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Arrivals At The Ports of Quebec and Montreal, 1855

The following arrivals were extracted from the Montreal Pilot and Quebec Morning Chronicle of 1855.

May 7, 1855

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Morning Chronicle, May 7, 1855
May 6 Ship Ottawa Wylie 26 Mar Glasgow   to G.B. Symes & Co., general cargo
May 6 Ship Albion Wylie 24 Mar Glasgow 5 cabin to G.B. Symes & Co., general cargo
May 6 Ship Toronto Ballantine 24 Mar Liverpool   to Gillespie & Co., general cargo
May 6 Ship St. Lawrence Wright 21 Mar Liverpool   to Gillespie & Co., general cargo
  Maritime Extracts
The ship Ottawa, Wylie, at this port, reports having been detained in ice from 23rd to 28th ult.

The ship Albion, Wylie, at this port, also reports having been detained several days in the ice, off Cape Ray.

The ship Toronto, Ballantine, at this port, signalized the Britannia for Quebec, in lat 50 32. long 27 50. No date give.

The brigantine Clipper stranded last Fall at St. André, and subsequently sold for account of the underwriters, has been got off and arrived here yesterday.

A schooner arrived here yesterday from Trinity Cove with the materials and crew of the ship New Brunswick, Errington, which was wrecked at that place last fall, on her way from here to Dublin.

Several small schooners arrived here yesterday from the Parishes, below, with grain and provisions for the market.

The first steamer from Montreal this season, the Quebec, arrived here at half past 9 o'clock yesterday full of passengers and freight.

Mr. Wilson's new Steamer, built by Mr. Wm Richardson, at Lampson's Cove, was safely launched on Saturday morning.

First Arrivals.--
The ships Albion, Toronto, Ottawa, and St. Lawrence, the first instalment of our Spring Fleet, came into port in the course of yesterday. Their cargoes are principally for Montreal.

The first of the steamers of the season, from Montreal is the "Quebec," commanded, as heretofore, by Capt. Rudolf, which arrived at the Napoleon wharf about 10, a.m. yesterday. She brought down some 200 passengers and a large freight. She leaves for Montreal this afternoon.

The Atlantic's mail having been despatched by special train over the Grand Trunk Railwaw[sic] from Montreal, reached this late yesterday afternoon.

The Canals Open.--
The navigation is now fully open from Montreal upwards and through all the Lakes. Two propellers entered the Welland Canal, at Port Colborne, on the 27th April, and passed through the Canal on the following day. Several vessels departed from Port Maitland on the same day, and proceeded up Lake Erie.

Vessels passed through the Beauharnois Canal on Wednesday, the 2nd inst. All the other Canals of the St. Lawrence were open two days previously.

The Booms on the St. Francis have given way; a large quantity of timber passed Three Rivers on Monday last.

From the Lower Provinces--
The New Liquor Law in New Brunswick, has been signed by the Lieut. Governor. Of this act, the "New Brunswicker" says:

"We have been favored with the following synopsis of the "Act to prevent the importation, manufacture, and traffic in intoxicating liquors," as it received the Lieut. Governor's assent at the close of the session. It will be observed that this Act does not come into force until the first day of January next; and we recommend a careful consideration of its extraordinary provisions to every dispassionate person. There never before was an act passed in this Province which so completely subverted and set at naught the liberties of a free people. It interferes with trade and imports-it prohibits manufactures-it introduces new and arbitrary modes of legal procedure-it shakes confidence in securities for debt, and sets aside the principles of self-government in the most ruthless manner.

There is no suspending clause to this act, and unless sooner disallowed by Her Majesty we shall become subject to its provisions at the beginning of 1856.

May 10, 1855

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Montreal Pilot, May 10, 1855
May 6 Ship Ottawa Wylie 26 Mar Glasgow   to G.B. Symes & Co, general cargo
May 6 Ship Albion Wylie 24 Mar Glasgow 5 cabin to G.B. Symes & Co, general cargo
May 6 Ship Toronto Ballantine 24 Mar Liverpool    to Gillespie & Co, general cargo
May 6 Ship St. Lawrence Wright 21 Mar Liverpool   to Gillespie & Co., general cargo
At Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland, on the 7th ultimo, Elizabeth Currie, youngest daughter of Captain Hugh Wyllie.

House of Assembly, Quebec, May 5
Attorney General Drummond moved that the 62nd rule of the House be suspended in relation to the bill from the Legislative Council instituting an act to authorize the Grand Trunk Co. of Canada to change the location of their line in and near the City of Toronto. Yeas, 56; Nays, 31.

Mr. Huot moved that this House is of opinion that the punishment of death, while it is repugnant to the present state of society, does not prevent the continuance of the crimes for which authority ordains it application; that accordingly a law should be brought in to abolish the punishment of death in the Province of Canada.

Details of the news from the Crimea state, April 14th, bombardment continues night and day from 500 guns.

May 11, 1855

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Montreal Monteal Pilot, May 11, 1855
May 9 Ship Ottawa Wylie   Glasgow   to Edmonstone, Allan & Co., general cargo
May 9 Ship St. Lawrence Wright   Liverpool   to Edmonstone, Allan & Co., general cargo
May 9 Ship Great Britain Wilson   London   general cargo
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
May 7 Ship Great Britain Wilson 2 Apr London 12 cabin; 23 steerage to Buchanan, Harris & Co., gen. cargo
May 7 Schr Wm A. Henry Cameron 21 Apr Halifax   to Noad & Co., sugar, &c.
May 8 Ship America Guthrie 24 Mar Liverpool   to order, gen. cargo
May 8 Ship Britannia Dutton 24 Mar Liverpool 2 cabin to G.B. Symes & Co., general cargo
May 8 Ship City of Hamilton Ponder 29 Mar London   general cargo
  The ships Montreal, Cambria, and Louisa, arrived last night

Shipping Intelligence
The ship Britannia, Dutton, at this port, was in company with the ships America and Montreal, in the Gulf, and says they may be expected here tomorrow.

The Ottawa and the St. Lawrence left for Montreal this morning at 5 o'clock, in tow of the Alliance.

The steamer Huron arrived here yesterday morning, from Kingston, with 4580 bbls. Flour, consigned to Messrs. Gibb & Ross.

Navigation is fully open on Lake Champlain, and the steamboats are on their regular trips.

May 12, 1855

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Montreal Monteal Pilot, May 12, 1855
May 10 Ship America Guthrie   Liverpool   general cargo
May 10 Schr William and Henry     Halifax   sugar, &c.
May 12 Ship Albion Wylie   Glasgow 2 pass to Edmonstone, Allan & Co., general cargo
May 12 Ship Montreal Brown   Liverpool   to Edmonstone, Allan & Co., general cargo
May 12 Ship City of Hamilton Pender   London   to Edmonstone, Allan & Co., general cargo
May 12 Ship Cambria Russell   Glasgow 11 pass general cargo
May 12 Barque Aristides Barckley   Shanghai   to D. Torrance, teas
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  
May 9 Ship Montreal Brown 24 Mar Liverpool   general cargo
May 9 Ship Cambria Russell 27 Mar Glasgow 16 pass general cargo
May 9 Bark Aristides Barckley 7 Jan Shanghai   teas
May 9 Ship Louisa Hawes 18 Mar Malta   ballast
May 10 Brig Marurka Hill 22 Apr St Johns, Nfld 14 pass general cargo
  Shipping Intelligence
The ship Montreal, Brown, at this port, reports a ship, with bright masts, ashore at Kamonraska.

The steamer Advanse, which left here last Tuesday with the Quarantine Medical Staff and Attendants on board, is ashore on Isle Madame. It is not known whether she got aground on her way down, or on her return, as no account had been received from her up to last night. Several small craft that have arrived from the lower Parishes report having seen her ashore, and one of them stated that her chimneys were down.

The steamer Doris proceeded down to her assistance on Thursday about noon.

Thursday, May 19, 1855

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Morning Chronicle, May 19, 1855

Saturday, May 21, 1855

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Morning Chronicle, May 21, 1855
May 19 Bark Paragon Cottew 19 Apr Havre de Grace   to order, general cargo
May 19 Bark Thomas James Marshall 17 Apr Gloucester   to order
May 19 Bark Henry Duncan Badcock 20 Apr Plymouth   to order
May 19 Bark Home Poe 30 Apr Glasgow  31 pas. to order, general cargo
May 19 Ship Yeoman Calhoun 18 Apr Liverpool   to H. McBlain, & Co., salt
May 19 Ship Harry Smith Haws 13 Apr Liverpool   to order, salt
May 19 Brig Ann Miller 21 Apr Dumfries   to order
May 20 Ship City of Manchester Grayburn 26 Mar Liverpool 1 cabin to R. Shaw
May 20 Ship Robert A. Lewis Vaughan 17 Apr Liverpool  2 cabin to order, general cargo
May 20 Bark Platina Richards 18 Apr Bristol 3 cabin; 7 steer. to order, general cargo
May 20 Bark Amazon Reily 18 Apr Waterford 7 pas. to order
May 20 Bark Derwent Williamson 5 Apr Workington   to G.B. Symes & Co., coal
May 20 Bark Hampton Boyle 3 Apr Greenock   to J. White, coal and pig iron
May 20 Brig Bowes Ellwood 14 Apr Workington 8 pas. to order, coal
May 20 Brig Mary Thompson 13 Apr Lancaster   to Sharples & Co., coal
May 20 Brigte Phoca Callata 7 May St. John's, Nfld 1 pas. to J.J. Lowndes, sugar, molasses and old junk
May 20 Brigte Swordfish Bryon 12 days Halifax   to order, molasses & sugar
May 20 Schr Allee Ragens Laybold 2 May Halifax   to H.J. Noad & Co., sugar
  There are about fifteen more arrived that are not boarded. It blew so violently the whole of yesterday that it was impossible to board them. Among them are the Derwent, Ocean Queen, Sarah Rogers, Symmetry, Premier, Infanta, Port Glasgow, and Lord Sidmouth.

Loss Of The Odessa.
We have been favored by Capt. Darling, with the following report of the loss of the bark Odessa, hence last Fall for Limerick:--
The Odessa sailed from Quebec on the 21st November, and, on 6th December, having encountered a gale of wind from S.E., ship sprung a leak. The pumps were kept going, but the water continuing to gain on her, we bore up for Gaspé. It soon after came on to blow a heavy gale of wind from S.W., and we were obliged to heave the ship to. On the following day, made Anticosti Island, took to the boats, and abandoned the vessel. The chart indicating that a provision post was located at Fox Bay, we proceeded there, and being unable to discover the depot marked, camped in the bush. On the 12th, left for the S.E. point; during the same night a heavy gale of wind blew from the eastward, driving the long boat ashore among the rocks. The crew took shelter on some shelving rocks which projected from a cliff, and remained there all night. The master and mate were twice washed off the rocks but succeeded in reaching them again; the mate's wife was also washed off and, unfortunately, drowned. When daylight came, we saw no prospect of escaping from our perilous situation, for the cliffs surrounded us on every side. The long boat's oars and masts had been washed ashore, and having lashed them together, such of us as were least exhausted, climbed up by the spars, and then hauled our companions up. To our inexpressible regret we were compelled to leave on the cliff the Doctor and one of our men; they had been severely frost bitten and were unable to travel. They both died shortly after our departure. We were obliged to remain in the bush that night; there was then about 2 feet of snow on the ground and we were without the means of lighting a fire. On the morning of the 14th, started for the East Point, and the master, mate, and three men reached there that evening. One man had both his feet frost-bitten, and died in consequence. Every attention was paid the survivors by Mr. Julyan, the Light House Keeper, but being unprovided with medicine of any kind, he had some difficulty in affording relief to the sufferers by the cold and frost.

The Erromanga, from Glasgow, and the Triton, from Marseilles, with general cargoes, and the schr. Messenger, left here last Saturday evening, for Montreal, in tow of the Alliance.

The Maranham, which was stranded at Kamouraska last fall, arrived here yesterday.

The bark Home, from Glasgow, with a general cargo, left here for Montreal on Saturday afternoon, in tow of the North America.

Barque Woodbine, McAllister, from St. John, N.B., for Cardiff, W., put into Portland, 14th in distress. On the eighth day out, experienced a heavy gale, & sprung a leak, and the crew refused to do duty. A survey is to be held upon her.

Awful Case of Shipwreck
Captain Button, of the bark Clara Windsor, arrived at New York, from Port au Prince, reports that on the outward passage, March 19th, lat 32, long 66 38, a fresh breeze from SSW, saw a wreck to leeward, with two men standing on the bow and waving their hats; hove to and got out a boat, and succeeded in taking them off. The wreck proved to be the schr. John Clark, Captain McKay, hence for Jaemel. The men stated that they were all that were left out of seven who had sailed in the above schooner from New York on the 3rd day of March, bound to Jaemel; that on the 7th 9p.m., while under double reefed topsails, wind WSS, a squall struck the schooner from WNW, and throwing on her beam-ends, occupying an hour before they succeeded in cutting away the weather rigging, when the mainmast and foremast went close by the deck and she righted. The hatches were broken and the vessel found full of water - without provisions; the next day they obtained a keg of crackers wet with salt water, a bucket of vinegar, some shark liver oil, and camphene; the latter made them stupid, feeling as if on fire. The fifth day after the catastrophe the captain, mate, steward, and two men died; and they, the two remaining men, had nothing to eat eight days previous to being taken off. Those who died went crazy previous to death. They also state that they saw two different vessels; a fishing schooner that came close to them they could see the man at the helm; the other within what they considered hailing distance, and the vessel hove to and came close up under their lee, and after surveying them put their helm hard up and bore away without offering any assistance. All were living at that time, but it being before daylight, could not make out her name, as the letters were but indistinctly visible; the weather was good, and nothing prevented them from saving all hands. The names of two saved are Robert McKay (captain's son,) and Charles Lowell.

[The John Clark, Captain McKay, cleared at this port on the 1st March for Kingston, J., not Jaemel.]-N.Y. Courier.

The sultry air of Saturday was exchanged for boisterous, cool east wind yesterday. It blew a perfect gale throughout the day, and there was a perpetual cloud of dust in the streets.

Fire On The Railway
Passengers by the Richmond Railway inform us that the Station House at Stanfold narrowly escaped destruction by fire on Friday morning. The fire was supposed to be the work of an incendiary. Mr. Lay, the station master, is said to have contributed much by his exertions towards the saving of the building.

Quebec, May 17th, 1855

We, the undersigned, on behalf of the Passengers by the Ship "Oriental," desire to express our unqualified satisfaction and approval of the accommodation and provisions of the Ship with our best wishes for her further success. Our voyage, upon the whole, has been pleasant and prosperous, which may be attributed under Divine Providence, to the caution, skill, and vigilance of our highly esteemed and worthy Captain.

As an expression of our feeling we have presented him a Silver Cup.

If we have any friends leaving the "Old Country," we shall most certainly, in our private communications, recommend them to come over with our worthy friend Captain H. Tom, in the good Ship "Oriental"

Thos Drew, Mrs. T. Drew,
J.W. Walters, Mrs. Steer,
John Drew, Mrs John Drew,
E. Gold, Mrs Isaac,
Thomas Harris,
S. Tucker.

Loss of an Indiaman
By telegraph from Trieste to London, in anticipation of the overland mail from India and China, advice is received of the loss of ship Living Age (of Boston), Capt Holmes, from Shanghae for New York, on the Pratas Shoal, about 150 miles south east from Hong Kong, and far from any other land. She was laden with teas, &c., valued at upwards of $300,000.

Death of Sister Mary Augustine of The Convent of Mercy, Westport.
(We take from the Mayo "Telegraph," April 11th, the following deserved tribute to the memory of one of the sisters of Mercy who accompanied Miss Nightingale to the Crimea. The deceased lady, beloved and respected by all who knew her, was nearly related to M.A. Higgins, Esq., of this city, and died after her return to Ireland, on account of ill health, from the effects of fever contracted in the Hospitals at Scutarl.)

On Saturday, the 7th instant, expired, at the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, Westport, after a short but severe illness, Sister Mary Augustine, a member of that most meritorious order. This deeply lamented young lady was the second daughter of Captain Fitzgerald Higgins, and sister of Colonel Higgins, M.P. for the county. An innate piety and love of virtue, cherished by an exemplary and pious mother, had marked the deceased from her earliest childhood. She soon forsook the open path to the enjoyments and pleasures of this world, and early consecrated herself to religion and the service of the poor. The grief of the public in Westport surpasses, if possible, the deep affliction of the pious sisterhood. The melancholy event was made the subject of most touching and salutary instruction at each of the Masses on Easter Sunday; and the interment on Monday last, in the Convent grounds, was a scene which none that saw can ever forget. Animated by a holy zeal, the deceased was one of the three devoted ladies whom the Convent of Mercy in Westport supplied for the arduous service of ministering to the sick and wounded in the Crimea.

The Baltic's mail arrived here yesterday morning.

By Telegraph.
[Reported for the Morning Chronicle.]
Via Montreal Line.
Arrival Of The Steamship
Ten days later from Europe
Third Report
New York, May 19
The forts on the north side of the harbor had taken part in the cannonade, carrying their shots clear over the town into the lines of the allies.

During the first week of the bombardment the English fired about 2,200 tons of shot and 500 tons of powder, so that the total consumption by the allies for the week amounted probably to some 6000 tons of shot and 1500 tons of powder.

The telegraph between London and the Crimea was perfect, except a small portion across the Danube. Despatches reached the British Government in a few hours, but were not generally communicated to the public although, nightly, questions were asked in Parliament as to the news.-Ministers declared that they should exercise due discretion in the publication of the news.

The Vienna negotiations are, of course, at an end.

Lord J. Russell had re-appeared in his seat in Parliament, and Drouyn de L'huys had returned to Paris. Lord J. Russell stated that the substance of the negotiations and the protocol would be submitted to parliament.

The following are the latest despatches from the seat of war:--

A sharp engagement took place on the night of May 1st in the front and left attack. The whole of the Russian Rifle pits were taken, 8 light mortars and 200 prisoners. The whole affair was brilliant for the allies.

Paris 4th-It is reported to-day that on May 2nd the besiegers took possession of some very important Russian works of counter approach after a fierce engagement.

On the 3rd, the Russians attempted to take the position, which still remains in the hands of the allies.

Before Sebastopol, May 4.-On Wednesday night the French, under Gen. Pellissier, attacked the advanced works of the Quarantine Bastion, and carried them at the point of the bayonet, taking 12 mortars from the Russians, and establishing himself in the position.

Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Arrived at the Port of Quebec  


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