Loss of the Steamer Lynx.
On the night of the 26th of September the fine blockade-running steamer Lynx
, belonging to John Frazer
& Co. and commanded by Captain Reid
, left Wilmington, North Carolina
, bound to Bermuda
, with a cargo consisting mainly of over six hundred bales of cotton, one-half on government account.
She had, also, $50,000 in gold on freight for government.
She had some few passengers.
Just after she got out she was pursued by the blockading squadron, by which she was completely hemmed in. She was struck eight times, six times at or below the water line.
Finding the ship in a sinking condition, the captain beached her some five or six miles above Fort Fisher
The crew and passengers escaped with a portion of their effects, and the vessel was burned to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy.
The gold belonging to government was saved.
The enemy got so close as to fire a volley of musketry at the Lynx
, by which one of the crew was wounded.