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Page 2, Maryland Ga...Intelligencer (Annapolis Maryland 20 April 1815 - , - JOHN HULliUttU., , Com, uugh G. Campbell. -...
, - JOHN HULliUttU., , Com, uugh G. Campbell. - ," THE SHIPWRECKS Y - particulars of the shipwreck of the private armed schooner surprize, of Baltimore," ' ; , New-York New-York New-York April 3d, 181 J. ' At 10 A; M. got under way with i fair wind, bound to Baltimore, withe following officers, passengers,, passengers,, viz : Col. Brook of the. army, Lieuts. Skinner, Rousseau, Cannon, Bell, an4 Lattimer, Sailing Master Godfrey j Acling Surgeon Gordon ; Midshipmen ay, lioarnian, buu-ings, buu-ings, buu-ings, Wolbert, Stewart, Mosher, Rutter, and Sanderson 2 Masters's Mates Kin? and Jackson Marshal, gunner ; Davis, Boatswain ; Wells, Carpenter; Ackerman, Sail Maker, and one hundred and thirty seamtn. At ll P. M. the pilot left us out side of Sandy Hook -We -We then squar ed away. At 4 P. M. the wind hauled to the south east, braced up on the larboard tack steering S. by W. 1-2 1-2 1-2 W. going at the rate of 5 knots..' At 7. PM struck on the bar, about two or three miles distant from Manasquan Beach. We immediately immediately took in all sail, hoisted out the boats, and carried two anchors astern, and made every exertion to heave her off, but without effect. We then commenced lightening her, by " throwing overboard the guns, shot, dry goods, ballast, &c. and starting the water. At half past 11, all 'our attempts having proved ineffectual, it was judged necessary to cut away the masts. At half past 12 AM by her continual thumping she bilged forward forward and immediately filled. The vessel now lying on her beam ends, the wind encreasing, andevery prospect prospect of saving her having vanished, it became necessary to make every exertion to save our lives by boats and rafts. The boats were immediately immediately ordered alongside. Colonel Colonel Brook, Captain BarstoW and lady, Lieutenants Skinner, Rousseau, Rousseau, Cannon, Bell and Latimer; Latimer; Midshipmen Boarman, Mo sher, and Sanderson, and about 20 seamen, with one female, left the wreck. At half past 1, com menced burning blue lights and port fires as signals of distress, which were continued during the remain der of the night. The day, which we most anxious ly looked fdr, at length broke forth, when we found ourselves within 3 cables length of the shore amidst the breakers. We hoisted our jack as signal of distress, which was oh served by a vessel to windward ; she bore down within four miles of us, and then stood off. At 9. AM Midshipman Ray, Gunner Marshal, and John Reed, baatswain's mate, having caulked the only remaining boat with papers and pieces ot bun kcts, left the wreck in her. Having proceeded about 10 yards she swamped ; by holding on to the boat they fortunately were thrown upon the beach by the surf. At half past 9, the wind hauled to the south and blew a heavy gale, mak ing a tremendous sea to break over us every minute, at which time ma ny were washed from the wreck and drowned. At half past 3, she went to pieces, leaving nothing but htr deck and upper works, and these ve ry much shattered. At 4 PM cut the cables, and she drove with in 200 yards of the beach at 6 P M got a line to the shore by binding it to a plank and throwing it over board, by which means all the sur viyors escaped. The subjoined is a list of .those who were lost : Mr. Ackerman, Sail maker ; Mr. Cowan, 2d mate; Matthew Fango, Or. gunner ; Thos. Boyton, do. Peter Peter Daniels, seaman ; Isaac Jeffery, do. John Jackson, do. bolomon Jen kins, John'Johnson, do. Simon Sim mons, Wm. Chapman, do. William Thompson, "Jonathan1 Frazer, Henry Vanlamp and William' Robbins. Total 15.

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  2. 20 Apr 1815, Thu,
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