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The rapid fall of the barometer, and the general appearance of the water from 10 A.M. of October 10, at Havana, led the inhabitants to apprehend a coming storm. At 10 P.M., a terrible hurricane set in the barometer, in English inches, being at that hour at 29 deg., 68 min., the thermometer 80 deg., the wind blowing in strong squalls from N.E. At midnight the barometer was 29 deg., 50 min. At 4 A.M., of the 11th, the barometer had fallen to 29 deg., 24 sec., but the thermometer still stood at 80 deg. At that hour the wind had veered from N.E. to N.N.E., and the squalls had become furious. At 6 A.M. the barometer was 29 deg. 14 sec. with the wind very violent and changing between N.E. & N.W. At 9 A.M. the barometer was 28 deg. 5 sec. and the thermometer at 79. The wind by this time a continued hurricane until half-past 10. It displayed its greatest fury with the wind at the North, with the barometer as low as 27 deg. 74 min. At 11 A.M. the wind was W.N.W. with hard squalls. At noon the barometer had risen to 28 deg. 35 min. The wind still blowing hard from N.W. and W..W. with repeated squalls from these quarters. At 2 P.M. the barometer had risen to 28 deg. 91 min, with the wind at W. N.W. and W. At 4 P.M. the wind still blowing in squalls and the barometer at 29 deg. 23 sec. the thermometer again at 80 deg. At 5 P.M. the barometer was at 29 deg. 30 min.
manding, 15 days from Havana, arrived at this port on Saturday evening, and anchored off the Naval Hospital. From the captain, officers and one of the passengers, we gather the following particulars respecting the late terrific hurricane at Havana. Commencing on the 10th, it continued to rage with increasing fury until 10 o'clock P. M. of the the 11th, devastating property and human life beyond any former parallel in the history of hurricanes in that hitherto devoted and exposed region. The Flirt was to the westward, and felt the gale on the 9th, 10th, and 11th, and a very rough time of it. The exact extent of the ravages had not been ascertained when the Flirt sailed. Up to the time of her sailing it was understood that nineteen American vessels, twelve of which belonged to Boston, and a large number of foreign vessels, including the entire French fleet, and two British men-of-war vessels, went down at their anchorages, with terrific plunges, and broken limbs and drowning bodies were seen floating on the surface. The sound of the wind resembled the roar of artillery. The city itself had suffered fearfully, many houses being blown down and many more unroofed and otherwise injured. The precise loss of human life had not been ascertained; the American consul thought 150 lives were lost in the harbor, but enough was known to make this feature of the hurricane truly hideous and appaling. The Flirt has been absent about seven months and in port only 20 days.
HAVANA. Oct. 18, 1846. Out of one hundred and sixteen vessels in port, about one hundred are either totally lost or very much damaged,
The sugar crop on the island is said to be injured to the amount of two hundred to two hundred and fifty thousand boxes. The coffee crop is almost wholly destroyed. The banana, plantain, and orange trees are nearly all ruined.
[From the Bermuda Gazette, Oct. 20.]
By the arrival yesterday of the steamer Thames, Captain Hast, R. N., we have been attentively favored with the particulars of an awful hurricane which visited Havana on the 10th and 11th inst.
The Thames was at Havana at the time, but fortunately with three other vessels only, rode out the gale in safety.
The Sheers at the Navy Yard are blown down. The wharves are torn up and much injured, and are covered with wrecked property. The town has suffered comparatively little, but the suburbs especially the Cerro Horcon, Colon, and town Lazaro very much. In Regla also the damage done is frightful, in one house alone, or rather out of its ruins, were dug 11 corpses. What is the total number of lives lost it is not yet known. The Theatre Tacon has suffered a good deal, the Theatre Principal is in ruins. At the height of the hurricane the barometer was 27 74. In 1844 it was 28 42.
VESSELS ASHORE OR SUNK.
Ten British merchant vessels. Among them we noticed the Agnes Jane, Richardson (totally dismasted, fast ashore, stern stove in, larboard side do., has 520 boxes of sugar on board.) Nineteen American ships, barks, brigs and schooners, thirty-three Spanish, two Russian, two Bremen, four Danish, two Belgian, one Dutch, four French, one Austrian and one Brazilian. The Regla ferry steamers and Mantanzas steamers are some sunk, some ashore and useless.
SHIPS OF WAR.
Frence frigate Andromede, 60, Rear Admiral La Place, fast ashore. French corvette Blonde,20, ashore, masts gone, capsized-lost. French steamer Tonnerre, masts and funnel gone, and serious damage. Spanish brig Labanero, 20, Vice Admiral Libera, safe, and the Spanish brig Constitucion, 20, totally lost, gone to pieces. Spanish brig Laborde, ashore. Spanish schooner Criolla, 1, wrecked-in pieces.Spanish schooner Habanero-ashore. Spanish schooner Polka, 1, wrecked- in pieces. Spanish schooner Infanta-ashore. Spanish brigantine Tuaniba, wrecked-in pieces. Spanish steamer Montezuma, ashore-foremast gone, bowsprit and bows knocked away. Spanish steamer Guadaloupe, ashore. Spanish brig Trueno, quarantine hulk, ashore-totally lost.
HAVANA, Oct. 14. We received news from the country last evening, of the damage caused by the storm. At the Alijandria, 57 negroes were buried under the ruins of a baracon, and 30 at the Armistad. At the Mangla, not a single tree has remained standing, and the coffee trees are very much injured. All the coffee that was picked has been carried off. At Sta Rosa, the same damage ensued, and at Conformidad everything is blown down.
From the sugar estates we have no direct news. At Carnaito, only one store and the Alambique are left.
At this place everything is in ruins. Our principal theatre is a mass of ruins. The destruction to the shipping has been awful, and the loss of life truly appaling. At Moro the waves were dashed over the new Farola, a height of 120 feet. Three Spanish man-of-war steamers are in pieces. The houses in the country have all generally been levelled with the ground.
The following, published by the Diario, is a list of the houses destroyed or injured in and about Havana, by the terrible hurricane of the 10th and 11th of October. Houses destroyed, 1275; more or less injured, 1038. Of the former, 36 were of stone, and 1239 of wood; of the latter, 225 were of stone, and 813 of wood. In the district of Guanabacoa, there were ten persons killed and twenty-eight wounded, more or less grievously. In Tepaste, where there were fifteen coffee plantations, the most of the plant was destroyed, with a full third of the sugar cane. In Potreros full three-fourths of the tobacco plant were annihilated; also, the white and black beans and vegetables; the bananas are all lost. The potatoes and yams escaped without much injury, being underground productions. An immense quantity of domestic stock, cattle, poultry, &c., were destroyed.
In Buenavista and San Miguel, the potatoes, Indian corn, bananas, and vegetables of all descriptions suffered immensely.
MONTEGO BAY, Oct. 13.-A period of two years has just elapsed since we had to record the most serious disasters to the inhabitants of this town, by what is called a norther, occasioned by a strong set into the bay, from the effects of heavy gales from that point, causing a ground swell, which, as soon as the wave reaches the reet without, mounts above it, and raises the rolling mass perpendicular to an enormous height, which seems to increase, instead of lessening its impetus, and these enormous rollers drive towards the shore in continuous succession, where breaking their infuriated force on vessels, wharves, or rocks, or whatever comes in their way, sweep all that can be moved before them in their inward course. The present visitation was from the south. It began on Saturday evening, (the same day of the month that the October storm of 1844 began,) but it was some time ere it gained its full force.
At 3 A.M., on Sunday, it increased; at five it became alarming, and by seven o'clock it was doing a
fearful damage to the inward wharves of the bay, and the vessels in the close harbor, five of which were stranded. About noon the storm seemed to be at its height-the waves sometimes forming a vertical wall of ten or twelve feet. It was a magnificent sight, displaying the power of the Almighty in adding sublimity and beauty even to the strife of the elements and the objects of terror and destruction,
In addition to the above, we are favored with the following letter from Commodore Sloat to the Secretary of the Navy:
NEW ORLEANS, OCT, 23, 1846. SIR:-1 have the honor to fnform the department that I arrived at Havana on the evening of the 7th instant, from Chagres, in the English mail steamer; and not finding any vessel to sail for any southern port of the United States, I embarked on board the U. S. brig Perry, and sailed on Saturday the 10th, directing Lieutenant Commandant Blake to land me at Charleston, or any port south of that, from which I could reach Washington without delay. During the night it commenced blowing a gale, and on Sunday it increased to a tremendous hurricane, such as never before has been witnessed in those seas. During the whole day and Sunday night the brig was driven before it at the rate of twelve or thirteen miles per hour, and no one on board expected her to live from one moment to another. About 2 o'clock on Monday morning, she struck on the Florida reef, about forty miles east of Key West, a kind Providence directing her to a part of the reef, where the tre mendous high seas carried her over, striking several times very hard, and breaking the rudder from the stern post. The masts were immediately cut away, to prevent the vessel going to pieces, that the lives of those on board might have some chance of being saved. She finally stopped in comparatively smooth water. At day light we found we were within a mile of one of the Baya Honda keys, and several wrecks near us. On board of one, not half a mile from us, twenty lives were lost out of twenty-one.On Tuesday two small wreckers came alongside, and Lieutenant Blake employed them to take on board the guns, shot, and other heavy articles, to lighten the brig in hopes to get her off, as she remains quite tight. On Thursday I left her in one of those vessels to land the cargo at Key West, and the next day took passage in a small schooner from New York, bound to the Brazos St. Jago, the captain agreeing to land me at the Balize, where I arrived yesterday.
Everything will be saved from the brig, and I think she will be got off and taken to Key West, and probably she may be got to Norfolk under jury masts. The department may rest assured that Lieutenant Blake will do everything that can be done for the United States. It is impossible to speak in too high terms of the noble, cool, and judicious conduct of Lieutenant Blake, his officers and men, on this most trying occasion: and I am most happy to state that no life has been lost, or any accident happened to any one on board. Lieutenant Blake will send a detailed report to the department by the first opportunity. He had no time to send one by me, as I did not determine to leave until five minutes before the wreckers left the brig.
The destruction of life and property by this hurricane is immense. Forty or fifty vessels were known to be on shore before I left; nearly all the wrecking vessels are destroyed; the town of Key West is entirely in ruins: not more than five or six houses remain uninjured. Of the light-house at Key West and Sand Key, not a vestige remains: Sand Key is washed away, so that the sea flows over it. Filteen persons were lost at the light-house at Key West, and six at that on Sand Key. Many other lives were lost in the harbor and town of Key West. The revenue cutter Morris is a wreck, lying in two feet water; the custom house is blown down, and the marine hospital unroofed, and otherwise much injured: the preparations for building the forts are entirely destroyed. The barracks escaped with less damage than any other buildings, but they have been slightly damaged. Some stores, wagons, &c., for the army, have been wrecked in the harbor; and as near as I can judge, the loss of public property at Key West will not fall short of two hundred and fifty to three hundred thousand dollars.
Most respectfully, I have the honor to be your obedient servant, &c. JOHN D. SLOAT, Commodore.
fore the hurricane, supposing that we commence de No storm like this has been known on the island since its settlement. The water in this case rose on the west side of the island, about three feet higher than known before. It was wholly a wind tide.
To the Hon. John Y. Mason, Seceretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.
Sunday, October 11.
[From the Washington Union, Oct. 31.] KEY WEST, Oct. 14, 1846.
It is my painful duty to report to you a dreadful calamity which has befallen this place, and everything connected with the Florida reef so far as heard from.
The town of Key West is now a heap of ruins. Of about 400 houses, large and small, there is not more than 10 or 12 left standing, or in a habitable condition, and those much shattered, whilst the general confusion and distress can hardly be realized. On Sunday, 11th inst. we were visited with a fearful hurricane, accompanied with torrents of rain. The gale commenced about 3 A.M. from the northeast, and continued to increase during the day, when at between 3 and 4 PM. the wind veered to the southeast, and the storm became a tornado. At this time commenced a scene which defies description. The houses in town (stone as well as wood) were torn piece-meal and scattered away like chaff before the wind, rendering it dangerous to move about-which last was indeed impossible, as a foothold could not be maintained. The wind gradually changed to the south, still blowing with the same strength, and finally to the southwest, abating its fury about 11 P. M. Of course the sea was driven into the harbor, and against the island with tremendous force. The lower part of the town was inundated to the depth of three feet, with a strong current running across it, whilst the public grounds at the southwest point were in a still worse and more exposed condition. In brief terms, I have to report the total destruction of all the works thus far erected for the construction of the fort. The wharves, bridges, houses lighters, boats, tools, machinery, and materials, ordnance stores-in short, all have been swept away, and mixed up with the general ruin. The streets of the town are barricaded with the timber and debris from the fort-a large amount of which lodged there. Even barbette carriages, muskets, and crowbars from the fort are found in the midst of the town. The strip of land or levee along the shore on which the public buildings were placed, being the highest of the public ground, has been completely levelled by the sea. The stable and blacksmith shop only remain, in a shattered condition, having been removed from their original position-the former about 200 feet, with all the horses and mules in it, five in number, which, with the forage are safe. The large cistern, which was of masonry, founded upon the rock remained uninjured. Upon this the overseer and several others saved their lives. It being Sunday, very few men were on the ground. Four men who were in the barracks, were lost, a fifth was saved by clinging to the wheel of a 6 pounder, after drifting three hundred yards towards the hospital.
The light-house, at the southwest point, including keeper's house, has been swept away, leaving not a vestige to mark the spot where it stood. At this place the keeper's family and friends, 14 persons, perished; and where Sand Key and its lighthouse stood, is now left only a shoal. All the vessels in the harbor, ten or twelve brigs and schooners, have been driven ashore and wrecked, including the revenue cutter; their crews saved: but as far as ascertained, about thirty-five lives have been lost on the key.
About halt the piles of the wharf remain, and a part of the breakwater of the forts lying below the level of low water, at the angles. But in this general wreck and loss of all the property on hand, we are put back to the position where we were 9 months ago. A large quantity of lumber may be recovered, and some tools; pile driver and two scows much injured. At the present time I have turned my attention to the collection of the public property that can be found, and to the erection of a temporary carpenter shop and other fixtures for doing work, and shall proceed as soon as possible to re-establish the wharf. The loss to the Engineer Department cannot be less than $50,000; that is, it will require that to make us good again, or put us in the same state we were in be
Perhaps the department may deem some change in the mode of construction,necessary since this event. On this point I shall submit my views to the department as soon as possible, and a more full report of the disaster, giving now only this brief outline, to avail of a special messenger about to depart for Charleston.
We have just this moment heard from the Tortugas. Garden Key is safe, though the light-house is much injured, and small vessels lying there dis.
The U. S. brig Perry is wrecked to the eastward. I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant, GEO. DUTTON, Captain Engineers.
To Col. J. G. TOTTEN,
Schr. New York, from Pensacola, on Oct. 11th, lat. 27, long. 79, 80, experienced a heavy gale of wind from east, during which carried away both masts, losing all the sails and rigging attached, lost part of deek load, and caused the vessel to leak.
The Picayune of the 23rd inst., says it is indebted to Lieut. Pease, for the details of a terrible gale in the Gulf, of a fury which is unexampled. To begin at Key West-It commenced blowing from the northeast on the morning of the 11th, and the tide rose rapidly. The storm increasing in violence, raged to an hurricane until midnight, when it abated. The next day it blew a moderate gale. But the hurricane had swept away every dwelling house save six, in Key West. They were totally destroyed. The Custom House and the Marine Hospital were both unroofed. It is supposed that of Government property destroyed the amount is $300,000. The loss of life is very great. A great many persons were drowned, and killed by falling buildings. The Sand Key Light House is gone, and the buildings and people in them.
The U. S. brig Perry ran ashore, but it is thought she may be saved. Com. Sloat was on board her; all the hands were saved. The Perry lies in seven feet water. The Cutter Morris Waldron is ashore 3 miles from Key West with loss of masts, anchors, 4 chains, guns, bulwarks and probably a total loss. The Brig Colorado, of Boston, was probably dismasted and went ashore, but was got off much injured.
The schr. Com. Kearney is ashore in two feet water. The schr. Geo. Bennett, Warfield, was dismasted, is now discharging, and will be condemned. The H. W. Safford of N. Y. for Brazos Santiago, came in dismasted, but lies high and dry, with part of her cargo thrown overboard. The Brig Wolkulla from N. Y. left before the gale; the schooner Catharine H. Bacon, damaged, but not lost; also the Adelia, Waldron, of Rhode Island; the brig Gen. Wilson of N. Y. went ashore in three feet water.The brig Napoleon, of Boston, dismasted, was condemned and sold for $200.
Bark Elizabeth J., from Havana, on Oct. 11'h. encountered a violent hurricane from S.E., which swept deck load, stove bulwark, carried away boats, &c. was obliged to cut away main-mast to preserve the vessel.
Further Destruction by the Gale of the 11th Oct.Capt. Winsor, of the ship Sunbeam, which arrived yesterday from Boston, reports having spoken on the 18th, thirty miles east of Key West, the U. S. schr. Flirt, Capt. Sinclair, from Vera Cruz, bound for Norfolk. Capt. Sinclair informed Capt. Winsor that the gale, or rather the hurricane of the 11th instant had extended to Havana, and that fifty ves sels were lost in the harbor. Capt. W. was not informed whether the city or any part of the island had suffered from the hurricane; the probability is, however, that the land did not escape the effects of a visitation that has proved so destructive on water. Never, we believe, in the annals of American commerce has there been a season so disastrous to shipping as the present autumn.
Ship Howard, from Liverpool, reports on the 11th inst. experienced a tremendous gale from E.N.E.
to S. lost topsail, stove quarter boat and other damages.
Brig Annawan of Thomaston, for Galveston, went ashore on Orange Keys during the gale of 11th inst., at 7 P.M. In 20 minutes after the vessel struck the reef, she was in a sinking condition, and the lime was found to be on fire. The boat was im mediately cleared away, and all hands got into it, having barely tine to escape from the wreck saving nothing. At 8 P.M,, they lost sight of the brig, she being under water, with the exception of the weather side of the house. Steered the boat before the sea during the night, the sea running tremendously, the boat being half full of water at times, and in great danger of being swamped. Was in the boat four days and nights suffering greatly, having neither food nor drink that time, and being drenched with salt water. On the evening of the 3rd day, saw a bark to windward, and on the 4th day tried to cross her bow. Was picked up by the bark David Nichols, and brought to this port.
More of the Gale.-Capt. Howes, of the ship Diana, which arrived yesterday from Havre, reports that on the 21st inst. a boat from the light house at Gun Key came off to him, and reported that on the 11th inst. every vessel in the port of Havana was sunk, save four. Despatches had been sent to Nassau to procure vessels to take freight. The boat reported the news to have reached Gun Key by the way of Nassau. It also reported seeing a vessel on the 21st inst. going down the gulf with the main mast gone.
Capt. Howes reports that on the 21st inst. forty miles east of Sand Key, he saw a three masted vessel ashore. The same day he saw floating the lower masts, with top and rigging attached, which had apparently belonged to a ship of about 600 tons burthen. -[N. O. Pic., Oct. 27.
H. B. M. schooner got on a reef near the Colorades, on her passage from Jamaica to the Isle of Pines, and afterwards had to cut away her masts to escape being wrecked at the Isle of Pines in the great hurricane of October 11.
Brig Canonicus, from Trinidad de Cuba, on Oct. 11th experienced a tremendous gale which lasted 48 hours, shifting from N.E. to N.N.W., lost sails, shifted cargo and done other damage.
Bark Louisa, from New Orleans, on the 11th and 12th of Oct. encountered heavy gales-split sails, lost rigging and caused vessel to leak.
Brig Galveston, N. Orleans, 16 ds-has experienced heavy weather nearly all the passage. 11th and 12th inst., Lat. 29 to 30, had a violent gale from NE to SE, in 20 fathoms water, carrying sails heavily to keep off shore; shipped a heavy sea which broke away about 30 feet of the starboard mainrail, ten stancheons, bulwarks, &c.; started and badly strained deck house, lost mainsail, and spencer, and foretopstaysail and foretopgallantyard and sail, split foresail and foretopsail sprung main boom and foretopmast, and received other damage.
Monday, October 12.
NASSAU, N. P., Oct. 26, 1846.-Schr. Queen Pomare, is here dismasted in a gale, on the 12th, near the riding rocks on the banks.
Also brig Pandora, of Boston, bound from St. Domingo to Boston, experienced a hurricane, 5 feet water in the hold, and was compelled to run ashore on the west Caicas-cargo, he believed, nearly all saved.
THE WEATHER.-The dry gale ended yesterday in a rain storm. Great quantities of rain fell during the day and the wind at intervals blew violently, in the morning from the north-east, gradually getting round to the south-east. Before night blew a gale, the violence of the wind increasing up to a late hour last night. Never have we seen a more dreary time.-Charleston Mercury, Oct. 13.
Brig Geo. F. Williams was driven ashore at Tybee by the violence of the gale on the 12th instant.
There have been tremendous storms in Spain. Several persons were killed by lightning, and whole flocks of sheep killed by hail.
Ship Sea Lyon, of and from New Orleans, bound to London, put into Norfolk in distress. Encountered on the 12th inst., a severe hurricane to the Northward of Cape Carneveral, Florida; was thrown down on her beam ends and shipped and made water so freely, as to render it impossible to tree her by the use of the pumps, at least during the existence of the
have drifted away. The steamer Gladiator left this morning with the mail, but has returned in consequence of the heavy sea. The west end of Tradd Street, leading to Chrisolme's mill, is washed away in several places, and strewed with boards and scantling. Birds wharf much injured-head entirely carried away. Head of McElmoyle's wharf injured.-Moreland's yard injured, and wood washed away. South Bay wall and side walk, between King and Meeting Streets, much broken up. A few breaches in the East Bay Battery wall. We learn that no serious injury occurred on Sullivan's Island. Most of the fences has been prostrated, but there has been no further mischief.
hurricane; which was a very severe one. While on her beam ends shipped a heavy sea which started the head and main sterns, stove bulwarks, split sails, carried away head of maintop-mast, &c., the ship righted with a 4 feet list to leeward, and in that condition now lies at anchor in our port.
The schr. Oregon, bound from Darien to New York, was wrecked during the gale of Oct. 12, a little to the northward of Mosquito Inlet. Crew saved.
Brig Lucy, Smith, Jacmel, 19 days-in distressbound to N. Y. 12th inst. 15 fathoms of water off St. Augustine, experienced a severe gale of wind from E.N.E. to S.E. during which had mainsail, stay and topsail blown away, lost foretop-gallant mast, stove boats, lost deck load, and caused the brig to make 1800 to 2000 strokes an hour.
The gale which raged at N.Y.on Tuesday last, commenced at Charleston, S. C., on Saturday last. It blew tremendously from the northeast, and among other freaks, it took off the roof from Trinity Church. The wharves were washed, steamboats knocked about, large quantities of wood and staves floated off, breaches made in the East Battery wall, and other mischiefs committed.
The Charleston Courier says considerable injury has been done in the neighborhood of Georgetown, by the late gale. It commenced blowing hard at N. E. on Sunday morning, and continued in that quarter until about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, when it shifted to S.E. and blew a perfect hurricane, raising the tide about two feet above high water mark.Much damage has been done to the rice field banks, in the way of washes and breaks, and the rice of one field on Serenity Plantation, which was cut and in the stable, was drifted to the main and will be partly lost. The extensive pilings and timber pens at Watie's Point, were completely destroyed. All the rice fields on this side of Winyah Bay are more or less injured. The wharves at Georgetown were much damaged, and the entire supply of mill timber has been put adrift. There were but three vessals in the harbor, and they rode out the gale in safety. Some apprehension has been expressed for the safety of the steamers Wateree and Utility, which were in the Santee, and which it is feared has been driven ashore.
On Monday last, this city was visited by the most violent gale they have had in fourteen years. It was no doubt, the same that paid New York a visit on Tuesday. The following particulars we copy from the Charleston papers:
Our city has been visited by a gale of great violence, not surpassed, we think, by any that we experienced, since the great storm of 1822. The gale commenced on Saturday night, from the northeast, and continued blowing from that quarter, occasionally hauling to east. At two o'clock yesterday, it hauled from the east to southeast, and ended at two o'clock this morning. Considerable damage, we have no doubt, has been done in various parts of the city. Prostrate trees and fences, "encumber the ground" in every direction. A considerable portion of the sontheast corner of the roof of Trinity Church in Hassell Street, has been blown off, leaving a deplorable evidence of the negligence and want of skill with which it was constructed. The U. L. Brig George, at Brown's wharf, considerably chafed.The schr. Parogan, at Union wharf, considerably injured. The L. R. had her side chafed. The schr. F. W. Johnson, at Southern wharf, had her side badly chated. The schrs. Ellen and Sagadahock are ashore high and dry at the end of Tradd Street, south side. The schr. Ellen, at Chrisolme's Mills, is badly chafed. A sloop belonging to Mr. James M. Dwight, loaded with wood, lying opposite Bennett's wharf, Ashly River, sunk. A negro man, the patroon of the boat, is missed, and supposed to be drowned. The sloop Julia Riley, near the Charleston Bridge, broken to pieces. The sloop Delight ashore at the foot of Gibbs Street. The fishing smack Calhoun sunk at Fitzsimmons wharf, but was raised this morning. The steamer Anson, lying at Exchange wharf, had one of her wheels carried away, and injured moulding. The steamer Charleston received some injury to wheel. A number of small craft boats, &c., sunk. The whole of the wharfs received more or less injury. The principal ones are Patton's, Lamb's, Brown's, Solee's, Commercial and Southern. Large quantities of firewood-staves, &c.,
The Wilmington (Va.) Journal of the 16th says: -"On Monday night, and throughout the most part of Tuesday, we had a terrible gale of wind, accompanied at intervals with rain. On Tuesday morning from 5 to 8 o'clock, it was at its maximum. During this period trees were uplifted, and fences blown down, and several vessels lying in the river were blown from their moorings, an occurrence that has not taken place in years. We fear that the damage to shipping along our coast must have been terrific. The mails from Charleston failed for three days, in consequence of the bad weather."
ABSECOM, OCT. 15, 1846. On the 13th of Oct. we had a severe gale of wind on our coast, during which a schooner, supposed to be the Mary Caroline, of Edenton, N. C., came on our bar, laden with wheat and corn, broke up and drifted into the Inlet-all hands supposed lost.
The Gale at Charleston.-Nothing could enter and nothing leave the port. It is over to all appearances, the wind having gone round to the southwest yesterday morning. We have heard, however, of no serious damage, and so well prepared was the shipping to meet the danger, that the injury is trifling compared with anticipations of those who merely con sidered the strength of the gale. The schr. Merchant, of Charleston, lying at Union wharf, broke adrift and fell foul of schr. Esquimaux, both of which lost bulwarks, stanchions, &c. The ship Monument, lying at Fraser's wharf, drew out all the piles to which she was secured, fell foul of ship Apollo at same wharf, and injured the head of A. The M. drifted into Fitzsimmon's dock without material injury. The brig George, at Brown's wharf, considerably chafed. British ship Conqueror, lying at Magwood's wharf, ready for Liverpool, had her sides chafed, broke adrift and fell foul of brig Gardener H. Wright. The G. H. W. has all bows, head, &c., cut down to the deck, and otherwise iujured.
The C. L. brig Linden, at Maywood's wharf, drew out the piles to which she was secured, fell foul of ship Gen. Parkill, at same wharf, chafing and otherwise injuring her bends, carrying away her foreyard and foretopgallant mast.
The new C. L. ship Columbia, somewhat chafed. The schr. Leroy, lying at Exchange wharf, broke adrift and fell foul of a government lighter, and had her side chafed.
The schr. Charles, (of Taunton,) lying in the stream, dragged her anchor and fell foul of Adjer's wharf, when she slipped her cable. She injured her head and quarter. The packets Clara Fisher and Romp both sank-the R. à total wreck.
At Portsmouth, schr. Fredonia, Sawyer, from Jonesport for Annisquam, in the S.E. gale on 13th, at 10 P. M., struck a drift with both anchors ahead, in Pepperell cove; cut away both masts, brought up and rode out the gale without further damage. Fishing schr. Augusta Jane Ryan, of Belfast, parted one chain, struck adrift, cut away foremast; brought up and rode out the gale.
Havre De Grace, October 14, 1846. We had a very severe storm of rain and wind yesterday and the night before. The tide in the afternoon rose to a great height, completely overflowing all the wharves. Boats were used in getting to and from the warehouses. There was not much damage done. Some coal was lost and the wharves slightly injured.
The outside of the tow-path embankment of the tide-water canal sustained some damage, but not sufficient to interrupt the navigation. It is nearly all covered with water.
The expression is a common one, but the tide was certainly higher than was known by our oldest citi
Several of the posts of the Magnetic Telegraph, that were placed on the tow-path of the canal have been washed away, and the wire is lying in the canal, and on the embankment.
P. S.-Boats are passing on the canal without interruption, and there will be no detention on the canal.
The schooner New Harbor, from Providence, bound to Nonsemond river, foundered during the gale of Tuesday last, off Cape Henry. Captain and crew saved.
Brig Cocheco, from Bristol, R. I., bound to Havana, Oct. 13, lat. 38.30, long. 74, in a gale from N.E. to S.E., lost jibboom and bowsprit, (struck by a sea,) foretopgallant mast and sails, sprung foremast and stove bulwark.
Brig Demarara, from Neuvitas, experienced a severe gale on the 13th, from E.S.E., canting to S.W., blowing tremendously for twenty hours, split maintopsail, carried away mainyard, lost stern boat and received other damage.
STORM. The wind which had been blowing fresh for the preceding 24 hours from the N.E., suddenly chopped round yesterday morning at 7 o'clock to E.S. E., and from that hour up to the time of our going to press, has blown with great violence.
The immediate effects in our own harbor have been slight, being confined in the main to one or two small vessels which have had their bulwarks stove, &c., but on our coast we fear that the damage has been much greater. After the change of wind, yesterday morning, we had, during some period of the day, a very heavy fall of rain. The vessels heretofore reported at the several anchorages below the city, still remain, and have thus far outrode the storm in perfect safety.
Brig Rufus Soule, from Malaga, Oct. 13, experienced a tremendous gale from S.E. while laying too, shipped a heavy sea, which stove boat and done other damage.
In Baltimore, the gale was very severe. The Chipper gives the following account: Owing to the strong easterly wind which blew during the whole of yesterday and the day before, the water in the harbor was swelled up greatly beyond high tide. The whole of Pratt street, from Light to South streets, was under water, to the depth of several feet. Calvert street was covered with water as high up as Lombard street, during the day, and all the street running south, towards this portion of Pratt street, had a great quantity of water backed up in them. There are but few cellars on this wharf, and consequently but liule damage was sustained, the water not being high enough to run in the lower floors. All the wharves and docks around the Basin were more or less overflowed, and in some places quantities of wood floated off, but we hear of no considerable loss being sustained. Pratt street was impassable for pedestrians at nearly all the intersecting streets, from Light street to the bridge over Jones's Falls. We saw boats being rowed about in Pratt street, and it was with great difflculty that small vessels could be kept from floating on the wharf. The favorable wind has brought up a large number of bay crafts, and there is probably afloat in the port 100,000 bushels of corn, besides wheat and other grain. Last evening the tide had fallen some two feet, removing ali apprehensions of a further overflow. The wharves upon the Point were inundated. All our merchants having goods upon them suffered more or less loss. The brig Columbia, Capt. Coffin, lying at Howell's whart, broke her fastenings and was considerably injured by being bumped against the wharf-she was finally secured and lashed. The Railroad Bridge at Canton, over Harris's Creek was so much washed that it was considered dangerous to cross it. The passengers to and from Philadelphia were conveyed to and from the outer door in omnibuses. The mail due at two o'clock was, in consequence, delayed until four. Capt. White, and several others, owning wood upon the county wharf, have suffered considerably. The brig Phoenix, from Kingston, Jamaica, and bound in, went ashore on the Fort bar, where she yet remains. The steamer Patapsco endeavored to get her off, but up to a late hour last evening her efforts had been fruitless. The track of the railroad west of the Canton Bridge has been rendered impassable. The polls of the telegraph on the Philadelphia line, near the Canton Bridge, were also washed away. This
castle have been swept away, together with the pier at Pennsville. The pier at Fort Mofflin has been
turned over on its side.
will probably prevent us getting any telegraphic news from the North for some days.
The Clipper adds; we understand that the storm of yesterday proved very destructive at Alexandria. The large and extensive wharves at that place were swept off, the warehouses and stores overflowed, and a vast amount of property destroyed, or so damaged as to be entirely worthless. The rain fell during the day in torrents, which, with the violent wind that prevailed, caused the tide to rise to a fearful height, sweeping off everything in its range.
The Baltimore Patriot says, in relation to the gale, Capt. Claypoole, of the steamer Baltimore, who arrived this morning, reports that he experienced a very severe blow in the bay, and off North Point passed the towboat Walcott, (as he supposed) with boats in tow. Two of the boats were adrift, the tow line having broken. He also passed a small schooner, cap. sized off the "White Rocks"-could see no one on board, and could not learn her name. The steamer Cambridge went to the Walcot to afford her relief, if she needed any: but Captain C. thinks she was safe, as she was making in North Point Creek. The towboats that she had in tow were filled with water, and one of them had blown ashore.
The strong easterly wind that has been blowing steadily since yesterday, has caused the waters in our harbor to swell considerably above their usual height at high tide, and brought up a very large number of vessels freighted with grain and other produce.
There is at this time, probably not less than 100,000 bushels of corn afloat, besides wheat and other grain. The water on Pratt street wharf, at one or two points, was up to the railroad track in the middle of the street. At the time of going to press, the rain continues to pour down in torrents.
The storm of Tuesday washed away a mile or two of the telegraph posts between Baltimore and Canton, and likewise injured the railroad. The wind forced the water over the breakwater at Canton, and the shores of the Patapsco were washed for miles. Arrangements are made to repair damage with all convenient speed.
The Baltimore railroad, between Philadelphia and Wilmington, has been so much damaged by the storm of Tuesday as to render it impassable, and no mail was in consequence despatched southward.
A letter from Harve de Grace gives the following list of the canal boats parted from the steamer Gov. Walcott during the gale on Tuesday last:
Boat Odd Fellow, laden with antracite coal drifted on shore-boat somewhat damaged, cargo safe;— Chesapeake, laden with iron, also on shore, cargo mostly safe, boat a total loss; Delaware, of Lewistown, drifted on shore, laden with coal and flour, part of the cargo lost, boat much damaged-the cap. tain, John Stall, and a boy, name unknown, missing; Arlands, laden with coal and flour, boat and cargo a total loss; Speedy Return, laden with lumber, part of the cargo lost, boat much damaged.
Schooner Hannah and Abigail, 13 days from Wilmington, N. C. for Boston, put into port, 16th, in distress, having experienced a succession of easterly gales the whole passage; in the gale of 13th, lost sails, rigging and deck load. Put in on account of first officer being sick with Southern fever. He died on the morning of the 17th.
Br. schr. Prancer, of Boston, for St. John's, N. B. went ashore on the 13th, on Libbey's Island, and bilged; most of her cargo would be saved in a damaged state.
Effects of the Storm.-The high tide which accompanied the storm of Tuesday has caused great damage along the river, its banks having been overflowed from the city to the Capes to a greater extent than has been experienced since the memorable gale of Sept. 1820. In the vicinity of the Lazaretto the earth beneath the track of the railroad has been washed away for about 100 yards, rendering travel upon it at present impossible. In consequence of this, the steamboat Ohio conveyed the Baltimore passengers as far as Wilmington yesterday morning, and returned in the afternoon with the passengers for this city. She will leave Dock street wharf at 8 o'clock this morning with the Baltimore Line. The road will be repaired by this evening, and the trains will leave the railroad depot as usual to-morrow morning.
It is reported from below that the wharves at New
STORM IN PHILADELPHIA.-The North American of yesterday, says:—
"The most violent storm of wind and rain which has visited our city for thirty years, was experienced yesterday. It was at its height between two and three o'clock. The Delaware was lashed into a perfect fury, and its roar would have drowned the thunders of the Niagara itself. The wind being from the S.E. drove the waters up the bay until the docks were overflowed, and the shipping was in great danger. A number of vessels drifted from their moorings. The barque Levant, which was cleared for the West Indies, and was in the stream, was driven by the violence of the wind against the sloop Republic, below Spruce street wharf and seriously injured.
canal boat laden wi wheat was sunk near Race street wharf.
The gable end of the store of Wm. Jones & Sons, No. 6 North Front blew out with a tremendous crash upon the roof of the adjoining store of Jacob Reese & Son, crushing in the roof and fourth story floor. Several flags were blown down-that at Brown's Democratic Head Quarters, Chesnut street; and the large one of the Native American Head Quarters, and the Native American office, the flag was literally torn to pieces; the large Whig transparency of "Henry Clay," at their Head Quarters, was entirely demolished.
The car house at the Germantown depot, fell in upon a locomotive.
The Sardinian brig Peuquin and the barque Ohio severally experienced damage.
Sloop, schooner and two barges were also sunk, the names of which we were unable to learn.
The steamboat John Stevens with her passengers from New York, was obliged to remain at Camden for some time ere the ferry boat could cross. Several small boats, including two sailing yachts, were among the missing. having been upset.
We are not informed of the loss of any lives. In Philadelphia, the Chronicle of yesterday says: -The rain commenced about 2 o'clock yesterday morning, and continued failing briskly till afternoon when it came down in torrents, and the wind blew' a hurricane. This continued until 5 o'clock, when the rain stopped, but the wind continued high, and after 6 o'clock it commenced raining again.This kept the election polls pretty clear all day. The tremendons blow from the northeast did great mischief in various parts of the city. The large transparency at the whig head quarters, in Sixth street, opposite Minor, was torn to pieces by the wind. The large flag at the native head quarters, in Chesnut below Sixth, was also much torn. It was loaned by Horstman. flag at the democratic head quarters, in Sixth street, below Shippen, was completely blown to shreds. Part of the roof of the Assembly Buildings was blown off. The tin roof of W. H. Gatzmer's New York railroad office, on Delaware Avenue, below Walnut street, was blown off. The chimney of a back building attached to the dwelling house of Mr. J. M. Frailey, in Schuylkil! Sixth-st., below Walnut, was blown down, crushing in the roof to the floor of the dining room, from which the family had only retired but a few minutes, making quite a narrow escape. The fences in the vicinity were all blown down. Part of the roof was blown off of the large store at the northeast corner of Seventh and Market street. The tide in the Delaware was unusually high, and the river very rough and boisterous. Last evening at 7 o,clock the water had risen over the wharves and still an hour and a half to rise. The steamer John Stevens was compelled to seek shelter from the gale on the Camden shore. The race boats Ariel and Dolly were blown from their moorings, at the lower part of the Island, and dashed to pieces. A canal boat, loaded with flour, sunk in the dock at Race street whart. Many trees in various parts of the city were uprooted, and awnings torn to shreds. The car house at the Germantown depot of the railroad fell in upon a locomotive, and another engine was sent up to bring down the train. A portion of the roof at the Walnut street ferry house was blown off.
Five new buildings, nearly completed, at Burlington, N. J., were demolished by the wind. A frame
dwelling just erected at Camden, was also demolished, and many fences in that vicinity prostrated. From the Newark Advertiser of Wednesday. DESTRUCTIVE STORM YESTERDAY.-Much damage was done in various parts of the city. A number of houses were unroofed and several chimneys were blown down.
The large 3 story brick house in progress on the corner of Harrison and Market streets, for an exchange and livery stable, and owned by Edward E. Jones, was greatly injured-it not being roofed the wind struck it on the broadside and blew down the greater part of the east and west sides.
The 4 story house, 336 Broad-st., was unroofed and the front of the upper story wall blown in.
Mr. J. S. Taylor's house, No. 17 Park Place, also three brick houses in Fulton-st., Nos. 19, 21 and 23, owned by Mr. Van Renssalaer, of Belleville, and occupied by Rev. D. W. Bartine, C. A. Glaze, and Capt. Bosworth, were unroofed.
The Hickory Pole erected in the fall of '44, near C. W. Tucker's North Ward Hotel, was prostrated during the afternoon.
A tree on the Park, and one in front of this office were broken in two, and many in other parts of the city were blown down.
The steam boat Passaic was not able to land the Bergen Point passengers, and brought them to this city.
A vessel from Nova Scotia, loaded with Pictou coal, was driven up in the mud near the bend in the Passaic. Great commotion and no little damage occurred in the lumber yards on the banks of the river -boards, planks and shingles flying around like birds and being carried by the wind incredible distances. Faitoute & Stoudinger's dock, foot of Division st., was overflowed, and undermined, by which means several tons of coal were thrown into the river.
The Jersey City Sentinel says:-The storm, yesterday, blew a complete hurricane, doing great damage to our city and borders. Several buildings were blown down, and laid level with the ground. A brick building, at the head of Green street, the walls of which had just been completed, the roof not having been put on, was totally demolished. A frame building in Morris street was blown down, and also one in Harsimus, which had just been erected. The roof of the oil factory was blown off; two large buildings in Washington street, corner of York, one of them owned by D. B. Wakeman, and the other by Mrs. Hedding, were entirely unroofed, and we saw the roofs, which were of tin, lying upon the walk, in front. Much other damage has been done throughout the city and vicinity.
We noticed a schooner lying high and dry upon the meadows. A large schooner was driven ashore on the borders of the Thatched Cottage Garden, and lay there this morning with her keel and rudder sunk some distance in the sand. Many other vessels were injured, and we understand that Messrs. J. W. & J. Morgan sustained considerable loss in consequence. Our wharves were injured in every direction, some of them giving evidence of great havoc. Damage was also done to the premises connected with the floating dry dock. Our telegraph wires have also suffered damage, and we have no doubt great mischief is done to them in other quarters, which will place serious obstructions in the way of despatches,
New York, Oct,
The Gale.-A storm of rain from the eastward commenced early yesterday morning, and continued during most of the day. The rain was greatly needed, and it is to be hoped more will yet fall. In the afternoon, the wind, which had before been very fresh, increased to a violent gale, which continued until near night. We fear the shipping on the coast has suffered. In the city, the effects of the gale were such as clearly to indicate its severity.
Several of the trees in the Park had some of their largest branches blown off, and two or three were split in two, leaving one half the tree standing, and the other prostrate on the ground.
The surface of the Battery is strewed with branches, many of them of considerable size, and eight or ten trees have been broken off or uprooted.
The roof of the large store on the corner of Coenties slip and Water street, occupied in part as a storage warehouse by the government, was blown off. Calvary Church, on the corner of Fourth avenue
At Poughkeepsie, the water was four feet above the wharves. No great damage was done.-New York Journal of Commerce.- Oct. 14.
and Twenty-first street, which had partly built two steeples, according to the latest style, is now without any, as they have been blown down.
The steeple of St. Bartholomew's, in Lafayette Place, we are informed, is in a tottering and precarious condition.
Schr. New York, of Canajoharie, with 500 bushels rye, 600 do. flaxseed meal, and barrels whiskey on deck, sunk at pier No. 4, East river. At the same pier, British schooner Victoria's stern and side were stove, and badly chafed. Schr. Only Daughter, from Lubec, lying outside, had her stern badly stove.New canal boat America, and several other canal boats, had their rails broke, and received inuch other damage.
The South Ferry-boat New York had her smoke pipe blown down.
New bark Alton, lying at the foot of Broad street, had her starboard rail broke, and side chafed.
At pier No. 9, brig St. Patrick, stern stove in; brig Puritan, the same; schooner Bunker Hill, bulwarks stove; brig Albert Perkins, bulwarks on the larboard side stove, and vessel much chafed; brig Ellen & Clara, of Dover bulwarks gone, and stern stove.
At pier No. 12, brig James Roach, of New Yarmouth, bulwarks stove on the larboard side.
Between piers Nos. 9 and 10, British brig New York Packet, larboard bulwarks all stove, head stove, and otherwise badly damaged; British brig Rapid lost her jibboom and damaged her rigging; schr. Phebe Barter, main and jibboom carried away davits, &c. Brig Long Island lost her jibboom and rigging.
At the foot of Wall street, the packet ships Garrick and Roscius carried away their fasts; the latter received some damage in her stern. The schr. Sarah was damaged by the R. drifting afoul of her. Many other vessels in the East river have been slightly damaged.
At pier No. 6, North river, the British brig St. Margaret lost her bowsprit and main boom. Atfoot of 14th street, North river, British schooner Collector lost her anchors and cables. At the same place a new Lubec schooner lost her anchor and was badly chafed, bulwarks gone, &c. The sea wall on the Battery was broken up for arly a hundred yards. Two barges belonging to Governor's Island were stove at pier No. 1, North river. At Coenties Slip, schooners Hornet and Lawrence Reid were damaged. The brig Prince de Joinville, lying at pier No. 8, North river, came in contact with the British brig St. Margaret. The P. de J. lost her jibboom, bowsprit, shrouds, and was much chafed.
At the Quarantine Ground no damage was done to the shipping. Several vessels dragged their anchors. Among those lying there at the time were packet ships Virginia and Atlas, both for Liverpool; barks Candace, for Canton; Saranac, for New Orleans; brig Leonora; brig Savannah, and others. The south side of the Quarantine dock was broken up; damage $600 to $1000.
A new store at Stapleton landing was blown down. It belongs to Mr. John De Forest. The shore road from the Quarantine to the Narrows was much damaged.
The steamboat Worcester, of the Norwich and Worcester line, arrived at noon yesterday. Captain Bacon reports the gale very severe at New London and its vicinity, and that the tide rose very high.
The road from Worcester and Norwich was obstructed at many places by trees that had been blown down across the track, and which had to be cut away. After the train had passed three miles at this side of Norwich, towards Allyn's point, the track was found to be impassable, and the train returned to Norwich, where the passengers were put on board the "Angelina" at 9 o'clock, and reached Allyn's point in five hours. The Worcester left at 3 o'clock, A.M., the weather being very rough then.
The damage of the railway has been entirely repaired, and all obstruction removed.
The railroad bridge across Connecticut river, between Hartford and Springfield, was taken up bodily, caried some distance up stream, and set down in the river. The piers were not injured.
About $500 damage was done to the Long Wharf, New Haven. Fortunately, at the height of the gale it was not full tide.
At Albany, the rain poured down all day, on Tuesday and the river was very high.
The Brooklyn Star says:-On Tuesday this vicinity was visited by a tremendous gale of wind, with rain and a high tide, which, in some instances, came over the wharves.
During the gale, a frame two-story house, with the roof on, and nearly completed inside, situated in De Kalb street, corner of Cumberland street, was blown over sideways, clear of its foundation.
Trees are prostrated, and limbs and leaves encumber the sidewalks. Great damage was done to the grape vines and arbors throughout the city, and particularly on the avenues.
The Albany Allas says there was a severe southeast gale on Tuesday night, accompanied by a heavy fall of rain. At 6 P.M., we saw a brig and a freight barge (names unknown) drifting up the North River at the mercy of the elements.
At Poughkeepsie, the water was four feet above the wharves. No great damage was done.
In the gale last evening, the large steeple of the Baptist church in Lansingburg was blown down. We do not hear of any one being injured.-Troy Budget of 15th.
A telegraphic despatch received from Albany says: -For miles about Dansville, Livingston Co., the fields are perfectly inundated, bridges carried away, fall crops not yet housed destroyed, and some hundred sheep are enclosed and standing deep in the water; the break in the Genessee Valley Canal, is 3 miles north of Dansville, near a place called Woodsville, and will take the remainder of this week to repair it.
Freshet in Livingston.-The heavy rain of Tuesday, caused a freshet in some of the streams empty. ing into the Genesee in Livingston county. In the Laneseraga creek, the waters did extensive injury. The flats in the vicinity of Dansville and Genesee are entirely submerged. The fences and large crops of corn and potatoes, have been carried away. In one field 100 sheep were struggling in the water on Wednesday atternoon. Several bridges in the neighborhood of Dansville, have been carried off. Several rods of the Genesee Valley Canal, about three miles below Dansville, have been carried away.
The Angelica Advocate states thet the late storm did great damage in that region. Several animals were drowned in various parts of the country, and from 100 to 200 bridges taken off. A saw mill in the town of Rushferd, belonging to Mr. Walker, was razed by the flood at a loss to the owner of some $800.
Buffalo, Thursday eve., Oct. 15, '46.
The storm has been very destructive in the Western part of the state, in consequence of the series freshets it has produced in the rivers. There has followed from this a great break in the Erie Canal at Eagle Harbor, which will require ten days industry to repair, which at this business season must produce great distress and embarrassment in the produce market.
The Montreal Herald of the 15th says:-" The night before last we experienced one of the most tremendous gales of wind that it has been our lot to notice for a length of time. At present it is impossible to arrive at any conclusion as to the loss on the river, but we learn from Capt. Armstrong, that he saw several barges and rafts in a disabled condition -he did not reach town, with the Sydenham, until after twelve o'clock. On shore, we find that several wooden houses have been blown down, and the gardens and orchards have suffered severely. We have serious apprehensions as to the news from Quebec, and the intermediate ports."
From all quarters we hear of the most disastrous effects of the gale upon the Telegraph. A passenger in the cars from Hartford last evening informs us that it is broken in seventeen places between Hartford and Berlin, and numerously beside, between Berlin and this city.-N. Haven Courier, 15.
About $500 damage was done to the long wharf, New Haven. Fortunately, at the height of the gale, it was not full tide.
The Sloop President, from New Haven, bound to Albany, went ashore on Ward's Island, in the Sound, in the gale of the 13th inst. Assistance sent for to the underwriters of this city. The Light Boat left Edgartown on the 12th inst. to resume her station be
tween the islands of Chappequiddic and Tuckennuck.
We learn also that the masts, erected at Lacy's Bridge to support the wires, were blown down and also one at the bridge in Bridgeport. The wires are also broken in many places on the line between this city and Bridgeport. It must be some days before it can be repaired sufficiently for use.
Railroad Bridge.-We regret to learn that our notice of the damage done to the Railroad Bridge at Enfield, was not exaggerated. The entire wood work, was lifted from the piers by the wind, and now lies in the river on the upper side. The piers are not at all injured.
We understand that for the present passengers will cross the river by terry at Warehouse Point and thence be taken in stages to the railroad track, a distance of about a mile and a quarter.-Hartford Courier, of Thursday.
The Telegraph.-The wires were badly broken by the storm, and it will probably be several days before the line will again be in operation. We understand that the track between here and Boston caused by the carrying away of the Railroad bridge, will be repaired by the sinking of posts into the bed of the river.-Hartford Courier, 15.
The Hartford Times says in relation to the gale: -The rain poured in torrents, and the wind blew a gale. Several chimneys were blown down, tin was ripped from some roofs, &c.
The top of the railroad bridge across the Connecticut, at Windsor Locks, was blown off, throwing the track into the river. This will interupt travel, by railroad, north, for several days. The bridge was lifted from the piers. The wind must have been exceedingly fierce to have done this. The bridge was substancially built, though it may not have been rivetted to the piers, nor was this probably deemed necessary. It is many years since a gale like this has been experienced here.
The brick dwelling house of Mr. Albert D. Porter, in East Hartford, was blown down-the roof carried into the street, and the walls blown in. Fortunately the inmates had left the house.
The telegraph posts have been blown down in several places, and the wires broken. The manager of this station, Mr. Bull, has taken measures to have his section repaired without delay. In two or three days it will propably be in working order again.
A correspondent of the same paper states:-The tremendous blow of last evening has carried away the new and splendid bridge across the Connecticut river, belonging to the Hartford and Springfield Railroad Company; a small portion of it only remaining-that which across the canal. This bridge is in a line nearly east and west. The whole of the superstructure now lies in the river, on the up stream or north side of the piers, which remain uninjured. That portion called the Draw has been twisted off at one end, leaving about 50 feet of it standing perpendicular. The bridge was about eighteen feet wide and twenty high. I think the wind must have tilted the bridge a little, and then carried it directly off from the piers. The short timbers and the iron will probably answer again.
INCIDENT OF THE GALE.-In riding from Amherst on Friday, we noticed that in the "notch" of the mountain, about five miles south of Amherst, the gale of Tuesday night had channeled out a path several rods wide through the forest, with terrible power.Giant oaks of sturdy growth, and large thrifty pines and chesnuts, all of which had withstood the blasts of many years, were leveled-some of them twisted off ten or fifteen feet from their roots, others torn up from the earth. The current of the wind was well defiined, and was evidently eansed by the peculiar position of the mountain on either side, which produced an extraordinary draft through the notch.Springfield Gazette, Oct. 20.
At Norwich the tide, in consequence of the storm, rose so high as to wash away part of the embankment of the extension road, between Norwich and Allyn's Point, but the damage is not serious.
Schr. Hero, of Quebec, from Bay Chaleur for New York, was put into Newport with distress. On Tuesday, 13th, at 4 P. M., in lat. 40 38. long. 70. 39, in a heavy gale from S.S.E. carried away foremast in the hounds, and mainmast at the deck, and both went overboard; kept the vessel before the sea, and got up a small sail until the gale was over; next