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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Saint John, 1847

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The following is taken from the Saint John, NB, Morning News, published Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. You will find that the editor of this paper had a sense of humor. This is the first paper I have seen which used the terms, "The Alter" and "The Tomb" for the Marriages and Deaths. Occasionaly, you will see items taken from the weekly, New Brunswick Courier and ship arrivals from this paper that differ from the Morning News are marked with an asterisk (*). Starting on July 3, 1847, the Courier printed the list of the dead at the Quarantine Station, Partridge Island.

Friday, March 5, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John March 5, 1847
The splendid ship Queen, of 1098 tons, was launched yesterday from the building yard of her owners, Messrs. W. & R. Wright, and glided into her watery element in fine style. The Saint John city Rifle Band was stationed on the quarter deck, and as she started from her ways, struck up the National Anthem. This is the first three decker of which our port can boast, and is not inappropriately named, as she is one of the best ships ever built in this harbour. Her materials are chiefly backmaine, oak and pitch pine, and treenailed with locust. She is thoroughly copper fastened and iron kneed, and has been constructed in the most approved manner. The Queen is to be commanded by our worthy townsman Capt. Jacob Gillies, and we wish her worthy and enterprising owners every success. She is now under charter for a port in the United States, whither she will soon proceed.-New Brunswicker.

Food For Europe.
The value of the exports-mainly breadstuffs and provisions,-from this port, says a New York paper of the 25th ult., is now averaging about $1,250,000 per week, and from the United States, about $5,000,000. Of this enormous amount probably seven-eighths are shipped to the ports of Great Britain and Ireland, from which we are receiving in specie not far from $3,000,000 a week, besides the merchandise imported. Yesterday the new and really stupendous as well as splendid packet ship Constitution, and the English steam screw propeller Sarah Sands, left this port for Liverpool, loaded down with the products of the agricultural industry of the United States.

Monday, March 8, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, March 8, 1847
Mar 5 Barque Ann Hall Hubert  70 days Greenock   coals
Mar 5 Barque Lady Caroline Maloney   New York   coals, iron &c.
Mar 5 Schr Charlotte Henneberry   Halifax   assigned cargo
  Off Japan, August 1st, Whaleship C?more, Cudlip, of this port, 10 months out, with 250 sperm, and 100 whale oil.

The bark Adam Carr, at New York, from Glasgow, reports that on the 1st ult., lat 51 10, lon 32 22, spoke schr. Glen, 10 days from St. John for Liverpool; on the 21st, passed the wreck of a British round ? bark full of water, abandoned.

The packet ship Oneida at New York, from Havre, spoke on the 22d Jan, 1at 17 4, lon 27 46, British brig Lucius Carey, from St. John for Glasgow, with the ? mainmast and everything off deck, in gale of wind on the 16th-supplied her with compass and some rigging-She reported that she fell in with a ship the day after the gale entirely dismasted.

Arrived at Charleston on the 24th ult., bark Portland from Liverpool.

Spoke on the 14th ult., ship Chieftain, from St. John for Cork.

Arrived at New York on the 26th ult., ship Charles Saunders, hence; 27th bark Sarah, Yarmouth, N.S.

Schr. Princess Royal, Eaton, of and from St. John, for Yarmouth, cargo of Iron, Chains, Anchors, &c., went ashore at Cranberry head, on Sunday morning last, total wreck, cargo and materials saved.

Wednesday, March 10, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, March 10, 1847
Sunday Barque Ann Hall Hubert  70 days Greenock   James Kirk
  Ship Perseverance Robinson  47 days Liverpool   N.S. Demill, - general cargo
Monday Barque Princess Vaughan   Liverpool   Thomas Wallace
Mar 9 Schr Elenor Jane McCarthy       Jas Kirk - coals
  Cleared at Halifax, March 5th, schr. Splendid, Bingay, St. John.

Cleared at Philadelphia, March 2d, ship Perthshire, Liverpool.

Arrived at Charleston, March 1st, Thetis, Hall, Liverpool.

Cleared at Boston, March 4th, brig Armagh, Conden, St. John.

Steam to Portland.
The fine steamer Maid of Erin, Capt. John Leavitt, is advertised to go to Portland, on the 16th of this month. Mr. Parks, the enterprising owner of this boat, certainly deserves much credit for running his steamer on that route. The Maid of Erin has lately undergone material alterations for the convenience and comfort of passengers; and as she is without exception the fastest steamer on our waters, we have no doubt but that Mr. Parks will do a good business by continuing on the route. We think that travellers will prefer this to the tedious sea-voyage all the way to Boston.

(Ad for same)

Steam for Portland.
The steamer Maid of Erin will leave the North Wharf for Portland, touching at Eastport, on Tuesday, the 16th instant, at 10 o'clock, A.M. And leave Portland for S. John, on Friday, the 19th instant, after the arrival of the first Train from Boston, touching at Eastport.

For Freight or Passage-Apply to Capt. Leavitt on board, or to Thos. Parks, Dock Street.

Electric Telegraph!
A daring outrage was committed upon our electric wires at an early hour on Monday morning-some bad person having cut them in two with an old pair of shears. We hope none of the ladies had a finger in the transaction. This outrage has prevented us from laying an important electrical debate before out readers this morning. We have employed a scientific person to mend the wires, so that on Friday we shall be up to time again.

Friday, March 12, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, March 12, 1847
Wednesday Brig Lady Napier Salmon  54 days Dublin    C. McLauchlan
  Armagh Mahoney  2 days Boston    Master - assorted cargo
  A bill for the abolishment of capital punishment, has already been introduced into the Massachusetts Legislature.

The annual cost of feeding the dogs in the United States is said to be seven millions of dollars! What's the cost of feeding the puppies? The two-legged ones we mean, who walk the streets and do no work.

Monday, March 15, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, March 15, 1847
Saturday Schr Joseph Howe Scott  36 hours Boston    
Mar 9 Barque Perseverance Robinson   Boston   N.S. Demill - salt, coals, &c.
Mar 9 Schr Elenor Jane McCarthy   Boston   James Kirk - coals
Mar 13 Schr Harp Staples   Bangor   I.D. Andrews - salt and sheep-skins
  Arrived at Halifax on the 9th, schr Charlotte, hence.

Cleared at Wilmington, N.C., on the 1st, schr. Prince of Wales, for Halifax.

Cleared at New York, on the 8th, ship John Clark, Disbrow, Liverpool

Cape May, N.J., March 4-The pilot boat John G. Whilden, boarded the ship Charles Saunders, off the Cape.

Ship Lord Wellington, from this port for New York, is reported ashore at Barnegate.

Friday, March 19, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, March 19, 1847
  Arrived at Savannah on the 8th, ship St. John, Richardson, Liverpool

Ship Lord Wellington.-The U.S. revenue cutter Taney left Barnegat at 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening. Capt. Otminger? Was on board the ship Lord Wellington ashore at that place-she was inside of the bar, and was moved by the steamboat about 200 yards. She is leaking some, but is easily kept free with her pumps. Mr. Bennett, who has direction of getting her off, was of the opinion that she would be got over the bar the 12th inst. At high water.

The bark Medman, Crosby, 6 days from St. John, N.B. for New York, was boarded 9th inst., 10 miles E. of the Hook, by the pilot boat Washington and ordered to Philadelphia.

The Barossa, Indiaman, of 800 tons, from madras for Jamaica, with 350 coolies on board, was wrecked off Port Morant harbor, 10th Jan. No lives lost.

Mr. Labouchere, in reply to a speech made on the Queen's speech, said that he had learned that 1,500,000 acres of land in Ireland were devoted to potatoes; that the average of that crop was 10 per acre-being 15,000,000 sterling, or $75,000,000. Of that vast crop, five-sixths had been entirely lost!-and the other sixth was but a poor one.

Electric Telegraph
In consequence of the cold on Wednesday, our wires got deranged. They have since been put in working order, and in our next we shall endeavour to lay a Rail-road debate before our readers.

Monday, March 22, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, March 22, 1847
Thurs. Schr Dart Bisset   Pisarinco   cord-wood
  Swan Dunham       fishing voyage
Mar 18 Schr Emily Wood   Philadelphia   Armagh, Cowlen, Boston - plaster
Mar 19 Ship Albion Matthews   New Orleans    
Mar 19 Schr Martha Brae Martin   Halifax   linestone
  At Deleware Break water, March 12th, Barque Medium, hence.

Arrived at New Orleans, on the 6th Charles Chaloner, Valpey, Liverpool.

The ship Antwerp at Norfolk, spoke on the 10th inst., lat 32 10, lon 71 50, bark Albert, from Liverpool for New York.

The Brigt. Lord Lovat, at Halifax, spoke on the 3rd inst., in lat. 27, long 69, Am. Barque Cora, of New Bedford, from Philadelphia for Belfast with nothing left but mizen mast. She had been dismasted on the 1st inst.

We learn by one of the pilots that a bark, with painted ports, supposed British, went ashore a little south of little Egg Harbor, in the snow storm, about eight o'clock on Friday, morning last. He states that the sea was very heavy at the time, and supposes that she bilged. He thinks she left the Hook on Thursday morning bound South-New York Express.

Wednesday, March 24, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, March 24, 1847
  No arrivals since our last
Mar 23 Barque Commerce Forbes   Liverpool   J.L. Marsh - deals
Mar 23 Schr Joseph Howe Scott   Boston   Allison & Spurr - lumber, fish, &c.
Arrivals in Europe From St. John
Jan 25 North Ash     Malaga    
Jan 28 Maria Grace     Malta    
Feb 1 Nautilus     the Clyde    
Feb 1 Lady Gordon     Belfast    
Feb 3 Helena     the Clyde    
Feb 6 Chester     Liverpool    
Feb 6 Osprey     Liverpool    
Feb 6 Rokeby     Bridhagton?, Bay    
Feb 6 Ceres     off Newry Mount (under jury mainmast)    
Feb 6 Joanna     off Leith    
  Bantry, Feb. 21-The Elizabeth, Bibby, of St. Stephen's, N.B., was fallen in with 19th inst., off the Mizen Head dismasted, waterlogged, and abandoned, and has been towed into Denman's Bay.

Bowmore (Islay) Feb. 19-A Brig, Timber laden, has been driven on shore at Lochinday? And is a complete wreck.

On the cross-trees the letters FR are written, and the logs are marked M.N.N.M.N.M.M.W-R.

Liverpool, Feb 27-Symmetry, arrived from St. John, N.B., with loss of bowsprit, head and cutwater, having been in contact.

Carlisle, Feb. 23-The John Wilson, from St. John, N.B., is ashore about three miles from Port Carlisle, and is discharging her cargo.

Cork, Feb. 7-The Ina, Spence, arrived from St. John, N.B. for the Clyde, with loss of foremast, head of mainmast, jibbdom?, &c.

Greenock, Feb. 5-The wreck of a vessel, of about 600 tons, belonging to St. John, N.B., waterlogged and abandoned, with only her mainmast standing, and name under water, was passed 9th Nov., in lat 46, lon 23, and on the 3d ult. In lat 28, lon 60, the wreck of a vessel, of about 150 tons, bottom up, and coppered.

Killybegs, Feb. 17-The Highland Lass, England, from Prince Edward's Island in Bideford, struck on Tryham Rock yesterday, and was abandoned, full of water; at high water she floated off, and drifted towards the Ballyshannon coast.

Liverpool, Feb 8-The Lanthe? (barque), of and from St. John, N.B., to the Clyde, with loss of bowsprit, foremast, mainmast head &c., was spoken, and supplied with provisions and pails, 5th inst., in lat 50, lon 18, by the Stephen Whitney, Popham, arrived here.

Feb. 20-The wreck of the schooner Napoleon, of St. John, N.B., with the dead body of a man lashed to the pumps, was passed 14th inst., in lat 42, lon 46, by the Defence, Brewster, arrived at Liverpool.

Loughswilly, Feb. 1-The British Queen, Whipple, from St. John, N.B., arrived here yesterday with loss of maingaff and other damage, and has been put on the bunk to have her bottom examined.

At London-Helen Maranham, and Britannia

At the Clyde-Sarah

Sailed for New Orleans, Feb. 23d-Lady Falkland, Liverpool; March 2d-Pearl, Southampton.

For New York, Feb. 3d-Great Britain, Belfast; 22d-Brothers, Newry; 28th- John Boynton, Newry; March 1st- Demerest, Sligo.

We are mistaken (in our extra on Monday morning) saying that Mr. A. Hegan had arrived in the steamer-such is not the case.

Bantry, Feb. 21-The Elizabeth, Bibby, of St. Stephen's, N.B., was fallen in with 19th inst., off the Mizen head, dismasted waterlogged, and abandoned, and has been towed into Denman's Bay.

Friday, March 26, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, March 26, 1847
  Arrived at New York, March 17, barque Lady Caroline, Malony, 10 days from St. John, N.B. The L.C. has been ashore on Barnegat, and damaged her rudder. 18th ship Lord Wellington, Winslow, 17 days from St. John, N.B., in ballast, (recently ashore on Barnegat). Towed up to the city by steamboat Orus.

Emigration To New Brunswick.
Settlement of the Crown Lands.
By reference to the debate in this number, it will be seen, that our House, led on by Mr. Street, has at length given its attention to the encouragement of emigration, and settlement in this Province, Mr. Street proposes that a certain number of blocks of land be portioned off-that every settler be allowed three years to pay for his land-that in order to be enabled to pay, he shall be provided with work on new roads to be opened through the settlement-that Government will give settlers such pecuniary assistance as will enable them to purchase provisions for two years, also farming utensils, seeds, &c. &c. Mr. Street certainly deserves credit for the interest he has taken in the matter; but we doubt whether the Province is in a fit condition to meet the requirements of the measure. The hon. Mr. Hazen's remarks are much to the purpose. We fully agree with him (as we have stated several times before) that the Home Government should afford the means of settling these poor people upon our shores. We have all along said, and repeat it now, that the Executive Council should have prepared a Bill not only worthy the attention of our Assembly, but also that of the British Government. If we had a working Council, we should have Mr. Hazen in the Assembly, explaining principles of settlement better suited to all cases. For instance-"We the Executive Council, think it advisable, that the Assembly should address the Home Government and explain to her Majesty's Ministers, the excellent field our Province affords for the settlement of Emigrants, and that if the British Government will expend 500,000 upon forwarding and settling Emigrants in New Brunswick, the Provincial Government will pledge itself to the judicious expenditure of the monies-or the British Government might send out their own Agents to superintend the business."

Now something of this kind is wanted. The above is merely a hint. The Home Government is comparatively ignorant of the facility our Province affords for the settlement of Emigrants. The best lands are within reach of a market. Not so in Canada. The old Seigneuries are against the best interests of that Colony. Here the land is free to all who choose to settle upon very fair terms. If we expect the British Government to give us attention, we should endeavour to bring these facts under its notice.

British Officers Roasted Alive and Devoured by Cannibals.
A letter has been received in London, from an officer of H.M. war steamer Driver, detailing the particulars of an engagement between the British and the New Zealanders, in which ten men of the Carton frigate were killed, and thirteen wounded, exclusive of several men of the 89th regiment. The savages roasted alive two European officers whom they devoured. The writer adds the additional melancholy intelligence of Lieut. Philpotts, the son of the Bishop of Exeter, having been scalped, roasted alive, and eaten by the Zealanders. Shortly after his melancholy fate, the eyeglass of the gallant officer was found near the spot where

Monday, March 29, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, March 29, 1847
Thurs Brig Racer Powers 33 days Bermuda   to order
  Schr. Margaret Drake   St. Andrews    
Mar 25 Ship British Queen Shields   Liverpool   Jas. Kirk - timber and deals
  Brig Bells of Maitland Seely   Boston   J. & T. Robison - scanting
  Cleared at New York on the 20th inst., barque Sarah, Fletcher, Liverpool

Cleared at Philadelphia, 19h, Prince of Wales, Brown, Liverpool

Cleared at Savannah on the 1th, barque Angenora, Hunt, for St. John

Arrived at Mobile on the 12th, ship Portland, Robinson, Liverpool

At Charleston, 14th, barque Caledoan?, Hunter, Liverpool

At New York on the 22d ship Belmont

At Boston, 20th, barque Perseverance, hence.

At Savannah, 16th, ship John Fielden, Liverpool

Latest From Mexico
The latest rumour from the Seat of War is to the effect that General Taylor and Santa Anna had a pitched battle-that 5,000 Mexicans were killed, and 2,000 Americans; the former vanquished. There is no confirmation of the news.

The ?lad for England to ??? the sailing of the steamer Hibernia from Halifax on the 3d of April will be closed at the General Post Office in this city on Wednesday next, the 31st instant, at three o'clock in the afternoon.

Wednesday, March 31, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, March 31, 1847
Sunday Schr Kate Slocomb  4 days Boston   Troop, assorted cargo
  General Foster Mathews 9 days Philadelphia   J. & R. Reed
Monday Brig Bluenose Thompson 21 days Matanzas   Messrs. Jardine & Co.
  Schr Roanoke Wright 14 days New York   J. & r. Reed
  Lark Cann 2 days Yarmouth   C. McLauchlan
  Black Hawk Hilton 1 day Yarmouth   C. McLauchlan
Tues H.M. Steamer Columbia     Campo Bello    
  Arrived at New York on the 25th instant, barque Avon, Glasgow; brig Egremont, Liverpool; and Lady Napier, hence. Cleared, barque Woodstock, Liverpool.

Arrived at Matanzas, 6th inst., schr. L. O'C. Doyle, from St. John.

Melancholy Shipwreck and Loss of Life.-The American barque Cactus; Capt. Nason, which sailed from Boston on Sunday week, for Cork, laden with grain, went ashore near Truro, on the following evening, during a north east gale, and all on board perished.

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