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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1827

The following information on arrivals, due to the condition of the papers, has been taken from various sources including the Montreal Gazette MG, the U.E. Loyalist UEL 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note: if ships' rigging or name of Master unpublished, it is indicated by -- (The newspapers were often filmed within their binding, making one side of some entries, unreadable, or only partly legible.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 1827.

see also St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records for Chambly & John Molson.

May 01 - June 09 | June 09 - July 23 | July 25 - October 02 | October 08 - December 13

1827
Arrived at the Port of Quebec October 8th, 11th, 15th & 18th - MG & November 3rd - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Oct 08 brig Charlotte Sloan 25 Aug Liverpool   to J Leather & Co. / salt
Oct 09 brig Earl of Dalhousie Boyd 26 Aug Greenock Capt. A. Gordon & family | 20 settlers to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
Oct 09 schooner Julia Wilson 09 Aug Jamaica   to Patterson, Weir & Co. / rum & sugar
Oct 09 brig Bonaparte McKennon 26 Aug from St. Vincents   to T. McKie / rum & sugar
Oct 13 brig William McGillivary Stoddard 46 days Jamaica Mr. J. Mure to Gillespie, Finlay & Co. / rum, coffee and Molasses
Oct 13 HMS Briton, 46 guns the Honorable Captain Gordon 04 Sept Portsmouth Commr. Parrie & officers for service on the Lakes  
Oct 15 schooner Lord Nelson Wilson 04 Sept Malaga Captain Scotland & the crew of the David, wrecked on Anticosti to Rogerson, Hunter & Co / fruit & brandy
Oct 17 brig Corsair McAlpine 01 Sept Greenock   to R. Dean & Co, / in ballast
Oct 17 brig Hibernia Wetherall 28 Aug Liverpool   to Robertson, Masson & Co. / salt
Oct 17 ship Margaret Sumpton 02 Sept Liverpool Mr. White, family and servants, Mr. Brusler, Mr. Hudson and Mr. Martin | 9 settlers Paterson, Weir & Co. / goods
Oct 17 brigantine Felix Souligny Painchaud 29 Aug Trinidad   to J.O. Brunet / rum
Oct 18 ship Ottawa Douglas 05 Sept London Mrs. Chesmer, Miss Kemble, Mrs. Cazy & daughter, Mr. Donnyman, Mr. Wilson and Master Trigg and Miss Barge to Finlay & Co. / general cargo
Oct 19 schooner Honora Crawley 28 Sept Halifax Mr. & Mrs. M. Reep to D. Ferguson / rum &c.
Oct 19 schooner Providence Sire 18 days Newfoundland   to Lemusurier / fish & oil
Oct 20 brigantine Barbadoes Incas 29 Aug Grenada   to James Ross / rum
Oct 20 brig Alexander Carter 03 Sept Liverpool   to Cringan & Co. / general cargo
 
Cleared:
Oct 02— brig Heart of Oak, Booth, (for) Dundee
Oct 02— brig Margaret, Troup, (for) Leith
Oct 02— bark Fides, Gill, (for) Hull
Oct 02— brig Spring Flower (Springflower), Brown, (for) Padstow
Oct 02— ship Priscilla, Mitchell, (for) Cork
Oct 03— bark Two Brothers, McCracken, (for) Dublin
Oct 03— bark Friends, Callender, (for) Hull
Oct 03— bark Ythan, Cairns, (for) Colchester
Oct 03— brig Hero, Wilson, (for) Ennis
Oct 03— brig Percival, Johnson, (for) Dublin
Oct 03— brig Pilgrim, Brown, (for) Sligo
Oct 03— bark Champlain, Hughes, (for) Cork
Oct 03— brig Kitty, Graystock, (for) Whitby
Oct 03— brig Medusa, Sampson, (for) Dublin
Oct 04— brig Mic Mac, R. White, (for) London
Oct 04— bark Ranger, T. Clark, (for) Liverpool
Oct 04— schooner Ranger, J. Messery, (for) Newfoundland
Oct 04— bark Town of Ross, R. Key, (for) Bristol
Oct 04— ship Montmorency, Teasdale, (for) London
Oct 04— bark Europe, Willis, (for) Bristol
Oct 04— ship Hero, J. Stewart, (for) London
Oct 05— ship Britannia, Redpath, (for) London
Oct 05— bark Argus, Forster, (for) Chatham
Oct 05— brig Fidelity, English, (for) Greenock
Oct 05— brig Henry Brougham, Reigh, (for) New Ross
Oct 05— bark Wave, Richardson, (for) New Ross
Oct 05— brig Integrity, Banks, (for) Workington
Oct 06— bark Lady Digby, Wood, (for) Newry
Oct 06— brig Thomas Farrel / Farrell, Coresh / Consit, (for) Wexford
Oct 06— schooner Messenger, Davidson, (for) Magdalen Islands
Oct 08— bark Granicus, Wilkie, (for) Cork
Oct 08— schooner Rose, Messery, (for) Newfoundland
Oct 08— schooner Royal Sovereign, Pennell, (for) Newfoundland
Oct 08— ship Wanderer, Waygood, (for) Plymouth
Oct 08— brig Phœbe, Finn, (for) Cork
Oct 08— bark Quebec Trader, Baker, (for) Dublin
Oct 08— brig Castor, Cochran, (for) Cork
Oct 08— schooner Minerva, Caldwell, (for) Miramichi
Oct 08— brig Cheviot, Mawson, (for) Lynn
Oct 08— brig Good Intent, Edwards, (for) Tralee
Oct 08— bark Brothers, Jenkinson, (for) Hull
Oct 08— ship General Wolfe, Stanworth, (for) Bristol
Oct 09— ship Thorne, Johnson, (for) London
Oct 09— brig Try Again, McLintock, (for) Liverpool
Oct 09— bark Pearsons, Foggo, (for) Hull
Oct 10— brig Canada, Patterson, (for) Longport
Oct 10— brig Brigand, Hurlow, (for) Penclawdd
Oct 10— brig Prince George, Morrison, (for) Leith
Oct 10— brig Liddle, Thompson, (for) Hull
Oct 10— brig Rival, Evening, (for) Halifax
Oct 10— brig Henry Tate, Boyle, (for) Belfast
Oct 11— brig Sir Watkin, Sanderson, (for) Belfast
Oct 11— brig Six Sisters, Irvine, (for) Preston
Oct 11— ship Resolution, Ward, (for) London
Oct 11— brig Pilot, Jones, (for) Cardiff
Oct 11— ship Sir William Bensley, Smith, (for) London
Oct 11— brig Donegall, Heyton, (for) Cardiff
Oct 11— brig Experiment, Watt, (for) Larue
Oct 11— ship General Hewitt, Lee, (for) Cork
Oct 12— ship Forster, Bennett, (for) Hull
Oct 12— brig Royal Yeoman, Willis, (for) Weymouth
Oct 12— brig Elizabeth, Robertson, (for) Dublin
Oct 12— brig Isabella, Morris, (for) Limerick
Oct 12— schooner Tryal, Lablond, (for) Richibucto
Oct 12— brig Albion, Isaacs, (for) Cork
Oct 12— brig Greenhow, McKay, (for) Newry
Oct 12— ship Dunlop, Gowan, (for) Belfast
Oct 12— ship Jane, Jones, (for) Belfast
Oct 13— brig Hannah, Stewart, (for) Milford
Oct 13— bark Tottenham, Birbeck, (for) New Ross
Oct 13— ship Baltic Merchant, Parry, (for) Berwick
Oct 13— bark Asia, Parkin, (for) Newcastle
Oct 13— ship Minerva, Carrick, (for) Hull
Oct 13— brig Transit, Potts, (for) Newport
Oct 15— brig Betsey, Carroll, (for) Tralee
Oct 15— brig Cherub, Millar, (for) Greenock
Oct 15— ship Hope, Hall, (for) Stockton
Oct 15— brig Robert, Johnston, (for) London
Oct 15— brig Rocket, Murray, (for) Liverpool
Oct 15— ship Harmony, Young, (for) Leith

Passengers:
In the General Wolfe, sailed on the 10th instant., for Bristol, Mr. Polhill of his Majesty's Customs.
In the transport Haydon, sailed this day for Portsmouth, the Hon. M.H. Perceval, Collector of His Majesty's Customs in Canada, Dr. Forbes and a number of invalids belonging to Regiments serving in the Canadas.
. . . The Haydon transport, which was to have sailed this morning, went ashore at Point Levy, a little to the eastward of the Hotel, she has since been got off. The following officers are passengers aboard the Haydon, Captain Kirwin and Ensign Gibson, 66th Regiment, Ensign Stack, 71st Regiment. Assistant Surgeon Goldsworthy, Royal Artillery and Staff Surgeon Grier, with between 30 and 40 Invalids belonging to different corps in Canada. The Hon. M.H. Perceval, Collector of His Majesty's Customs is also a passenger.
. . . In the list of passengers in the Haydon transport, Lieut. Binney, late 70th Regiment, was omitted.
In the Minerva, for Hull, Mr. John Grainger. In the Cherub, for Greenock, Mr. Pinkerton.

The Society in Scotland, for assisting Scottish Settlers in British North America, in procuring Ministers, Schoolmasters and Catechists, in connection with their National Church, have lately obtained Ordination for two Licentiates of the Church of Scotland, namely, Messrs. James Morrison and George Struthers, the former destined for Dartmouth and the latter for Horton, Nova Scotia. The Society are soon to procure two Gælic Ministers for destitute places in Canada and Nova Scotia.— Old Quebec Gazette

EMIGRATION TO CANADA
This year there has been little emigration for the English Counties to America. Although about 6,000 persons have embarked at Liverpool for Canada and the United States, the bulk of the emigrants were Irish families ; and in visiting the ships, the piles of bags of potatoes and pork-hams at once showed the description of passengers ; and only the wonder was how so many of that wretched people found the means to emigrate. By mid-summer the rage for emigration had nearly ceased ; and instead of passengers, many of the ships had taken cargoes of salt. At Liverpool, notwithstanding the immense business done at that port, such is the redundancy of merchant sailors, that hundreds have been idle for months without being able to procure a ship, although their wages are reduced to £2.10s. a month, and many have been obliged to enter the Royal Navy.— Glasgow Chronicle

EMIGRATION TO THE BRAZILS
The extent, with regard to the numbers, of emigration to the Brazils now about to take place from the harbour of Cork, with about 2,500 persons, men, women and children. The project is under the management and direction of a gentleman, a native of the county of Cork, who served in the British Army and subsequently in the Portuguese service, with considerable reputation in both. He was severely wounded in one of the battles in the war in the Peninsula. He became a favourite of King John, and after his demise, went to the Brazils, where he gained the confidence of the Emporer, and came from that country here, to effect the emigration which is now in preparation. Every thing seems to be conducted upon a very ample scale, and unlimited funds appear to be at the command of the directing head. The number of vessels engaged, now in the harbour is ten. If the persons applying to proceed were indiscriminately received, these vessels would be quite inadequate to take a tithe of the number ; but there is a great selection observed, and perhaps when the roll is filled, a finer set of fellows, in appearance, could not be easily mustered. They are composed, chiefly, of farmers and labourers from the neighbourhood of Mallow, Doneraile and Butevant, with a small proportion from Cark and vicinity.— There are several architects and mechanics, but these have not been particulary sought after.— Cork Southern Reporter

A fine brig named the Brilliant, of 240 tons, was launched on Friday, from Mr. Munn's ship-yard, Saint Rocks.

Died:
At Torpoint, August 14th, William Lloyd Esq., aged 72 years, formerly commander of the Serapis frigate, (probably the same ship captured by Paul Jones) one of the oldest Masters in the British Navy. He has been heard to say, that, during the long period of his service, (about half a century) he never lost a spar or sail. He was in the engagement with Lord Rodney and Count de Grasse, and was present during most of the principal naval engagements of the last war.
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec October 22nd - MG & November 10th - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Oct 20 brig Amythyst Thomas Thompson 05 Sept London Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher and family, Captain Clernow, 41st half-pay, Messrs. H. Desrivieres Beaubien, Bunn and Smith and two in the steerage to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
Oct 22 brig Caledonia Miller 27 Aug Troon   to James Brown / coals
Oct 23 brigantine Gaspé Dawson 55 days Demerara   to J.P. Thirlwell / rum
Oct 24 brig Bob Logic Anderson 06 Sept St. Vincent   to J.P. Thirlwell / rum & molasses
Oct 24 brig Douglas Day 24 Sept Newfoundland   to J. Dyke / rum & wines
Oct 24 brigantine Caroline Ashwood 01 Oct Newfoundland   to L. Tulloch / fish
 
Cleared:
Oct 16— brig Brothers, Fulton, (for) Wexford
Oct 16— schooner Marie Louise, Bernier, (for) Miramichi
Oct 16— schooner Three Sisters, Todridge, (for) Newfoundland
Oct 17— brig Pericles, Spence, (for) London
Oct 17— ship John & Thomas, Martin, (for) Liverpool
Oct 17— brig Promise, Shearer, (for) Liverpool
Oct 18— brig Apollo, Bragg, (for) Cork
Oct 18— brig Thetis, Galt, (for) Limerick
Oct 18— brig Indian, Mathias, (for) Liverpool
Oct 18— brig Prince Cobourg, Fritt, (for) Tobago
Oct 18— ship Centurion, Bankier, (for) Bristol
Oct 18— bark Queen, Heath, (for) London
Oct 18— ship Briton, Wilson, (for) Bristol
Oct 18— brig Welcome, Paul, (for) Greenock
Oct 18— ship Hope, Marshall, (for) London
Oct 19— brig Phillis, Penrice, (for) Dublin
Oct 19— brig Sophia, Neil, (for) Greenock
Oct 19— brig Ann, Eliza & Jane, Dodds, (for) Bristol
Oct 19— ship Princess of Wales, Clyma, (for) Plymouth
Oct 19— brig Imperial, Tiflin, (for) Lynn
Oct 19— brig Lincoln, Master, (for) Leith
Oct 19— brig Anne, Robson, (for) Sunderland
Oct 19— ship Emperor Alexander, Davison, (for) Rio de Janeiro
Oct 19— brig Thames, Adams, (for) Port Glasgow

Passengers:
In the Indian, for Greenock, Mrs. John Torrance, and two children, Master Andrew and Miss Catherine Torrance. Mr. Duncan Fisher and Mr. Edward Jones of Montreal, and Mrs. Benjamin Torrance and Miss Miller of Quebec.

Arrivals at Halifax:
29th September, brig Industry from Quebec ; 3rd October, schooner Mosquito from Jamaica (bound to Quebec)
Montreal Gazette, November 5th, 1827
Halifax, N.S. October 8th.— the brig Industry, (late Martin) arrived here on Tuesday in distress, having experienced a succession of heavy gales, from the 7th to the 9th of September, on which day she was struck by a heavy sea, which washed overboard Captain Martin, Mr. Lightgow, mate, and the cook, who were all lost, and left her in a very disabled state, without a navigator on board ; on the 13th, fell in with the ship Edward, Cormerais, from Hampton Roads, for London. Captain C. put on board Mr. Thomas, 2nd mate, who has succeeded in bringing her into port.
[The Industry, left the port of Quebec about the 18th August last for Jamaica, with a general cargo shipped by Messrs. Patersons & Weir.]

NOTICE
The Co-partnership heretofore existing between the Subscribers, in the Steam Boats Frontenac and Queenston, has by mutual consent this day ended. —All claims against said Boats to be settled by John Hamilton, who is authorised so to do, as also to collect all debts due to them.
ROBERT HAMILTON
JOHN HAMILTON
Queenston, 26th October, 1827
Arrived at the Port of Quebec October 29th, November 1st & 5th - MG & November 17th - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Oct 27 schooner John Bennett 24 days Newfoundland   to W. Budden, fish & oil
Oct 28 bark St. Charles Cousens 09 Sept London Mr. W. Ware, Royal Engineers to Penniston & McGill / general cargo
Oct 29 brig Welcome Hamlyn 03 Oct Newfoundland   to order / in ballast
Oct 30 brig Esther Nichols 18 days Newfoundland Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Freer and two Misses Elliott to A.C. Freer & Co. fish & oil
Oct 30 brig Young Samuel Buteau 15 Sept Demerara   to Mr. Buteau / rum
Oct 30 brig Stephen Wright Gibson 15 Oct Sydney, N.S. 5 settlers to Sheppard & Campbell / in ballast
Oct 30 brig Carrington McDougall 10 Sept Jamaica Mr. Bagley to D. Ross / rum
Oct 30 brig Canadian Hamilton 12 Sept Liverpool Mr. & Mrs. McCaulay, Captain Patrickson and Mr. Gordon to G. Ross & Co. / general cargo
Nov 03 schooner Mosquito Blair -- Oct Halifax   to James Brown / rum &c.
 
Cleared:
Oct 20— ship Erie, Stoddard, (for) London
Oct 20— schooner Ceres, Forbes, (for) Miramichi
Oct 20— ship Berlin, Weaver, (for) Jamaica
Oct 20— schooner Cornelia, Hall, (for) Dublin
Oct 20— ship Elizabeth, Ritchie, (for) Grangemouth
Oct 20— brig Southampton, Tuzo, (for) Bermuda
Oct 22— brig Elizabeth, Service, (for) London
Oct 22— bark John Howard, Bruce, (for) Cork
Oct 22— brig John Binmer, Scott, (for) London ?
Oct 22— brig William Appleton, Williams, (for) Jamaica
Oct 23— ship Princess Royal, Townsend, (for) Grenada
Oct 24— brig Earl Dalhousie, Gad[son], (for) Liverpool
Oct 24— brig Elizabeth, Morin, (for) Padstow
Oct 24— brig John, Morrison, (for) Leith
Oct 25— H.M. ship Briton, Honorable Capt. Gordon, (for) Portsmouth
Oct 27— brig Endymion, Smith, (for) Liverpool
Oct 27— schooner Better Luck, Gironardi, (for) Halifax
Oct 27— schooner Reward, Uran, (for) Jamaica
Oct 27— brig Christian, Christian, (for) Liverpool
Oct 27— brig Sarah Mary, Holmes, (for) London
Oct 27— brig Spring Hill, McFee, (for) Demerara
Oct 27— brig Horatio, Sparks, (for) Liverpool
Oct 29— ship Valiant, Agar, (for) London
Oct 29— brig Mary, Cummings, (for) Bleasdale ?
Oct 29— brigantine Lord Nelson, Wilson, (for) Newfoundland
Oct 29— bark James, Cary, (for) Falmouth
Oct 29— brig Trial, Young, (for) London
Oct 31— ship James, Walton, (for) London
Oct 31— ship Crown, Wrag, (for) London
Oct 31— brig Thomas Battersby, Blaney, (for) Demerara
Nov 01— brig Mary Ann, Lodge, (for) London

Passengers:
In the John Howard, for Cork, Mr. James Atkins (Aikins) and family.
His Majesty's ship Briton, Hon. Captain Gordon, sailed on Thursday, for Portsmouth. Doctor Forbes and Captain Stott were passengers.— Quebec Mercury
In the Horatio, for Liverpool, Capt. Pennington, 71st Regiment, lady & family and Mr. Cuvillier and family. In the Rebecca, for Greenock, Mr. & Mrs. Munro. In the Spring Hill, for Demerara, Mr. J.L. McNair and Mr. Thomas Hamilton. In the ship James, for London, Lieut. Gray h.p. --st Regiment and Mrs. Gray.

Fatal Accident.— Last Friday afternoon, as the Steam Boat Laprairie was ascending the current below this City, the man at the helm, gave the alarm of someone having fallen overboard, when Captain Morin instantly lowered his Boat to the assistance of the unfortunate individual ; but from the force of the current, his exertions were unavailing. On assembling the passengers, the absent one was found to be Mr. Francois Beaudry, a respectable citizen of this place, and for many years of the Seminary.— Montreal Gazette

Arrivals at the Masonic Hall Hotel.
Honorable Captain Byng and Captain Bayfield, R.N. — Deputy Assistant Commissary Generals Lenny and Robertson — Messrs. Prior, Willis, Cringan, Percival (from England) Ireland (from England) Mrs. Adams, Miss Kingsland, &c. &c.

We are happy to state that Master Hankes has again arrived in town. As there were many who wished to have their profiles taken, but who, with that spirit of procrastination so common to humanity, delayed until the young gentleman was gone, we have no doubt they will embrace the present opportunity of paying him a visit. We understand he leaves again on Tuesday, and therefore recommend those who wish to avail themselves of his skill in the art of taking likenesses to call at the Mansion House any time between twelve and four either today or Monday.— Herald


The following is a comparative statement of vessels, tonnage and settlers, arrived at the Port of Quebec, up to the 31st October 1826 and 1827, viz:—
Years Vessels Tonnage Settlers
1826 684 176,927 10,718
1827 594 151,468 16,858
 
No Arrivals at the Port of Quebec November 8th & 12th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
 
Cleared:
Nov 03— ship Active, Walker, (for) Liverpool
Nov 03— brig Nemises, Smith, (for) Poole
Nov 03— ship Brilliant, McPherson, (for) Liverpool
Nov 03— schooner Honora, Corregie, (for) Belfast
Nov 03— ship Richard Sands, Owens, (for) Liverpool
Nov 03— ship William & George, Brydon / Bryson, (for) Londonderry
Nov 03— brig Favourite, Allan, (for) Greenock
Nov 03— schooner Esperance, Digaoffee, (for) Miramichi
Nov 03— ship Asia, Ward, (for) London
Nov 05— schooner Betsey, Thomas, (for) Dublin
Nov 05— brig Erato, Blair, (for) London
Nov 05— brig Alexander, Halliday, (for) Leanelly ?
Nov 05— ship Dependent, Carr, (for) London
Nov 06— brig Charlotte, Sloan, (for) Liverpool
Nov 06— brig Bob Logic, Anderson, (for) London
Nov 06— ship Quebec Packet, Atkinson, (for) London
Nov 06— schooner John, Bennett, (for) Brigies (Newfoundland)
Nov 06— schooner Experience, Pollard, (for) Liverpool
Nov 07— brig George & Catherine, Blacklock, (for) Liverpool
Nov 07— brig Bonaparte, Ryan, (for) Glasgow
Nov 07— ship Ariadne, McColl, (for) Greenock
Nov 07— schooner Julia, Marchand, (for) Barbadoes
Nov 08— brig James, J. Rankin, (for) Liverpool
Nov 08— brig Gratitude, Gellatly, (for) Dundee
Nov 08— schooner Providence, Sire, (for) Miramichi
Nov 09— ship Maria, Boyce, (for) London
Nov 09— brig Corsair, McAlpine, (for) Dublin

DIED.
In this city, on Monday evening last [Oct. 29th], of the typhus fever, caught while bestowing the consolations of religion to a family of Irish emigrants, in the suburbs of this city, afflicted with that disease, the Reverend Mr. Boussin, on of the Priests of the Montreal Seminary.

Passengers:
In the Favourite, hence for Greenock, Mr. Nerrie and Mr. Jamieson. In the Asia, hence for London, M. Wilson Esq., of H.M. Customs, and Mr. Thorne. In the Ariadne, hence for Greenock, Messrs. A. Macpherson and Tate. In the Gratitude, hence for Dundee, Mrs. Wetherhead and family. In the Active, for Liverpool, Mr. Roberts.
In the John Jay, Holdredge, from New York for Liverpool, Captain Louis of Canada, Richard Clark, of Canada ; R. Mortimer, of Manchester England ; Mr. Higgins and Mrs. Martin of New York.

Steam-boats arrived last night experienced some obstruction from ice below Three Rivers, which damaged their paddles. The Quebec does not return again to the port this year.

The Steam-boat New Swiftsure on Saturday night ran aground opposite the town, a short distance below the little island. Her freight and passengers were transferred to the Chambly, which proceeded in her place to Quebec.


Dancing is a more healthful exercise than running, because it is less violent, and may be longer continued without risk of sudden exhaustion. It is also more beneficial, from the exhilaration of spirits excited by the music and agreeable intercourse with the fair sex, with which it is always associated ; and it is one of those exercises which can be even enjoyed after the body has been previously fatigued, and is frequently demonstrated in those countries which are attached to this amusement. Thus a band of Scottish reapers, after labouring in a harvest field from sunrise to sunset, will dance all night to the music of an itinerant fiddler, without appearing to be exhausted ; and in the West Indies, a negro, who has worked all day under a tropical sun, stimulated by love and pleasure, will walk 10 to 12 miles to a dance ; and after footing it all night, return to his task work — in the morning, apparently as much refreshed as if he had passed the night on his pallet. Dancing, to prove highly salutary, should be conducted either in the open air, or in a large, well-ventilated rooms.— Medical Essays

Extract of a Letter from St. John's, Newfoundland.— " There arrived here, about ten days ago, a craft from Irvine, which raised the wonderment of every body.— Her name is the Industry, Edwards, master, a cutter of no less than twenty-three tons register ! In this boat, as he calls her, he and his crew crossed the Atlantic ocean in seven weeks, without quadrant or log-line on board, and all of them ignorant of the theory of navigation. The island of Fogo brought him up, where he obtained a supply of provisions, of which he was short, and thence found his way hither. He says he left home in consequence of the badness of the times, being unable to find employment for his boat there, and, in hopes of doing better in some part of America, bent his course westward. His cargo consisted of about 300 bushels of coal ; and he has been fortunate enough to get a charter to carry new fish from hence to Lisbon. The fishery from all parts seems to be going on steadily.— Greenock Advertiser
 
No Arrivals at the Port of Quebec November 15th & 19th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
 
Cleared:
Nov 10— brig Mary Stewart, Smith, (for) Liverpool
Nov 10— schooner Betsey, Le Rueg, (for) Liverpool
Nov 10— brig St. Andrew, Mulloy, (for) Cork
Nov 10— schooner Marie Catherine, Bernier, (for) Halifax
Nov 10— schooner Sparian, Bellingsley, (for) Miramichi
Nov 10— schooner Fleahera, Canny, (for) Bermuda
Nov 11— ship Margaret, Sumptson, (for) Liverpool
Nov 12— brig Caledonia, Miller, (for) Belfast
Nov 13— ---- Northumberland, Smith, (for) London
Nov 13— ship John Francis, Miller, (for) Liverpool
Nov 13— brig Welcome, Hamlyn, (for) Liverpool
Nov 13— ---- Georgianna, Douglas, (for) London
Nov 13— bark St. Charles, Cousens, (for) London

Passengers:
In the Margaret, for Liverpool, Mr.& Mrs. Fisher, H. Gowan, A. McGill, M. Marshall, Andrew Paterson and Master Paterson. In the Caledonia, hence from Belfast, Mr. William Hunter & Mr. McKeown. In the Saint Charles, for London, Mr. William Field.

Ancaster, November 3. 1827.
Canada Company:
We have just heard that the whole of the Company's Establishment is to be removed forthwith to Guelph, where all their business is to be hereforth transacted. The quantity of land already taken up, in the Guelph Block, amounted, last week to 12,250 acres.— Gore Gazette

UNFORTUNATE SHIPWRECK ON LAKE ERIE:— The schooner Ann, Captain Allan, of Sandusky, left Buffalo on the 20th ult., bound for Sandusky with nine Passengers, and a Crew of five men.— cargo salt and baggage. Owing to the severity of the gale, she was driven on to Long Point, about 10 o'clock the same night, when she bilged instantly, scarcely having time for the passengers to get up on deck ; all however reached the deck except an old lady. After reaching the deck, the sea broke over the vessel with such violence, that three men, three women and a child were washed over. The crew and one passenger clung to the wreck until morning, when they were taken off.
The names of the passengers lost are, Rowland, and Mila Pettis and their wives and child, Charles Putin and an elderly lady, name unknown, lived in Ohio. During the gale the vessel and cargo were entirely lost.

The Steam-boat Waterloo which left Montreal on Monday after being detained at several places by adverse winds and dark night reached Carouge yesterday morning at eight o'clock when her piston rod snapped. She rode out the heavy gale of yesterday at anchor, and a boat was able to leave her this morning for Quebec, with several of the passengers.

The foundation stone of the Monument to Wolfe and Montcalm was laid this forenoon by the Governor in Chief, in the garden enjoining the old Chateau. The fraternity of Masons attended ; and the troops lined the streets facing the garden as far as the Citadel. A feu de joie was fired on the occasion.— Old Gazette
 
Arrived at the Port of Quebec November 22nd, 26th & 29th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Nov 24 schooner Florida Lemieux 21 days Gaspé   to Mr. Buteau
 
Cleared:
Nov 15— schooner Mosquito, Dawson, (for) Belfast
Nov 15— schooner Seaflower, Baker, (for) Halifax
Nov 16— schooner Clarise, Dechene, (for) Newfoundland
Nov 16— brig Douglas, Day, (for) Newfoundland
Nov 16— brig Carrington, McDougall, (for) London
Nov 16— brig Gaspé, Bonyman, (for) Jamaica
Nov 17— brig Alexander, Carter, (for) Liverpool
Nov 17— brig Hibernia, Wetherall, (for) Liverpool
Nov 17— brig Hero, Willis, (for) Greenock
Nov 18— brig William McGillivray, Stoddard, (for) London
Nov 18— brig Felix Souligny, Le Cornie, (for) Demerara
Nov 19— brig Young Samuel, Buteau, (for) Barbadoes
Nov 19— schooner Industry, Kent, (for) London
Nov 19— brig Barbadoes, Douglas, (for) Barbadoes
Nov 20— ship Montreal, Udney, (for) Liverpool
Nov 20— schooner Dolphin, Bernier, (for) Halifax
Nov 21— brig Stephen Wright, Gibson, (for) Swansea
Nov 21— schooner Lark, Stephens, (for) Halifax
Nov 21— schooner Caroline, Ashwood, (for) Fayal
Nov 21— brig Amethyst, Thompson, (for) London
Nov 21— brig Earl of Dalhousie, Boyd, (for) Greenock
Nov 21— brig Canadian, Hamilton, (for) Liverpool
Nov 21— brig Esther, Nicholas, (for) Bristol
Nov 22— schooner Dolphin, Chartier, (for) Halifax
Nov 22— ship Ottawa, Douglass, (for) London
Nov 22— brig Kingfisher, Rayside, (for) London
Nov 23— schooner St. Ann, Lioset, (for) ----?

Passengers:
In the John Francis, for Liverpool, Mr. William Patterson, Mr. James Saunders. In the Gaspé for Jamaica, Mr. W. Forester and Mr. James Scott. In the William McGillivray, for London, Mr. Scott and two Misses Stoddard. In the Georgianna, for London, Miss Stewart and Mr.& Mrs. Short. In the Alexander, for Liverpool, Messrs. Rennie & Robertson. In the Carrington, for London, Mr.& Mrs. Thirlwall & child. In the Leeds, sailed from New York for Liverpool, 8th instant, Captain King R.N., Mr. Bach and Lieut. Pooley, Royal Engineers. In the packet George Henry, at Boston, 6th instant from Halifax, Lieut-Colonel Cochrane and D. McCallum and lady, and others. In the Young Samuel, for Demerara, Mr. W. Douglas. In the Barbadoes, for Barbadoes, Mr. F. Parent. In the Amethyst, for London, T.L. Edwards Esq., His. M. Customs and Mr. Bentley. In the Ottawa for London, Mr. A.S. Chapman, E. O'Hara, Benjamin Torrance, Wilson and Miss Brooks. In the Esther, for Liverpool, Mr. S. Wright. In the Canadian, for Liverpool, Mr. James Hamilton, Mr. P. Methley and Mr. Cheney. In the Kingfisher, for London, Mr. Crawford and Miss Heretage.

On Tuesday afternoon the Steam Navigation of this province received a valuable auxiliary, by the launch of the St. Lawrence, from Mr. Proctor's ship-yard. She belongs to the St. Lawrence Steam-Boat Company, and will possess all the conveniences and advantages which the boats of the proprietors are well known to enjoy. Her dimensions are similar to those of the New Swiftsure, with the exception of the hold, which is not so deep. The engine of the Malsham will be placed in her during the winter, and she will be ready to commence her progress on the opening of the navigation [1828].

TREATY OF GHENT
The Commissioners for settling the boundary under the seventh article of the above treaty have, after much labour and patient investigation, this day closed their labours and made the final reports to their respective governments. It is gratifying to state, that the aforesaid Commissioners have amiably determined by far the largest portion of the line : two points only have been referred to the Governments, viz. one affecting St. George's Island, below the Sault de Marie, in the water communication between Lakes Huron and Superior ; and the other, the water communication, Lake Superior (north-west of that Lake,) and Lac La Plue.The Commissioners, it will be recollected, are Anthony Barclay Esq. and General Porter.— Albion
[ We are given to understand that these reversal points are of more importance that the paragraph above quoted apparently implies.— Ed. Mercury ]
this Treaty at the end of the 1812-1814 War, set the 49th parallel as the Canada-US boundary

The navigation for the season is fast drawing to a close around us, and the indications of winter are rapidly increasing. The Steamboat St. Andrews, which plies between Lachine and Port Fortune, was frozen in, on her last passage upwards, and her valuable cargo is now storing in temporary buildings till the commencement of winter travelling can ensure its safe conveyance to its owners. The Steamboat Union, arrived last Tuesday at Grenville, from Bytown, and is laid up for the winter at the former place. A considerable quantity of property of various descriptions, at present much wanted for the new settlements on the Ottawa, will have to remain for sometime exposed to much detriment, at intermediate posts, before it can reach its destination.
The Steam-boats on the St. Lawrence are also proceeding to their winter quarters — the Lady of the Lake left this, on Wednesday, and on Friday the John Molson took her station at William Henry [Sorel], for the winter months. The Hercules, which left Quebec on Monday, arrived here on Saturday, after having towed the Waterloo from Riviere de Loup to her winter quarters at Sorel, which was rendered necessary, by the breaking of the piston rod of the latter vessel. The Ferry-boat Edmund Henry departed on Thursday last to station herself at the Isles de Boucherville, for the winter.
Yesterday afternoon, the Steam-boat Hercules returned from Sorel, where she had been for some schooners. She and her barge will leave for their winter quarters at Sorel tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. The Steam-boats Laprairie and Chambly went to their winter stations yesterday. The New Swiftsure is expected here in the course of the day, from Quebec.

Extract of a private letter from Quebec, of Tuesday last.
We have the most distressing news from the shipping below. The Ottawa is ashore at L'Ilet, having been run ashore as the least of two evils, the ice being dangerous. She lost all her anchors and cables. He states they were in very great danger. The Kingfisher is said to be floating up and down in a field of ice, without the possibility of rendering the slightest assistance. A schooner called the Caroline is said to be upset and filled with water. The Amethyst having sailed last Thursday, is confidently asserted to be entirely out of danger.

DIED
At Lake Maskinonge, on the 23rd inst., Jesse Armstrong senior, Esquire, aged 82. He was one of those honorable and faithful persons, who, preferring their allegiance to their apparent interests, sustained the Royal cause in the British Colonies, now the United States of America, manfully in the field ; and accompanied it, when disastrous, to its retreat in this country. He retained his senses to the last, and died without a pang, having lived to see himself the source of a numerous and amiable family, and to hold on his knee, his great-grand-children. The Harbour Master of the Port of Montreal, and the Captain of the Steamboat Chambly, are amongst the number of his grand-children.
 
No Arrivals at the Port of Quebec December 3rd, 10th & 13th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
 
Passengers:
In the Packet of the 6th (?) inst., sailed from New York for Liverpool, Captain The—berry, of the Royal Navy, and A.C. Dunlop, Esquire and lady, of Scotland.

Extract of a private letter from Quebec, dated Thursday the 29th November.
The passengers of the Ottawa, Kingfisher and Esther came up this morning. The following vessels are known to be ashore. Ottawa and Caroline at L'Ilet, Esther, Kingfisher, Earl of Dalhousie and St. Ann, on Crane Island. The Barbadoes has been abandoned, full of water but was floating in the Traverse with two others on Tuesday last. No certain information has been received respecting the Canadian and the Amethyst. There seems little doubt that the latter has passed safe down and it is hoped the former also. Alexander, Carrington and William McGillivray discharged their pilots on Tuesday last, no ice of consequence then below the Traverse. The Esther was three days drifting in the ice and lost an anchor and chain, but has not received much damage. Captain Nicholas [Esther], intends to proceed to sea with her next spring-tides (Sunday) should the navigation become sufficiently open. Kingfisher has thrown over part of her cargo and is very much lagged. Dolphin, hence for Halifax has been abandoned, crew saved with all healthy. St. Arnaud (the pilot of the Wm. McGillivray,) came up last night ; he reports having seen two brigs off Kamarouska, which he took for the Amethyst and Stephen Wright on Friday last ; considers those vessels would have an open passage through the upper channel — the wind being strong W.N.W. which drove all the ice to the south side. Saw two brigs below the Traverse last Monday, one of them under sail. Channel still open on the north side. Colonel Ramsay who was sent down to get the despatches, arrived this morning with them.

Extract of a private letter from Quebec, dated Saturday the 1st of December.
The passengers in the Ottawa go down today as Captain Douglass, from the mildness in the weather is again going to proceed to sea.


IRELAND
Emigration from the North of Ireland to America has been going on for the last fifty years, to the extent of from 10,000 to 15,000 persons annually, and to that fact alone may be attributed a great deal of the peace and comfort of the peasantry of the Northern Counties over other parts of Ireland. If we encourage the removal of 100,000 in three years, by means of public Emigration, there is hardly a doubt but that nearly an equal number would voluntarily accompany them, free of any expense to the public ; and we may fairly assume, that in ten years 500,000 persons would be removed.— London Courier

York, December 1st 1827.
York and Guelph Road.— We have received a letter from our obliging correspondent Mr. Goesman, deputy surveyor, from which we extract an interesting paragraph.
" The route, tho' crooked, has at last proved to be without swamps or hills of any note, and has been effecyted without increasing the length more than a mile or two in the whole distance of forty-eight — consequently the road will not exceed 49 or 50 miles in length, and will be made entirely over hard land, on a line which is by nature, already passable on horseback. As soon as the old rotton timber shall be cleared away from off the ground (which I think the settlers will do this winter) it will form an excellent sleigh-road. " — Esquesing, Nov. 24th — Colonial Advocate

Ancaster, Nov.
New Town of London.— Almost as long ago as we can remember, a Town of the above name was laid down on the Map of Upper Canada — and the people of Britain, with the exception of the very few, to whom actual observation had taught the fallacy of such an idea, were then induced to believe that a young Metropolis was growing up on the banks of the Upper Canadian Thames. It will, therefore, be a matter of surprise to many, when they are informed, that, until within the last eighteen months, this Town had only an ideal existence, and that the spot upon which it was marked was in the centre of an uncultivated forest.— Within the period above mentioned, however, the spot in question, has been fixed upon by the Legislature, as the site for the District Town, and in consequence where, lately, not a tree was felled, all has now become bustle and activity. A considerable tract of country has been cleared -- roads laid out -- bridges built -- and between 20 and 30 buildings, about half of Frame, have been erected -- including a temporary Jail and Court House, a very respectable Tavern -- a Blacksmith's Shop, a Brewery (erecting) -- one or two small Merchant Shops and some very good Dwelling Houses.— The site is a very handsome one, at the forks of the Thames, on an elevated piece of table land, commanding an extensive view of Forests and cultivated Farms on the opposite banks of the River, to the South and the West, and thro' a fine avenue of trees on Dundas street, which has been opened from the Town for several miles.— The Court House, which will be one of the most magnificent buildings of its kind, in Upper Canada, is commenced, under the superintendance of a most respectable architect (Mr. Ewart) a great proportion of the bricks have already been made, the foundation dug, and preparations for actively carrying out the work, are in a forward state. The Town is favourably situated, and but for the state of the roads in its neighbourhood, which are at this time scarely passable, might soon become a place of some importance.— Gore Gazette

Niagara, November 26th 1827.

Mr. John Hamilton has engaged a number of ship carpenters who are now employed in preparing timber for a new steam-boat, intended to be propelled by the machinery of the late Frontenac. Captain Whitney has hands employed also to prepare timer for a schooner of sixty tons burden. These buildings will be a benefit, not only to this ton, but to the country, by creating an additional market for the produce thereof.— Niagara Gleaner

We are informed that the Erie Canal is froze over in such a manner as to interrupt the navigation, that the harbour at the Genesee River is froze over, and that there is good sleighing from Albany to within 20 or 30 miles of this River, via Rochester. This appears strange to us, who have had no snow and little ice. On the shore of this place there is no more . . . . [truncated]


Comparative statement of vessels, tonnage and settlers, arrived at the Port of Quebec, for the years ending November, 1826 and 1827, viz:—
Years Vessels Tonnage Settlers
1826 694 178,792 10,781
1827 603 152,764 16,862
The above is copied from the Harbour Master's report, which does not embrace schooners from some of the lower ports. The entries at the Customs House for 1827, are entered as 622, cleared 678. The Customs House statement for last year stood ; cleared 801, entered 714.
 

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