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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1828

The following information on arrivals, due to the condition of the papers, has been taken from various sources including the Montreal Gazette MG, Montreal Herald MH, and the Canadian Courant & Montreal Advertiser CC.
note: if ships' rigging or name of Master unpublished, it is indicated by -- (The newspapers were often filmed within their binding, making one side of some entries, unreadable, or only partly legible. This can lead to errors in the interpretation of the entry or missed entries. ) Be aware that there may be two or more ships of the same name, from the same, or different ports, during the same year. A few ships also made two trips in 1828.

see also St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records for New Swiftsure, Chambly, Waterloo & St. Lawrence.

May 09 - June 03 | June 04 - July 31 | August 02 - October 04 | October 04 - December 18

  November 21, [1827]

The James, belonging to Mr. Cozens, arrived at Cubits yesterday, from Portugal. The Master says, that a few days ago, in the longitude of (I believe) 30 degrees, he fell in with a brig, water-logged, having a living woman lashed in the main-top, four living seamen in the rigging, and, (oh! dreadful to relate !) a dead man spread in the shrouds, on whom the unfortunate and unhappy survivors were subsisting ! The master said that he made every exertion to save them, but alas ! without avail and that a very heavy gale (which lasted 48 hours) caused him to leave them to the mercy of the foaming ocean, into the bowels of which, he has no doubt, they were consigned soon after its commencement. The master read " Indi- " on some part of her. He came close to her several times and requested the poor fellows to throw themselves over-board, that he might be enabled to pick them up, but he could hear them say they were too weak ; and when they saw the impossiblity of his saving them, their lamentations were dreadful.— Newfoundland Gazette

Shipwreck.— The ship Wanderer, of and for this port, William Waygood Master, on her voyage from Quebec, was on the 22nd October, in Lat. 45 : 0 N. long. 42 : 0 W. struck with a heavy cross sea., which carried away her bulwarks, stauntions and the round house, and ripped up her plank sheer, and caused the ship to leak so much that the crew, with all their exertions, could not keep her clear. The mizen mast was then cut away, and the crew, after taking some provisions, took refuge in the tops at 9 o'clock at night, where they had not been long before the ship turned over on her beam ends ; and soon after the masts gave way and the master and seven of the crew were unfortunately drowned. She soon righted, and eleven men were left on the wreck, the sea then making a free break over the ship ; they lashed themselves to the windlass and bitts, where they remained for two days and nights, until providentially, the American ship Great Britain, of New York, Captain T.M. French, with great promptitude and ability came down to their assistance, and succeeded in taking the survivors off the wreck, although at the same time the sea was running at a [fast] tremendous rate. Captain French, with the greatest humanity, placed the men in his cabin, and paid utmost attention to them, administering every thing necessary to relieve their wants. They were landed at Havre de Grace, from whence the Mate arrived here on Friday. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on Captain French, his officers, and crew, for their exertions on this occasion. London Star, November 16.

The brig Try Again sailed from Quebec on the 14th October, bound to Liverpool with a cargo of timber. On the 22nd, in lat 45. N. long 28. W. was overtaken by a severe gale from N. to W. 23rd, at 1.30 minutes A.M. furled all sail and hove the ship to. the pumps constantly going, but not able to keep her free. During the day she laboured much, and shipped a deal of water. At 3 o'clock and 20 m. P.M. on the 24th, shipped a sea which swept the decks fore and aft leaving nothing standing bu the fore-mast and a stump of the main-mast. Two of the crew, James Robinson and Duncan Wier, were swept over and drowned. After clearing the wreck, we found the ship half full of water, and totally unmanageable, having lost her rudder. We then prepared some provisions for the purpose of securing ourselves on the foretop, but had no sooner placed them on deck than they were swept off. We were then obliged to repair to the top without food or water, and there remain for four days. On the morning of the 5th, being nearly exhausted, and the weather more moderate, we went on deck in search of provisions. Two casks of water had been stowed in the steerage, and one with difficulty, was brought on deck, which had been stoved, and a quantity of water admitted ; we however secured it to the windlass, and with sixteen pounds of beef repaired again to the top, where we remained eleven days, during which time, ten vessels passed us, one in particular within musket shot, but to our surprise, she altered her course and stood from us. Our beef now being exhausted and having nothing left but this brackish water, our sufferings became very great. Some of the crew then suggested that lots should be cast for one to die for the sustenance of the others, but two not agreeing, we were fortunately preserved on the 20th November, by the ship Alexander, Captain Baldwin who sent two boats to our assistance. At this moment our feelings may be imagined, but not told. By the kind treatment of Captain Baldwin we have been saved from a watery grave, and rescued from one of the most distressing scenes that can be presented to imagination. — Philadelphia Gazette

The brig Boward, arrived at Baltimore, fell in with the Aid, Archibald, from Quebec for Wexford, lat. 44, 31. long. 46, 57. and took off the captain and four hands ; the mate and three hands had been washed over and drowned. And the same day, fell in with the Teviotdale, from Quebec for Liverpool and put the captain and men of the Aid on board of her.
The Aid, of Maryport, was fallen in with on the 3rd inst. in lat. 46, long. 43, water-logged and abandoned.— London paper, Nov. 16.
Sheilds, Nov. 10.— The Lord Gambier, Taylor, from Quebec, has been on the island in the harbour, but got off after discharging part of her cargo.

  The facilities afforded of transportation by the Erie Canal to the western parts of Pennsylvania and all the States bordering on the Ohio, together with the rapid improvement of those immense districts, have turned the tide of emigration to the western States, chiefly through that channel.
By the last Passenger Act, passed by Congress, vessels arriving in the United States are restricted from carrying more than one person to every five tons.
By the report of the last session of the British Parliament, in relation to emigration, the evidence, that one passenger to every two tons, for all the purposes of health, affords ample accommodation was deemed satisfactory and has become the law, rigidly enforcing, however, that there shall be 75 days ample provision and water for each passenger proceeding from a British port to North America.
Passengers arriving in the United States without respect to age or citizenship are subject to tax, by the United States, of one dollar, under the head of Hospital money ; yet, if any of these persons should become sick, they would not receive any medical aid, though thus taxed. During the quarantine regu- . . . . truncated
April 14th - MG The superintendent of the Pilots, Mr. Young, went down on Sunday morning to the Traverse, to place the bouys.
  The Weather.— For the last ten days, we have had a succession of cold chilly weather. Except in a few elevated and dry situations very little has been done towards the labours of the field - and as the fall was equally unpropitious in this respect - we have reason to anticipate that we shall have rather a late seed time. This kind of weather has, however, been particularly favourable for the manufacture of Maple sugar, which is we understand so very abundant, that the price in some parts of the Country has fallen to the very moderate rate of two pence per pound.
  We are sorry to learn by letters from Bytown, that part of the frame of the Bridge now erecting over the branch of the River called Grand Chaudiere, gave way on the 2nd instant with a tremendous crash that was distinctly heard at Lower Bytown. Fortunately no lives were lost or any serious injury sustained by any of the workmen employed upon it at the time. This accident is the moreto be regretted as we understand it was so near being finished, that another days labour would have placed it beyond the reach of all danger. Not daunted by this misfortune - measures have already been taken that will insure the final completion of this magnificent undertaking, very soon after the waters of the Ottawa begin to subside.
April 17th - MG Montreal.—
The Laprairie Steam Boat arrived here on Tuesday afternoon, being here first return voyage from Quebec this season. She reports having met with a great deal of ice at the bottom of the Richelieu Rapids.
The tow-boat Hercules left this place yesterday morning with a full cargo, being her first trip for Quebec. The John Molson sailed out of the harbour at the same time, but unfortunately grounded on the shoal of the Little Island, from which she was soon got off again.
  The brig Esther, Nicholas, stranded below by ice last fall, arrived on Tuesday evening, the 15th instant.
The Colonial brig Kingfisher, Rayside, also stranded below last fall, arrived this afternoon ; likewise, the Earl of Dalhousie.
The British Sovereign, a ship of 350 tons, to be commanded by the owner, Captain Thomas Thompson, of the Amythyst, and to take the place of that brig in the London trade, was launched this morning from Munn's cove. She is undoubtedly, in respect of model and workmanship, one of the finest merchant vessels ever built in this country. She will do honour to the port and to the late Mr. Joseph Farrington [her builder].
From the World of Fashion
  In the out-door department, we have seen a most beautiful pelisse of Indian taffety, the colour of fine pink, not so refulgent as the decided rose, but brighter and more deep than the pink in general. This elegant dress, which may be, and, indeed, has been seen at an evening party, is nevertheless, most appropriate to the carriage, in paying those morning visits of ceremony in a first introduction to ladies of superior rank. It is faced down each side of the skirt, in front, with broad black velvet ; round the border is a simple cordon of black silk. A pointer stomacher pelerine of black velvet falls over the shoulders and bust, but is not carried to the small of the waist behind, and discovers a rich chain work lacing of black cordon down each seam of the back, terminated by fringe tassels ; the cuffs at the wrists are formed of antique points of black velvet. A pelisse of of black satin, either for the carriage or the fashionable morning lounge, has excited much admiration ; round the border is a trimming of black velvet, a la vandyck, two plain bias folds ornament each side, where it fastens ; which is by straps of velvet, confined by gilt buckles. A stomacher pelerine is finished in a point at the base of the waist, in front and behind, and two points, over the shoulders, one on each. The sleeves are en gigot, and are finished at the wrists in triple points of black velvet, forming a broad cuff.
With the pelisse of rose-colour , which we first mentioned, is worn a bonnet of the same silk, finished in the most superb and tasteful manner with black velvet, and adorned with plumage of pink and black feathers, intermingled, that play beautifully over the bonnet, which is of very moderate and becoming dimensions. Black velvert is still the most predominant material for hats and bonnets ; one very elegant bonnet for the promenade, of this kind, is trimmed with black satin in arcades, bound with pink satin riband, a bow of which is placed under the right side of the brim ; the strings are of pink satin riband, in a long loop.
Among the newest head-dresses is a large beret, of pink crape —ss, ornamented with black velvet ; it has long double lappets of crape, a la Janissaire, terminated by a black velvet small rosette. Another coiffeure of equally large dimensions is the beret opera-hat, of Jonquil taffety, or crape, tastefully trimmed and bound round the edges of of the divisions with black velvet and yellow satin ; it is ornamented with feather-net plumes of the ostrich, of jonquil colons, the netted part yellow, edged round and tipped with black feather fringe. A small aigretra feather, in a spiral position, divides the plumage in front. A beret turban for dinner parties, resembling the Andalusian cap, is of black velvet and gold gauze ; a bandeaux of gold lace encircles the part next to the forehead.
A very beautiful blue silk dress of the tissue kind has just been completed for a lady of distinction ; it is figured over in a delicate oak-leaf pattern, in white, and is superbly trimmed with white blond ; the sleeves wore short and full, with elegant draperies, a la Parse. Another evening dress is of crape areophane, or bright amber, trimmed at the border with one very broad flounce, with a head nearly half the breadth ; and this head is divided from the lower psrt of the flounce by a roleau of satin ; towards the edge of the flounce, and also on the head are black satin ornaments of the most unique and elegant kind ; viewed at a distance, they appear like beautiful feathers. The corsage is made with fichu robings, ornamented with black satin roleaux and black blond ; the back is finished in a correspondent manner ; the sleeves are short and full and are adorned with black satin trimmings, answering to those on the flounce.
The painted ribands, so much in fashion, are tissue of one colour, upon which are painted, birds of different islands — butterflies of Brazil and China. These ribands are made into bracelets and bands, and are also made into bows for the hair.
The colours most in favour are pink, ethereal blue, amber, violet, scarlet and jonquil.
  The following vessels for Quebec and Montreal, to sail in March or April, were posted at the North & South American Coffee House, London, prior to the 29th February ; Alicia, Evans ; Cordelia, Park ; Diadem, Bowman ; Amethyst, Thompson ; Ann & Mary, Goldsworthy ; Endeavour, Collinson ; St. Charles, Cousins ; Dependent, Carr ; Georgianna, Thompson ; Dryad, Swinburn ; Erie, Douglass (late of the Ottawa) ; Alexander, Errington ; Kamasda, Dobson.
April 28th - MG Kingston, April 22.
  The Niagara arrived at 12 o'clock on Saturday, from Niagara. Passengers.— Miss Shaw, Major Eden, Messrs. Drought, Cook, Batersby, Cuthbert, and Gage of the 15th Regiment. Captain McKenzie, late of the Frontenac ; Mr. Fairfield, Mr. McDonell, Mr. McMalcolm and Doctor Daley. We understand that the Niagara will in future leave Kingston for York &c. on Thursdays, and Kingston for Prescott, every Monday.— U.C. Herald
  The Weather.— for the last few days has been very unsettled and disagreeable. Rain has been plentiful and will prove useful in driving the frost out of the ground. Little or no seed has as yet been sown, and we believe our farmers look to a backward season. We are told, by a correspondent, that the Almanacs this year err, in stating last Friday to be St. Mark's day, and many look forward to forty days rain as a consequence of that which fell that day. It appears it ought to be Thursday last which our readers will recollect was fine and pleasant, and if the saying alluded to be true, we have no reason to look for an over supply of rain.

Passengers at New York:
Passengers in the Brighton from London, arrived April 14th (for Canada) Captain William H. Sherriff, 42, RN ; Captain R.A. Yates, 31, RN ; Rev.'d George McElhiney, 33 ; Mrs. Eliza Galt, 40 ; John Galt, 13 ; Thomas Galt, 12 ; Alexander Galt, 11 ; Miss R. Stevenson, 16 ; Mr. & Mrs. Watson, (James 28 & Mary 30) ; Frederick Samuel, 24 ; Albert Samuel 21 ; James Frederick 21 ; Mr. & Mrs. Honfleure (Ivan 23, Ada 22 & Ivan 2) ; John Chatterton, 30.
Passengers in the Manchester, from Liverpool, arrived April 15th (for Canada) Mr. James Keith 46 ; Mr. Alexander Simpson 20 . . both of the Hudson's Bay Company ; John Jameson, 42, of London ; (of and for New York) Robert Carrick, 36.

Passengers in the Hudson, which sailed on the 16th, for London.— Joshua Bates Esq., two children and servant ; P.E. Laboushere Esq., of London ; W. Thomlinson & H. Tomlinson of Norwich, Eng. ; Rev. Mr. Patten ; Messrs. Griswold, Murray and Ludlow, of New York ; John W. Carswell Esq. of Upper Canada and Thomas Scarville, of England.
Passengers in the Britannia, which sailed on the 16th for Liverpool.— Mrs. Moorhead and S. Boyd Jnr. of New York ; Messrs. William and Robert Smith, of Kingston, Jamaica ; John Covert of Upper Canada ; Edward Canning of England ; Peter Bell of Scotland.

May 1st - MG Passengers at New York:
Passengers in the William Thompson, from Liverpool, arrived April 26th, Robert Gillespie, 47 of New York ; Hugh C. Smith, 23 of Alexandria, DC ; John Robinson, 25 of Leeds ; Andrew H. McGill, 26 of Quebec ; John Leakie (?), 28 of Dublin.
  Baltimore, April 11th.— We learn by a Captain Conyngham, arrived her last evening from St. Ubes, that on the 18th of February a gale of wind commenced from the S.E. to the S.W. a number of vessels were driven ashore, and lost, as also many lives. His B.M. ship of War, Terrier, loaded with Stores for Admiral Codrington, was entirely lost, and upwards of one hundred men ; at Villanova, the same night, the English brig Lark, of Liverpool, was driven ashore in the same gale.
May 8th - MG Cleared:
May 01— schooner Mary Ann, Sire, (for) Halifax
May 02— schooner Marie Catherine, Jarest, (for) Halifax
May 02— [schooner] Hertford, Hoffman, (for) Halifax
May 02— schooner Otter, Prudeau, (for) Miramichi
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday May 12th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 09 brigantine Gaspé Bonnyman 04 April Gibraltar & St, Michaels Messrs. Scott & Forrester to William Forrester / wines & fruit
May 09 bark Wallsend Watts 05 April Hull Captain Cain & four hands from the lost ship Superb. to Peniston & McGill / in ballast
May 09 bark Scott Simson 28 March Sunderland   to order / coals
May 07— schooner Margaret, Michaud, (for) Richibucto
May 07— schooner Poirée, --, (for) Miramichi
May 07— schooner Julie, Ryand, (for) Miramichi

Shipping Intelligence.— The Gaspé, the first arrival from Europe this season, came into port early on Friday morning, which is ten days later than the first vessel from sea last Spring. At this period last year there were upwards of ninety vessels in the harbour.
The Gaspé, on the 26th ult. off St. Peter's spoke the brig Day, 30 days, from Liverpool for Gaspé, which vessel had been two days among the ice on the Great Bank. The Day stated that the brig Ann, McKenzie, sailed two days before her for Quebec, and that the ship Margaret was to sail two days after her. Saw a great deal of ice to the eastward of the great bank, and met an extensive field out the side of St. Paul's ; run along the edge of it about 100 miles, steering north, then met the ice ahead — got clear on the 29th ult. after having been fast 24 hours. The barks Wallsend and Scott, which also arrived yesterday, were detained in the ice for some days, and have received damage.
The ship Superb from Bristol to Quebec, with a general cargo, to W.& G. Pemberton, struck the ice about the 28th ult. off Cape Ray, and received much damage. [the ship Superb, 501 tons, was built at Prince Edward Island] Captain Cain (the Master) went on board a schooner to obtain assistance ; unfortunately his boat was stove alongside the schooner and he was unable to return to the ship. During the night the lights on board the Superb disappeared and at day-light she was nowhere to be seen. Eighteen hands remained on board the ship [there were no passengers]. Captain Cain and the other four seamen arrived here yesterday in the Wallsend. This vessel met with a great deal of ice off the Magdalen Islands about the 1st instant. Nine sail were seen by her at that time.
Fourteen vessels left Hull for Quebec about the same time as the Wallsend.
The cargo of the William Hunter, wrecked last fall at Kamouraska, has been brought up in a schooner.

Passengers at New York:
Passengers in the George Canning, from Liverpool, arrived May 2nd, (for Canada) Daniel Sutherland Esq. 70, Post-Master-General, British North America ; John Leather 38 ; Robert Gillespie 27 ; Alexander Clark 28 ; William Stephens 30 ; Leonard S. Levey 29 ; Thomas Mackey 30 (Ireland) ; S.G. Totterall 29 (New York) ; Edward C. Crary 22 (New York) ; James E. Thompson 28 (GB) ; S. (Stephen?) J. Ward 20 (WI) ; John Ferguson 41 (WI) ; John Parish 23 (Hamburg) ; George Pepper 45 (GB)

Passengers in the New York, which sailed on the 1st May, for Liverpool. Mr. Thomas Kent, lady, child and servant ; Miss Ryder and Mr. Francis Tomes, of New York ; Chief Justice Campbell of Upper Canada ; Prince Alexander Lieven, of St. Petersburg ; Chevalier Rivisionli, of Mexico ; Rev'd. John M. Duncan of Baltimore ; Mr. Edward Cartier, of England ; John Merrick jnr., of Boston ; J. Taylor, of Norfolk ; G. Varkevisser and G.F. Knackwverst, of Rotterdam.
Captain Smith of His Majesty's 15th Regiment, sailed in the Brighton, for London.

EDUCATION OF YOUNG LADIES - MRS. BLAIKLOCK, from London, begs leave to announce to her Friends, and the public of Montreal and its vicinity, that she proposes, on the 5th MAY next, opening a BOARDING and DAY SCHOOL, for the instruction of YOUNG LADIES, in the stone house, No. — St. Francis Xavier Street.
In the above Establishment will be taught in the most comprehensive and explanatory manner, the following branches of Useful and Ornamental Education.
The French and English Languages Grammatically ; History, Geography, Mythology, Biography, Chronology, Natural History with Writing and Arithmatic, on the most approved System. Plain and Fancy Needlework, comprising Embroidery in Silk, Cotton and Lambswool, Rug and Lace Work, Artificial Flowers and Fruit, Bread Work, &c. &c.
Drawing, Music and Dancing, when required, taught by Masters.
For Terms (which will be moderate) and other particulars, application to be made to Mrs. Blaiklock, from the 1st May next.
Montreal, 7th April, 1828

No arrivals at the Port of Quebec Thursday May 15th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to

Passengers at New York:
Passengers in the brig Ranger, arrived May 3rd, from St. Thomas (West Indies), Mr. William Walker 32 and Mr. J. Stowe Shaw 32, of Quebec.

In the Athenian, from New York, for Cartagena (South America), Ed. S. Glen Esq., and servant, of Montreal.

Shipping Intelligence.— Only three vessels from sea have arrived in port. There can be no doubt that the others are detained by the ice, which by the accounts, stretches across the straits at St. Paul's Island and extends over a large portion of the Gulf, in the vicinty of the Magdalen Islands. By information from New Brunswick, it appears that the Gut of Canso is also closed ; so that the entrance to the St. Lawrence in entirely interrupted, except through narrow channels, which one or two may hit by mere chance. Had the vessels now detained, sailed from Europe so as to reach the Gulf about the 15th April, it is very probable that they would have got up to Quebec without meeting a piece of ice on this side of St. Paul's Island. The ice met in the Gulf detaches itself from the shores and bays of the Labrador coast about the middle of April ; a large part of it enters the Gulf by the straits of Belle-isle, and passing the east point of Antocosti, stretches with the currents flowing up along than island, or is thrown across by the prevalent northerly winds of the spring, to the south shore, into the current running down on that shore, and finds its way out by the Gut of Canso, or by the straits on either side of the Island of St. Paul ; it often lies to a late period of the year on Cape Breton, where it thaws by the warmth of the summer, or is driven as far as the Newfoundland banks, which, however, rarely happens. This ice, called by the Canadian traders to Labrador, les ban-quises, or shore ice, is generally from twelve to twenty feet thick, and broken into detached pieces.— Old Quebec Gazette, May 12
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday May 19th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 13 brig Sophia Neil 30 March Greenock Mr.& Mrs. Brodie and family ; Miss Hannay ; Mr. Reid ; Mr. Cochrane | 25 settlers to G. Ross & Co. / general cargo
May 14 ship Brilliant Barclay 07 April Aberdeen 18 settlers to H.G. Forsyth & Co. / in ballast
May 14 bark Georgiana Bailey 28 April London Mr.& Mrs. Long to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
May 14 ship Priscilla Mitchell 05 April Cork   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 14 bark Fairfield Fawcett 31 March Hull   to W.& G. Pemberton / bricks
May 14 ship Samuel Whitbread Marmick 25 March London   to J. Dyke / in ballast
May 14 ship General Wolfe R. Stanworth 30 March Bristol Mr.& Mrs. Torrance ; Mr. Sims ; Mr. Buron ; Mr. Stirling to W. Budden / general cargo
May 14 ship Burdon Garbutt 01 April London   to W. Jamieson / in ballast
May 14 bark Cybele Heckler 28 March Scarboro' 130 settlers to order
May 14 brig Veronica Eustace 28 March Jamaica Captain Erin ? to Messrs. Cringan / rum, sugar & coffee
May 14 bark Quebec Packet Atkinson 28 March London Mr. C.W. Douglass to H. Atkinson / in ballast
May 14 brig Heroine Hall 05 April Cork Mr. Cowen to J. Hamilton / in ballast
May 14 bark Clarkson Ward 01 April Hull Mr. Methley ; Mr. Elms | 40 settlers to R. Methley / general cargo
May 14 schooner Julia Marchand 29 March St. Vincents   to W. Stevenson / rum
May 14 brig Lord Nelson Angus 09 April Hull   to Irvine & Co. / in ballast
May 14 brig Quebec Packet Anderson 01 April Aberdeen   to H.G. Forsyth & Co. / goods
May 14 bark Shallet Mason 31 March Bristol   to W. Budden / general cargo
May 14 brig Brixton Pearson 30 March Newcastle 5 settlers to Peniston & McGill / in ballast
May 14 ship City of Waterford Thomas 17 April Waterford 30 settlers to Froste & Co. / coals
May 14 bark Bellona Ritchie 04 April Newcastle   to W.& G. Pemberton / in coals
May 14 bark Unity Fox 04 April Hull 35 settlers to order / rum &c.
May 14 brig Portaferry Dunnon 10 April Belfast 41 settlers to James Hamilton & Co. / general cargo
May 14 bark John Howard Bruce 03 April Cork Mr. James Atkins | 40 settlers to James Atkins / in ballast
May 14 brig Elizabeth Johnson 08 April Padstow   to order / in ballast
May 14 brig Mars Parkinson 31 March Hull   to Peniston & McGill / in ballast
May 14 brig Dwina Yule 09 April Peterhead   to Moir & Co. / in ballast
May 14 ship John Bainbridge Turner 01 April Hull   to H. Gowan & Co. / in ballast
May 15 bark Wilberforce Dodds 28 March Newcastle   to H. Gowan & Co. / in ballast
May 15 bark Brothers Jenkinson 11 April Hull   to L.S. Levey's & Co. / in ballast
May 15 brig Larne Cornforth 01 April Shields   to H. Lesmesurier / in ballast
May 15 ship Montreal John Leitch 09 April Liverpool Mr.& Mrs. Pemberton ; Messrs. Millar ; James Hamilton ; James Connell and Hunter ; Captains Maxwell ; Potter and Skaife to Miller / general cargo
May 15 brig Catherine Fisher 06 April Irvine   general cargo
May 15 brig Favourite Alexander Allan 12 April Greenock Mr.& Mrs. Hodgert ; Miss McPherson ; Messrs. Hoarsbury ; McNaughton ; McKenzie ; Ferguson ; Ramsay ; Cheney ; Morgan ; Millar | 40 settlers to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
May 15 bark James Cary 04 April Falmouth   to order / in ballast
May 15 brig Promise Shearer 30 March Liverpool   to J. Leather & Co. / salt
May 15 brig Albion Isaacs 17 April Cork   to Sheppard & Campbell / in ballast
May 15 brig John Esdale Wright 07 April Bristol   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 15 bark Heydon Smith 19 April Plymouth Mr. Moore to order / in ballast
May 15 brig Emerald Leslie 03 April London   to W. Meyer / in ballast
May 15 brig Thames Williams 15 April Glasgow   to Rogers, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 15 brig Elizabeth and Ann Wright 02 April Portsmouth   to Peniston & McGill / in ballast
May 15 brig Margaret Anderson 01 April Sunderland   to H.& G. Forsyth / coals
May 15 brig Richardson Russel 15 April Maryport   to J. Leather & Co. / in ballast
May 15 brig Lady of the Lake Talbot 13 April Belfast Mr. Richardson to Mr. Richardson / goods
May 15 brig Amelia Storey 02 April Portsmouth   to H. Lesmesurier / in ballast
May 15 brig Dryad Swinburn 03 April London   to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
May 15 brig Horatio John Sparks 13 April Liverpool Messrs. Dougal ; G. Symes jnr. ; Mrs. Brooks ; Prince ; Stansfield and Toulon ; Miss Glegg to G. Symes / general cargo
May 15 ship John Francis Millar 15 April Liverpool Messrs. Froste ; Carter ; Wright and Beckett | 16 settlers to Froste & Co. / general cargo
May 15 bark Triton Keighley 12 April Hull 116 settlers to G. Symes / bricks
May 15 bark Minerva Richards 31 March Plymouth Mrs. and Miss Sherar to H. Lesmesurier / goods
May 15 brig Mars Goadlay 13 April Liverpool   to Peniston & McGill / general cargo
May 15 brig Thetis Haughton 17 April Limerick 400 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 15 brig Newton Melvin 29 March Sunderland   to L.S. Levey / coals
May 15 schooner Apollo Lefeine 03 April Gibraltar   to Lesmesurier & Co. / wine & fruit
May 15 brig Mary John Brown 09 April Newcastle   to L.S. Levey / coals
May 15 ship John Briggs 05 April Leith Mr. Duncan | 4 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 16 ship Hope Marshall 02 April London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
May 16 brig Acadia Hutchinson 09 April Dublin 74 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 16 bark Elizabeth Charlton 28 March Portsmouth   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 16 brig Belsay Castle C. Richardson 04 April London   to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
May 16 bark Elii Callender 01 April Newcastle   to George Symes / in ballast
May 16 brig Ardent Brophey 06 April St. Vincents   to Irvine & Co. / rum
May 16 brig Cicero Stephens 08 April Whitby   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 16 brig Kingston Ayres 05 April Hull   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 16 bark Airthry Castle Smith 28 March London   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 16 brig Hannah Snaith 02 April Milford   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 16 brig Charlotte Sloan 31 March Liverpool   to J. Leather & Co. / salt
May 16 bark George the Fourth Morgan 18 April Waterford Captain White | 50 settlers to Froste & Co. / coals
May 16 brig Fidelity English 02 April Greenock   to H. Gowan & Co. / in ballast
May 16 brig British King Galletly 07 April Dundee Mr. Leslie ; Mr. Rawley to H.G. Forsyth & Co. / general cargo
May 16 bark Norfolk Kennedy 02 April Newcastle   to R. Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 16 brig Sir J.H. Craig Kinghorn 08 April Glasgow   to R. Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 16 ship Richard Sands Owen 28 March Liverpool   to G. Symes / salt
May 16 bark Cato Moon 18 April Plymouth   to order / in ballast
May 16 brig Crown Shields 01 April Sunderland   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 16 brig Percival Forrest 05 April London   to Peniston & Co. / in ballast
May 16 brig Jessie Douglas 09 April Leith Mr. Newbiggin to J. Hamilton & Co. / in ballast
May 16 bark Urania Headley 02 April Hull   to —? / in ballast
May 16 ship Ariadne (360 tons) McColl 16 April Greenock Mr. Garden (Gordon ?) ; Mr. Stephenson | 20 settlers to J. Munn / general cargo
May 16 bark Granicus Martin 04 April Cork 2 settlers to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
May 16 — Isabella Mr. Gibson
May 16 — Russel (191 tons) William Whiteway  
Shipping Intelligence.— The greater part of the vessels arrived, have been detained by ice from 6 to 12 days.
The report of the loss of the Ann and Amelia, (formerly a Quebec Tea ship) with all on board, is unfounded. She has arrived safely at Malta, with stores for the navy stationed in the Mediterranean.
There is a report in circulation, of the loss of the brig Cherub of Greenock, (formerly commanded by Captain Rayside,) this is believed to have no other foundation than her having been spoken to a few days back in the gulf, not having yet arrived ; the fate of the ships Æolus and Spencer occasioned by the ice, giving rise to such fears at this moment.
The Margaret, and some of the vessels which have arrived, encountered a great deal if ice, much serious damage has been sustained, and some vessels lost.
The Æolus sailed from Waterford on the 17th April for this port, addressed to Messrs. R.T. Froste & Co. On Sunday last, at about 9 o'clock, she had her bow stove in by the ice, about twenty miles to the northward of Gaspé. The pumps were immediately manned, but it was found impossible to keep her free. Captain Howland, the first mate, three passengers and seven hands, succeeded in getting into the pinnace, and were picked up the next day by the Abeona of Shields, in which vessel they arrived here last night. Nine passengers and six seamen remained on board the Ĉolus, which is supposed to have gone down about two hours after being struck.— One of the seamen saved is so severely frost-bitten that his life is despaired of.
Captain Owens, of the Richard Sands, reports having spoken the Bonito and William Pitt, off the east end of Anticosti. The Bonito had sent a boats' crew to assist the Spencer, which had been much damaged and fears are much entertained for her safety.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday May 22nd - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 17 brig Cherub Joseph Selkirk Liverpool   to W Price & Co. / general cargo
May 17 ship General Graham Craigie 04 April Leith   to —? / coals
May 17 brig Dykes Cockton 16 April Maryport 12 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 17 ship Margaret Sumpton 07 April Liverpool A. Patterson ; H. Gowan ; Rev'd. Mr. & Mrs. & three Misses Hicks ; Mr.& Mrs. Fisher ; Mr. Williamson ; Mr. Rennie ; J. Stansfield jnr. to Peniston & McGill / general cargo
May 17 brig Amethyst Thompson #07 April / *19 April London & #Portsmouth & *Plymouth from London Mr. James Stewart ; Mr.& Mrs. Elliott & family ; Mr.& Mrs. Price & family ; Mr.& Mrs. Robert Elliott & family ; Messrs. Colson and Philips ; Messrs. Thomas & Philip May ; Charles Philips ; and Joseph Butler, also 12 men for the Hudson's Bay Company to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
May 17 bark Ellergill Rorbut 13 April Hull 21 settlers to Irvine & Co. / in ballast
May 17 brig Earl Moira 19 April the Downs   to J. Dyke & Co. / in ballast
May 17 brig Caldicot Castle Hicks 26 March London   to C. Noyes / in ballast
May 17 brig Sir Watkin Sanders 17 April Newry 69 settlers to J. Hamilton & Co. / in ballast
May 17 brig Dependant Carr 06 April London   to order
May 17 brig Janus Lyon 05 April Shields   to H. Gowan & Co. / coals
May 17 brig Henry Cerf Pringle 07 April Hull   to L.S. Levey / in ballast
May 17 brig Briar / Brian Redpath 13 April Plymouth   to H. Gowan & Co. / in ballast
May 17 brig Friends Clark 05 April Hull   to J. Leather & Co. / in ballast
May 18 bark Tottenham Spencer 17 April Ross 180 settlers to J. Black / in ballast
May 18 bark Princess Royal Townsend 08 April Grenada   to J. Leaycraft / rum
May 18 bark Perseus Jackson 01 April London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 18 brigantine Edward Jones Morrison 09 days Halifax   to H. Dubord / rum & sugar
May 18 brig Henry Brougham Wright 17 April Ross 110 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 18 brig Richard and Ann Smith 10 April Shields   to L.S. Levey / coals
May 18 brig Elegant Garthwaite 01 April Shields   to H.G. Forsyth & Co. / coals
May 18 brig Jane Osborne 01 April Sunderland   to G. Symes / coals
May 18 bark Thomas Wallace White 49 days London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
May 18 brig Ann and Mary Goldsworthy 02 April London   to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
May 18 bark John and Thomas Bamfield 43 days Liverpool   to J. Leather & Co. / salt
May 18 brig Blakiston Eskdale 09 April Whitby   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 18 bark Harmony Young 05 April Leith 79 settlers to G. Ross & Co. / general cargo
May 18 schooner Tweed Harris 08 May Halifax   to H. Dubord / rum
May 18 brig Samuel McKie 16 April Whitehaven 2 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 18 brig Ocean Keiler 10 April Dundee   to Moir & Heath / in ballast
May 18 bark Teviotdale Dodds 04 April Liverpool 4 settlers to J. Leather & Co. / general cargo
May 18 brig Addison Brown 42 days London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 18 brig Erato Mossop 35 days Jamaica   to Irvine & Co. / rum &c.
May 18 bark William Pitt Weldridge 08 April Hull 28 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 18 bark Quebec Trader Baker 17 April Dublin 180 setters to order
May 18 brig Enterprise Terry 04 April London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 18 brig Bonito Cockton 22 March Whitby   to W. Patton / in ballast
May 19 bark Mansfield Stainsbank 02 April London Mr.& Mrs. Greig and Mr. Buckley to H. Lesmesurier & Co. / in ballast
May 19 brig James Walton 05 April London   to H. Lesmesurier & Co. / in ballast
May 19 bark Maida Beckett 14 April Hull 59 settlers | the 2nd Mate, and the remainder of passengers and crew of the lost Ĉolus from Waterford to J. Hamilton & Co. / in ballast
May 19 bark William McGillivray Stoddard 19 April the Downs Mr. Minos to Gillespie, Finlay & Co. / general cargo
May 19 ship Perseverence Thompson 19 April the Downs   to order / in ballast
May 19 brig Ann, Eliza & Jane Reid 05 April Bristol   to G. Symes / general cargo
May 19 bark Isabella and Dorothy Lashley 01 April Shields Mrs. Lewis and two sons to W.& G. Pemberton / coals
May 19 ship Britannia Walker 01 April London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 19 brig Stephen Potts 11 April Newcastle   to order / coals
May 20 brig Enterprise Hunter 17 April Cork   to —? / in ballast
May 20 brig Cherub Millar 01 April Greenock Mr. Tait ; Mr. Armour | 4 settlers to R. Shaw / general cargo
May 20 brig Emerald Storr 30 March London Mr. A. Patton to W. Patton / in ballast
May 20 brig Stephen Wright Lodge 17 April Swansea   to H. Gowen & Co. / in ballast
May 20 bark Forth Simpson 07 April Greenock Mr. Roger to Rodger, Dean & Co. / coals & goods
May 20 brigantine John Binmer Scott 07 April St. Michaels Mr.& Mrs. Thirlwall and child to Mr. Thirlwall / wine & fruit
May 20 brig Ann Greig 01 April London   to William Patton / in ballast
May 20 ship Rebecca Lawrie / Laurie 17 April Greenock Mr.& Mrs. Munro & Mr. Seaton to R. Shaw / general cargo
May 20 brig Rebecca London  
May 20 brig Nelly Sunderland  
May 20 schooner — Gaspé Mr. Justice Thompson and lady
May 21 ship Abeona [Davidson] Shields Captain Howland, the first mate, three passengers and seven hands of the lost Ĉolus from Waterford
Shipping Intelligence.— The Princess Royal, at the entrance of the gulf, spoke the Catherine and Ann, bound to Miramichi. This vessel had fallen in with a boat of the Superb, Cain, from Bristol to Quebec ; out of seven hands in the boat only two suvived, and one died soon after getting on board ; the other ( Benjamin Orchard) had been severely frost-bitten up to the knees ; he stated that they had been ten days in the boat, during which period being unprovided with any articles of subsistence, they were compelled to the painful necessity of satisfying the irresistible cravings of nature, by living on the bodies of such of their unfortunate companions as had alternately sunk under the weight of their sufferings. The boat of the Catherine and Ann, on nearing that in which were these unfortunate men, was at first unable to discover any living being in her, the survivors being so much reduced by their suffering as to be scarely able to move. Orchard was with difficulty enabled to raise his head above the gunwhale of the boat, just as his deliverers, struck with the horrible sight of the mangled bodies, were about to return to their vessel. Captain Townsend boarded the Catherine and Ann, and conversed with Orchard, who was under the care of the Master, and receiving every comfort and attention which it was in his power to afford him. The Superb, soon after the boat left her, went down.

Quebec, May 19.

About 150 vessels have arrived in port within the last six days. Several of the regular traders are still due. . . . We refer readers to the shipping intelligence for accounts of the disasters occasioned by ice ; which owing to the violence of the winds, appear to have been more numerous than in ordinary circumstances. It is seldom that we recollect the easterly winds blowing for so long a time and with such violence as they have done during the last eight days.— Old Quebec Gazette

But few Emigrants from Ireland, comparitively with the number arrived in late years, have come to this country this season, and, it is probable, that there will be a great diminution. It is very likely that Mr. Horton's plan has induced many to wait in the hope of assistance, and generally the reports of friends in the country were unfavourable. The Emigrants from England are, however, more numerous than usual. About 300 have already arrived ; they are chiefly farmers from Yorkshire ; several families of these were living on the Parish, and the provisions and other expenses of the passage were paid out of the poor rates. We are happy to learn that a number of them have found employment at from £2 to £3.10 a month, but this is a season of unusual activity, the greater number of them intend to settle in the Upper Province ; a few have little capital.— Old Quebec Gazette

. . . Sir Robert Wilmot Horton was appointed to the Privy Council in 1827. His deepest concern was for the distressed victims of economic change in the United Kingdom and he hoped to turn this curse of the mother country into a blessing for the colonies. In 1823 and 1825 he was largely responsible for securing parliamentary grants for two experiments in Irish pauper emigration to Canada. He moved successfully for a select committee on emigration and as its chairman in 1826-27 propounded a plan whereby married paupers with families might surrender their legal rights to parish maintenance in exchange for assisted passages, grants of colonial land and the provision of houses, stock and equipment, the costs being paid from loans raised on parish rates in Britain. The plan was embodied in a bill which was dropped when Horton left the Colonial Office in 1828, but in parliament, press and pamphlets he continued to advocate assisted emigration and settlement. . . . extracted from 'Horton, Sir Robert Wilmot (1784 - 1841)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1, Melbourne University Press, 1966, p. 554.

Launch of the Golconda.— This vessel was launched from the ship-yard of John Saxton Campbell, Esq. this morning, a little before 7. The Golconda is one of the largest ships built, in this port, being about 600 tons burthen, she moved off her ways with the utmost grace, and was received by the element which is to be her future home without accident to herself. There were several hundred spectators looking on, all was for one or two moments silent as Death, four of the men employed knocking away the blocks had not been sufficiently expeditious in withdrawing themselves and the vessel passed over them, every eye was turned with fearful anxiety in the spot which they had occupied a minute before, just as the ship was received into the bosom of the St. Lawrence, — these four poor fellows were seen waving their hats ; it is impossible to describe the sensation of the moment, it poured itself forth in a burst of rapturous cheering. The Golconda is an amazingly fine ship and quite worthy of the name.
Two other vessels were launched at the same time, and from the same Yard ; the Thames an uncommonly beautiful model of about 300 tons built for Messrs. Finlay, Gillespie & Co. The other the Tiatontorili, of about 120 tons.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday May 26th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 21 brig Rebecca Hughes 24 April Cork   to James Atkins
May 21 bark Champlain Hughes 24 April Cork Mr. John Atkins to James Atkins / goods
May 21 brigantine Felix Souligny Leblanc 05 April Demerara   to J.O. Brunet / rum &c.
May 22 brig Harrison and Tomb Bell 15 April Maryport   to H. Lesmesurier / in balalst
May 22 brig Castor Cochrane 29 April Newry 9 settlers to order / linens
May 22 brig Carrington McDougall 19 April St. Vincent   to J.P. Thirlwall / rum & molasses
May 22 bark Herald Sopwith 03 April Portsmouth   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 22 brig Thetis Hewitt 17 April Jamaica   to Patterson & Weir / rum &c.
May 22 bark Dominica Bowman 49 days Cork 18 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / steel &c.
May 22 brig Elizabeth Clark Alder 05 weeks Swansea   to H. Atkinson / coals
May 22 schooner Marie Catherine Bernier 13 days Halifax   to H. Dubord / sugar &c.
May 23 ship Montmorency Teasdale 08 April the Downs   to J. Dyke / in ballast
May 23 brig Traveller St. Vincent Captain Cox
May 19— schooner Marie Catherine, Chamard, (for) Halifax
May 21— brig Esther, Nicholas, (for) Jamaica
May 23— schooner Peggy, Landry, (for) Halifax

Shipping Intelligence.— The arrivals up to the 22nd amount to 158, ten more than were in port at the same period last year ; tonnage is in proportion.
The following is a comparison of the number of vessels, their tonnage, and the number of emigrants arrived at this port to the 20th May, last year, and to the 20th May, this year:—
Years Vessels Tonnage Settlers
1827 144 41,210 3,400
1828 149 41,578 2,000
At this period of the year there appears a diminution in our trade of 17,782 ton compared with last year. There is little doubt that this diminuation will be proportionately maintained in the trade of the whole year....
No arrivals at the Port of Quebec Wednesday May 28th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Camillus Passenger List      
This day, the large ship Camillus, Captain Peck, leaves the port of Greenock, for New York, taking along with her about 150 emigrants from different quarters of Scotland and Ireland, the greater number of whom are operative weavers, and cotton-spinners, who have been chiefly induced by the persuasion of friends already settled at New York and the neighbourhood, to go out to live with a view of bettering their condition in life. Many of the intending passengers went down the Clyde on Monday by the steam boats, to join the Camillus, and some affecting, though in one or two instances, rather ludicrous scenes, were exhibited on the quay, at the parting of old friends and acquaintances, who were perhaps destined never again to see each other's faces. One old woman was observed to take a pretty little girl, her grandchild, into her arms, and after fondly kissing her, the tears rolling her furrowed cheeks, she said in a low broken tone, " Fareweel, my bonny wee Jean, ye'll never mair see ye're auld grannie. May the God o' heaven proteck ye on ye're passage o'er the wide deep sea ; Fareweel. " The child wept, it seemed scarcely to know why, and the poor woman turned about and bent her steps homeward, with a countenance betokening what was felt within. Among similar scenes, there was one which, though to some it might appear a little ludicrous, we could not help regarding as an affecting picture of sophisticated attachment. A young man and an interesting looking girl, were observed among the emigrants in close and ardent conversation when the signal bell for the sailing of the boat were sounded. Their countenances suddenly changed — they looked upon each other, and, little regarding the crowd of gazers that had assembled to witness the embarkation, the youth clasped the girl, who was doubtless " his ain and only joe, " to his heart, gave her an affectionate salute, and after bidding her adieu, he jumped into the boat, which soon disappeared in the first winding of the Clyde, while the desolate maiden gazed after it with a look which seemed to say
" Farewell ! if ever fondest prayer,
For other's weal availed on high ;
Mine will not all be spent on air,
But waft thy name beyond the sky. "
The emigrants at the starting of the boats, were loudly and encouraginly cheered by their friends upon the quay. They appeared generally in good spirits, and all in the hope that, if they were in the meantime subjecting themselves to self-expatriation, they were about to secure for their families a comfortable subsistence in the land of the stranger, the means for obtaining which had long been withheld from them in their own.
Glasgow Free Press, March 5th
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday June 2nd - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 25 schooner Albion Clements 14 days St. John's, Nfld Mr. Lemesurier jnr. to Mr. Lemesurier jnr. / Rum & Molasses
May 25 schooner Star Beaubien 08 days Arichat Mr. Dye & Mr. Polivia and brother to H. Dubord / Rum & Fish
May 25 bark Industry Lodge 49 days London   to Peniston & McGill / in ballast
May 28 bark Endeavour Collinson 19 April the Downs Colonel Lightfoot, lady and family ; Mr.& Mrs. Musson ; Miss Cott— ; Miss Clifton ; Mr. Reiffenstein and son ; Mr. W. Atkinson ; Mr. Wilson ; Mr. Turner & Mr. Wadworth to L.S. Levey / general cargo
May 28 brig Four Sisters Clay 48 days London   to Peniston & McGill / in ballast
May 28 brig Corsair McAlpine 23 April Dublin 130 settlers to Roger, Dean & Co. / in ballast
May 28 bark Oxenhope Dryden 02 April Hull 9 settlers to G. Symes & son / in ballast
May 28 brig Cordelia Pack 19 April the Downs Mr. S. Revans to William Patton / general cargo
May 28 brig Rival Dixon 04 April London   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 28 brig Caledonia Miller 15 April Greenock Mr. Patrick | 90 settlers to James Brown / general cargo
May 28 bark Mariner Swinton 19 April the Downs   to William Patton / in ballast
May 28 brig Elizabeth Rollans 12 days Newfoundland   to H. Lemesurier / in ballast
May 28 bark Boliver Hearn 36 days Waterford 10 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 28 bark Xenophon Carter 17 April London   to William Price & Co. / in ballast
May 29 brig Ida Ramsden 19 April the Downs Mr.& Mrs. Scott and family ; Captain Wetherly | and, Capt. Cousins, passengers & crew of the wrecked St. Charles from London, inc. Mr. E. O'Hara & nine in steerage to C. Noyes / in ballast
May 29 ship Erie Douglas 19 April the Downs Mr.& Mrs. Wilson ' Messers. Legge, Symes, Field, Orkney, Trew, Crawford, Ray, Holgate and Paymaster Stott to Gillespie, Finlay & Co. / general cargo
May 29 brig Bleinheim Warren 10 days Newfoundland   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
May 30 brig Thomas Coffey 38 days Newry 44 settlers to order / in ballast
May 30 brig John Wood 46 days London   to Gillespie, Finlay & Co. / general cargo for Montreal
May 30 brig Aisthorpe Renney 42 days Whitehaven 6 settlers to Joseph Richardson / potatoes
May 30 brig Mary Dunlop 17 April Greenock 206 settlers to James Brown / goods
May 30 brig Denton Denton 16 April Sunderland 5 settlers to William Price & Co. / coals & glass
May 30 schooner Nancy Bell 12 days Halifax   to H. Dubord / rum &c.
May 30 brig Trafalgar Christopherson 30 days Limerick 17 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 30 bark Nile Storey 19 April Portsmouth   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 30 schooner Lively Cornwall 09 May Halifax   to H. Dubord / molasses &c.
May 30 brig Dana McLean 21 April Belfast   to order / goods
May 30 bark Town of Ross Key 01 May — [Ross?]  
May 31 brig Percival Johnson 30 April Dublin 80 settlers to James Hamilton / goods
May 31 brig Southampton Tuzo 25 April Grenada   to J. Leaycraft / rum
May 24— — Neptune, Labbe, (for) St. John, N.B.
May 24— — Mary, Taylor, (for) St. John's, Nfld
May 24— — Catherine, Corneille, (for) Barbadoes
May 24— — Tryal, Dougouffe, (for) St. John, N.B.
May 24— — Toronto, Chevrefils, (for) St. John's, Nfld
May 27— — Orleans, Todridge, (for) Trinidad
May 28— brig Earl of Dalhousie, Boyd, (for) Greenock
May 29— brig Gaspé, Blair, (for) Montego Bay (Jamaica)

In the Earl of Dalhousie, for Greenock, Captain McLean 41st Regiment, Captain Cain, and Messrs. Mulholland and Graham.
Shipping Intelligence.— The Middleton, Scott, from London in ballast for this port, is ashore on Trinity Point, (opposite Cape Chat,) in a bad condition ; Captain Scott arrived last evening in the Industry, to procure assistance. A schooner will be dispatched immediately. The Middleton got ashore on the 15th inst. in thick weather.
A letter from St. John's, Newfoundland, April 25th, says the Seal Fishing of the season may be considered a failure, but few vessels having returned with good cargos.
The Endeavour was becalmed fifteen days to the eastward of the Banks.
The Ida brought up Captain Cousens, passengers and crew of the St. Charles, wrecked on the 20th inst. on the Island of Cape Breton. The St. Charles had a valuable cargo on board, from London, estimated near £10,000, principally for Montreal, none of which is expected to be saved. It was very thick weather when she struck (half-past two am), and the breakers were not observed until the ship was in the midst of them. She subsequently went on her beam ends, and when left was nearly covered by water. A heavy gale came on next day when the Captain thinks she must have gone to pieces.
The remained of the crew of the Superb from Bristol, bound to this port, the loss of which has been previously mentioned, were taken off by the Diana, Captain Lookup, bound to Bay de Chaleurs.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday June 5th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
May 31 ship Canadian Morgan 19 April London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
May 31 bark Newry Gibson 22 April Newry 200 settlers to P. Patterson / in ballast
May 31 bark Camperdown Gale 24 April Hull   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
May 31 bark Dawson Boyes 25 April Belfast 13 settlers to G. Symes / goods
May 31 bark Ajax Cobson 25 April Newcastle 3 settlers to Irvine & Co. / coals
May 31 brig William Hogarth 19 April Shields   to James Hamilton & Co. / in ballast
May 31 brig Jean Williamson 26 April Aberdeen   to Moir & Heath / in ballast
May 31 brig Kitson Dixon 30 April Maryport 11 settlers to order / in ballast
May 31 brig Irton Gaitskill 18 April Liverpool   to Irvine & Co. / general cargo
May 31 brig Maria Lowry 30 April Cork 40 settlers to G. Symes / in ballast
May 31 ship Briton Dixon Bristol   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
June 01 schooner Vine Dawson 14 days Newfoundland   to J. Hunt / in ballast
June 01 brig Sir Walter Scott Sutton 27 April Plymouth   to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
June 02 brig Elizabeth Brown 22 April London   to H. Lemesurier / in ballast
June 02 bark Clio Wood 28 April London 3 settlers to W. Price & Co. / Ordnance stores
June 02 brig Memnon Mather 12 days St. John's, Nfld   to order / in ballast
June 03 bark Montreal Porter 25 April Hull   to Peniston & McGill / in ballast
June 03 brig Kingston Clark 27 April London Mr. Baxter, Physician ; Mr. Stewart ; Mr. Ross, Com. Dept. ; Mr. Sergeant, Barrack Master ; Mr. Bailey, wife & five children for Kingston to Government / rum
June 03 brg Adriana King 30 days Grenada Mr. Dunscombe and Captain Tennant to J. Leaycraft / rum
June 03 brig William Tell Farrant 04 May Newry 60 settlers to order / in ballast
June 03 brig Mary Brown 05 May Dublin   to H. Gowen & Co. / in ballast
June 03 brig Sally Ditchburn 05 May Dublin 23 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
June 03 brig Enterprise Duncan 13 days Newfoundland   to order / in ballast
May 31— brig Ardent, Brophey, (for) St. Vincents
May 31— schooner Mary Elizabeth, Bernier, (for) St. John's, Nfld
June 02— brig Tweed, Hancox, (for) Halifax
June 03— brig Hannah, Snaith, (for) Dublin
June 03— brig Betsey, White, (for) Liverpool
June 03— brig Edward Jones, Morrison, (for) Halifax

Shipping Intelligence.
Miramichi, May 13th. Captain Barkier, of the Centurion, states that the ship Superb, Captain Cain, from Bristol to Quebec, struck a piece of ice on the 23rd ult. on the banks of Newfoundland, and was stove in. The Capt. and two of the men boarded a schooner the following day, and seven of the crew got on board the pinnace, which was hoisted out for the purpose of saving the crew, and it is supposed the painter broke, as she drifted from the ship, and having no provisions on board or anything to work her, it is expected they soon perished. The remainder of the crew, eleven in number, were taken off the wreck by the brig Diana, Captain Lookup, bound to the Bay de Chaleurs, three of whom Captain B. took from Diana, and are now in Miramichi.

The loss of St. Charles from London with her valuable cargo, is likely to prove a very serious inconvenience and loss, (from the disappointment of business) to many of our principal importers. Her cargo, being mostly of the finer descriptions of Fancy Goods from London, is estimated at £40,000 to have sold in this market for upwards of £60,000 Currency, a large amount to be withdrawn from the summer business of this place. This loss is the more to be regretted, from the cargo being mostly composed of fancy fashionable Goods, adapted fro the present period, and selected personally by imported, and cannot so well be replaced by new orders, as if they had been Goods of a different kind, more suitable for general use, during our varied seasons.

Quebec, May 31.
The Storm.— On Thursday morning after a sultry day, the wind veered round to the Eastward, and during the night blew a perfect hurricane which has since continued, and the tides being at their highest, considerable damage has been done to the wharves, stores and coves throughout the port during last night and this morning. The reports from the Coves on the St. Lawrence this morning were distressing, booms broken and timber of immense value swept adrift, the greater pert of which will probably be lost to the rightful owners. . . . . . —.Mercury.

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