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Capt Hurd - Loss of tbb Ship Marcd iaa The ship Tarquin,...
Loss of tbb Ship Marcd iaa The ship Tarquin, Cant. Smith, arrived at tha leve last evening, from DmikirkrFranebAvTao; en board Capt. Crowell, the mate and two seamen of tbe ship Ken than, of Boston, frent New York, bound 'to Panama, witb s eargo of coal. We learn from Capt. Croweil that a left New York on the 25ta ef February and that on the 2d ef March be experieneed A heavy gale from the south west4 that the wind suddenly canted into the northwest, witb av cross, ugly sea on, cansing the ship to laber very hard, and to commence leaking; that tbe gale continued till the 4th, when, he . anv - deavored to reach tbe nearest porL. Tbe ship was then leaking freely. Daring the night e the 4th, the wind bauiod round. to the seaQi - , west, and then again canting uddenly into tbe northwest, with av ftesh gala on, a heavy gust threw the ship on ber bcerrr ends, aavd swept her deck. The barometer at this time) stood at 29 .06, and was falling fast, with very heavy thunder and : lightning prevailing Capt, Croweil let ge main and mizzen topemil . sheets, and succeeded in getting the shin be - ' . fore the wind. She now bad six fpet of water in the hold, however, and it waa gaining on ber fast, Although, the whole crew, ermaigriny of twenty - six, were kept constantly at worm, . endeavoring to keep it down.. . , On the morning ef the 5th of Mvrehyia latitude 37 N - , longitude 60 4HY VT - , Capt. Croweil, at 8 o'clock, signalized the cupper ship Charger, Capt. Hard, from Boston, bound to San Francisco, Oe - aring N. W. by cfis - tant about seven miles, and a Spanish berk, the name ef which ia not recollected,, bemad from Liverpool, to Matanzas, and finding bis ship now in a sinking condition he wee compelled to abandon her. With the Rani stance of Capt.. Hard, all hands - were taken off. Seven seamen were put on board of the Span, ish bark, and the rest on board of the Charger. This was accomplished by 4 P. M. OnShe succeeding night, the gale increasing, Capt, Croweil has no doubt that the Meridian then went down. At 8 P the gale compelled the Charger to close reef, and so she had to re. main for forty - eight hours, quite unmanageable during the whole time. 'Those who had bees taken on board of her, from tbe Meridian, remained on her for twelve days, until she) fell in with.the ship Tarquin. Capt. Smith, on the 17th, in latitude I'P N., longitude 41 3fV W., when Capt. CroweU, the mate and two seamen ' were transf erred to her. ' Fifteen of the crew remained on board of the Charger until they could meet with some other Vessel ' Capt. Croweil returns his sincere thanks to Capt. Hurd, of the Charger, and to Capt. Smith, of the Tarquin, - for the kind treatment himself, and the others with bint from tne Meridian, experienced on board both vessels.

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 18 Apr 1858, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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