Destruction of the steamer Bavaria by fire off the east coast of America
The "Bavaria" on fire
The Herald says: The English bark 'Dorothea Thompson', Captain Frostick, from Oporto to St. Helen’s, S.C., arrived last night, bringing the passengers, officers and crew of the steamship 'Bavaria', Captain Williams, bound from New Orleans for Liverpool, and burned at sea on February 6th.
The cargo of the 'Bavaria' consisted of 4,356 bales of cotton, 1,000 barrels of resin, and 269,000 Mexican dollars. The officers, passengers and crew left the ship with nothing but what they stood in. The petty officers, cook, waiters, firemen and crew, numbered forty one in all.
They are all well...
Could it be one of a big American salvage company's projects ?
The Mexican dollars could represent more than 8 tons of silver... But surely in deep water.
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