Cape Race, NF Steamer ARCTIC Wreck, Sept 1854
LOSS OF THE ARCTIC.
Collision Between the Steamer and a Propeller off Cape Race.
PROBABLE LOSS OF TWO TO THREE HUNDRED LIVES.
INSTANT DESTRUCTION OF THE ARCTIC.
FIVE BOAT LOADS OF PASSENGERS MISSING.
RESCUE OF THIRTY-TWO PERSONS.
Arrival of Eighteen Survivors at this Port
INTENSE SUFFERINGS AT SEA.
NARRATIVES OF THE SURVIVORS.
Capt. Luce of the Arctic, Mrs. E. K. Collins, Duc de Grammont, and others, Lost.
HIGHLY INTERESTING PARTICULARS.
The melancholy particulars of the loss of the Collins steamship Arctic were spread before our readers yesterday in an Extra Edition of the Daily Times, and in a large part of our regular edition. The City was filled with mourning for the loss of so many valuable lives, and all classes of the community felt for the calamities of others as though they had been their own. We do not remember an occasion when sympathy so universal and unaffected has been bestowed upon the sufferers by a terrible catastrophe.
Authentic details of the loss of the Arctic were gathered yesterday by our Reporters and are this morning published in our columns at full length. The facts ascertained are briefly these: The Arctic, when off Cape Race, at noon on the 27th September, came into collision with a first-class steam-propeller; and by the violence of the shock both vessels sprang a leak at the same moment. The propeller being built with water-tight compartments, is supposed to have escaped destruction. But not so the Arctic, which sank in a very short time, taking down with her the Captain of the vessel, Luce, the wife and one child of E. K. Collins, Esq., proprietor of the line, the Duc De Grammont, Edward Sandford, Esq., a distinguished lawyer of this City, and, it is feared, Mr. Geo. F. Allen, Mr. Wm. B. Brown, and other prominent citizens of New-York. Thirty-two of the survivors were rescued by the Huron; and eighteen of this number were subsequently transferred to the bark Lebanon, and arrived at this port. Those who have reached the City are in as good health as can be expected, after the hardships they have endured; two only of their number having been compelled to undergo delay at Quarantine, and there by injuries and not in consequence of sickness.
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