Freshet the North.
, N. Y.
,Feb. 13. --The ice broke up in front of the city at 8 o'clock this morning, causing a great destruction to property.--Steamers, barges and canal boats were driven on the docks and into the streets by the immense bodies of ice. State street bridge is a complete wreck; Hamilton street is partially destroyed, as also Columbia street bridge.--Several stores along the piers and docks have been partially demolished, as well as canal boats, lumber, staves, and offices have been carried down the river.
The Basin presents an extraordinary scene, as boats and buildings are all jammed in together.
It is impossible to approximate the amount of loss or damage, but it must be very great.
The water is rising very rapidly, indicating that the ice has dammed up below.
We have anticipations now of as great a freshet as occurred in 1857.
The telegraph lines between here and Troy
are all down.
, N. H.
, Feb. 13. --The thaw has caused a freshet in the Sonhegan river, piling ice and water to a great depth on the railroad track between here and Wilton
, stopping the passage of all trains.
,Feb. 13. --The dam of a large reservoir on Carleybrook, owned by the Delaware
and Hudson Canal Company, broke away this morning, destroying in its course a large saw mill and tannery, owned by Henry & Bunnell
, together with a glass and bottle factory and other buildings, owned by J. M. Brookfield
Serious damage has also been done to the Delaware
and Hudson Canal Company in this vicinity.
The loss is not known.
,Feb. 13. --The Delaware river
this morning is 23 feet above low water mark and is still rising.
The Delaware Division Canal
is under water, and fears are entertained of serious damage along the line.
Noon.--The flood in the Delaware
is now subsiding.
All the canals are safe as far as known.