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From Norfolk. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., Aug. 28, 1861. Steamers leave the city regularly for Craney Island, &c. The steamer Wilson goes twice a day, morning and afternoon. In favorable weather she is generally crowded with passengers, among whom are often many ladies and children, who find the trip of four miles down, stopping an hour to see the splendid fortifications and surrounding scenery of land and water, and returning by moonlight, or in the cool
a number of persons on the Norfolk side of the river, and by visitors to the batteries.
The splash and spray caused by the ricochet of the heavy balls, and the explosion of the shells, at the distance of four miles down the river, as far as Craney Island, give evidence of the great projectile force of these powerful pieces of ordnance.
It appears that the fire on Wednesday night was the work of daring robbers and incendiaries, whose principal object was to get money from the iron safe.