THE NORTH STAR RETURNS TO FORT, HAVING LOST HER WALKING-BEAM AND A SMOKE-STACK.
Published: July 9, 1861
SANDY HOOK, Monday, July 8.
The steamer North Star, hence for Aspinwall on the 21st ult., is now passing in the Hook. One of her smoke-stacks is carried away, and she has but one walking-beam and one wheel working.
RETURN OF THE CHAMPION WITH BROKEN PISTON.
Steamship Champion Capt. WILSON, left New-York for Aspinwall, July 1, with 200 passengers. Being deeply loaded, she made very slow time till July 4, when, at 1 1/2 P.M., about 600 miles from New-York, she broke her port piston and follower. After disconnecting the engines, at 5 1/2 P.M., she put about for New-York, and having a fair wind all the way, reached her wharf July 8, at 4 P.M.
Among the passengers were Commander Middleton, who goes to Panama to take command of the United States sloop-of-war St. Mary's, in place of Commander Wm. D. Porter, Secessionist; Chas. Riotte, United States Minister Resident to Costa Rica; Francis W. Rice, United Stales Consul at Aspinwall; E.E. Rice, United States Consul at Hakodadi, Japan; Chas. D.B. Simonton, United States Special Inspector of Customs at Panama; W.C. Cleman, Purser of Panama Railroad Company's steamship Guatemala; Panama; Chas. Winship, Panama Railroad Company; Senor Montufar and family and Miss Mary E. Christie, for Costa Rica.
source: New York Times