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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.

Monday, May 3, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, May 3, 1847
Fri Schr. Harriet Alice Germain 3 days Boston   Hanford & Sweet, assorted cargo
Sat Ship Alexander Edmund Carr 14 days Savannah   pitch pin timber
  Str. Maid of Erin Leavitt   Portland  passengers Thomas Parks
Apr 29 Schr. Joseph Howe Scott   Boston   lumber
Apr 30 Chief Sachem Jordan   Eastport   Sophia, Douglas, New York, laths.
  Brigt. Belle Osborne   Eastport    
May 1 Ship Britannia Simpson   Cork   timber & deals
  Delta Gover   Bristol   timber and deals
  Barque Edina Yule   Cork   timber and deals
  Prince Regent Chambers   Hull   timber and deals
  Brig Camilla Ritchie   Kingstown   Wm. Carvill, deals
  Whale ship James Stewart, of this port, was spoken in September 1846, long. 129 W. lat. 30 miles N. twelve months out, with 480 brls. sperm, 300 do. black oil, and boiling two thirty-barrel sperm whales taken that day.

Arr. at New York, 26th ult., schr. Mary Eliza, hence. Cleared at Baltimore, 24th, barque Saint Clare, Liverpool.

At Charleston, 23rd, barque Clyde, Greenock.

Missing Vessel.-Ship Panthea, Lane, of and from this port, 6th Jan., for Liverpool, had not arrived, up to the sailing of the Cambria, 4th instant, and serious fears are entertained for her safety.-N.Y. Paper.

Mr. C. Fisher, a citizen of New Orleans, says that he has invented a new kind of propellers, for steamships, entirely different from any thing that has hitherto been produced, which are capable of propelling vessels of any size, at the rate of from twenty to twenty-five miles per hour.

Emigrants pouring into New Orleans
By the late New Orleans papers we notice that several ships have lately landed in that city a large number of poor emigrants from Europe.-The authorities were doing all in their power to make them comfortable.

Suffering among Cattle.
Accounts from most parts of the country represent the farmers to be in great trouble, from want of fodder for their cattle. The frost and snow are still so prevalent, that it is impossible for the cattle to obtain any thing to browse upon.

A child lately died on board one of our emigrant ships, and rather than throw it into the deep the mother salted down the child in her trunk, and brought it to this city in a state of preservation. Who can understand the workings of that mother's mind during her passage to a foreign clime?-[New York paper.}

Arrival of Mechanics.
The New York True Sun says that among the recent arrivals, are 600 carpenters. Within the last year over 1200 tailors are known to have landed from England alone, to say nothing of those who reached New York from Germany.-The number of ostlers and drivers of stages and carriages, thrown out of employment in Great Britain and on the continent, by reason of the railroads, is enormous; the number cannot be less than 6000. A large portion of this corps of whips will find their way to the United States.-The immense number of stone masons and stone cutters in Germany, and all along the Rhine , is very great. For years they have been employed at 25 to 30 cents (good wages in Europe) on the public works-building up Ehernbrightstein, Mons and other fortifications. All this is now stopped, and of the thousands of stone workers who are out of employ, a large number are preparing to embark for the United States.

Wednesday, May 5, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, May 5, 1847
Mon Schr Lark Cann   Yarmouth   C. McLauchlan
  Ship Amazon Pearson   Hull    
  Brigt Wanderer Allen   Hull    
May 3 Ship Alfred Hutton   Leith   timber and deals
  Ship Venerable Martin   Hull   John Robertson, timber & deals
  Barque Falcon Wittycombe   Belfast   John Robertson, timber & deals
  Cleared at New York, April 28th, brig Marquis of Normanby, for St. John, N.B.

Arrived at New York, April 28th, brigs Euphrates, Windsor, N.S., Hebron, and Atlas, do.

Baltimore, April 27th.-Arrived brig Hiram, Limerick. Cleared, barque Warrior, Cork.

Arrived at Boston, 29th ult., ship Jas. H. Shepherd, from Liverpool, via Fayal, where she put in for sails and provisions. Has 228 passengers- 26 died on the passage, part of the crew sick and for the last 10 days has had but 6 men all to do duty.

The New York Tribune has ascertained that 29,280 steerage passengers, and 744 cabin passengers, have arrived at that port since the first of January of this year.-Of this number, 17,668 have arrived since the first day of April.

"A Dissenter" on the rejection of the Marriage Bill, by the Council, shall appear on Friday. This letter embodies a great deal of statistical information, and should be read by every Dissenter in St. John, no matter what his creed.

The Poor in London.
Upwards of 50,000 persons are now inmates of the London workhouses; 60,000 are receiving out-door relief; and from 1,400 to 2,000 nightly sheltered in the refuges for the houseless. The aggregate exceeds 100,000. In addition to this number there are many thousands who live by begging, and thousands more who live by criminal practices.

The Washington correspondent of the Journal of Commerce says, that the prospect of peace is fading away. Scott and Taylor cannot march to the Capital till they are reinforced.-Meanwhile Santa Ana will become prepared to renew and continue the struggle.

Getting Alarmed.
We understand from one of the passengers by the Maid of Erin, that Mr. Cunningham-proprietor of the Portland-is getting quite uneasy on account of the Maid of Erin visiting Portland once a fortnight. Mr. C., we understand, threatens to put one of his steamers on the same route, if Mr. Parks does not shy off. Let him! If he does, the people of this city should rally round our own steamer, and patronize her-stand by her to the last.

At Shepody, on Sunday last, after a short illness, Captain George Marr, of Saint Martina, aged 55 years, deservedly respected by all who knew him.

The number of deaths in New York for this week ending April 24th, was 329-of whom 43 died of consumption.

Cold Weather and High Prices.
The Philadelphia United States Gazette of 28th ult. States that "the weather has, for two or three days, been cold, and the want of rain is apparent in city and country; and among the inconveniences of this state of things, is the enormous price demanded for provisions in the market-fifty cents a pound for butter. If any body in Baltimore, New York or Boston, makes large eyes at this, let them remember that it is butter, and Philadelphia butter."

The next English Mail.
It is very doubtful whether we shall have the English Mail this week. Some of our readers are under the impression that it will come on by Express; but this will not be the case. We learn that the order for drawing the money, voted by the Legislature, was not received in town from the Governor, until a few days since. So that the Deputy Post Master General has yet to arrange with parties to bring the Mail, and after that the names will have to be submitted to His Excellency for approval. It is very strange that the order for drawing the money should not be sent to St. John, until six weeks after the amount has been voted! But it is like every thing else in Sleepy Hollow. No promptitude-no certainty. Fast asleep! In Boston or New York, the money would rest in the chest about twenty minutes after it was voted, if the merchants of either of those cities suffered from Post Office inconveniences as we do.

Friday, May 7, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, May 7, 1847
Wed Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport   cordage, treenails, &c.
Thurs Schr Francis Moore   Boston    
May 4 Barque Venerable Martin   Hull   timber and deals
  Falcon Wittycombe   Bristol   timber and deals
  Schr Brothers Fitzgerald   Portland   coals
May 5 Ship General Graham White   Leith   timber and deals
  Ship Exporter Robertson   Leith   timber and deals
  Ship Chester Maxwell   London   timber and deals
  Lesmahagow Drake   London   deals and staves
  Cleared at New York, 29th April, brig Lady Napier, Liverpool. 30th, ship Charlotte, London; Royalist, Limerick.

Cleared at Philadelphia, 29th, John Fieldes, Liverpool. At New Orleans, 21st, W. Penn, do.

At Boston, 1st inst., schr. Francis, for this port.

Arrived at Philadelphia, 29th, Kate, hence.

At New Orleans, 21st, Edinburgh, Liverpool.

H.M. Ship Endymion, at Halifax, spoke on the 27th ult., lat. 40 43, lon. 68 4, the English ship Ferozepore, with emigrants from Liverpool, bound to New York, having carried away her main and mizen masts, on the 16th ult.-not in want of any assistance.

Ship Cremona, from New Orleans for Liverpool, returned in distress and leaking badly-was at anchor off the SW Pass 19th ult.

Capt. Barden of the steamer Gen. Clinell, at Charleston, reports having passed ashore on Stone Breakers, on Saturday, 24th ult., the British barque Bromham, from New Orleans for Cork. Capt. B. states that he understood that she was in distress, and that she went ashore while endeavoring to reach Charleston. At last advices she had been got off and towed up.

Passengers in the Sarah Sands at New York-Messrs. Alexander Shives and J. Horsfall, of this city.

It is a singular coincidence, that the same disease which has attached the potatoes in other countries, has attacked the cocoa in Jamaica.

The ship St. Petersburg, of Boston, which arrived here Wednesday, from Liverpool, with 300 emigrants, had a singularly unfortunate passage. Twenty-one persons died on the voyage, and a number were yesterday sent to the Charity Hospital. On the 20th of March last, Captain Train fell from the poop deck over the cabin, to the deck beneath, a distance of about eight feet, and his spine was so injured that he died in nine days after.-N.O. Delta.

Monday, May 10, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, May 10, 1847
Sun A Ship and Brig in the Offing. Also a large fleet of Coasters.
May 6 Schr Hesperus Reid   Boston   scantling
May 7 Ship Sea Hubert   Liverpool   timber and deals
  Lord Sidmouth Dow   Glasgow   timber and deals
  Brig Belle of Maitland Seelye   Barbadoes   board, shingles, &c.
  Schr Yarmouth Packet Clemonts   Nevis   board, shingles, &c.
  Armide Smith   Portland   coals
May 8 Schr Swift Smith   Portland   Wm. Parks & Son, coals
  Loading at Liverpool-Caledonia, Mountaineer, Eliza Caroline, Amazon, and Shakspeare,[sic] for St. John.

At London-Mayflower, for ditto.

Cleared at Philadelphia on the 30th, brig Carfu, Barbadoes. At New York, 1st inst., schr. John Boynton, for Newry.

Canada Settlers-The steamer from the United States has brought advices from Canada to the directors of the Canada Company, of considerable remittances from the settlers in Upper Canada, chiefly Irish, made to their relations in Ireland, with a view, it is understood, to enable them to join them.

German Railroads.-The Journal des Debats, publishes a letter, dated Leipsic, 27th ult., mentioning that during the last year, there were conveyed by the German Railroads, 16,412,229 travellers, and 31,833,939 quintals of merchandize, which produced a sum total of 54,646,232f., and represents an increase of 16,431,208f., that is 43 per cent.

Loss of the Tweed.-The Committe[sic] of Lloyd's have signified their intention of presenting Capt. Camp, of the Spanish barque Emilio, with a silver medal, and his mate with a bronze medal, in token of their satisfaction with their noble and disinterested conduct in saving the lives of those wrecked in this unfortunate vesssel-also a sum of money to the crew. Lord John Russell, also, in the House of commons, stated the intention of Government to present the gallant Captain with 500 in reward of his noble services.

German Emigration to America.-Upwards of 6000 German Emigrants have, within the last fortnight, passed through Cologne, on their way to Bremen, Havre, and Antwerp, where they will take their departure for America. The greater part of them seemed to be rather well off. The town of Minken was lately so full of emigrants that it resembled the camp of a wandering tribe; the streets were literally crammed with baggage, and the people waiting for the steamers. It is calculated that 120,000 Germans will emigrate this year. The desire to emigrate has extended to districts in Germany where it was never before left, and, among others, to the rich and fertile Saxon Province of Prussia.

Emigration to Canada.
Mr. John Mewburn, of Danbyhouse, Stamford, near the Falls of Niagara, an Englishman, has published a letter in this country, showing the advantages which Canada possesses over the United Stats as a point of emigration. He recommends the establishment of a company of gentlemen, possessed of sums from 5000 to 10,000 each, as an emigration society. They might purchase one or two townships, he says, bring out their own servants and retainers, and form a society amongst themselves, which would afford advantages, in a pecuniary sense, as regards respectable rising families, whose means, divided amongst a number of children, are limited, that the old country does not possess.

Omnibus Company.
We are glad to perceive that the Omnibus Company are getting under way, to do the business in earnest. Orders are to be despatched to the United States, to-morrow, for Omnibuses, Carriages, &c. &c. In the course of a few weeks, the business will be in full operation. Success to them! Their public spirit cannot be too highly thought of.

Wednesday, May 12, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, May 12, 1847
Mon Barque Lady of the Lake   54 days Liverpool via Charleston   to Geo. Thomas
  Jane Hammond Vaughan 64 days Liverpool   to Thomas Wallace, salt
  Brig Three Sisters Boltenhouse   Dorchester   to Master
  Marquis of Normanby McfVillin 9 days New York   John robertson
  Barque Mary Harrington     Donegal with passengers came to at the Island yesterday.
  Cleared at Philadelphia, on the 2d, ship Saint John, Liverpool; schr. Melville, for this port.

At Mobile, 27th, Samuel, for Liverpool

At New York, 3d, Schr. Eliza Jane, for this port. 4th, Sir Robert Sale, do.

Spoke 2d ult., lat. 44 57, long. 31, 50, ship Spartan, from New York for Liverpool

Arrived at New Orleans, 25th, Pearl, Southampton. Cleared, Envoy, Liverpool.

Cleared at Mobile, 26th, Portland, Liverpool.

The brig P.I. Nevius, of this port, from Liverpool for Baltimore, put into Fayal previous to the 10th of March, short of water.

Arrived at New York, May 4th, barque Atalanta, Dublin.

Important Arrest.
Justice Osborne, one of our efficient magistrates, issued his warrant yesterday for the arrest of Isaac Hugill, Captain of the British brig Thetis, wherein he stands charged with conveying to this port eight convicts from the Island of Bermuda, which by the law of the State of New York is a misdemeanor, ane punishable by a fine of not more that $300, or imprisonment in the Penitentiary for one year, or both, at the option of the Court.-New York Herald.

Aid in Sickness.
A Bill is now before the New York Legislature incorporating a Health Insurance Company. The object is to insure their customers on paying a small sum per annum, or a certain sum per week during any individual sickness, throughout the term of one year. The idea is good and can be made mutually advantageous.

All for Show.
The cost to the English government of putting the silver edging to pieces of muslin, which is always torn off and thrown away before the fabric can be converted to use, is $20,000 a year! Does not her Majesty think that this sum can be better appropriated?

The Supreme Court, now in Session at New Bedford, has decided that a party cannot be a witness in his own case, to prove the contents of a trunk lost while travelling.

Friday, May 14, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, May 14, 1847
Wed str. Herald Brown   Eastport   ass'd cargo
  Brig Mary Harrington Monterey 41 days Donegal  passengers to order.
"Barque Mary Harrington, from Donegal, -- Patrick Kerigan, aged 20." from list of dead in NB Courier, July 3, 1847.
May 11 Ship Independent Atkins   Port Glasgow   timber and deals
  Waterloo Hull   Port Glasgow   timber and deals
  Brig Sarah Cann   Greenock   deals
May 12 Ship Cranston Perry   London   deals, railway sleepers, &c.
  Brigt Asiatic Caddel   Dublin   deals and laths
  sch. Harriet Alice German   Boston   scantling
  Barque George Leaper   Hull   timber
May 13 Wanderer Allan   Cork   J. Alexander, deals
   Argyle Durkie   Cork   W.E. Faulk, deals
  California Lawson   Port Glasgow   R. Rankin & Co, timber and deals
  Cleared at Norfolk, 3d inst., bark Bethel, Galway. At Baltimore, 6th, brig Grand Turk, for London. At New York, 7th, James Hay, for this port; ship Diadem, for Liverpool. 8th, Lord Wellington, do; Atalanta, for this port.

Sailed from Boston, 7th, brig Widow, do.

Arrived at New Orleans, April 29th, ship Albion, hence. At New York, 7th ship Jane, Ireland.

The U.S. Frigate Jamestown.
This noble vessel sailed from Boston, U.S., on the 28th of March last, and arrived at Cove after a very short passage of 15 days. The Jamestown was commanded by R.B. Forbes, Esquire, a respectable merchant, and formerly a shipmaster.-Two master mariners of great experience and high standing, as practical seamen, discharged the respective duties of mate and second mate. The J. contained a large cargo of provisions, consisting of flour, Indian and oat meal, corn, pork, potatoes, beans, peas, &c., destined as a present form a number of philanthropic Americans, to the suffering poor of Ireland. Immediately after the arrival of the ship at Cove, Captain Forbes was waited upon by a highly respectable deputation, consisting of the leading gentry of that place, and amongst whom was "the Apostle of Temperance," the distinguished Father Matthew; and by this deputation he was presented with an address, to which Captain F. made a manly and feeling reply. Subsequently a public dinner was given to the worthy Captain, by the inhabitants of Cork, at which Dr. Maurice Power presided, who on introducing a toast in compliment to Captain Forbes, pronounced a well merited eulogy on the American character, to which Captain F. replied in a handsome and appropriate speech, in which he related the important and very interesting incidents of the enterprise which had been entrusted to his charge. On the 17th ult., an address from the inhabitants of Cork was presented to Captain F. His reply to this compliment was couched in strong and sensible language, alike indicative of a sound mind and a feeling heart.

The Jamestown will probably leave Ireland on the 24th ult., so that in all likelihood-judging from her excellent sailing qualities on her voyage out-she has by this time again arrived at her port of destination.....

Monday, May 17, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, May 17, 1847
  Signal for a ship in the offing
Entered For Loading:
May 12 Susan Cronk   Cork    
May 13 Nova Scotia Ryardson   Cork    
May 14 Alexander Edmond Carr   Cork    
  Mrqs. Of Normanby M'Fillan   Cork    
  Forager Spendlove   Cork    
May 15 Three Sisters Boltenhouse   Cork    
  Zenobia Baker   Liverpool    
May 14 Ship Java Risk   London   deals and whale oil
  Brig Czar Moore   Dundee   timber and deals
May 15 Ship Great Britain Hume   London   John Robertson, timber and deals
  Brig Staindrop Hammond   Sunderland   timber and deals
  Schr. Emily Wood   Boston   Master, scantling
  The Landing of the Loyalists of 1783.
To-Morrow will be the anniversary of this momentous event in our colonial history, when a Ball will be given in honor of it, at the St. John Hotel; and to-night, the Philharmonic Society give a Concert at the Hall of the Mechanics' Institute.

The memory of those who composed the little band of devoted people, "Who clung to the CROWN of their King, and his cause," should ever be held in grateful remembrance; and the commemoration of the 18th day of May, whilst it will tend to perpetuate the history of their magnanimous sacrifices, will also contribute its share towards establishing those loyal principles, for the maintenance of which, the inhabitants of New Brunswick have ever been distinguished.

Wednesday, May 19, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, May 19, 1847
Sun Ship Thomas Brewer 46 days Liverpool   to T. Vaughan
  Aldebaran Barras 40 days Sligo  passengers to order.
  "Barque Aldebaran, from Sligo, -- Andrew Devitt, aged 50; Michael Gillan, 18; John MeCalee, 32; Philip Ford, 20; Mary Kelly, 27; James Kilmartin, 40; John McManus, 33; William Ratter, 50; Mary Harrington, 8; John Dougan, 60; Conly Tummany, 28; Larky McCue, 25; Bartley Mantan?, 30; John Murray, 26; Patrick Culgin, 28; Honora Bray, 26; Barbara Preston, 60; Mary Gunning, 9 months; Bernard Kelley, 30; Thomas Rafter, 30; Mary Shea, 2; Peter Cooper, 35; Sarah Brannan, 25; Charles Layman, 30; Mary McGee, 30; Patick Maloney, 20; Mary Mack, 8; Michael Mullaney, 20; Con. Corragan, 10; Thomas Judge, 40; Mary Maloney, 25; Catherine Fox, 20; Margaret Morrison, 25; Michael Kennon, 20; Peggy Sullivan, 1½; Mary Mann, 25; James Dyer, 27; Michael Lahey, 30; Jerry Crosin?, 27; Martin Clarke, 22; Mary Morrisey, 25; Patrick McDermote, 10; John Rafter, 30; Ann Boyce, 6; Unity Gray, 23; Jerry McManus, 4; Mary Learey, 3; Mary Harrington, 30; Catherine Ratter, 25; John Martin, 15; Mary Operan, 9; Mary Harrington, 9; Jerry Sullivan, 10; Winny Conley, 10; Michael Clifford, 23; Bridget Doherty, 23; James McGee, 4; John Green, 22; Patrick Conley, 40; Honora McGee, 25; Bridget Coil, 18; Henry Dogan, 18; Catherine Allan, 12; Lawrence Morin, 30; Thomas Dougan, 13; Francis Gillespie, 13; John Morrison, 23; Charles Flynn, 24; Owen Couhlin, 10; Rody McMorrisy, 33; Ann Gill, 36." from list of dead in NB Courier, July 3, 1847.
Mon Brig Magog Shank 42 days Ayr    
  In the offing, Diana, from Dumfries and Marchioness of Clydesdale, from Derry, with passengers.

Ship News:
Arrivals from St. John.-April 19, Quebec, the Clyde; 21st-Crown, Gravesend; 30th-British Merchant, Liverpool.

Sailings For St. John.-April 18th-Seabird, Warren Point; 19th-Ino, Deal, Sir Edward Hamilton, Longhope; 20th-Mayflower, Gravesend; Rev. T. Mathew, Galway; 21st-Brodrick, Shields; 22d-Mayflower, Deal; Duke of Wellington, ditto; 23d-Amazon, ditto; Rose, Waterford; 24th--Æolus, Sligo; Hannah, ditto; 30th-Grace Darling, Waterford; Velocity, do. May 1st-Perseverance, Cork.

Loading at Liverpool-Perthshire, for this port.

Cleared-Shakspeare, and Glasgow, do.

Loading at London-Princess, for ditto.

Leith, April 20-The Wellesley, of Shields, bound to New Brunswick (with coals) was wrecked on the Island of Wales, Orkney, 9th inst., crew drowned.

The barque Aldebaron, from Sligo, arrived at this port on Sunday. She left with 418 passengers, 36 of whom died on the passage, and 105 are now sick with fever and dysentery.

Friday, May 21, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, May 21, 1847
Tues Brig Diana Cowan 46 days Dumfries   to Wm. Thomson
  Schr. Eliza Ann Crowley 3 days Halifax   sugar
Wed Ship Douglas McKinnell 42 days London    
  Helen Headen 40 days London   Alexander, general cargo
  Barque Marchioness of Clydesdale
Ferguson 41 days Londonderry 309 pass - 9 died on the passage to Thos. Wallace
"From Barque Marchioness of Clydesdale, from Londonderry,--Charles Duffy, aged 40." from list of dead in NB Courier, July 3, 1847. (passenger list)
  Industry Pierson 54 days Penzance    
  Brig Justinian Smith 48 days Newcastle   to John Robertson
Thurs Str. Herald Brown   Eastsort[sic]   ass'd cargo
May 18 Ship Amazon Pearson   Hull   timber and deals
  Levant Reid   Greenock   timber and deals
  Schr. Resolution Claridge   Eastport   alewives
  Charlotte Henneberry   Halifax   gen. cargo
  At Alexandria, May 8th, brig Rainbow, Halifax.

At New York, 10th, schr. Orbit, Cornwallis.

Arrived at Boston, May 12th, schr. Hesperus, from St. John. 13th, schr. Woodlands, ditto-

Cld. 11th, Eleanor Jane, for this port.

At New York, 10th schr. Sophia, hence.

At Philadelphia, 9th, schr. Relief, St. John.-11th, L.O'Connor Doyle, do. Cleared at ditto, 9th, schr. Kate, for this port.

Alexandria, May 12-Arrived brig P.I. Nevins, from Liverpool.

Del. Breakwater, May 7-The British ship St. John, for Liverpool, came down and stood to sea this morning.

Spoken, in the 30th ult., by the brig Magog, at this port, in lat. 43 35, long. 41 30, American ship Constitution, of Nantucket, from Philadelphia, bound to Falmouth, out 13 days-wished to be reported.

The packet ship Anglo Saxon, from Boston, bound to Liverpool, went ashore on Duck Island, near Shag Harbour, during a thick fog, on the night of the 8th inst., and became a total wreck. Her cargo will be saved in a damaged state.

Notice to mariners.-Extract of a letter, dated Galway, Ireland, April 14:-"The latitude and longitude of the Arran Islands, and Slipe Head, West coast of Ireland, on which is two lights, one revolving, are laid down by Blunt ten miles too far north, and ten miles too far west, in consequence of which I came very near losing the bark having been on a lee shore in thick weather."

A duck got into one of the injection pipes of the steamboat Oregon, last week, being drawn there by the force of the vacuum created by the engine.

The New Bedford Mercury says that within the last four months, 129 factories and mills of various kinks,[sic] have been destroyed by fire in the United States.

The Great Western Company are about to adopt engines of a novel construction, which are to ensure greater steadiness to locomotion, and travel at a speed equal to eighty-four miles an hour.

Monday, May 24, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, May 24, 1847
Fri Barque Prompt Irving 49 days Liverpool   Thos. S. Estey, merchandise
  Frederick Smith 37 days Bristol   S. Wiggins, & Son, coals
Sat Schr. Chieftain Crosscup 15 days Boston   Master, assorted cargo
  Eleanor Jane M'Carthy   Boston   James R. Crane, assorted cargo
Entered For Loading
May 15 Zenobia Baker   Liverpool    
May 17 Jane Hammond Vaughan   Liverpool    
  Lady of the Lake Smith   Dublin    
May 20 Maranham Jamieson   Gloucester    
  Industry Pearson   Penzance    
  Diana Cowan   Dumfries    
  Magog Shank   Ayr    
  Lord Elgin Atcheson   Cork    
May 21 Jane Trask   Southampton    
  Carleton Meredith   Liverpool    
May 22 Mary Harrington Montgomery   Chester    
May 22* Ship Caledonia Wishart 29 days Liverpool   to John Wishart, merchandise
May 22* Barque Hillsborough Lamb 51 days Fleetwood   to James Kirk
May 22* Pallas Hall 50 days Cork passengers to S. Wiggins & Son
May 22* Brig Broderick Carr 32 days Newcastle   to Thomas L. Nicholson, coals
May 22* Inconstant _______   Cork passengers  
May 22* Schooner Mariner Healy 1 day Yarmouth, NS   to C. McLauchlan, sugar, &c.
May 20 Ship Britannia Coulthart   London   timber and deals
  Unicorn Muir   Liverpool   deals and boards
May 21 Ship Queen Pomare Till   London   timber, deals, &c.
May 22 Brig Three Sisters Boultenhouse   Cork   Eastabrooks & Ring, deals
  Arrived at New York, May 17th, bark Fag au Bealac, from Dublin. Cleared, brig Hiram, for this port.

Cleared at Philadelphia, 15th, brig Union, for this port.

The brig Jane Allison, of Windsor, in going into Eastport on the 10th, struck on Half Tide Rock, and sunk. She now lies at Bar Island, full of water.

The barque Speculator, at Miramichi, on the 5th April, lat. 47 40, lon. 30 20, passed the barque Thames, of this port, steering East.

The Ship Christiana, of St. Stephens, from New York for Liverpool, was abandoned on the 9th inst., in a sinking condition.

The British barque Mary Seton, Maldruna, eight days out, with a cargo of corn from Norfolk, for Waterford, Ireland, arrived at St. George's on Saturday last, leaky in her upper works, and will have to discharge a part of her cargo.-Bermuda paper, May 4.

Ships James Moran and Swan, from New Orleans, at Liverpool, 20th April; Sarah, from New York, at do., 22d; brig James Clark, from New York, at Kinsale, 20th; ship Victoria, from Savannah, at Liverpool, 25th; Tuskar, from do., at do., 27th; Portland, from Charleston, at Liverpool, 1st May; James White, from do, at do, 2d.

Sailed from Liverpool, 22d, Wm. Carson, for New York; 23d, Albion, from Deal, and James, from Dublin, for do.

Loading at Liverpool, 4th inst., Spartan, for New York. Cleared Wakefield, for Quebec.

On the 22nd March last, at Sierra Leone, Captain John Anderson, late Master of the brig James Hay of this port, aged 33 years. He has left a wife and one child to mourn their bereavement.

Wednesday, May 26, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Wednesday, May 26, 1847
Sun Brig Brodrick Carr 32 days Newcastle   T.L. Nicholson, coals
  Cleared at New York, 19th, barque Ceylon, for this port. 20th, schr. Sophia, ditto; brig Exemplar, do.

Spoken on the 13th inst., by the brig Alexander Wise, at New York, in lat. 42 30, lon. 52 40, ship Britannia, from this port for Cork.

In Hampton Roads, 17th, schr. Dolphin, of this port, bound to New York.

Sailed from Alexandria, 19th, ship Favourite, Liverpool.

Spoken, May 8, lat. 32 19 N., lon. 72 40 W., brig Corfu, of St. John, N.B.

Cleared at Philadelphia, 14th May, ship Devon, for Liverpool. Sailed from Lewis, Del., 15th, schr. Kate, for this port.

The barque Herschell, at Philadelphia from Londonderry. 11th inst., lat. 39 N., lon. 70 W., spoke barque St. Clare, from Baltimore for Liverpool.

Br. Brig Grand Turk, Shaw, from Baltimore, bound to Londonderry, laden with flour and corn, was wrecked near Cape Henry, in the late gale, of the 12th and 13th insts. Vessel and cargo a total loss.

A British ship from New York for Europe, (one account says Liverpool,) with grain, was fallen in with 10th instant, water-logged, by the barque Almade (spoken at sea,) which took off the crew, 25 in number, and subsequently put them on board a schr. Bound N. The A. was spoken11th or 12th, lat. 41 20, lon. 66 45, and made the above report. The name of the ship was not ascertained by the vessel which spoke the A.

New York, April 30, 1847. This is to give notice that John Henery Covill has left his bed and board somewhere in the middle of December, 1846, and if he gives no information where he can be heard from within three months, I shall get married again and leave the city.
Elizabeth Covill.

The Capitol, the Presidential mansion, and other public buildings, at Washington, were illuminated on Saturday night, in honor of the victories of our army in Mexico.--Boston Mail.

Relief for Ireland.
The bark Bachelor has sailed for Dublin, from Richmond, with 3430 bbls. Corn meal, 312 of corn besides a large amount of flour and other provisions. Another vessel is to be sent by the Virginians.

Friday, May 28, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Friday, May 28, 1847
Tues Ship Caledonia Wishart 56 days Liverpool   John Wishart, general cargo
  Brig Sally Ditchbourn 38 days Workington   Jas. Kirk
  Schr. Eleanor Jane McCarthy 3 days Boston   J.R. Crane, assorted cargo
Wed Brigt Ariel McNab 23 days Limerick   S. Wiggins & Son
  Herald Brown   Eastport   assorted cargo
  A fleet of vessels at the quarantine ground, among them the ship Sir Charles Napier, with passengers.
May 22 Barque Charlotte Stafford   London   timber and deals
  brig Three Sisters Boulten       house, deals
May 25 Ship Lady of the Lake Smith   Dublin   deals, boards and planks
  Susan Cronk   Cork   timber, deals, &c.
  Brig Marquis of Normanby Fillin   Cork   do.
  Midas Stitt   Galway   deals and staves
  Schr. Sarah McDougall   Eastport   Gypsum
May 26 Barque Helen Haddon   London   via Lepreau, ship stores
  Forager Spendlove   Hull   timber and deals
  Cleared at Boston, 24th Alida, and Joseph Howe, for this port.

Arrived at Philadelphia, 21st, Relief, hence.

At Delaware Breakwater, 20th, brig Union, for this port. At Edgartown, schr. Melville, do.

Spoke, 22d inst., off South Shoal, brig Robert, from Matanzas for this port.

At Holmes's Hole, 18th, schr. Sir R. Sale, from New York, for this port.

The barque Acadian, from Greenock for Halifax, was lost at Whitehead on the 19th inst., crew saved with difficulty.

Spoken, on the 13th inst., by the French barque, St. Jacques, in lat. 39 30, lon. 64, ship Charles Chandler, bound to Liverpool.

Arrived at New York, 21st, ship Oriental, Hoyt, Liverpool. Capt. H. reports that on the 22d April off the Irish coast, fell in with the Prussian barque Medea, Capt. Blarked, from Stettin, bound to Ireland, in a sinking condition; took from her the mate and four of the crew; Capt. Blarked and the remainder of the crew go into a boat alongside the wreck, when she swamped and all on board were lost.

Reported by the ship Sir Edward Hamilton, arrived at St. Andrews, 22d May:-At 10 A.M., April 30th, passed a schooner very close, waterlogged and abandoned, fore-mast gone and decks swept, except the anchor and hatches, painted all black with a white streak, yellow fiddle-head; on her stern, "St. John, N.B." with white archboard,-name could nto be made out.-Lat. By observation, 52 4 N., lon. 24 34 W.

Disturbance in the Harbour of Boston.
The British brig Mary (passenger list), Captain Wyman from Cork, arrived at this port 17th inst., with forty-six steerage passengers. The city authorities would not suffer them to be landed, owing to their destitute condition, unless the master gave bonds that they would not become a burthen to the city. This he was unable or unwilling to do, and came to the conclusion that he must take them to Halifax, for which port he accordingly cleared on Saturday. The passengers were naturally much exasperated at the turn matters were taking, and when the pilot ordered the crew to weigh anchor, the passengers took possession at the handspikes and windlass, and assaulted Capt. Wyman, who called to his assistance Capt. Josiah Sturgis, of the revenue cutter Hamilton, who went on board with six men and attempted in his usually judicious and dispassionate manner, to restore order, and directed his men to man the windlass.

The passengers crowded forward, obstructing the operation in various ways, and while Capt S. stood upon the windlass encouraging his men, one of the passengers, who appeared to take the lead, got upon the windlass and collared the gallant captain, attempting to remove him. But Capt Sturgis instantly threw him several feet from him, prostrate upon the deck, and made a signal for a reinforcement from the Hamilton, when another boat's crew, armed with cutlasses, came on board. Capt Sturgis ordered the women and children to go aft, and the men to fall back from the windlass, which they did. He then got the brig under weigh, and accompanied her some distance, leaving her with a fair and fresh breeze.

Saturday, May 29, 1847 (from New Brunswick Courier)

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
May 22 Ship Caledonia Wishart 29 days Liverpool   to John Wishart, merchandise
May 22 Barque Hillsborough Lamb 51 days Fleetwood   to James Kirk
May 22 Pallas Hall 50 days Cork passengers to S. Wiggins & Son
May 22 Brig Broderick Carr 32 days Newcastle   to Thomas L. Nicholson, coals
May 22 Inconstant _______   Cork passengers  
May 22 Schooner Mariner Healy 1 day Yarmouth, NS   to C. McLauchlan, sugar, &c.
May 23 Ship Mountaineer Bogart 30 days Liverpool   to James Kirk, merchandise
May 23 Sir Charles Napier Sear 18 days Londonderry passengers to order
(passenger list)
May 23 Brig Sally Ditchburn 38 days Workington   to James Kirk
May 23 Thornley Close Heran 39 days Donegal passengers to order
May 23 Schooner Maggie Kendrick 1 day Eastport   to master
May 24 Schooner Brothers Fitzgerald 2 days Portland   to master, assorted cargo
May 24 Eliza Jane Hilton 20 days New York   to master
May 25 Barque Amazon Hays 30 days Liverpool passengers  
May 25 Brig Mary Dunbar   Cork passengers  
May 25 Schr Eleanor Jane McCarthy 3 days Boston   to J.R. Crane, assorted cargo
May 26 Steamer Herald Brown   Eastport passengers to James Whitney, merchandise
May 26 Brigantine Ariel McNab 22 days Limerick   to S. Wiggins & Son
May 27 Brig Spring Wood 48 days Newcastle   to R. Rankin & Co, coals, &c.
May 27 Schooner Sir Robert Sale Croker 19 days New York   to George Thomas, flour and corn
May 27 Hiram Crosby 8 days New York   to R. Rankin & Co, flour, corn, pork, &c.
May 27 Meridian Kavanagh 8 days Boston   to master, assorted cargo
May 27 Armida Smith 4 days Portland   to Thomas McHenry, molasses
May 27 Resolution Claridge   Eastport   to master
May 27 Joseph Howe Scott 3 days Boston   to master, assorted cargo
May 28 Ship Harriet Scott Alexander 13 days Philadelphia   to order
May 28 Brig Dealy Stirratt 42 days Bantry passengers to Lewis Burns
May 28 James Hay Leavitt 10 days New York   to D. Leavitt, flour, &c.
May 28 Union Morrell 12 days Philadelphia   to Geo. Thomas, flour, &c.
May 28 Hammand McCane 12 days New York   to R. Rankin & Co
May 28 Robert McKenzie 29 days Matanzas   to N.S. Demill, sugar and molasses
May 28 Ocean _______ ________ Cork passengers  
May 28 Schooner Melville Sawyer 23 days Philadelphia   to J. & R. Reed, wheat, corn, and meal
May 28 Kate Slocomb 17 days Philadelphia   to O.V. Troop, flour and wheat
May 28 Steamer Maid of Erin Leavitt   Portland, Me passengers to Thomas Parks
May 29 Steamer Saxe Gotha Chisholm   Eastport passengers to jas. Whitney, flour, &c.
  Spoken: May 13th, lat, 42 30, lon. 52 40, ship Britannia, from St. John for Cork.-May 8, lat. 32 19, lon 72 40, brig Corfn, of St. John, from Philadelphia for Barbadoes.-May 11, lat. 39, lon. 70, barque St. Clare, from Baltimore to Liverpool.

Annah, at Boston, from Westport, spoke, 15th inst. lat 41 8, long. 45 15, ship Wm. Ward, from Liverpool for New York; 19th, lat. 42 10, long. 61, schr. John Boynton, Sim, 16 days from New York for Newry; 21st, lat. 42 22, long. 66 10, ship Waterloo, from St. John for Hull.

Reported by the ship Sir Edward Hamilton, arrived at St. Andrews, 22d May-At 10, A.M. April 30th, passed a schooner very close, waterlogged and abandoned, foremast gone and decks swept, except the anchors and hatches, painted all black, with a white streak, yellow fiddle-head; -on the stern "St. John, N.B." with white archboard-name could not be made out. Lat. By observation, 52 4 N. lon. 24 34 W.

Whale ship James Stewart, of this port, was reported at Navigator Islands, Jan. 28th, with 500 barrels sperm and 300 of whale oil.

In Hampton Roads, 17th instant, schooner Delphin, Holder, from St. John, for New York.

Sailed from Alexandria, May 19th, ship Favorite, Breen, of this port, for Liverpool.

Arrived at New York, 21st May, ship Oriental, Hoyt, of this port, Liverpool. Captain H. reports that on the 22d of April, off the Irish coast, fell in with the Prussian barque Meden, Capt. Blarked, from Stettin, bound to Ireland, in a sinking condition; took from her the mate and four of the crew: Capt. Blarked and the remainder of the crew got into a boat, alongside the wreck, when she swamped and all on board were lost.

Brigantine Widow, Gorum, arrived at Eastport, 21st inst. from Boston, to load for Jamaica.

Cleared at Charleston, 19th May, ship Clyde, Halcrow, St. John.-At New-York, 19th May, ship Ceylon, Bulls, St. John; 20th, schrs. Exemplar, Lockhart, and Sophia, Douglas, do.; 22d, barque Lord John Russell, Richards, do.; 25th, Oriental, Hoyt, do; schr. Acadia, Barnes, and Victoria, Hammond, do.; 26th, barques Wave, Kydd, and Susannah, Kydd, do.-At Philadelphia, 21st. Schr. Relief, Johnston, do.; 22d, L. O'Connor Doyle, Frost, do.-At Boston, May 24th, schr. Hesperus, Reed, and Woodlands, Salter, St. John; 25th barque Hindoo, Hughes, do.; brig Pictou, Clark, do.

Barque Acadian, Ritchie, 20 days from Greenock, for Halifax, went ashore at Whitehead, on the 19th instant, in a calm and thick fog-the masts were carried away by the vessel's thumping on the rocks. The crew and passengers got on shore with much difficulty.

British brig Grand Turk, Shaw, from Baltimore, bound to Londonderry, laden with flour and corn, was wrecked near Cape Henry, in a gale of the 12th and 13th instant. Vessel and cargo a total loss.

The Famine at Madeira-Accounts have been, received at New Bedford of the death of many hundreds of the inhabitants of Madeira by starvation. Flour was sold as high as $27 per barrel, but most of the inhabitants were unable to purchase it. There had been no potatoes on the island for two years on account of the rot. A letter to the Rev. Mr. Howe of New Bedford, asks for a portion of the food which the highly favored Americans throw to their animals to keep the people of Madeira from their graves.

Prince Edward Island.--
The Governor of Prince Edward Island has directed 3600 to be appropriated from the Colonial Treasury for the purchase of seed grain and potatoes, to be distributed among the most destitute of the inhabitants of the several districts of the Island, who may apply for the same-the amount to be refunded in January next. (NBC)

Late From Mexico.--
Intelligence from Jalapa to the 11th inst. was received at New Orleans on the 17th, by the steamer Fashion.-Gen. Worth was expected to enter Puebla on the 17th-no resistance being anticipated,-the Mexicans having evacuated the place. The Guerrillas do not give the American troops so much trouble as was anticipated.

An American who had been sent on a secret mission to Mexico, returned to Jalapa on the 6th. He reports two thousand soldiers in the city of Mexico.

All is said to be in anarchy and confusion in the city of Mexico. Santa Anna is stated to be at or near Ora??, raising troops. He threatens to attack Vera Cruz and Jalapa.-Gen. Scott's movements will depend upon circumstances, after the taking of Puebla.

Letters from Tampico, received at New Orleans state that the British Minister had been requested to bring about an arrangement between the United States and Mexico.

Commodore Perry sailed for Vera Cruz on the 10th, on a private expedition, supposed for Sisal and Campeachy.

New York May 27th.--
There is an active demand for Breadstuffs, at the present enormously high prices sustained....A large number of foreign vessels are arriving, filled with emigrants. These vessels find it difficult to obtain cargoes. Freights are low-2s. 9.

Ship Fever.--
The people sick of ship fever at Bellevue, have been removed to the farm houses on Long Island, which the children formerly occupied; and all those at the Alms House Hospital will also be removed to the same place. The deaths on Blackwells Island from this disease have averaged 17 per cent, while the deaths at Quarantine have not exceeded 7 per cent. It would seem from this circumstance that the ocean air was favourable to a cure of this disorder. We are sorry to hear continued reports of the increase of this fever within the limits of the city.

Passengers in the Ship Caledonia from Liverpool
-Major Staunos and lady; Mrs B. Wishart, Miss Stephenson, Captain H. Lawson, and Messrs. P. Gallagher, Jas. Reynolds, Innis and Davis.

In the Ship Mountaineer from Liverpool--
Messrs. W.J. Starr and Thomas McAvity, of this City, and Captains Bodie, Ball, and Millen.

Monday, May 31, 1847

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Consigned/Comments
Arrived at the Port of Saint John Monday, May 31, 1847
Thurs Ship Montaineer Bogart  31 days Liverpool   Jas. Kirk, gen. cargo
  Brig Spring Wood 48 days Newcastle   R. Rankin & Co., gen. cargo
  Schr. Sir R. Sale Croker 19 days New York   Geo. Thomas, flour, corn, &c.
  Hiram Crosby 8 days New York   R. Rankin & Co., flour, corn, &c.
  Meridian Kavanagh 8 days Boston   Master, assorted cargo
  Armide Smith 4 days Portland   J. McHenry, molasses
  Schr Kate Slocomb 17 days Philadelphia   Colin E. Cross, flour and wheat
  Joseph Howe Scott   Boston   Master, assorted cargo
  Melville Sawyer 22 days Philadelphia   J.&R. Reed, wheat, corn, and corn meal
Fri Ship Harriet Scott   Alexander, Philadelphia   to order
  Brig Dealy Stirrat 32 days Bantry  passengers Lewis Burns

"From Brig Dealy, from Bantry,--Bridget Conny, aged 10; Catherine Collins, aged 20; Ellen Haley, 17." from list of dead in NB Courier, July 3, 1847.

  James Hay Leavitt 10 days New York   D. Leavitt, flour, &c.
  Union Morrell 12 days Philadelphia   Geo Thomas, flour, &c.
  Hammond McCane 12 days New York   R. Rankin & Co
  Robert McKenzie 29 days Matanzas   N.S. Demill, sugar and molasses
  Ocean ----------   Cork passengers "From Brig Ocean, from cork,--Mary Rafter, aged 32." from list of dead in NB Courier, July 3, 1847.
  Steamer Maid of Erin Leavitt   Portland, (Me)  passengers  Thomas Parks
Sat Str. Saxe Gotha Chisholm    Eastport  passengers flour, etc.
Entered for Loading
May 25 Elgin Gray   Cork    
  Hillsborough Lamb   Preston    
  Sally Ditchburn   Cork    
May 27 Marchioness of Clydesdale Ferguson        
  Phesant Mussells   New York    
  Ariel McNab   Limerick    
  Frederick Smith   London    
May 27 Ship Maranham Jameison   Gloucester   deals
  barque Jane Hammond Vaughan   Liverpool   deals and boards
May 28 Brig Diana Cowan   Dumfires   timber, deals, &c.
  Arrived at New York, May 23, ship John Clark, from London; W. Carson, from Liverpool.

Cleared at New York, 24th, ship Lord John Russell, for this port. At Philadelphia, 23d, schr. L.O'C. Doyle, for ditto.

Cleared at Halifax, 25th schr. David, St. John.

Barque Tweed, at St. Andrews, from Bristol, on the 6th ult., in lat. 45 16 N., lon. 12 30 W., passed the hull of a Brig about 250 tons, timber laden, masts gone, decks broken up, and stern frame out, larboard anchor hanging to the bow; on the 16th in lat. 42, lon. 17 39, passed the quarter deck of a Ship of about 5 or 600 tons.

The brig Mariner, which arrived yesterday from the Clyde, has on board the crew of a Russian vessel, which she run down on the 10th inst. Captain lost. Miramichi Gleaner.

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