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Captain MrVay kne-w that the list of victims
would be greater than those who survived.
It was a physical impossibility for any but th^
most hardened •<> withstand the cold, which
tunr-i ecrs, end noefis white with the frost, and
which m b'-:iumbed feet that boih the passengers
and members of the crew Mumbled rather than
walked to the Ptnall craft in which they were to
leave th.- sinking ship.
WOMEN PUT IX BOATS.
Shrieks of pain drowned the roar of the In
rushing water. Pandemonium reigned, but In
*pite of It the women on board, suffering more
Intensely than the men, were placed In life
boats, the men passengers and members of the
crew taking to the unprotected rafts.
Captain -M'Vay remained on the upper deck
directing his officers and crew until every one
on board appeared to have been cared for. He
ordered all lifeboats and rafts cut away, and
before he stepp'-d into his own boat he stood on
the upper deck a moment to see that his order
was executed. Then he ordered that his boat,
the largest on board, be cleared. Before the
men had on opportunity to loosen the tackles
the bottom of the boat rested on top of the
s«a. which was raging over the hurricane deck,
and for a moment It seemed as though the life
boat would be dragged down before shn could
be freed from the steamer. Every hand In the
boat was too cold to handle a knife and cut the
ropes, •which, however, slipped through the
tarklep, and pet the lifeboat adrift Just as the
The pitiable condition of the passengers and
crew was increased a hundredfold the. moment
they had launched their boats. Every wave
Sent Its dash of spray over the boats and their
content!". Soon a thin coating of ice enveloped
eVery or.* Thope who were fully clothed suf
fered from frozen faces and numbed feet, but
there were many who had on only their night
PRIVEN TO PTICIDE BY* COLD.
0'..<~ man in thp captain's boat, although
dr»PFe<s warmer Uinn many others, was driven
insane by hi 6 Intense suffering. He pulled a big
claspknife from his pocket and cut his throat.
No one had strength enough to stop him. His
body fell to the bottom of the boat, where it
Fisher's Point, the nearest land, was a little
less than fiv» miles to the westward of the place
where the steamer went down, and every boat
immediately headed for it. The boats were
heavy and the men at the oars were weak. A
fifty-mile gale, blew on their backs. When Cap
tain McVay's boat came ashore, not a man on
board was able to walk. Their feet were frozen
so badly that the lifesavers carried them bodily
to the lifesaving station.
CAPTAIN M'VAT CONFUSED.
Captain McVay was so overcome by the
enormity of the disaster that for a time he was
unable to give a lucid account of what had hap
pened after the Fhlp had gone down. Shortly
after his arrival here he said that he had on
board his ship between 150 and 200 passengers
and a crew of fifty. Later he said there were
between fifty a.nd seventy-five passengers on
board. The latter figure, however, is far below
the estimate made by the officials of the Joy Line
at Providence, who estimated the number of
passengers at not less than 150. The exact
number of passengers was given In a list which
i>as handed the purser just before the Larch
mont started, but It was lost when the ship went
Captain McVay said that had his crew boon
able to make progress against the northwest
gale they would have landed at Fisher's Island
between 12 and 1 o'clock. The wind, he said,
was too strong to be overcome, and there was
nothing left but to turn around and head for
Block Island, fifteen miles away. It was short
ly after 11 o'clock when the captain's boat left
the sinking steamer, and It was 6:30 In the
morning before it reached Block Island. It
seemed, the captain said, as though the seven
hours* struggle against the elements lasted for
ever, and not a soul in the boat expected to
Captain IfcVay asserted with emphasis that
the cre^r of the schooner was responsible for
the wreck. Be said that bad the tailing vessel
held to t'ne course which sh^ was sailing when
ehe wns lighted there would have been no pos
sible charce <,f an accident.
KIKE CRAFT REACH LAND.
Five boats and four rafts, carrying nineteen
survivor* and the bodies of eleven dead, man
aged to reach Block Island after a frightful
experience, extending from the time of the ac
cident to 8 a. m. to-day.
Bodies of victims ware being ■washed ashore,
constantly. Late to-night thirty-eight had been
taken from the water, and many men were pa
trolling the beach looking for others.
Some fiurvlvoni expressed the opinion that all
on board the Larchmont had secured places in
boats or rafts, but that many of the. boats were
swamped and many persons were swept away
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.by the seas or lia<l fa!i<»n overboard -(vhile they
Mere slowly freezlns: to death.
CAPTAIN II'VAT*! STATEMENT.
Fir several hours after be was rescued Captain
McVay was not able to talk. When he had
partly reoOTOTOd he communicated with his
home, and later dictated the follow ine state
ment of the disaster:
We left Providence at 7 o'clock. A brisk
northwest wind was blowing, and we, were on"
Watch Hill at about 11 o'clock. I had gone be
low to look over the passengers an.l freight,
leaving a good pilot and quartermaster In the
pilothouse. I returned to the pilothouse, pass-
Ing through there on my way to my room.
Everything was "O. K." in the pilothouse as I
stepped Into my room ami prepared to retire
for the night. Suddenly I heard the pilot blow-
Ing danger signals and I hurried into the pilot
house. There was a schooner on the port side,
and her crew Feemed to have lost control of
her. Without warning she luffed up. and be
fore we had an opportunity to do a thing she
was heading for us. The quartermaster and
pilot put the wheel hard aport. but the schooner
was Bailing along before n fresh breeze, and In
a moment she had crashed Into our port side
directly opposite the smokestack. I tried to
signal -to the engineer and mate. but the col
lision had broken the main strain pipe, filling
that part of the boat with Rteam and cutting off
communication with the pilothouse.
After cutting Into our vessel the schooner
fell away and disappeared to the leeward. I
sent the quartermaster below, and In :< few
minutes ho reported that th< ship was filling
rapidly. The officers and crew were summoned
to their stations, and when 1 saw that the
Larchmont was settling I ordered «'l bands to
prepare to leave the ship. When I saw thai
every one was making ready t<> escape as fust
as possible, l went to my boat, which was hang-
Ing <-n the davits, and took Into it six <>r the
crow and four passengers. When the. steamer
had settled almost to the water's edge wo
cleared away after we had made sure that there
•wero no passengers on board who had not been
taken care of. After our boat dropped Into the
water wo remained in the Immediate vicinity
until the steamer sank, and then wo pulled
away. The boat was a heavy one, and we found
it Impossible to row to tho windward, bo we
turned to the leeward nnd started for Block
Island. The cold was terrible. We struggled
for hours and hours, and the pain from our
frost bitten hands and feet was almost unbear
able. One of our men. n seaman, became erased
and committed suicide In the boat by cutting
his throat No one In the -boat had strength
enough to prevent him from doing it. We ar
rived here at 6:30 o'clock In the morning very
much exhausted and frozen.
After making this statement Captain McVay
changed his original estimate of the number of
passengers, but he seemed greatly confused. He
low as from flfty to
seventy-five in number, though ho admitted be
had first estimated the number at from 150 to
CARINQ FOR VICTIMS.
Po soon as the news of the disaster reached the
Joy Line officials, Immediate steps were taken
not only to care for those who had peached
shore, but to search the Sound for victims of
the wreck who might have found it impossible
to reach land. The Scott Wrecking Company, of
New London, Conn., was requested to Bend a tup
to search for bodies, lifeboats and rafts, and
the lighthouse board was requested to dlspat h
any boats at its disposal on a similar errand.
Shortly before noon the Joy Line steamer Ken
tucky left Fall River for Block Island, ami she
reached here early in tho evening.
The news of the disaFter spread across the isl
and, and two or three hours after daylight near
ly every Inhabitant was down at the waterside
awaiting an opportunity to assist the \
Nearly every survivor was In a condition so
thoroughly helpless that the rescuers were un
able to keep back the tears. Every victim's fme
bnr- 1 signs of terrible and long continued suffer
ing:. Scarceiy one of them realized when the
boat was hauled up on the beach that they had
at last reached safety; any who did reall
1 not to care, for they p?ni suffered pain
Even while tbes< sufferers were receiving the
tender care of the natives bodies began to wash
ashore from the direction of the sunken sti
Boon the natives were busy hauling the bodies
out of the surf. At dark forty-three bodies
had been recovered from the surf and the boats
w hlch had drifted ash
The little fishinp schooner Elsie pui In hero
to-night, having on board two survivor- and one
•■' r; -■•. Tli'- i.irjiH*' wns that of a woman
who wore a black ski ft and white shirtwaist with
short sleeves. Fh* wore ■ gold bracelet around
each arm, and on hpr left hand were two gold
rings. At a late hour to-night the body had
not been identified.
The schooner Sneed, which came In a short
time iater, had on board the unidentified body
of a colored man, and also the body of Harry
Ecklfs. of Block Island. Both bodies were
picked up about a mile off shore. The schooner
Clara E. brought seven bodies picked up from
OX BOARD THE SCHOONER.
Captain Unable to Account for the
Watch Hill. H. I. Feb. 12.— 1n describing his
experiences Captain Frank T. Haley of the
Harry Knowlton said to-day that the Knowlton
rammed the Larchmont on the port side, about
a quarter way from the bow. The blow carried
away the schooner's Jlbboom and bowsprit and
all her forward ringing, opening up the ship's
seams and making a great holo forward,
through which the water rushed. Hard work
at the pumps alone saved the lives of the crew
of the vessel. Captain Haley and his six men
all took a hand at the work until the schooner
touched bottom and the time came to launch
the ship's boat. In which they were able to reach
the shore near the Quonochontaug llfesaving
station, where they worn cared for.
Captain Haley van without knowledge of the
damage to the. Larchmont. which, as soon as
the two boats had cleared after the collision,
appeared to continue on her way to the west
ward, and Captain Haley and his men did not
rem«rr.iier of hearing any calls for assistance
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from the steamer. However, they were so much
engaged In keeping their own vessel nfiont that
they had little or no time to watch the L*rch
mont, or figure out the extent to which shf» had
been damaged or the fate of those on board
"I never shall quite understand how this acci
,]. in occurred," snld Captain Haley. "The night
was dark, but starry, !in<l it was not thick. We
left New York yesterday with a cargo of coal,
bound for Boston, nn<! were making fair prog
ress through the Bound. A l"tie time before the
accident happened we had sighted the Larch
mont a« she lit earned steadily to the westward.
All lier lights were een." Some of the crow
wero on deck a while, and we spoke of the
picture that the Larchmont made all lighted up.
Then we saw that tho steamer seemed to be
heading directly for us. l remembered that 1
looked up at our lights, which were burning all
right, and of course I expected that the steamer
would look out for us. But she kept right on.
Borne of us shouted a warning, nnd one member
of the crew blew a horn constantly. I scarcely
knew what to do. I did not dare attempt to
tack to clear the path of the steamer, because
T thought she would turn out for us. When
she was right ahead of" us. there was nothing
for us to do but hit her. The blow was a very
bad one. I thought we were going down at
once, aa the schooner shivered and then reeled
backward, with the bowsprit, the Jlbboom nnd
the rigging forward carried away. The water
rushed in at once. Tho steamer lurched badly
to starboard when wo struck her, and then she
continued on her way. She did not seem to be
Cai lain Haley then told the experiences of
lihnsdi' and crow In working Ills vestal shore
ward. With water in the hold five feet deep
and gaining, the work of manning th* pumps
was exceedingly difficult, as the water surged
about tho men all the time. Finally, it was de
cided to abandon the vessel, and after seizing a
few of tholr personal effects nil hands took to
ihe boat which was launched. Eventually all
reached the shore safely, about seven miles bo
low Watch Hill.
The timo of the collision is fixed by Captain
Haloy as 10:45 p. in, and the place of th*> acci
dent about three miles off Watch Hill. Captain
Haley's home in In Everett. Mass. Ilia crew are
The schooner floated from the point where she
had rat touched and drifted until sh« brought
up on a sandy bottom not far from the Quono
chontaug Llfesaving Station
PITS LOSS LOWER.
Tugboat Captain Hears Larchmont
Carried Eighty Pauengert.
[By Te!*«r»ph to Th« Tribun*.]
New London. Conn., Feb. 12. — Scott
Wrecking Company's superintendent was In
communication by telephone with Captain David
Hunt, who commands the company's" tugboat
Harriet, at 4 o'clock tills afternoon. Th<» Har
riet was sent to Block Island with a diver, at the
request of the Joy Line officials, to render what
ever aid possible to the survivors of the steamer
Larchmont, and also to make an examination of
the wrecked steamer. A utronir westerly breeze
was kicking up a high sea as the Harriet pro
ceeded down Flsher'a [aland and Block Island
sounds, and ■ close watch was kept from the tut?
in an endeavor to locate the 111 fated steamer
Captain. Hunt reports that he saw not a flag
staff, smokestack or anything whatever that
showed where the Larchmont sank. From Inter
views with persons on Block [eland Captain
Hunt believes she, lies midway between Block
Island and Watch Hill, In eighteen or twenty
The captain of the Harriet says the loas of life
I c exaggerated, from what he can w-arn In
■ tation with people on the island, ;i» it ts
■aid there thai the passenger list of the Larch
win eighty, Instead of double that num
ber, aa reported.
During his conversation over tho telephone
Captain Hunt referred to the pitiable condition
of some of the passengers who escaped In boats
from the Larchmont <me boat, which contained
nine pei ions, reached Block [stand's beach with
only one alive, the others being frozen stiff with
the spray that dashed over them during th*
seven or eight hours they were trying to reach
Some ">f the bodies were lying In the bot
tom of the nmall craft completely encased In Ice.
The luk Argo, one of the largest owned by
the Thames Tow boat Company, which waa sent
to the scene of the disaster at Ii o'clock this
morning, returned to pori at 6 o'clock this even-
Ing. captain Charles C. Pettlgrew <>r the Argo
reports ;i rough passage to Block Inland and th«
big tug is a masH of ice from stem t>> stern, tho
sail water congealing to the woodwork with
each succeeding wave.
"It is h miracle that any human being man
aged to reach shore alive from the Larchmont."
said Captain Pettlgrew this evening when lie
w.is making his report in the towbont com
pany's office. "The wind is nor*-nor*weet, In th«
same direction it was blowing last nlßiu when
the Larchmont and Knowlton collided. That
the few boats that were able to !>•• launched
from ihe steamer managed to reach tho niock
Island shore is beyond comprehension.''
BODIES CASED IX HE.
Report to Local Office on Condition
of, S n rr rears.
The lateel report of the accident to the toy
Line steamer Larchmont, which was sunk by
the schooner Harry Knowlton on Monday night
off Block Island, was received at the Joy Line
ofßce in this city at I<> o'clock last night, and
gives the number of kfiowa dead as forty-two
and the living aa nineteen An unknown num
ber are missing.
The report came over the long distance tei<
!■'•'■■■ from Block Island from Captain Foster
Gray ~>t the Joy Line steamer Kentucky, which
lrfi Fall River for Block Island yesterday al 10
a. in . arriving there at .*> i>. m. The Kentucky
was ordered to th< relief of the survivors of the
Larchmont aa soon aa possible. A terrific gale
was blowing when the Kentucky put in to the
new harbor. After he g-n the situation well In
hand and arranged for th« comfort or the nine
teen survivors, all or whom, Including Captain
Purs» r Oscar Voting, were
nearlj dead from exposure, Captain Gray drove
in a sleigh through a bllssard to the nearest tel
ephone station and called up the Joy Line ofßoo
in tins city.
He told General Superintendent Noble that the
forty-two dead were roiled up upon the beach
Incased in gr»nt cakes of ice. and that the
bodies' would hay« to be thawed out before any
could be Identified The nineteen survivors
were in a precarious condition, and It was doubt
ful whether they would »urvtve th« shock.
Captain Gray eaid that Oscar Young, the purser,
■was so exhausted and overcome from exposure
thai h r - could not give any rational account n t !
tho number ol persons on board, When ques
tions were abked him he became hysterical, and
it was !!;■ ughl best for hw own safety t>> bother
him tie little as possible 80 soon as Toung
placed aboard the Kentucky Captain Qray leaned
closi to him and asked the number ol pai
g^rs on board the Larchmont. 7oung muttered
Romethlng ' jal sounded like 106, bu( lapsed Into
n seml-stupor before he could i 1i 1 pent it.
Ak;i!i' wh,. n his mind cleared he positively
stated thai there were seventy-live passengers
on board the Larchmont. AiMlm? the thirty
members of the •rcw to this gives 105, the num
ber first given by the purser
Captain McVa>, it Is thought, may nol recover.
Ho i.« barely :ii>ln \.> t»lk. and In » few words
scarcely audible li>^ told th<> poeitlon of the
Larchmonl when Bhe was struck by the sc!;
• : Knov.lt on. He said she was cut ;iltnu^t
and ank about three miles west of
Watch Hill in one hundred feet ..f water. The
schooner was running before a northwest gale
gal the rate ol fifty miles an hour He
■ the Knowlton was running at ;i Bp<
fully fifteen knots an hour.
Captain Gray of the Kentucky said thai Im- |
mediately on landing he hired all available hacks
and sleighs and took the survivors from the j
lighthouse, the lifesavlng station and the various j
farmhouses whither they had br«n taken. He
told Mr. Noble that everything in his power had I
been done for tho sufferers, and thai they were
receiving medical aid in comfortable quarters on
the Kentucky. He said the Kentucky would
leave for Providence this morning with the dead
and Injured, If a coroner could be found and per
mission obtained to remove the bodies.
Captain Gray said the Larchmont sank within
ten minutes after she was struck, and that he
believes a number of passengers were drowned
before they could got out Of their berths. Th© j
lights went but simultaneously with the craahl I
a* the Knowlton ploughed Into the side, tearing
a great hole, through which the water rolled
in, putting out the tires, It is thought that ,
many of :•!,■ passengers unaccounted for were |
cleoplng near the point of conta« .. and were un- i
able, in the darkness to find their way to the j
per part of the sinking steamer. Captain Gray
reported that thus Car none of the Bremen, oil- ;
ers or engineers have been accounted for He .
thinks perhaps they were carried down with the
Bteamcr or wedged against hot steam pipes and ;
boilers and burned to death.
Captain Gray's description of the scene at '
Block Inland was quoted by Mr. Noble, "I
think the Hlght along tho beach was the most
grewsome I have ever seen," Captain Gray said, j
"As we approached In the small boats, when I
several hundred feel away I noticed great blocks j
of Ice scattered along the beach. i noticed that i
tin were nearly all In one locality, ami thought ;
they wore ice fines that had drifted shoreward.
When we got ashore I was horrified to see that
they were human bodies. I could hardly believe
that the ii c could Incuse then In so short a time. (
it will be necessary to remove at least seven or J
eight Inches of Ice before the bodies can be j
Captain McVaj of the Larchmont was for
merly a pilot on th. Joy Lino steamer Ton- ,
nessee, which arrived here yesterday from Fall |
River. He wbh prom recently to the com- j
mand of the Larchmont, and, according to Cap- j
tain WIICOX of tho Tennessee, ho was v good j
skipper and a thoroughly trustworthy man.
"Captain MfeVfky was a cool, level headed i
man," Captain Wilcox said. "He understood ,
his business thoroughly and was a man one i
could depend upon to show good Judgment In
thu tlm«' of need. He was brave, and I dare
say he stayed with the ship to the. last."
PASSENGERS OX STEAMER.
Official List Lost with Vessel—
Name* of Survivors.
Providence, Feb. 12. The persons missing
from the wreck of the Larchi ko far as ,
PBJUUNS. H. Uo»ton.
in i>.hi.n H.. Woilon
1 AiNKT'.I. ANTONIO, rr.-.-.i'.-
Ml LXJQAK, Joseph, No. 302 >!•«!; newt, \Vo..iiso.-W«-t.
MCRFIO, th* n*v, Philip. pa» tr>r l'»llan Methodist rpis -
r,ip«l church. Providence.
WILSON, Frank L. ,!r-nr dark. ProrMaac*
kkM'.max. Harry. Prorldtnce,
FKI.U.MAN. Mrs Harry. Provident*.
PAUL. BamiMl. l'«.wturlc«>t. R. T.
i-At i. lira Barao*l. I'awtueket. U. i.
PAt'U Pauline. nln«t»»n year*.
PAUL Matilda, fifteen y^arn.
LTND. <''nti«l<> W.. Provldenr*.
MOONET. l"i'-l II . Kant rro\|,]»nc<«.
L.EWIB, John, rrovlrtrncv
• •aMimui.i. John. North FmtthfleM. H. I.; a weaver.
j BONCE-, JacOb, Prorldenw
j BONCTC, Harry, Providence.
i JSNBON. Mrs. T. Providence.
I JBNSON. HIM t/-ii!«i>. JYiv(>n •
I KMJIMB, Fred. Providence.
I SWAN, Captain Richard. Quln»t«amonrt Corp*. Saivatlnn
Army, ay ere aster, Mann
i MOI.IN. Lieutenant John, of same corps. Woroepter, Mass.
: BECK LAND. Miss Emma, same corps. Worcester.
JOHNSON, atlas Alms, mum corps. Worcester.
: OODN Mis* Anna, same corps, Worcester.
j CHIUTCHELOW. con Providence.
PITTS, J. I) .. ProvlJ.»nce.
M'C'LOUD, Mr*. Janien M.. Providence
' PTK.iNFK, B»njatntn Providence.
, WINIKER. R*>njamln, Providence.
HEDGES. .■<■;■■. X.. Providence.
1 KORAJIAN, Koran, Olneyvllle, R. I
KO It A. I IAN. Mr«
i BIQOARD, Robert N<>. Ml South Brld(i street, \Vorocster.
RK ED Claude P. , Providence^
! FRANKLIN, Illar I, North Atili-t>or>'.
j DERECO, Protto, Hrovldi
LVON. Emomiel, New York.
CO I IBM. i> njamin, Providence.
MACKTAZ, Mi*, a mail. t\'oon«ock«t.
S>lir<SAP. MAN, Mm Jennie, UoMon.
i shai:; Visa lierthcC Boston.
HA I Mill il./. ..!. I ■ c
Mil n.\it.>, »: i
j MICUAILSON. Uadle, lMii,s. . .V. J.
ictma AND CREW.
HAZARD, X .1 Ii \ ' 1. in .-. tlrn: tl
■■ ' \ n Robert, llrlOsvport; . M.-r • -itii .■. i
WYMAX. fl »r»i raunton
, IIKHIUCK. — , t"'v\ 'lilriu i\ sctxmi »»l-l:nt engineer.
i liARRIH, .1. M . Ci-ovMenc*; .s:-«:i!-.;.
I TCHUKIi.fI. U..1. -hinjin. Now York: verier.
tK '>! r, John, l*i >l :• i. . i
I !:, IRNK, . Ii ■. 1.!,,,. . crew.
| BCOHUAN. Mm. lAiiUa. PruvldemV; ate^anie»s.
! The ottiila! passenger list of the steamer was
j furfled by Captain McV'ay, to be delivered by
j him upon his arrival in New York, it ,v;i«< lost
with the \ easel
GOVERNMENT TUG DRIVEN BACK.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. I
Newport, R. 1.. F^i>. 12.— Late advices received
. in Newport to-night from Block Island regard
ing the slnklnß of the Joy Line steamer Larch
mont ate that nineteen persons have been
' brought ashore alive and that forty-two bodies
have been recovered.
The government tug Chlckasaw, in command
of Lieutenant Commander T. J. Senn, of the
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naval torpedo station at Newport, which was
sent from the station this noon to the scene of
the disaster, nearly foundered off Block Island
this afternoon and was obliged to turn back to
Newport without havlnp reached her destina
tion The .. aasaw fought with the f"ong
wind and heavy teas until within flvo mllea of
Ulook Island A heavy pea shattered the for
v.iird hatch of the litt'.o tug: and admitted a
lure*, amount of water to the hold. Which
threatened to extinguish the tires. Lieutenant
Commander ■:.:: did not care to proceed fur
ther turned his boat around and returned with
difficulty to Newport. She arrived late this a.
,. moon with ..bout three feet of water In her
JOT USE SORROWS.
Former Accidents Recalled — The
Loss of the Aransas.
11l fortune seems to have followed the Joy Line
as If In derision of Us name. Perhaps tho contrast
has served to emphasize In the mind of the publia j
the uccidents that have liupyened to its steamers.
Many cf thes.- occurrence* have been of minor Im
i-ortAnce. due to breaking down of machinery, r.ml
causing more discomfort and delay than actual
*lnnac.> to passengers. One such Incident hap
j.,>n*u to tho Larchmont on January 24. l'JOl. when
«!ie went ashore in a fog on a *.md bar off Dyrr^s
Island near Newport, fortunately without Injury
to or panic among her two liumlr.-d passens^rs
The vt'.ir before In August, tho Tremont, of the
sfn-Yinr* us storm-bound for two .ays urt
Northport; Lon K Island, ihrough the bursting oTa
own three hundred passengers, safely to land. The
•Hl"f •-.. nplaint of the rescued travellers was that
only onesfrneul had been served on t!i*> -'.'th and
that hunger had been appeased only byibreaktas
Into i)..- canned go< ds carried as part of tho cargo.
I At another time th« Old Dominion. « Joy .Una
I h ,. was buns up for ■ while on some «£»*»;
! the Pound. Ihi ■■■; I»> without U'** of life On
< ; 111 another occasion one of th« steamers of tho
': It,; quietly sank at i.e.- do k at her pier at Cath-
I erlne street when there were m> passengers aboard,
sn nnbodv was drowned. , I
\ far more seiious accident was t.ie stoking of i
the \raii*;.* on May ~. W.">. one nn.l a half mile:*
southeast of Pollock Rip M«htl ■ Thor.- «•** a
foe. and the Arnnsas came Into collision with tho
coal i,, .. »;i. mlovv.T. mid soon wont down Ino
weather was more favorat>l« limn when tho Lareh.
mont .-oUUle.l with the Many Knowlton night bo
tore last, and all but one or th.-> P*w?ogers-f
worn in -wore safely landed at Vineyard Ha\en.
The Aransas whs an ocean passenger steamer,
built In IS", and accordingly twenty-nve years oia
at the time of her low.
A RECORD OF WRECKS.
Marine Disasters Called to Mind by j
the Larch mon ft Loss.
A loss of such magnitude ns that of the Larch-
I mont Inevitably calls to mind the serious marine
! disasters occurring to passenger vessels ha recent
>vars. the most terrible of which was the burning
of the ' ;>■!!. ■:;.! Sloe urn In the East River June I&,
1904. or 1.446 pleasure staking excursionists I.OSi;
?•> far as It has b.n-n possible to ascertain, were
j Uriiwned or burned or dleJ of their injuries. .V
! similar accident was the burning of the Seawan
j haku in almost the same place on June 2s. ISSO.
I carscd by Ihe burst " : a boiler. • >n«- hundred and
neventy?ttve persons perished In the names or m tho
water, mid mot < would have been lost had not tho
captain run th«- boal ashore on tin* Sunken Meu
\ wr<i i. approximating in horror tho loss oi r.if>
I tlenpntl Slvh urn ait that of (he t&ngltoh excursion
nteainer I'ilnii-ss Alice, win.ii was inn down 'IT
IJarkiiiK by ili>- Bywell < '.«-■ when on her way
from -i ',-.-•, -.-• ml to l<un«li>n September S. l>7.s.
Nearly nix hundred ul i;. holiday nwkvrs were
In November of the same year a loss not unlike
; that of the Larchition't occurred i', American war
t'-rs whin tin Boston and Portland Line steamer
Portland, bound from Boston to Portland, foundered
ii sea with about v hundred and lift} passengers
and crew on board, probably as the result Of i col
lision. For many days bodies and wreckage were
t-ast ashore, but no definite explanation of the oc
currence has ever been ascertained.
A more recent loss was thai of the Southwestern
, Railway's Channel steamer Hilda, which was split
in two by the explosion of a bollrr on her way
from Southampton to St. Malo. November l>. !:•"••.
Of 12K persons on board only one was rescued.
Of Bound steamers lost, memory recalls the sink
ing of the Providence Line boat Mftls. with a large
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number of casualties: the btirnln? of the Npln;e«r
sStfkte. of the BrlUßeyort Line, oa the morning: o?
October 14. ISO 9. with four killevJ. and that of t*&
Central Vermont freighter, Nuverab^r IT. with en >
A serious Faelflc Const accident was the loss in
the early tnornlnje of Auarua 15. 1901, of th* Ca
nadian Pacific Alaska Lin» steair.er Is!and?r.
which, loaded with nold seeker.-*, run Into ar. i;:^
berg. In sinking, tho boilers of the vessel blow ;
up. rinfl forty-two of those on bo.ird perished. Tw>
weeks la.ter"the explosion of a boiler on the WIN
mington Steamboat Company's boat City of Tren- •,
ton. on the Man Kiver. caused a loss of fifteen
killed, while thirl were injured more or less seri
ously. The blowi::s up ot the ferryboat Westfleli.
of the Ptaten Island Line, in the slip at Soota
Kerry. July 30. lftl. caused tho death or fifty rer- '
The year 1904 has a record of ttvo serious shir
wrecks. On July 0 the Danish emigrant sM^>:
Noor»;.> was wrecked o:T the Hebrides, ar.-i Of 774
' men. women and children aboard, only 131 wer*
saved, the last nineteen reaching land four days
after the disaster. On November 8 the French
steamer Girond*. in collision wit another Frenori
ship, the A. Pchlaffino. sank ofT the. Algerian c^asr.
nnd 100 out of the 110 passengers* ana craw were
Another disastrous year was IST3. when the Whit* ,
Star :.i!..T Atlantic s ;:.k near Halifax, en April 1.
and 660 rers»r.s were drowned. The loss of tS»
Ville cie Havre, or the French Line, occurred ssj
The otht-r threat disaster of the French Line too*
i plaice In ISBS, when I.a Hoursos::i«* wont down. Juiv
ib. with ;i loss of 571 lives. Thre<» hundred ana
•thlrtv were lost on tho Kibe. January ;>•>. lawt an.l
I »>no hundred and rmr« jersons were kllleil ty tv.s
burn! is of th.- North German Uord stear.ishirs,
Baale, Bremen and Main, at their docks. In Ho
boken. June 2>K I!*>>.
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