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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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e. Boat number eight upset, and all in her perished. Five minutes after the lowering of the boats the ship went down bow first, with a heavy plunge, in forty fathoms of water, and drew down all that were on board except six, who were picked up, one of whom died. At the time the ship went down there was a fearful explosion aft. The Captain's boat was about twenty feet from the ship when it sunk, and it was nearly swamped. Mr. Davis, second officer, went down with the ship; also, Mr. Panton, the mill officer, who was endeavoring to save the mails-- Only seven mail bags were saved The cabin passengers known to be lost are as follows: Rev. Mr. Blount, lady and two children; Mr Mayhew, of Wisconsin, and Captain Wyckman. Not less than twenty of the steerage passengers, six of the cabin, and ten of the crew were lost. The passengers suffered considerably from sleeping in the hold of a salt laden French vessel The Canadian was an iron three decked propeller steamship of 2,00