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Ship Arrivals at the Ports of Quebec, 1817

The following arrivals were extracted from the Quebec Gazette 1817, except where noted.

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
1817
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, May 5, 1817.]
May 5 [New York arrivals] By the arrival of the schr. Parker, we have received a file of Halifax papers to the 16th April.

We stopped our press yesterday afternoon, to announce the arrival from Liverpool of the ships Ann Maria, Capt. Waite, in 40 days, and Juno, Capt Rathbone in 36 days–furnishing us with London papers to the 13th and Liverpool to the 15th of March.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec  [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, May 19, 1817.]
May 10 ship Latona      St, André   - where she wintered, being outward bound last fall
May 10 brig Perseverance     Goose Island   - where she wintered, materially damaged in the bottom
May 13 ship Fame Minet 25 Mar Hull 104 men, women and children, settlers to Wm. Burns, cargo dry goods– Intelligence:— saw much ice in the gulph, and 16 sail in the Gut of Canso, chiefly for the lower ports.
May 14 ship Mariner Andrew Anderson 6 Apr
from the Downs
London   to Robert Morrogh, cargo, dry goods and wine.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, May 26, 1817.]
May 13 brig Woodman Robson 25 days Jamaica   to Pattersons & Weir, cargo rum
Intelligence:— saw much ice in the Gulph–the Lowland Lass sailed some days before the Woodman
May 13 brig Skipsey Robt Laidler 10 Apr London Mr. Ermatinger, Mr Syers, wife and children to Mathew Lymburner, cargo dry goods, wines, &c. &c.
Intelligence:— the Ewretta, Union and Isis Were to sail same day from Gravesend; the Providence, Omnium, and Trader to sail a few days after; the Harmony sailed 14 days before.
May 13 brig
Royal Charlotte
Gillchrist 54 days Alieast?
[Alicant]
  To Rogerson, Hunter & Co., cargo wines and fruit–saw much ice.
May 20 schooner Maria Alex Brown 35 days Barbadoes   To Jacob Pezer, cargo rum, sugar and molasses
May 21 brig Nerina? Wm Jefferys   ?   To Whitney & Cottell, timber
Intelligence:— wintered at Pllette?, with damages.
May 21 brig Northumberland Robt Nicholson 5 wks Newcastle   to Mr. Lymburner, in ballast
  Wreck and Plunder of the Inverness
Particulars of the wreck and plunder of the Inverness, Captain Leith, in the river Shannon, loaded at Limerick with a cargo of provisions, on account of Mr. E.D. Hanmer’s contract with the Victualling Board, and bound to London.

From Captain Miller, of the Police, to Mr.Spaight, merchant, Limerick. – Kilrush, Feb. 24.
Dear Spaight–As I am now in possession of most of the particulars of the wreck of the Inverness, I shall detail them to you as follows:–
She went on shore on Wednesday night, the 19th inst. Taking Rinevaha for Carrigahold, and would have got off by the next spring tide, had the peasantry not boarded and rendered her not sea-worthy, by scuttling her, and tearing away all her rigging, they then robbed the crew of all their cloths, tore their sails which they made bags of, to carry away the plunder, and then broached the tierces of pork and distributed the contents to people on shore, who waited to convey chops up the country....[more can be found in the May 26 Montreal Gazette].

Arrived at the Port of Quebec  [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, June 2, 1817.]
May 24 H.M.S. Prévoyante Thos. Stoke, Esq, Commander 59 days Plymouth   to Government, cargo provisions–she unfortunately ran ashore at the mouth of the St. Charles
May 24

schooner Mart

Dougall 20 days St. John’s, NB   to J. Mure & Co., cargo rum, sugar and molasses
May 24 brig Kelsick Wood Fisher 4 Apr Liverpool   to Gerrard, Finlay & Co, of Montreal, cargo dry goods, &c. Spoke Brig Harmony, and Ship Juliana, 14 days ago.
May 29 brig Patriot Alex Anderson 29 Mar Aberdeen 14 settlers to Heath & Moir, cargo dry goods and coals
Intelligence:–spoke the ship Don from New Castle.
May 29 ship Montreal Wm Rayside 9 Apr Greenock Messrs. M. Coll, Neilson, Findlater, and 7 in steerage to Hart Logan, & Co.–cargo dry goods, rum, tobacco, &c.
Intelligence:—received much damage by the ice, and threw part of the cargo overboard.
  The ship Montreal, Wm Rayside, Master, sailed from Greenock, on the 9th April, in company with the Cherub, Stevenson for Montreal, and parted from her off Loch Rayan, the Cherub bearing away for the south Channel, and the Montreal beating up for the north; on the 15th the Montreal was off Tory, from whence she was driven by southerly winds to lat. 57d. 9m. In the long. of Rockol. On the 1st of May, in lat. by reckoning 49d. 5m. long. 43d. 50m. she fell in with islands of ice. In the evening of the second, lat. by observation at noon 47d. 11m. long. 46d. 14m. she met with quantities of broken and sailed along a field of it during the night, and finally got a passage through it; at four o’clock on the morning of the 3d she had soundings on the outer edge of the great bank. Islands of ice were occasionally seen till the 6th, when she made St. Peter’s Island, then completely covered with snow! The same afternoon, 52 miles to the westward of St. Peter’s, the whole horizon to the southward and westward was discovered to be covered with ice; after beating in different directions, to discover a passage, several fields, which shewed clear water beyond them, were passed; the next day she got completely entangled in the ice, and it was finally determined to push through it. She was generally favored with —? winds, but the ice was almost instantly covered with a fog, which prevented any observation from being made; besides, it was impossible to calculate the distance or courses to any certainty. At 12 at noon, on the 12th, the fog clearing up, Cape Ray was discovered, bearing north-east, dist. 3 miles. On the 14th and 15th, she was entirely stationary in the ice, lying along side of the Isabella, M’Vicar, for Miramichi, which sailed on the same day from Greenock and passed through the south Channel. On Sunday the 18th at noon, all the sails on the main and mizen mast being furled or backed at the time, the point of an apparently thin piece of ice and of about three or four hundred feet in superficies, struck the larbord port, knocked the ends of the stancheon into the timbers and broke and drove in the lower edge of it, an oak plank of 3½ inches thick, about two feet under water. The water gained fast on the pump, and the Carpenter reported that the port could not be secured without getting to the leak outside; under these circumstances the passengers were stationed at the pump, and the crew was employed in removing aft the weighty articles on the deck, clearing away the main hatch, and throwing the most weighty articles of the cargo overboard. At this time, a ship was discovered coming out of the haze astern and entering the ice. A signal of distress was immediately hoisted; but not sending her boat on board, Capt. M'Coll, late of the Cosack, and a boy and one man, all that could be spared, were sent on board of her to ask the assistance of their Carpenter and any hands the ship could spare. This assistance was refused, under the pretext that it was blowing too fresh. Capt. M'Coll returned to the ship; the master of the stranger promising to stay by the Montreal unless she haulted down her signal of distress. He however shot a head; at 4 P.M. he hoisted his top gallant sails, and was soon out of sight, the Montreal's signal of distress still flying. This vessel's name was the Larch, of Liverpool, Master's name unknown; the Master and Crew were Guernseymen and bound to Chaleur Bay. At 8 P.M. boards were got over the outside of the port, and next morning it was finally secured. At this time the ship was supposed to be about 40 or 50 miles south of the east point of Anticosti. On the 19th at noon the ship was again in a condition to carry sail. The next day she was out of the ice, and made Anticosti, to the westward of South point. This morning she arrived at Quebec without having seen any more ice, excepting on the shores near the mouth of the River. Some pieces of ice among which the Montreal passed were about 50 feet under water and about 6 or 8 above it. The weather was generally very cold, ice forming every night, and the decks were frequently covered with snow. About a dozen vessels in all were seen in the ice from the Montreal. The Captain of the Isabella, counted 12 outside of Cape Ray, ten of which he said he saw within the Cape. He was nearly a shore on Cape Ray; he spoke outside of the Cape, the Isis from London, and saw the Alexander, Vickers, from Liverpool.
Vaccine Committee
Notice is herby given to the Inhabitants of Montreal and its vicinity, that a Medical Gentlemen will attend at the Hotel Dieu, on Wednesdays, from Eleven o’Clock in the morning until Twelve, for the purpose of Vaccinating Gratis, all who may wish security from the dreadful effects of Small Pox.
By order of the Committee,
M. Palmer,
Secretary to the Institution
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, June 9, 1817.]
May 31 brig Alexander Errington 41 days London    
May 31 brig Carricks Bushby 41 days Liverpool    
May 31 brig Sara Ann Meldram 37 days Liverpool 22 settlers  
May 31 brig Providence Campbell 42 days London settlers  
May 31 brig Alexander Vickers 42 days Liverpool    
May 31 ship Mary Moore 39 days Greenock 18 settlers  
May 31 brig Don Forest 60 days Newcastle 16 settlers  
May 31 brig Cumberland Smith 44 days Liverpool    
May 31 ship Eliza Mason 60 days Liverpool    
May 31 brig Hussaren Ailen 45 days Cowes 124 officers and men of the 76th and 99th regiments   
June 1 ship Alexander Reed 39 days Belfast 131 settlers  
June 1 brig Hugh Gregg 32 days Belfast    
June 1 brig Friends Ellis 45 days London    
June 1 ship Highland Lad Syme 41 days Liverpool    
June 1 ship Fairfield Morris 44 days Aberdeen 12 settlers  
June 1 brig British King Chamber 41 days Liverpool    
June 1 brig Isis Melvin 53 days London 12 settlers  
June 1 brig Harmony Jameson 42 days London    
June 1 Waller Hannay 44 days Liverpool 3 settlers  
June 1 Alexander Cummings 57 days London 1 family  
June 1 Salus Marshall 40 days Liverpool    
June 1 ship Ewretta Stoddard 50 days London    
June 1 brig Cherub Stevenson 53 days Greenock 7 settlers  
June 1 Jean Bruce 39 days Liverpool 9 settlers  
June 1 ship Rothiemurches Watson 8 weeks Leith 105 settlers Passengers included Reverend William Bell, wife & six children, destined to Perth settlement.
June 1 Henry Allison 7 weeks Sunderland    
June 1 brig Albion Davies 44 days Liverpool 5 settlers  
June 1 brig Hercules Osborn 53 days London    
June 2 brig Transit White 44 days Whitehaven    
June 2 ship Dawn Rand 41 days Gibraltar    
June 2 brig Enterprize Borland 47 days Cork    
June 3 Rebecca Havy 48 days Greenock 29 settlers  
June 3 Prince of Asturias Donnell 39 days Greenock 60 settlers  
June 3 brig Elizabeth Boggie 46 days Bristol    
June 3 ship Albion Allen 38 days Cork 20 settlers  
June 3 brig Thomas Martin Edwards 44 days Greenock    
June 3 brig Thomaylor J. Gill 58 days Liverpool    
June 3 brig Harmody Joseph Gray 73 days London    
  Sailed–Woodman, for Halifax, and Royal Charlotte, for Greenock.
The accounts received by the first arrivals at Quebec, this season, which stated that vast and unusual fields of ice were seen floating in the Gulph and along the coasts of Newfoundland, made us naturally apprehensive for the safety of the shipping bound to the St. Lawrence; the long list of so many vessels arrived since, without suffering much injury, must therefore be very gratifying.
The refreshing rains which have fallen lately, have occasioned a very favorable change in our fields and gardens, and give us room to hope, there will be yet abundance for man and beast in all our borders.–Who knows but that the chilly weather experienced at the beginning of this season, preserved the productions of the earth from the ravages of those insects which have so much injured the crops to the southward?
Wednesday last being the anniversary of his Majesty’s birth day, who then entered his 79th year, and is perhaps the oldest Sovereign of the age, was observed here with every mark of respect and loyalty.
Quebec, June 5
About five hundred settlers have already arrived in this Province since the opening of the navigation. They consist, generally, of men in the prime of life, trained up to some useful employments in which they have saved money enough to pay their passage. We wish them all a hearty welcome, and we are sure that every one who wishes well to the prosperity of the country, will be ready to give them all the encouragement that circumstances will permit. The formation of an association in this City, for affording information and assistance to emigrants, would be a benevolent and extremely useful undertaking. It ought to consist of members that cannot be suspected of such views of private interest.
1817
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
June 6 brig Neptune Clark 16 Apr Glasgow Mr Simpson, Nichol and 3 in steerage to Gerard, Finlay & Co, Montreal, cargo rum, coals and goods
June 7 brig Cossack Walker 17 Apr Liverpool Mr and Mrs Cooper to Frost & Porter, cargo goods, crates, &c.
June 7 brig Prince of Cobourg Hutchenson 16 Apr London Messrs McKie, Frazer, Lionais, Mason and Caroline to Hamd. Gowen, cargo goods, rum, teas, &c.
June 7 bark May Flower Lee 6 Apr Shields   to Royerson, Hunter & Co
June 7 brig Caesar Wood 20 Apr Liverpool 3 settlers to D Patterson, cargo salt, bricks, crates, sugar and goods
June 8 brig Prince Regent Graham 7 Apr Kingston, Jamaica   to Heath & Muir, cargo rum, sugar, coffee and pimento
June 8 ship John & Mary Davis 49 days Liverpool   to order, cargo salt, bricks, soap &c
June 8 brig Albion Richmond 23 Apr Newcastle   to Bell & Stewart
June 9 ship Juliana Webber 1 Apr London Mr M'Kutcheon to Matt. Lymburner, cargo rum, brandy and teas.
Intelligence:— damaged by the Ice.
June 9 brig Renown Watt 9 Apr Leith Mr Kerr and 19 settlers to Bell & Stewart, general cargo, Montreal
June 9 brig Trader Hall 13 Apr London 14 settlers to Bell & Stewart, cargo wines, sugar, teas, &c.
Intelligence:— Capt Brisby and part of the crew of the brig Mary & Jane, wrecked in the ice.
June 9 brig Leander Wilson 49 days Liverpool Mr Fluney, supercargo. To order, Montreal, cargo, crates and goods.
June 9 brig Latona Robinson 29 Apr Shields Mr Rouchart to order, cargo, coals and grindstones
June 9 brig Ugle Anderson 3 Apr Peterhead   to Heath & Moir. Intelligence, this vessel took part of the cargo of the Mary & Jane, and most of her materials.
June 9 brig Neptune Neil 16 Apr Greenock 22 settlers to Melvin & Belanger, general cargo
June 9 brig Mary Innes 14 Apr Peterhead   to order, Montreal
June 9 brig Union Hutcher 9 Apr London Mr and Mrs T.C. Campbell, Mr Hobbs, Mrs Ross. To Campbell & Sheppard, general cargo
June 9 ship Autumn Batchelor 22 Apr London 17 men, women and children, settlers to order
June 10 H.M. Ship Pactolus Capt Dobbie 14 days Halifax    
June 10 schooner Mary     Arichat   to order, plaister[sic] of Paris
June 10 schooner Spring Bird   Arichat   to order, cargo Plaister of Paris
June 10 brig Margaret Pearson 10 weeks Liverpool   to George Platt, general cargo
June 10 brig Omnium French 12 Apr London   to J Hunter & Co, Montreal, general cargo
June 10 brig Amphion Little 22 Apr Liverpool   to George Hamilton, Montreal, cargo hardware, wines, salt, &c.
June 11 brig St. Helens Js. Levett 32 days Jamaica   to Gerrard & Finlay, cargo rum
  The Brig Mary & Jane, capt. Brisby, from Jamaica was wrecked in the ice in the Gulf. Capt. And crew saved, picked-up and brought to Quebec by the Trader from London, after they had been two days in their boat; one of the men died of fatigue and cold. The Juliana and Union (both arrived) put into Gaspé, where the former reported part of her damages in the ice.
Much has been said in newspapers on the outrage committed some time ago on the British ship Hamilton, when lying in the port of New Orleans; the depositions of James Stuart and major General Ripley respecting this affair, to be found in our columns of to-day, will give a more correct idea of this disgraceful business than any thing yet written on the subject. [Montreal Gazette, June 16]
The Riot At New-Orleans
Deposition of James Stuart [extract only]
...that on the morning of the 17th inst. being on the levee, he met with captain Colshead, who invited him on board his ship; on the evening of the 17th he saw a crowd collecting on the levee, abreast of the ship, and soon after he discovered the mate of the Pacifique, with a drawn sword in his hand, addressing the crowd, and pointing to the vanes then flying on the mast head of the Hamilton; a few minutes after he heard the crowd cry out to take down the vanes, or they would cut down the masts. The deponent, upon this, informed the master that it was necessary to take care of his vessel, as the crowd intended to board her. The crowd shortly after came on board, but after a few threats from the captain, and the persons then on board, they desisted and went on shore; and were no sooner on shore than they commenced throwing brick-bars from the levee towards the vessel. About this time deponent saw the city guard approaching, and immediately after the crowd dispersed.... [Montreal Gazette, June 16]
New York June, 3--By the arrival this morning of the British ship Ann, Captain Simpson, in 28 days from Cork, the editors of the Commerical Advertiser have received London papers to the 30th of April, and Dublin to the 3d of May, both inclusive.
The Union spoke on the 1st May, in lat. 45, 21, N long. 38, W the Favorite, Emery, out 31 days from Charleton, for London.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, June 23, 1817.]
June 13 Thetis Taylor 47 days Whitehaven 1 settler  
June 13 brig Brisk Mossop 49 days Montego Bay    
June 13 brig Elizabeth & Ann Dobson 47 days London    
June 14 brig Cheerful Beveridge 45 days Greenock 4 settlers to Montreal
June 14 brig Lowland Lass Hall 8 weeks Jamaica   Intelligence:—the ship Latona, Craig, from Dundee, to Quebec, was totally lost in the ice, near St. Paul's Island. Part of the crew on board this vessel (all saved)
June 14 brig Lark Wells 55 days Peterhead    
June 14 brig Penrose Foley 15 days Newfoundland    
June 14 brig Caledonia J. Reid 8 weeks Greenock 4 settler to Montreal
June 14 brig Ann Gibbs 52 days Shields 1 settler  
June 15 ship General Elliot   2 months London   Intelligence:—has been on shore on Mille Vache point, and received damage,--four of the crew of the Latona on board.
June 15 ship James Bailey Sullivan 54 days Belfast 50 men, women and children Intelligence:—damaged her rudder in the ice, and put into Halifax, to repair--spoke the ship Brothers, from London, and brig Juno, from Dundee.
June 16 ship Aid Trotter 12 weeks Shields   Intelligence:—the Aid sprung a leak in long. 19, and has continually since made much water.
June 16 brig Jane Murdock 47 days Cork    
June 16 brig John & Charlotte Robertson 7 weeks Newcastle    
June 16 brig Juno Henderson 50 days Dundee 20 settlers  
June 17 schooner Lucy Boudreau 9 days Magdalen Island    
June 18 ship Brothers Wm. Jenkinson 81 days London    
  The season continues most favorable for the fruits of the earth, and promises to the husbandman and abundant harvest.--The quantity of flour now in this city is immense, and 40,000 barrels more, which were purchased for exportation early in the season in the Genesee country, are yet expected.--We are glad to hear that the people of Newfoundland, who were in great distress, have received from England and other parts abundant supplies, so that we may safely announce that the cry of scarcity has entirely ceased, and that the voice of plenty is heard throughout the land.
By the Shamrock, we learn that large quantities of provisions have been imported into Newfoundland from England; and its inhabitants had been thus relieved from the pressure of want. Flour was selling at 4l. per bbl. and bread at 50s. per cwt.
From the Charleston Times--May 30
Captain Crocker, of the Calypso, arrived at this port in five days from Havana, informs, that just before he sailed, the Governor published an order, that every negro should after dark carry a light, and the guard were ordered to search every person, without distinction, for knives and other deadly secreted weapons--but persons might varry swords, if exposed to view, by being hung at the side--This was in consequence of the numerous assassinations that occurred almost every night; in one night, it was said, that nine persons were killed in this way.
Philadelphia, June 11
A letter from a gentleman in New-York, dated on Monday last contains the following particulars of what had like to have been a very serious accident:--Mr. Purser Bourne and Mrs. Cooper, wife of the tragedian, were crossing from New-York in one of the navy barges, rowed by four men. Just as they were about reaching the shore, the steam boat being very near the barge, was by striking the eddy, suddenly thrown in the wake of the small boat, and being so near at the time, there was no other expectation than that the barge would be instantly run down, and the people would be crushed to death! The shrieking on shore, and the confusion on board the steam boat, cannot easily be described. Bourne, with a gallantry that will ever reflect honour on his name, seized at this critical moment, Mrs. Cooper in his arms, and jumped overboard just far enough to clear the steam boat. He thus, to all appearance, fell upon the only means of saving the lady's life at the risk of his own.

They were in the water three minutes; and poor Bourne was so closely clenched round the neck by the lady, that he came very near being drowned, while keeping her head above water. The engineer of the steam boat at the mement they sprang into the water, luckily stopped the wheels, and the small boat, although struck by her, bounded off without injury. The four oarsmen as soon as the boat was struck, sprang on board the steam boat. A boat from the shore relieved Bourne and his fair companion. When he was taken up, he was nearly exhausted, and is still confined to his chamber, on the recovery Mrs. C. is quite recovered from her fright and has even escaped a cold.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Note: from the Montreal Gazette, June 30, 1817
June 23 brig Alexander Montjoy 50 days Barbadoes    
June 24 schooner President Sivrage   Labrador   oil and furs
June 25 schooner Good Intent Smiley 19 days Halifax    
June 25 schooner William Pickering   10 days Prince Edward Island 17 settlers cargo, oysters
June 25 brig Princess Royal Philpot 18 days Bermuda    
  Quebec, June 20.
The Season--On the nights of the 15th and 16th instant, it froze so hard in the vicinity of this city, that there was ice of the thickness of half a crown. Since that time the weather has been very warm, with refreshing showers, the thermometer frequently above 80. The wheat fields and meadows begin to assume a more favourable appearance than during the late cold nights. All conclusions as to the next crop, in this district, are quite uncertain. On the south shore much damaged seed wheat was sown, which has since been replaced by oats. The general complaint is that the wheat is thin.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
June 26 brig Cub? Clark 65 days Sunderland Mr R? to Campbell & Shepperd, general cargo
June 26 brig Atlas Sanders 7 weeks Aberdeen   to H & M
June 26 brig Sir          
June 26 brig Jean Buck 11 weeks Leib? 6 pas To G.A. Hotan, for Montreal
June 26 bark Pomona Richmond 2 Apr Shields   to the master, coals and glass
June 27 brig James Beveridge M'Nice 8 Mar Limerick Messrs M'Casey and O'Neil to the master, provisions, ?
June 27 brig Royal Charlotte Laing 33 days ? Mr Smith? to Gerrard, Finlay & Co, rum, sugar
June 27 brig Victoria M'Kenna? 67 days Dublin 52 settlers to V?, candies, wine, pork, &c.
June 28 brig Mariner Cockton 48 days Tobago   to Gerrard, Finlay, & Co, rum
June 29 brig Amphitrite Dawson 1 May Sunderland 23 settlers to the Captain, (Montreal) crates, glass and coals
June 29 ship George Wilings? 4 May London Commissary General Wood and 4 servants, Mr Beckett and Hoofsteter, Mr Parker and family to Rogerson, Hunter, & Co, rum, brandy, gin
June 29 brig Countess of Bute Wyllie 15 May Limerick   to Woolsey, Stewart, & Co, pork
June 29 ship Five Sisters Corfield 60 days Jamaica Mr McNol? To Patterson & Weir, rum
June 30 brigantine Frances Russell Dunscomb 24 and 14 days Bermuda and Staten Island Mr T. Jones and 4 black servants. to B. Wood, rum
Intelligence:— stopped at Staten Island, and landed 9 pass
July 3 ship Rosina Wm. Danson 56 days Liverpool 14 settlers to Rogerson, Hunter, & Co, salt, provisions & goods
  Assize of BREAD for this Week-
White Loaf 1s. 2d. -- Brown Loaf 1s. 7d.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
July 5 schooner Providence Sea 8 days Bay des Chaleurs   to master, herrings
July 6 ship Harrisons Davis 18 days St John, Nfld 50 settlers. to P. Patterson & Co, coals and ballast
Intelligence:— spoke a brig from London, 8 weeks off Cape North
July 6 brig Vedra Saul 7 weeks and 3 days Limerick   to Captain, 20 casks pork
July 6 schooner Mary & Jane Morin 20 days St John, Nfld   to James M'Douall, wine, pork &c.
July 6 brig Governor Woodford Peirce 34 days Barbadoes   to J.D. Hamilton, rum, sugar and molasses
July 6 brig Nelly Patterson 68 days Newcastle   to Hamilton Brothers & Co, coals
July 6 ship Prompt Coverdale 8 weeks Greenock Mr & Mrs David Munn and 133 settlers to David Munn, coals, goods, &c. (see Halifax arrival) (including Lanark county settlers)
July 6 ship Camden Johnson 15 May London and Cork 50 settlers and 190 of the 37th Regt. to government, ordnance stores
July 6 ship Vittoria Dodd 15 May London and Cork 40 settlers and 194 of the 37th Regt. to government, ordnance stores
Intelligence:— Brig Vittoria got off the ground with little damage.
July 6 brig Vittoria   15 May London  ? troops to government with stores and troops
July 9 ship Bluchor Pearson 14 days St John's, Nfld 9 settlers to Bell & Stewart, rum, sugar and coffee
July 9 brig Hunter Grant 24 days Shields   to C. Hunter
July 9 ship Warre Chs. Trader   Shields   to Captain
July 9 brig Renovation Stevenson 10 weeks Newcastle 23 settlers to Meiklejohn
July 9 brig Mary & Bell Cunningham 8 weeks Dublin 121 settlers to D. Fraser, 30 hbds. wine
July 9 ship Burden Richardson 67 days London   to P. Patterson & Co
July 9 ship Mary Ann Armstrong 9 weeks London   to Mr Price
July 9 ship Manique R. Sacker 9 weeks Hull 64 settlers to Jones & White, cordage, &c.
July 9 brig Sarah J. Harland 3 May Newcastle   to P. Patterson & Co, coals, glass, &c.
July 9 ship Royal Yeoman W. Maddock 39 days Newcastle   to White & Languedoc, coals
July 9 ship Commerce J. Wilson 7 weeks Liverpool Mr & Miss Warwick and Mr Coffin, and 37 in steerage to G. Ross, salt, goods
July 9 ship General Kempt Bourne 63 days Liverpool Mr Wilson, R. Jobson & 7 in steerage to G. Symes, salt, wine, &c.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
July 20 brig Jason Davidson 25 May London Mr Nichols and Mrs Watwood to H. Gowen, dry goods, and wines for Montreal
July 20 ship Lord Middleton Kerr 45 days Leith 130 settlers to Lymburner & Co
July 20 ship John Binington 48 days Hull 44 settlers to P. Patterson & Co
July 20 brig Curlew Spence 17 May Sunderland 88 settlers. to Captain
Intelligence:— Mr Gibb, arrived from Newfoundland reports the total loss of the schooner Rebecca, and all hands except one, in the Straits of Bellisle, and the Brig Britannia, all hands saved. Mr Oliva reports the brig Mary, Wilkinson, from Liverpool, lost both anchors, and had run into Kamouraska, on the 19th instant. No other damage.
July 21 brig Thomas Bouch 55 days Belfast 151 settlers to Woolsey, Stewart & Co
July 21 brig Roberts Peace 49 days Newcastle 3 settlers to Rogerson, Hunter & Co
July 21 schooner Queen & Mary     Bay des Chaleurs    
July 22 ship Nelly Anthony 79 days London Honorable J. Young & family. to H. Brown, dry goods, iron, &c.
Intelligence:— this ship was on shore on Madame Island. No material damage
July 22 brig Tods M'Pherson 67 days Dundee 42 settlers to Captain, paving stones, shoes, &c.
July 22 brig Ocean Blake 53 days Dublin 91 settlers to Captain
July 22 ship Alexander Nensey 7 weeks Leith 44 settlers to Captain, coals and goods
July 22 bark Ruffords Garrett 1 June Shields   to Campbell & Sheppard
July 22 brig Mary Pearice 59 days Limerick 13 settlers to Irvine, M'Naught & Co, bricks and provisions
July 22 brig Robert Neil 9 weeks Greenock 3 settlers to Porteous (Montreal) general cargo
July 22 brig Esther Gibson 11 weeks Liverpool   to Wedgewood, (Montreal) general cargo
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
July 25 brig Eliza J. M'Coull 10 May London   to Irvine, M, Naught & Co, general cargo
July 29 brig Mary Wilkinson 10 weeks Liverpool 11 settlers to J. Wedwood, general cargo
July 30 ship Rolla B. Banks 10 weeks Newcastle 2 settlers to P. Patterson & Co, coals and glass
July 30 brig Jessey Jas. Thompson 79 days Aberdeen Mr Hector, 2 ladies and 11 settlers to Heath & Moir, general cargo
July 30 brig Retrieve Hague 22 June Barbadoes 143 officers and men of the 2d batt. 60th reg. to government
July 30 ship Queen R. Heath 22 June Barbadoes 201 officers and men of the 2d batt. 60th regt. to Govt.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
July 31 brig Trafalgar Mitchell 7 weeks Leith 100 settlers to Irvine, Leslie & Co, coals, rum
July 31 brig Providence Fife 52 days Leith Mr Gordison to Miles Gordison
July 31 brig Mary Ellsworthy 75 days London   to Campbell & sheppard
July 31 brig Triton Davidson 3 months Woolwich 3 pensioners and their families to government, ordnance stores
Aug 1 brig Saltoun Henderson 70 days Waterford 70 settlers to Mr Fale, general cargo
Aug 4 ship Nancy Allen 22 days Halifax 34 settlers to order, coals
Aug 4 ship Sir George Prevost Morrison 78 days London 54 pass to W. Price, ordnance stores
Aug 4 brig Hope Trotter 75 days Grangemouth   to Campbell & Shepperd
Aug 5 schooner Reine Blanche J. English 27 days St John's, Nfld James Quinland, (Joiner) to James M'Callum & Co, rum, wine & salmon
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
Aug 7 ship Maria Williams 76 days London 121 settlers to the master, ordnance
Aug 8 bark Berwick Smith 28 May London Lieut. Hopkins, 76th regt. Capt. Allison, and 43 settlers to the master, ordnance
Aug 8 brig Active Whitly 14 May Wexford 75 settlers to the master
Aug 8 schooner Concord Arbour 21 days Bay des Chaleur   fist and oil
Aug 8 brig Mary Ann Barey 84 days Wexford 120 settlers to G. Symes
Aug 8 ship Agincourt Mathwin 28 days Halifax (previously Leith) 73 settlers to W. Meiklejohn, some goods
Aug 8 ship Royal Sovereign Spence 12 weeks London Mr Baldock & child to Lynburner and Co, rum
Aug 8 brig James Jack [John] 59 days Greenock 24 settlers to Geo Ross, rum, sugar, &c.
Aug 9 ship Hannah Pearson 81 days St Ubes Mr Richardson, Mrs Pearson and child to P. Patterson & Co., salt
Aug 9 ship Spartan Turnbull 1 month Bermuda   to master
Aug 12 Narova Scott 3 weeks St John, Nfld Mr John Cornell to J. Caldwell & Co.
Aug 12 schooner Mary Boudreau 18 days St John's, N.F. 40 settlers. To Bellet & Brunett, a few kegs tongues and feathers
Intelligence:— 25 sail of square rigged vessels in the river.
Aug 12 brig Integrity Lamb 9 weeks London Capt Green, 70th regt, Mr Birch and 2 in steerage to Sanderson & Co, general cargo
Aug 12 brig Hannah John Town 61 days London   to J. Caldwell
Aug 12 brig Lord Niddry Robt Richardson 12 weeks London Mr Geo Wilson, Mr Harrison and family to to J. Caldwell, steam boat machinery
Aug 12 brig Aid G. Foster 8 weeks Cork 16 settlers. to Mr Fenton, bread, butter, &c.
Intelligence:— supplied the ship Patton with 6 men to assist her, she being very leaky
Aug 13 ship Thomas S. Fisher 24 days Halifax 12 settlers to G. Symes, general cargo
Aug 13 schooner Betsey Jas Dalton 27 days Havre de Grace 52 settlers to Mr Dalton
Aug 13 ship William Thos Patten 87 days London Col Hardfield [Dunford] and family, of Engineers Department, some invalids and several others to Government to Lymburner & Co, ordnance
Aug 13 brig Belvoir Castle D. Proudfoot 65 days Sligo 86 settlers to Woolsey, Stewart & Co, butter, pork, &c.
Aug 13 ship Monarch Geo Douglass 9 weeks London Mr Hunt, wife and servants, Mr Brodley, Wilkemin and wife to Patterson & Co
Aug 13 brig Trim Jas Savoice 68 days Demerara   to Gerrard, Finlay & Co, rum and sugar
Aug13 brig Young Holiday Thos Benon 9 weeks Liverpool 10 settlers to Heath & Moir, salt, provisions, &c.
Aug 13 brig Albion A. Morrison 31 days Madeira   to Heath & Moir, wines
Aug 13 brig Lord Wellington Chs Henderson 13 weeks Cork 69 settlers to Edward Oates, general cargo
Aug 13 brig Atlantic Richd Harper 75 days Dublin 140 settlers to order. Quarantine flag flying on board.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
Aug 15 brig Hartley Dobson 7 weeks Jamaica Mr Lawson to Auldjo, Maitland & Co, rum and sugar
Aug 16 ship De Jersey Duval 2 Aug Sydney, Cape Breton   to W.G. & P. Sheppard, wine, fruit and salt
Aug 16 ship Eliza Luck 22 June Liverpool   to P. Patterson & co., slat and coals
Aug 17 brig Eclipse Moore 86 days Belfast 121 settlers to Campbell & Chapman
Aug 19 ship Triton Stewart 70 days Plymouth 3 pas to P. Patterson & Co
Aug 19 ship Nelley Aiken 27 June Liverpool   to ____, salt, rum and goods
Aug 19 schooner Industry Demeul   St John, Nfld Mr Bagg and 3 settlers to J. M'Dowall & Co, fish, wine, &c.
Aug 19 ship Rebecca Arkley 32 days Tobago   to Forsyth, Richardson & Co, rum and sugar
Aug 19 bark Isabella Ferguson 27 days St John, Nfld 9 settlers to P. Patterson & Co
Aug 19 brig John Mitchell 87 days Leith 118 settlers to the master, coals
Aug 19 ship Loyal Sam Middleton 44 days Sligo 80 settlers to Woolsey, Stewart & Co, provisions and linen
Aug 19 brig Gen. Moore Horne [Hoare] 10 May Wexford 96 settlers to the master, coals and provisions
Aug 20 schooner Francis   Baides Chaleurs   to Captain, fish and oil
Aug 20 brig Merope G. Patrick 46 days Cork   to George Pozer
  Boston, August 19.
By the fast sailing ship Martha, captain Glover, which arrived here yesterday in thirty-seven days from Liverpool, London papers to the 7th of July have been received.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
Aug 23 ship James Watson 87 days London   to W. Price
Aug 23 brig Mary Carr 61 days Coleraine 74 settlers to M'Roberts & M'Lean, coals
Aug 23 brig Pilot M'Lean 17 days Pictou   to master, coals, sugar, &c.
Aug 23 schooner Sarah Tuzo 39 days Antigua and Montserrat   to Heath & Moir, rum and sugar
Aug 23 brig Vittoria Baynes 31 days Barbadoes 4 officers 60th regt.- Lieut. M'Kenzie died four days after sailing to Woolsey, Stewart & Co., rum and sugar
Aug 28 ship Eagle E. Henley 59 days Hull 16 settlers to P. Patterson & Co
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
Aug 28 brig Clio Davidson 77 days Sunderland 50 settlers to J. Caldwell, earthenware, glass and canvass
Aug 29 brig Frances Danson 56 days Waterford 8 settlers to Joseph Fayle, salt, glass, &c.
Aug 30 ship Montreal Hilary 22 June London Lieut. Col. Wilson, R.A. and family, Lieut. Hartsby, R.A., Rev. Mr. A. Mills and lad, Miss Ryland to Government, stores and goods
Aug 30 bark Doedalus Watt 22 May Liverpool 46 settlers to Hamilton, Brothers & Co
Aug 30 brig Nancy Norman 11 weeks Hull 43 settlers to Jones & White, general cargo
Sept 1 brig Minerva Strachan 15 days Halifax 7 settlers to Heath & Moir
  From Lloyd's Lists to July 4, &c.-The Latona, Wood, from Quebec, arr. off Cowes, June 25; The Thomas, Braithwaite, from London, for Quebec, arrived at Falmouth, June 29.

Up at London, June 30, to carry sealed letter bags: For Quebec and Montreal, Birkby, Nicholson, and Caesar, all July 10.


St. John, (N.B.) July 26
Shipwreck!--On Friday evening last, about half-past eight o'clock, the ship Trafalgar, Capt. Welburn, went ashore on Brier Island in a very thick fog, the ship will be a total wreck; chief part of the materials saved--The Trafalgar was from Hull bound to this port, and from hence to Quebec, and had 159 passengers, which together with the crew were all saved. (see lists of passengers)
Hallifax[sic], August 1,
Emigrants--In consequence of the difficulties into which some of the emigrants from the mother country have been thrown, upon their first landing in this place; and of repeated applications from different quaters[sic] several individuals, have undertaken to assist those emigrants with information and advice.--Their principal object will be to distribute them as generally as possible throughtout the province, that their labor may be more valuable to themselves and to the country. In cases of extreme distress, it will also be the endeavour of those individuals to procure some small funds, from which a loan may be made to those emigrants who have no money, of as many shillings as may be sufficient to bear their expenses to those parts of the country, in which they will be recommended to seek for employment--It is condifently hoped, that every encouragement will be given by the magistrates and other landholders throughout the province, to the persons who will be thus distributed among them, and especially by assisting in procuring employment for them at fair and moderate wages--And with the happy prospects of an abundant harvest, with which this country is now blest, there can be no doubt that the persons lately arrived may soon be comfortably provided for, and eventually prove a valuable acqusition to the province.

Any information from gentlemen in the country respecting the number of persons whom it would be desirable to receive in their respective counties and townships, with a description of the persons most wanted, will be thankfully received--and all applications from individuals who wish to employ families, farmers, mechanics or labourers will be attended to. Application to be made to either of the subscribers.--James Fraser, John Liddell, Michael Tobin and Samuel Cunard.


New-York, September 1--By the arrival, this morning, of the ship Fanny, captain Forman, in 40 days from Greenock, we have received the London Globe,...[Note: Fanny is called the Fancy in the French version of this store.]
Melancholy Accident--Was drowned here on Thursday last, captain Satter, of the brig Peace, of Hull. His foot slipt on coming ashore, and he fell between his own vessel and another. His body was found the day after.
Died--At William Henry, on the 24th ult. in the 42d year of her age, Mrs. Mary Lowe, wife of captain William Lowe, of the steam boat Malsham, after 18 months of almost continued suffering, which she bore in such a manner as to afford an edifying example of Christian submission to the Divine will.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec (Please note, although this came from the Sept 11 issue of the paper, the dates are given as Aug. This is an error but I will enter them as given.)
Aug 5
[Sept]
sloop Reward         from the Posts to the North West Company, fish and furs
Aug 5
[Sept]
schooner Mary         from the Posts to the North West Company, fish and furs
Aug 5
[Sept]
schooner         from the fisheries to J. L. Marette, fish and oil
Aug 5
[Sept]
schooner         from Gaspé, fish and oil
Aug 6
[Sept]
ship Lark Cleet 87 days Gibraltar   to J. Caldwell
Aug 6
[Sept]
brig Newbiggin Wills 58 days Sunderland 47 settlers to Campbell & Sheppard, rum, earthenware, &c.
Aug 6
[Sept]
brig Joseph Bell 12 weeks Dublin 71 settlers to Pemberton & Pentland
Aug 6
[Sept]
brig Airdgour Leslie 87 days Fort William 104 settlers to master, goods, &c
Aug 7
[Sept]
brig Eliza Davis 11 weeks Cardigan   to Jones & White
Aug 7
[Sept]
schooner Success Button 13 days Miramichie 13 pas to Pattersons & Weir, fish
Aug 9
[Sept]
brig Cambria Wilson 61 days Aberdeen 15 settlers to Heath & Moir, coals and goods
Aug 9
[Sept]
schooner Carricet Poiré 10 days Bay des Chaleurs 10 pas to the master, fish, oil
Aug 9
[Sept]
ship Solway Bennett 51 days Whitehaven   to Messrs Hamiltons
Aug 10
[Sept]
brig Anne J. Wood 8 weeks Colraine 81 settlers to captain
Aug 10
[Sept]
brig James Montgomery W. Holmes 10 weeks Greenock 11 settlers to Irvine, M'Naught & Co, general cargo
Aug 10
[Sept]
brig Ploughman W. M'Gregor 10 weeks Belfast 75 settlers to captain
Aug 10
[Sept]
ship Columbia P. Ballantynme 8 weeks London   to J. Caldwell
Aug 10 [Sept] schooner Lark     Bay de Chaleur   fish and oil
Aug 10
[Sept]
schooner President Sivrac?   North Shore   to Mr. Lymburner, salmon and oil
Aug 11
[Sept]
schooner     Anticosti   to Mr Bandoin, oil, salmon, furs, &c.
  From Lloyd's List to the 18th July.
At Portsmouth, July 15, Pactolus, S.W. Quebec; At Deal, July 12, Hope, Moris, Quebec; 17th, Industry, Patrick, Quebec; At Plymouth, July 12th Wm. & Mary, Barrow, Quebec; Falmouth, July 11, sailed Hope, Robson, Quebec;

Liverpool, July 9, Favorite, Young, Quebec; Cleared, July 10, Invincible, Hogg, Canada.

Greenock, July 1-Advertised at Greenock July 11, Ship Pitt, Hamilton, for Quebec, 23d.


Melancholy Accident-Drowned here on Thursday last. Capt. Satter, of the Brig Peace, of Hull. He slipt his foot on coming ashore, and fell between his own vessel and another. The body was found yesterday morning.
The whole number of Vessels arrived at this Port from Sea, since the opening of the navigation, is 240. The number of Settlers, chiefly from Great Britain, already arrived, is 4857. We understand that about 200 are shortly expected from Germany.
There is at present a man in this town who possesses a diving bell, in which he often descends to the bottom of the river, where he remains from one to two hours. We do not learn that Fortune has greatly remunerated him for his risk, labour and time.
Accounts have been received at Montreal from the Red River, to the end of July. The Hon. Mr. Coltman was then in good health, and busily employed in taking depositions on the subject of the past transactions in those parts. The trials relating to some former transactions which were to come on at the late Criminal Term at Montreal, are, we understand, to take place in UpperCanada.
There is at present a man in this town who possesses a diving bell, in which he often descends to the bottom of the river, where he remains from one to two hours. We do not learn that Fortune has greatly remunerated him for his risk, labour and time. [Montreal Gazette, Sept 17, 1817]
The whole number of vessels arrived at this port from sea, since the opening of the navigation, is two hundred and forty. The number of settlers, chiefly from Great Britain, already arrived, is four thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven. We understand that about two hundred are shortly expected from Germany. [Montreal Gazette, Sept 17, 1817]
Accounts have been received at Montreal from the Red River, to the end of July. The honorable Mr. Coltman was then in good health, and busily employed in taking depositions on the subject of the past transactions in those parts. The trials relating to some former transactions, which were to come on at the late criminal term at Montreal, are, we understand, to take place in Upper-Canada. [Montreal Gazette, Sept 17, 1817]
Loss of the Champlain Steam Boat
On Saturday night, the 6th instant, at half past nine o'clock, the steam-boat Champlain while lying in port at Whitehall was wholly consumed by fire, she had been in port fifteen hours and there is no doubt of its being the work of an incendiary. Her books, papers and a small proportion of her furniture saved. The loss not fully acertained, but estimated at from 30 to 40,000 dollars.

Notwithstanding the loss of the steam-boat Champlain, the public are informed, that in consequence of the uncommon speed of the steam-boat Phoenix, she will be enabled to perform the service lately executed by the two boats, and will continue to do so until public notice is given to the contrary. She will leave Whitehall every Wednesday and Saturday and ? everu Tuesday and Friday, as usual.[Montreal Gazette, Sept 17, 1817]


New York, July 8
More Dutch Emigrants
The ship Christopher Gore has arrived in the Delaware, a few miles below Philadelphia, with 230 emigrants from Holland; most of them were in a sickly and wretched condition. She sailed with 280 on board, who it is said had lived for weeks in the streets of Amsterdam begging their substinence from day to day. They were shipped by the civil authority of that city. Many of them were in a diseased state when they embarked; and as might have been expected, about 50 of these miserable beings perished on the voyage, and were thrown into the ocean. It is also said, that other vessels equally crowded with emigrants, were soon to sail from Amsterdam, bound to Philadelphia.

Captain Taylor, of the British brig Benjamin, who arrived here yesterday, in 26 days from Tobago, informs that the town of Augustura had surrendered to the patriot troops; that the royalists on evacuating the town, embarked on board a fleet of eighteen vessels in the harbour, and put to sea; that after they had embarked they were attacked by the patriots; and the admiral of the fleet lost a leg in the contest. One of the Spanish vessels with 150 passengers, arrived at Tobago, before the Benjamin sailed, and six others had passed that island.

The Portuguese brig General Silvera, captain Pontes, arrived yesterday in 58 days from Lisbon had previously captured (as was reported by some of the crew) an American and an English vessel, and murdered their crews. The commander and crew of the pirate, it is said, were, in consequence of this information, sentenced to be hung.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
Sept 14 schooner Gen. Goldie Smith 70 days Dumfries 10 settlers to Geo. Ross, provision stores
Sept 16 brig Acteon Fulton 43 days Demerara   to Heath & Moir, rum and molasses
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: from the Montreal Gazette, August 27, 1817.]
Aug brig Cub? Clark 65 days Sunderland Mr R? to Campbell & Shepperd, general cargo
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, Sept 24, 1817.]
Sept 14 schooner General Goldie Smith 70 days Dumfries 10 passengers to George Ross–cargo provision stores

Sept 16 brig Acteon Fulton 43 days Demerara   to Heath & Moir–cargo rum and molasses
 

Liverpool, July 21–Cleared,
--Hawker, Pearce, Canada
--Paragon, Hare, Canada
--Unity, Harrison, Canada
Liverpool, sailed 22d July,
--Invincible, Hogg, Quebec
--Hawker, Price, Quebec, 22d July
--Union, Harrison, Quebec, 22d July
The sentence of Death was pronounced on Saturday, by judge Livingston, on Frederick Jacobson, late master of the ship Aristides, whose trial and conviction we have already noticed. The day for his execution, we understand, is the 5th of March next. Capt. J. It is said received the sentence with the composure and requested as a favour of the court “that he might not be confined in irons, that he might be executed in the dress he then wore, and that his body might not be given for dissection.
Extract of a letter from Liverpool, dated in July last
“Great numbers of young men, some of whom have been in his majesty’s service, are now going to South America to attach themselves to the patriot army. A ship called the Two Friends, has either sailed, or is about to sail from Portsmouth, having about thirty on board, some of whom I am intimately acquainted with. There is a gentleman in London from S. America, who furnishes them with their commissions before they leave England. They deposit 40 guineas for their passage, but this money is paid them back again on their arrival in America. It merely serves as an advance for the agent until they arrive....
Fishing Vessels Restored
A Halifax paper, of the 29th of August, states that the 20 sail of American fishing vessels which were sent into Halifax, on the 17th of June last, by the British armed ship Dee, having been restored to the claimants on their paying costs by a decision of the admiralty court. The captors however intended to appeal from this decision; but the claimants in that event would take possession of their vessels on giving bonds to meet the final result.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: from the Montreal Gazette, Oct 1, 1817.]
Sept 21 brig Mary Hayward 21 days Bermuda Mr. Charles Hayward to Heath & Moir, cargo rum and molasses
Sept 21 schooner Two Sisters   28 days Saint George’s Bay   to the master–fish, &c.
Sept 22 brig Patriot Anderson 43 days Greenock   to Heath & Moir, in ballast
Sept 22 brig Susan Spurdell 90 days Poole   to Woolsey, Stwart & Co., in ballast
Sept 22 brig Salus Pain 12 Aug Liverpool Mr. Ekhinhead to Cringan and Portcous, cargo, salt and crockery
Sept 22 brig William and Mary   70 days Plymouth Messrs. James, Ker, M’Kellan, and 70 settlers to Pattersons and Weir, in ballast
Sept 22 brig Echo M’Donald 52 days Tabago   to order, cargo rum, sugar and molasses
Sept 22 brig Unity Addison 63 days Liverpool   to G. Symes, cargo salt and coals
Sept 24 ship Pitt J. Hamilton 9 weeks Greenock Mr. Matthews, Mr. Dunlop and family, and 10 settlers to Campbell & Chapman, general cargo
Sept 24 ship Sam & Jane Harland 2 months Hull   to P. Patterson & Co. In ballast
Sept 24 ship Hawker Price 64 days Liverpool Major ? And ??Mr. Johnson and 14 settlers to order, salt, coals and rum
Sept 24 schooner Bonne Croyenne? J. Belanger 15 days Labrador   to Mr. Stewart, cargo fish, oil and salmon
Sept 25 schooner Sally J. Kirby 13 days St. John’s N.   To James Ross and Co., in ballast
Sept 25 schooner Nancy Vallée 17 days Esquinaux   to Jacob Puzer, cargo salmon, oil, furs and cod fish
Sept 25 several schooners          
  Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Charleston, (S.C.) To his friend in Alexandria, dated Sept 2.
It is with pain that I have to inform you that grim death is making its ravages amongst us to a most alarming degree; the yellow fever for the last week has taken off thirty-two, principally young men; and thirty-one died in the same time of other complaints. For the last four weeks I have been almost incessantly attending upon the sick in cases of the yellow fever. Many of my most intimate friends and acquaintances have left me for another, and I trust, a better world. How soon I am to follow, God only knows, to whose will I am perfectly willing to submit. Crops are likely to be very short this year in consequence of the almost incessant rains. Rice has not so universally suffered as cottons. This city presents one scene of desolation–business of all kinds is almost completely stagnant–a great proportion of the whites have left the city–strangers for the north ward and the natives for Sullivan’s Island.”
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: from the Montreal Gazette, Oct 8, 1817.]
  Unfortunate Accident–On Sunday evening about nine o’clock, the brig Salus, captain Penn, belonging to Liverpool, was discovered to be on fire in the aft hold. After some ineffectual efforts to extinguish the flames, she was cut from her moorings at the queen’s wharf. Attempts were made to tow her into the St. Charles, but the wind blowing fresh from that quarter, she drifted over to Point Levi, where she grounded and burnt to the water’s edge, with about half her cargo of salt on board and some coals. How the accident happened remains a mystery. It is the more to be lamented, as the Salus was a regular trader, and an exvellent sailer. She had made two trips this years.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, Oct 15, 1817.]
Oct 7 brig Carricks Busby 20 Aug Liverpool Mr. M’Culloch to Geo. Symes, general cargo
Oct 7 brig Herald Moore 21 Aug Greenock Messrs. Carr & Gourly to Rogerson, Hunter & Co., cargo, rum and tobacco
Oct 7 ship Aberdeen Fenwick 8 weeks London Mr. C. Hunter to M’Douall, in ballast
Oct 7 ship Melantho Parry 57 days Gibraltar   to Campbel [sic] & Sheppard, cargo, wine
Oct 7 ship Nestor Thom 30 days Philadelphia   to Heath & Moir, cargo, provisions and coals
Oct 7 brig Alexander Marshall 24 Aug Liverpool Mr. Whitehead to John Jones, junr. & Co., cargo, salt and goods
  Quebec:
The prices of bread have been for some time stationary; not so we believe the price of flour. How comes it that the latter does not continue to regulate the former?
We hear some rumours of Typhus fever in town; happily its visitation, is at a season when not much is to be apprehended from it. It is, however, considered of importance enough to attract the attention of the Magistrates, particularly on account of the situation of certain private hospitals in the Lower Town, which it is thought, might be better removed to a distance from a crowded population. It is said that ten persons died of the fever last week.
September 30
A New Steam Boat–On Sunday morning was launched from Mr. Goudie’s yard, the fine steam-boat Lauzon, of 310 tons burthen, with all her equipments and apparatus on board. Her engine is of 28 horse power. Being launched rather late on the tide, in making her way out, she grounded on a sand bank in the river St. Charles, but was got off without injury. This little accident prevented several gentlemen concerned in her, from making an immediate trip in her as they had purposed. They however yesterday morning made an experimental excursion down, up and across the Saint Lawrence. In ascending the stream she was opposed by a strong wind and tide; she however made her way in every direction, with the utmost facility and expedition. Her works are remarkably well executed, and there can be no doubt of her fully answering the purpose of her construction, which is of plying between Mr. Goudie’s new wharf in the lower-town, and a wharf built at Point Levi; for which purpose she has a rudder at each end, by mean of which by stopping her forward motion, she can be immediately propelled in an opposite direction, without putting about, though she effects the latter movement when necessary, with the greatest celerity. In every respect, indeed she does credit to the builder, and will, unquestionably, become a vehicle of the first utility to all whom business or other occasions, ma either frequently or occasionaly[sic] call across the Saint Lawrence; particularly as the Lauzon is constructed for ferrying cattle and carriages; and will cross the river in the short space of eight minutes; thus, in a manner annihilating the impediment of a rapid stream, of a mile wide, and bringing as it were, during the navigating season, the two shores together, almost equally with a bridge. What adds to the well established reputation of Mr. Goudie as a builder, is, that this is the first instance within our knowledge of a steam boat being launched with the steam engine on board. The enterprize is indeed altogether highly creditable to all concerned, it being one of those improvements which must greatly contribute to the object at present so generally contemplated, the facility of internal intercourse, and consequently, its numerous beneficial results. Mr. Goudie has another large steam-boat on the stocks, almost ready to be launched, for navigating up and down the river.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, Oct 29, 1817.]
Oct 16 ship Agnes Lines 7 weeks Waterford   to J. Caldwell, in ballast
Oct 17 ship Russia Company Dye 6 Aug London   to H. Atkinson, in ballast
Oct 17 schooner Rhoda Mathison 18 days Halifax Major St. Clair, lady and family, Mr. Barker and lady, Mr. M’Guire and two boys to Quirouet, Chinic & Co.–cargo rum and goods
Oct 17 ship Albion Morrison 46 days London   to J. Caldwell, in ballast
Oct 17 ship Brunswick Fisher 57 days London Major Howard, 70th regiment to G. Kerr, in ballast
Oct 17 brig Hope Norris 11 July London Captain Ryan and 7 settlers to Government–cargo ordance
Oct 17 brig Hope Robinson 14 weeks Exeter   to H. Gowen, in ballast
Oct 17 ship Jane Hamond 16 July Newcastle   to John Caldwell, cargo coals
Oct 17 ship Esk Ferret 14 weeks London 3 settlers to J. Caldwell, in ballast
Oct 17 brig Hannah Dixon 14 weeks London   to Campbell & Sheppard, in ballast
Oct 21 ship Anacreon Wilson ? Aug Tobermorry 93 settlers to Irvine, M’Naugh & Co, cargo coals
  York, (Upper Canada) October 9
To the Inhabitants of Upper Canada

There has for many years existed in London, a society, the object of which Institution is, to afford relief to strangers who having no legal settlement in England, are not intitled [sic] to parochial relief under the poor laws. The happy state of the inhabitants of this colony, has hitherto called for no legislative provision for the maintenance of the poor, until the late war furnished mutilated and afflicted objects, to whom the legislature has afforded a distinct and liberal support.

The late emigration from the United Kingdom to this province, has produced much apparent distress, which the character of individuals, however great applied without system, cannot relieve.–It is proposed therefore, to form a society for the special purpose of subvening to the wants and alieviating [sic] the misery of such Emigrants from the United Kingdom, as persent a just claim to its assistance. To that effect a subscription will be wanted, and the charitable well disposed are invited to assemble for that purpose, at the school house in York, on Saturday next at one o’clock; when it is hoped, a respectable attendance will enable the meeting, at once to organize a society of “Friends of the Stranger,” for the more especial purpose of affording relief to destitute Emigrants, to procure food and raiment for the naked and hungry, employment for the poor and industrious and to assist all in early location and improvement of the land to be granted.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: these items from the Montreal Gazette, Nov 5, 1817.]
Oct 21 brig Jane Murdoch 52 days Ayr   to Melvin & Bélanger, in ballast
Oct 25 brig Mary Brown 8 weeks Southampton   to J. Caldwell, in ballast
Oct 25 schooner Harriet 82 days   Alicant   to W.G. and P. Sheppard–cargo wine
Oct 25 schooner Dolphin Naud 24 days C. Charles, straits of Bellisle 17 settlers to master–cargo fish and oil
Oct 25 schooner True Friend Hawkins 20 days Halifax   to J.B. Taché–cargo plaister of Paris.
Intelligence:— the schooner Maria, Lambly, from Liverpool to Quebec, was wrecked on the west end of the island of St. John, on the 10th inst. No lives lost, very little of the materials saved.
Oct 26 brig Lowland Lass White 57 days Kingston, Jamaica Capt McColl to J. Goudie–cargo rum, sugar, coffee and fruit
  The season in this neighborhood has lately assumed a melancholy and rather an alarming appearance. On Sunday afternoon there came on a violent snow storm which continued till 12 o’clock the next day, leaving the ground covered with several inches of snow, which, although partly dissolved by an immediate rain and thaw, still covers the ground. Considerable fields of Oats and Potatoes are completely buried under the snow. Since Tuesday there has been a hard frost, and this morning there are large quantities of ice on the beaches, and small fields of it floating in the river. Very little ploughing has yet been done in this district, and should the winter now set in, it will have a very unfavorable influence on the interests of Agriculture. Mild weather is, however, still generally expected, as there is hardly an instance of the winter commencing so early.
From the United States
New York, October 22,
Captain Trowbridge, of the ship Blooming Rose, who arrived this morning in eleven days from Havanna informs us, that a vessel which arrived there in a short passage from Vera Cruz reported that General Mina was closely invested in a fortress by nine thousand troops. He had made two or three unsuccessful attempts to cut his way through.

The day before the Blooming Rose sailed, a Spanish fleet of transports arrived there from Caraccas, where they had landed their troops.

The ship Nimfa, late the General Scott, was preparing at Havanna to sail to the Maine.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: from the Montreal Gazette, Nov 12, 1817.]
Oct 27 schooner Mary Boudreau 25 days St. Johns and Cape Breton 25 settlers to Bellet & Brunet–cargo plaster of Paris
Oct 31 brig Fame Nicholson 12 weeks Amsterdam   to Chs. Hunter, in ballast
Oct 31 schooner Lively   8 days Gaspé   cargo fish and oil
  The ground is still partially covered with snow, but the river is free from ice, and the weather mild since Tuesday last.
Total number of vessels from sea this season = 303
Settlers arrived = 5,375
Arrived at the Port of Quebec [Note: from the Montreal Gazette, Nov 26, 1817.]
  Leghorn, August 9
Natural Phenomenon
On the 24th of last month, about mid-day, after a very loud detonation the Lake of Canteino, also called Porciano, totally disappeared. A large opening was discovered in the bottom through which the waters have probably escaped into the sinuosities of the neighboring mountains.
Error in the Nautical Almanac
The following extract of a letter from captain Pace, of the Hero, to his owner in London, contains information of importance to the shipping interest:--
On board the Hero, Spithead, September 14, 1817
Sir,–I beg leave to inform you of the safe arrival of the Hero at this anchorage last night, after a pleasant but tedious passage from Shields. My reasons for stopping here, I can assure you, were weighty. On any passage along the east coast of England, and from the Downs, I was resolved to try the chronometers previous to my leaving the land. On observing several days running, I found the longitude by the chronometer differ widely from that laid down in the charts, and particularly off Dover, I found the error increasing considerably, which made me quite uneasy respecting the future event–so much so, that I determined to stop here, and find out the cause. I was recommended to a Mr. Bradley here, who has an observatory, and compares chronometer, &c. He immediately informed me it was an error in the printing of the Nautical Almanac, and that he had written to London concerning it, and hoped it would be laid before the Board of Longitude. He informed me the errors were in the Almanac that were printed in this year; of which mine happened to be one, and were as follows:–Month of September, column of Equation of Time is add, it ought to subtract–month of November, Sun’s declination is north, ought to be south–same month, Equation of Time is add, ought to be subtract; those errors are only in the Almanacs that have been printed in 1817.

Had I proceeded on my voyage without making any observations before leaving the land and entirely depended on the longitude deduced from the computed time and chronometer, I should at the end of this month, have been five degrees of longitude wrong.
I remain, Sir, your obedient servant,
Robert Pace, Jun.

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