New York Times Article, November 4, 1861

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THE GREAT STORM.; Terrible Shipwreck near Boston Light. Loss of the Ship Maritana with Twenty-seven Lives. Its Effects in This City and Elsewhere.
Published: November 4, 1861

BOSTON, Sunday, Nov. 3.

A heavy north-east gale commenced at 9 o'clock last night, lasting ten hours. A great quantity of rain fell. The noon tide, to-day, overflowed several of the wharves, doing considerable damage to goods, &c., stowed in the cellars. So high a tide has not been known for several years. We learn of the following wrecks:

The bark N. Coggswell, of Providence, HAMBLIN, from Malaga, for Boston, struck on Scituate Beach, and will be a total loss. The crew were saved.

The ship Maritana, WILLIAMS, of Providence, from Liverpool, for Boston, with a cargo of coal, wool and cotton, struck at midnight on Egg Rocks, near Boston Light, the sea making a clean breach over her. At 3 A.M. cut away the masts and mizzen-masts, and stove one boat. Launched the other boat, but she stove alongside. Five of the crew then succeeded in getting on the rocks. At 8 A.M. the ship went to pieces, and seven of the passengers and crew reached the rocks on a piece of the poop. The following persons were drowned:

Capt. Williams, Mr. Carner, mate; John McGinnis, John Ellis, Henry Green, Wm. Jackson, Winfield West, David McLaune, Augustus Chiveric, seamen; Ed. Barrett, cook; Mrs. Pratt and two daughters, Mr. Clark and wife, Mary Flanagan, Maria Bryan, Lucy Pratt, Elizabeth Bryan, Eliza Bosier, D. Hunter, Patrick Reagan, passengers; a Swedish passenger, and three unknown.

At noon to-day the weather cleared up, and the twelve seamen were discovered clinging to Egg Rocks. The life-boat was launched at Hull, and they were taken off. Not a vestige of the ship remained. Several of the bodies, including that of Capt. WILLIAMS, have been recovered and brought to this city.

Passengers by the City of Boston, of the Norwich line, which left New-York Saturday evening, arrived here at 12:30 to-day, and those by the Empire State at 4:30.

The night train, both by Springfield and the Shore line, arrived about noon, being detained near Bridgeport by damage to the track.