Loss of the U. S. S. Saginaw.
By the schooners Jenny and Waiola from Kauai on Saturday, we learn of the wreck, on Ocean Island, about 1,100 miles northwest of Honolulu, of the U. S. S. Saginaw, Capt. Sicard. She left this port in October last, and after touching at Midway Island,—(that unfortunately unsuccessful attempt to make a coaling depot for the China steamers)—proceeded to Ocean Island, some 70 miles further to the westward. There, by some mistake in the reckoning, she ran on the coral reef, and has become a total loss but few valuables being saved. On the 15th of November, 18 days after the wrecking, Lieut. Talbot,—a young promising officer,—and four seamen, volunteers, started for these islands, in an open boat, of course on short provisions. Continue reading