Fatalities on the PARANA 1844

Kindly forwarded by Laura in Colorado USA

The following is from the Carlisle (Cumberland County, England) Patriot Newspaper dated September 20, 1844.

The brig Parana, (Captain) WILSON, a vessel of 200 tons burthen, sailed from Liverpool for Montreal, on Monday week, with a general cargo, and about two o'clock on the following morning was run down by the Iron Duke, steamer, on her passage from Dublin for Liverpool.

The unfortunate brig was struck a little abaft the fore rigging, and so violent was the concussion that the vessel was nearly cut in two. Three of the crew got on board the Iron Duke by the bowsprit, whilst the mate and a seaman were saved by the steamer's boats.

The captain and five of the crew went down in the ill-fated vessel.

The Parana was a fine vessel, had only made two voyages, and her deceased captain, who was a native of Workington, we believe, and the principal owner, had left a wife and large family in Liverpool to deplore his loss.--A subscription was immediately entered into on board the Iron Duke on behalf of the survivors, which soon amounted to 40.


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