pole, is enough to blow the bottom through the heaviest iron-clad — how destructive must it have been then to a wooden vessel!
Most of the crew flew up the rigging for safety, and all order was at an end on board the Housatonic.
Her captain (Pickering) was stunned and somewhat bruised by the concussion, and the order of the day was sauve qui peut.
A boat was dispatched to the Canandaigua, not far off, and that vessel at once responded to the request for help, and succeeded in rescuing all b-Assistants, Albert Jackson, Philip Miller, E. T. Phillippi, O. B. Mills, J. J. Barry and J. Pemberton, Jr.; Boatswain, Thomas Smith; Gunner, John Gaskins; Carpenter, S. N. Whitehouse; Sailmaker, David Bruce,
Captain, Charles W. Pickering; Lieutenant, F. J. Higginson; Assistant Surgeon, Nv. T. Plant; Assistant Paymaster, J. S. Woolson; Acting-Masters, J. W. Congden and J. K. Crosby; Ensign, Edw. C. Hazeltine; Acting-Ensign, G. M. McClure; Acting-Master's Mates, E. A. B