to our assistance, and in three hours after the attack on the Housatonic all hands that were saved were safely transferred to that ship, where they received every attention.
Subsequently a portion of the survivors were transferred to the Wabash.
The Gousatonic is a total loss.
All hands lost all they possessed — money, clothes, &c. In fact many of them, including some of the officers, went on board of the Canandaigua in a naked state.
A sad accident of the disaster in the loss of Ensign Hazleton, of Concord, New Hampshire; Mr. Mezzey, Captain's Clerk; John Williams, Quartermaster, and John Welsh, coal-heaver, of Boston, were drowned.
The latter had got safely on the deck, but ventured back to save $900, which he had in his bag on the berth deck.
Poer fellow, he never returned.
Theo Parker, (colored,) who was on the lookout directly over where the ship was struck, was blown late the air and instantly killed.
Capt. Pickerang was slightly injured by the explosion.