THE WRECK OF THE STEAMER SEBASTOPOL - SIX PERSONS DROWNED
Chicago, Sept. 20th - By the Milwaukee papers, received this morning, we learn that six persons were drowned at the wreck of the steamer Sebastopol, as follows:-
The pilot, Francis Forbes, in endeavoring to reach the shore in a boat; the second mate, Morris Berry; the second engineer, name unknown, but belonged to Avon, Ohio; two passengers, and a colored waiter, names unknown.
All of the other persons on board the steamer, numbering 74, were saved. Twelve of the horses on board were also saved. The captain of the steamer was deceived, in not seeing the usual light at the mouth of the river, and ran aground at one o'clock in the morning.
The storm was the heaviest ever known in that region.
The Sebastopol was owned in Cleveland, and insured in Buffalo. Her cargo was valued at $100,000.
Sept. 24, 1855