Fatal accident--eight Persons drowned.
--The schooner Richmond
, Capt. Chiverel
, was sunk on Tuesday morning, at the mouth of the Patapsco River, Md.
About 3 o'clock in the morning it was discovered that there were two feet water in the hold.
The Baltimore American says:
Thirteen of the party got into the boat, when Capt. Chiverel
found that there were no oars to row the boat with.
He was also desirous of saving a German boy, and with that view went on board the schooner again.--In the meantime the water in the hold had increased so that within three minutes after the discovery the vessel sunk.
The captain made an effort, by climbing one of the masts, to escape drowning, but unfortunately while thus engaged, becoming benumbed by the extreme cold, he lost his hand-hold and fell to the deck and sank with the vessel.
ascended the foremast and remained at the mast-head until he was rescued by Capt. Albert
League, of the steam-tug Lioness
, several hours after.
The remainder of the party, twelve in number, who got into the row-boat, being without oars, were drifted down the river by the current until reaching Sandy Point
, where they were enabled to effect a landing.
They then walked across the country and were ferried across the Severna, reaching Annapolis
previous to the steamer Kent
leaving that city.--They were brought to this city in that steamer, arriving yesterday afternoon about four o'clock, and brought the first intelligence of the melancholy occurrence.
, it is supposed, was unsuccessful in reaching the deck and was also drowned, with five of the laborers, making the total number eight drowned.