thrown on her beom ends. Atter a while she righted, not having been essentially damaged. At 2 on Thursday morning she was again thrown on her beam ends, her rudder carried away, both wheel houses nearly demolished, one of her masts broken off close to the deck, the mail department broken up, and al, the mails from the south, taken in at Charleston, to' gether with the Charleston mails swept into the oceanThe steamer righted again in a short time, and not having had her machinery injured, proceeded on her way, the wind continuing to blow tremendously, as it did until 12 on Thursday.
By great skill and judgment, Capt. Potter worked the steamer along without a rudder for 40 miles, brought her up to the main bar, when she was met by the Gladiator, taken in tow, and both got up to Smithville at 9 last night, from thence the. V. was towed to town by the Gladiator. The passengers who were on board bestow the very highest commenda tions on the Vanderbilt, as also on the management of Capt. Potter, the officers and crew, in the awful con-. Alict with the elements.
Hall-past 2 o'clock.- The Steamer Wilmington, Wade, has just arrived without damage. Capt. w. reports experiencing the squalls and gales that tho Vanderbilt did.
Thursday, December 17. DISASTERS IN THE BAY, &c.- We have already recorded the loss of a number of bay vessels by the gale of Thursday last, but we are able to give but few namnes. Since our last, we have heard further particulars, which we subjoin :--The schr. Waterville, Capt. Reed, from N. York, arrived late on Friday evening, in five days. She had a beautiful run of 24 hours from Sandy Hook to the Capes, but since she came in has experienced very rough weather. She saw a schooner ashore off Folly's Point, name not known. Off the same Point, a schr. Cristed by them with the bowsprit gone, and sails flying loose, nobody been on board. She was going alongside to the sea. Near her was a canoe, bottom upward. This was probably the same schooner mentioned by Capt. Tarr, of the brig Sarah Ellen, from Portland ; in his report he says; "On Wednesday night, while at anchor off Annapolis, was run foul of by a small schooner laden with wood, receiving but little injury. The Capt. thought the schooner must have sunk with all on board, as cries were heard from her saying " she was sinking," and appealing for assistance. On account of the gale, no assistance could be given, and she was seen no more."
The schr. Wicomico, mentioned as having gone ashore and lost on Bodkin Point, was from Wicomico river, on the eastern shore. Her crew, composed of five men, had a narrow escape. When she went on Bhore, it was proposed that the small boat should be prepared for saving the lives of the crew, but some of them first refused to leave the vessel. They however concluded on leaving, and the boat was prepared they all got in, cut the lines and let her go, and reached the shore in safety. The schr. went to pieces in half an hour after leaving her. She was laten with square timber.
The schr. Catharine Murphy, from Great Wicomico, Va., went ashore between Talley's Point and Horn Point. The crew six in number, left her iu a small boat, and after almost freezing, got to an old barn, where they kindled a fire by which they remained. one boy was very near freezing to death.
The schr. Committee, from Great Wicomico, Va., was wrecked near the same place and the entire crew, three whites and two blacks perished.