Submitted by Christine Gorman , Gary Carroll - email@example.com and Fran Macphail
The following are miscellaneous shipping notes, including notices of vessels launched, and of disasters at sea from P.E.I. newspapers from 1824 to 1871. This page will be updated from time to time to include more records, so check back every once in a while. Gary Carroll [GC] has also submitted a number. Fan Macphail's entries marked with [FM] Entries not marked were transcribed by Christine Gorman - Those transcribed by others are marked as such.
PAPEI RG 6 Supreme Court Cases Thomas Rhodes Haszard vs W Townshend 1786/1787:This is a bit of a difficult document to classify. It was found in the PAPEI RG 6 Supreme Court cases. Though it doesn't contain names of passengers, this is an interesting document showing the travels of the Schooner "Rising Sun" travelling east coast ports, including Halifax, Mirimachi, Rhode Island, and Jamaica.
30 June, 1786 - Schooner "Rising Sun" Capt. J. Townsend, for Halifax
24 Oct., 1786 - "Rising Sun" Capt. W. Young, for Rhode Island
26 June, 1786 - "Rising Sun" Capt. Benjamin Rous, for Merrimichie
25 July, 1787 - "Rising Sun" Capt. Benjamin Rous, for Rhode Island
04 Sep., 1786 - "Rising Sun" from Providence
15 June, 1787 - "Rising Sun" from Jamaica
24 July, 1787 - "Rising Sun" from Merrimichie
PAPEI RG 6 Supreme Court Cases Samuel Street Plaintiff and James Parke Defendant 1795:Island of Saint John in the Supreme Court Between Samuel Street Plaintiff and James Parke Defendant
Samuel Street of Charlotte Town in the Island of Saint John, Master Mariner maketh oath and saith that James Park of Charlotte town aforesaid Gentleman is justly indebted unto this deponent in the sum of Twenty five pounds for the purchase of a schooner called the Rising Sun made by the said James Park of the said Samuel Street at the Island of Cape Breton as the said vessel lay stranded in the month of December last past.
Sworn before me at Charlotte Town
May the 20th 1795 in the absence
of the Judge in the Supreme Court
Thos. Desbrisay J.P.
PAPEI RG 6 Supreme Court Cases 1795:
To the Honourable Peter Stewart Esquire His
Majestys Chief Justice for the Island of Saint John
the Petition of Archibald McPhee
That on Saturday the twenty ninth day of August last past your petitioner was taken into custody by James MacDonald commanding and having charge of the schooner "Royal Fuzilier' now lying in Charlotte town Harbour and by him ordered on Board the said schooner where he has ever since remained under confinement but for what course your petitioner is a stranger
Your Petitioner therefore prays that your Honor will be pleased to allow His Majestys writ of Habeas Corpus to be directed to the said James MacDonald that your Petitioner together with the cause of his committment and imprisonment may be brought immediatly before your Honor there to receive such further order as your Honor shall see meet.
And your Petitioner will ever pray &c.
by Peter MacGowan
September 1st, 1795
Let a Habeas Corpus be made out in favor of the Petitioner returnable before any of the Judges of the Supreme Court immediatly[GC]
Peter Stewart Ch. J.
Issued 1 September 1795
Royal Herald 16 Jan, 1805, Page 3:
Cascumpec - JOHN PERRANT, ship carpenter (a native of Canada) having left the service of Patterson and Meggison, to whom he is bound until their Ship is launched; he likewise left a balance against him in his account.-- This is to give notice that if any person may employ the said J.P. that they will be dealt with according to law. [GC]
Royal Herald 30 May, 1805:
Five Guineas Reward! WHEREAS a most daring Out RAGE and ROBBERY was committed on the night of the 27th instant, by a Strong Party of Sailors (as is suspected) from His Majesty's armed Brig, the Vixen, which were seen, about midnight, to break into and rummage the Stable of the Subscriber near the Barrack Gate. They then with a Lantern proceeded along the Street leading to his Barn in the vicinity of the Town, frequent ly discharging Fire Arms, to the great terror and annoyance of the helpless women and children whose houses they forced themselves into in their progress. The same party are sus pected to have proceeded to the Barn where they forced open two very strong Doors by breaking the Locks and forcing the Hinges. From thence they took and carried away a valua ble black polished powder Flask, mounted in Brass, with green Cord Slings; a large cloth of Ticking, be ing part of the inside walls of an Of ficers Marquee; some carpenter's tools and several articles of less value. The farming utensils, &c. in the Barn, they broke and threw about in the most wanton manner. The above Reward shall therefore be paid to any persons who will discover the Officer who commanded the Party, or any one or more of the Perpetrators of the said OUTRAGE and ROBBERY, so that he and they may be prosecuted to conviction, and receive that Reward which the Law prescribes and which an Offence so Atrocious justly merits. ROBERT GRAY. Charlotte-Town, May 28. N.B. The Vixen, Commanded by Lieutenant Crook had left this Port befopre the Robbery was discovered. [GC]
Royal Herald Thurs., 6 June, 1805:
By the arrival of His Majesty's armed Brig, the Vixen, yesterday morning from Pictou, verbal intelligence is brought of the demission of Lord Melville (First Lord of the Admiralty) from office. We look for a more perfect detail of this intelligence by the Packet, which is hourly expected. The Vixen sailed yesterday at 6 P.M. for Halifax. [GC]
Royal Herald 13 June, 1805:
Entered 11 June, schr. Nancy, Church, from Tobermory, NB, 27 days
Cleared 5 June, 1805 schr. Hibernia, Ryan, for Ramsheg
10 June, Peggy, Doucet, for Quebec
11 June, Nancy, Church, for Halifax [GC]
Royal Herald 20 July, 1805:
We feel much pleased in having to state, that the new ship Eliza, Capt. Beatson, was launched safely afloat on Friday the 12th inst. having received no damage whatever during her stoppage on the launch way. [GC]
PEI Executive Council Minutes Vol 2 Folio 80 7 July, 1807:
"Read a memorial from Harry Compton Esquire praying that a Pilot and Harbor Master be appointed for the Harbour of Bedeque. When His Excellency was pleased to appoint Alexander Campbell and George Green to act in that capacity jointly and severally, and for which they were to be allowed the same pilotage as at Pictou, Nova Scotia viz. 2/ pr foot Draught of Water." [GC]
Weekly Recorder 13 Oct., 1810
FINE FALL HERRINGS
JUST arrived in the schooner Alpha from Chaleur Bay, for sale at the store of Edmund Waters
Charlotte-Town, October 1, 1810 [GC]
Weekly Recorder 6 Nov., 1810:
ADVERTISEMENT. LOST, from the BRIG PHOENIX in Charlotte-Town Harbour, TWO BOATS, the one a SKIFF, the other a LONG BOAT. The Skiff had on the outside of her Stern "Phoenix, North Shields," and "W. AIREY," on the Inside; the Long Boat had on her Stern, "Phoenix, of Sunderland." Whoever will bring them to Mr. JAMES KENNEDY, Merchant, Charlotte-Town, shall be handsomely rewarded. Nov. 5, 1810. [GC]
Weekly Recorder Sat., 16 March, 1811, page 101:
The following extract of a letter appeared in the Chronicle (a London Paper) of the 10th Nov., 1810, which has since found its way to this Island.
"The following is an extract of a letter from Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island, dated 20th Sept.":
"We have four [prob. "Catherine" "Phoenix" & "Adamant" & ?] out of five vessels from Scotland, with emigrants already arrived, and for the sake of humanity, I hope the fifth may not -- as independent of the late period at which they must arrive if they do come, the scantiness of our crops arising from a long continuation of hot and dry weather will render it a very difficult matter for them to make out sufficient sustenance for the winter. --- In short it is a most infamous traffick in the way it is carried on. The poor ignorant wretches are deluded by false and exaggerated accounts of the Island to quit perhaps comfortable situations at home and come here paying for the least child £10. Sterling, and such as have not the money to pay down are induced to give their obligation (Notes) payable on demand, which have been put into the hands of an Attorney the day after they have landed; and those who have no friends to advance the money or to go bail for them, are cast into prison tho' they declare that they were Solemnly promised they should not be called on until it was perfectly convenient for them to pay. Add to this they are turned out on a BEACH without a place to shelter themselves in, except an old Windmill, which is used by Government as a Telegraph, and is pervious to every blast. As it has been the theme of much public conversation for some days past, without being seen but by very few, we publish it for the satisfaction of our readers. We decline making any comment upon it at present, as we have seen the substance of a letter which we have understood is in reply to a communication of His Excellency the Lt. Governor to some of the Magistrates of this Colony to obtain their information on the subject. This letter is the production of Doctor M'Aulay, Justice of the Peace, who it appears has been active in collecting information on this head. In it he pledges himself to adduce proof to what he asserts as facts in vindication of the extract in the Chronicle, and proceeds in a commendable manner to state the friendly and hospitable treatment those people met on their arrival, and not only by individuals and people of different classes, but by the Colony's highest source of patronage. These are the facts which are well known to every individual who have resided for any time within the limits of this town. In noticing the benevolence which is stated in Doctor M'Aulay's letter, and which is generally known to have been evinced, to the poor people who have from perhaps a too flowery description of the country been induced to come to it, yet we cannot, in using our opinion conceive that none but those concerned in the traffick, can be deemed responsible, and when the credit of the country or the Government is brought into question we trust that such authentic statements will be produced, as will attach any odium which may exist to its proper object. We are in expectation of receiving a copy of Doctor M'Aulay's letter, when we shall publish it in a pamphlet for the gratification of the publick. [GC]
Weekly Recorder 26 Oct., 1811:
SPANISH DOLLARS will be received at five shillings and sixpence, currency, in prompt payment for goods at the store of Edmund Waters; who has just imported in the ship Princess of Wales, Brig Roberts and Schr. Alpha, the most extensive and cheapest Assortment of Goods ever offered for sale on this Island, the whole of which will be ready for the inspection of the Public in a few days. Further particulars in a future notice. Oct. 18 [GC]
Weekly Recorder Sat., 8 Aug., 1812, page 159:
ESCAPED, FROM the Jail in Charlotte-Town, on the evening of the 31st ult. SAMUEL WRIGHT, (belonging to the brig Elizabeth) who had been imprisoned in said jail for having Ranaway from said vessel some time previous thereto. He is about 19 years of age, five feet six inches high, of a fair complexion, has blue eyes, light coloured hair, a scar on his right foot, and says he is a native of America. This notice is to forewarn all persons from harbouring or employing said deserter, and any person delivering him up to the Subscriber, or into the hands of the keeper of the jail in Charlotte-Town will receive an extra allowance for their trouble in addition to that allowed by law. August 8. JAMES GRANDISON, Master. [GC]
Weekly Recorder Sat., 5 Sep., 1812, page 176:
Captain Driver (of ship ----, armed with ten carriage guns) arrived at this place, yesterday morning from Hull. -- Capt. D. informs us that the news of a positive Declaration of War had not been received in England when he left, but that he received that information on the Banks of Newfoundland from a fishing vessel, which also informed that several British vessels had been captured near the Banks and burnt. -- Capt. D. also stated that on the 27th ult., when between Cape Ray and Cape North he was followed by an American privateer schooner for two days, but he kept out of the reach of his guns -- that on the next day, he saw her chase a brig which she captured and sunk. [GC]
PAPEI RG6 Supreme Court Cases 1813:
George Birnie of Charlotte Town agent of Alexander Birnie owner of the bark Princess of Wales maketh oath and sayeth that Thomas Dyke a mariner hired to proceed to England with the said vessel but now residing in Charlotte Town is justly indebted and owing to the said Alexander Birnie in the sum of six pounds eighteen shillings and ninepence for cash advanced to the said Thomas Dyke and for goods sold and delivered to the said Thomas Dyke in advance of his wages as a hired mariner on board the said Bark and at his desire and requestGeorge Birnie
Sworn before me
at Charlotte Town
this 9th day of June 1813
Ch. J. [GC]
Edinburgh Advertiser (Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland), Jan 21, 1817, page 6:
PLYMOUTH, Jan. 16.--"Arrived the John, CARR, from Prince Edward's Island for Falmouth, in 22 days; Captain CARR says, that the Mary which sailed the day before the John, bound to Falmouth, was reported to have gone on shore and totally lost in the Bay of Antigunsia, together with a brig, name unknown. [Michael Rennie]
Edinburgh Advertiser, Jan. 21 1817, p. 7:
FIRST SPRING VESSEL
FOR HALIFAX, PRINCE EDWARD'S ISLAND, AND MIRAMACHI
The fine fast sailing Brig MARGARET Two Hundred Tons Register, JOHN WILL, Master, well known in the Trade, will lay on at Leith about the middle of February, and sail the first week in March.
The Margaret has excellent accomodation for passengers, ho may rely on every attention being shown them by the Master and Supercargo, who offers his services to the connexions of his numerous friends in Nova-Scotia.
For freight or passage, apply to Mr. SMITH at Mr. Brysson's, 172 High Street, Edinburgh, or Messrs RAMSAY, WILLIAMSON, and Co. Leith. Edinburgh, Jan. 16, 1817. [Michael Rennie]
American Beacon (Norfolk, VA), April 2, 1818:
Halifax, March 7
Narrative of the melancholy loss of the schooner Sally, of Prince Edward Island, burthen 100 tons, Nicholis, master. The schooner loaded with timber and plank at Croppo, on the 23rd Dec. last. The ice set into Croppo Bay, and froze her in. On the 24th, the wind veering from the northward
drifted the ice and schr. into the gulph, where they remained drifting up and down with the tides, in a most perilous situation until the 29th, when having expended all their provisions and water, and no appearance of the ice breaking up, or extricating the vessel from the field of ice in which she was enclosed, they determined to quit her, and launched their boat a mile over the ice to the water, which they effected, and got safe ashore 4th Jan. The schr. had drifted in sight of Charlotte Town, when J.N. LePage, accompanied by Peter Smith, James Foster, the packet man, and four others, well acquainted with the nature of drift ice, put off, and succeeded in getting on board, and soon after were joined by John, Robart, William, James & Edward Wood, the owners of the schooner. At night a gale came on, which drove the schr. on St. Peter's Shoal, the ice forced her on her beam ends, and the sea making a breach over her. She lay in this situation until Monday morning, full of water, without any shelter or nourishment for those on board. On Monday the wind moderated, but very cold, and the sufferers almost worn out with hunger, launched the boat off the deck and made another attempt to reach the land, wich they succeeded in doing. Messrs. Foster and Shillingworth died in the boat; John and Joseph Wood expired just as they had reached the shore; the remainder were in a dying and frozen state. The survivors received the most kind treatment from the soldiers at the Block House, and the inhabitants living near the spot. The survivors have been carried to Charlotte Town, and are all in a fair way, with the exception of William Wood, who lays dangerously ill. [FM]
PEI Gazette 5 Nov., 1818. page 3:
FOR SALE - The fine staunch and fast sailing Schooner JANE, burthen about 60 tons, she is well found, and can be sent to sea without any expense, For further particulars apply to James Cousins New London, October 28th.
PEI Gazette 15 March, 1819
The Schooner Hope, belonging to Messrs. Jos. & Thos. Robinson, of this Town, which was driven from the mouth of Squaw Bay, by the ice, is now forced up as far as Crappo River, -- some of the Settlers there, we are informed, are using their best exertions to secure her from her perilous situation.
For Sale, an excellent well built SHALLOP, of about 17 tons burthen, with sails ?, and has good cabin accomodations, - she lies at Wilmot Creek, Bedeque. Apply to Alexander Campbell, Esq. Bedeque, or to Mr. Palmer. Charlotte Town. March 9. [GC]
PEI Gazette 27 April, 1819
Arrived on Saturday last, (off the harbour) the brig Norfolk Hero, Kerton, from London. This vessel left London upon the 1st April, and is consigned to Messrs. D. McKay & Co.
Arrived Schr. Hope, Robinson. [GC]
PEI Gazette Tues., 29 Feb., 1820, page 3
FOR NEWFOUNDLAND & ENGLAND, The Brigantine SUSANNAH, burthen 101 tons, now lying at Mr. Rolling's Point loaded; she is well found and will be ready for sea as soon as the Navi- gation opens - a few passengers can be ac- commodated - for particulars apply to Westlake & Tanton Also for Newfoundland, The Schr. Mary Ann, well found, will be ready for sea as soon as the Naviga- tion opens, for freight or passage apply to R.S. Westlake Feb. 20. [GC]
PEI Gazette 1 July, 1820:
A Boat with three persons on Board whose names are Michael Sullivan and two McKenzies, was lately found sunk in St. Peters Bay and the persons perished. We understand that one of the Bodies has since been found. [GC]
PEI Gazette 28 April, 1821:
Nothing interesting either of domestic or foreign intelligence has come to hand since our last. Several vessels (from Europe) have been seen passing the North coast of this Island. - The arrival of several are expected daily, when we look for news of a recent date. [GC]
PEI Gazette 12 May, 1821:
By the Margaret, London, intelligence has been brought to the 1st ult. which we have been politely favoured with. We have extracted such articles as appear most interesting. [GC]
PEI Gazette 24 May, 1821:
SALT. The Subscriber has just received per the schooner Ferona, David Hughes, Master, a cargo of Fishery Salt, which he will sell cheap for Cash or good Wheat. James Reilly. May 8th, 1820. [GC]
PEI Register 7 June, 1821:
By the Packet from Pictou, Halifax papers are received to the 29th ult. and contain London dates to the 21st April via Newfoundand. [GC]
PEI Gazette 22 April, 1821:
A melancholy accident lately took place at Richmond Bay, two persons fighting on board a vessel, and in the scuffle they came in contact with the railing, it gave way, and they were precipitated into the deep, when one of them was drowned. [GC]
PEI Gazette 8 Sep., 1821:
Passenger in the CharlotteTown packet from Pictou, on Wednesday last, ----- STRAHAN, Esq. Inspector Gen. of Hospitals. [GC]
PEI Gazette, 22 Sep, 1821:
For Liverpool, G.B. The Ship THOMAS, burthen 435 tons, copper bottomed, now lying at Bedeque, and will be ready to sail in about five weeks. She is well calculated for carrying Passengers having been fitted out for the East India trade and has excellent accomodations. She has two cabins, the after one would be let entirely to a family if required. For further particulars apply to Mr. S. Desbrisay, or the Captain on board. [GC]
PEI Gazette, 13 Apr, 1822:
FOR QUEBEC, The fast sailing Shallop MARY, Fermin Blanchard, Master, in the course of June next, provided Twenty passengers should offer --- For further particulars apply to RICHARD ROLLINGS, J.N. LePAGE, or Jas. PETERS. Grand Rustico. 2d. April, 1822.
PEI Register, 26 July, 1823:
By the schr. Revenge, from St. John's, Nfld. we are informed 2 schooners were cast away in a gale on the 22d ult. in Trepassy Bay, --- one said to belong to Mr. Dawson, Bay Vert. --- The R. brought back part of her cargo of potatoes. [GC]
PEI Register 2 Aug., 1823:
For Richibucto and Miramichi, the new Schooner STRANGER, Simon Dodd, Master, will sail on Tuesday next, -- for freight or passage apply at the Ship Inn. [GC]
PEI Register 9 Aug., 1823:
The Subscriber, Has in his possession a parcel, received by the Sampson from Bristol, to be delivered to Mr. S. Balston, who he supposes, resides on this Island. Thomas Owen.
PEI Register 16 Aug., 1823:
We are sorry to say that the Small Pox gains ground in the city. A Common Council held on Thursday last, decreed that the Law of the Province respecting infectious distempers, be executed to the utmost rigour against Thomas Bryson, master of the ship Marcus Hill, in which that noxious disease was imported.
PEI Register 4 Oct., 1823:
We stop the Press to announce the arrival of the Packet Boat from Pictou, with the English August Mail. -- The Papers contain nothing later from Europe than before received. [GC]
PEI Register 11 Oct., 1823:
For St. John's, Newfdld. The Schr. WELLINGTON, will sail on or about the 15th instant, for freight or passage, apply to SAMUEL NELSON. October 11, 1823. [GC]
PEI Register 25 Oct., 1823:
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 5, 1823. -- The Hannah, Wardle, from Prince Edward Island was abandoned on the 15th ult. in lat. 49 lon. 20.30 having been run foul of by the George IV, of Waterford, Thomas, from Waterford to Quebec, which vessel put back to Waterford 29th, with loss of mainmast, topmast and bowsprit. [GC]
PEI Register 01 Nov., 1823:
A schooner belonging in Arichat, from Ramsheg, bound to Quebec, with oysters and grindstones, was totally wrecked in the late gale on the North Cape of this Island -- one person died with cold and fatigue. [GC]
PEI Register 08 Nov., 1823:
LAUNCH.- On Tuesday last, a fine brig was launched from the Yard of Messrs. D. McKay & Co. - A great concourse of ladies and gentlemen were present, and we are happy to say, she glided into her destined element to the delight of the spectators and the satisfaction of those enterprising gentlemen and their builders. [GC]
PEI Register 29 Nov., 1823:
The weather has been remarkably unfavorable to persons engaged in rigging and loading vessels. So much snow has not fallen at this season for many years, and together with the late heavy winds, we have reason to apprehend many disasters.
PEI Register 29 Nov., 1823:
Two head of cattle drifted on shore at Orwell, supposed to have been from some vessel recently wrecked.
We have also heard that a copper-bottomed ship from Quebec homeward bound, is wrecked near Souris, on the south side of the Island.
The schooner Dolphin, belonging to C.W. Townshend, Esq. has been lost with a cargo, from Halifax.
The barque Relief belongoing to Alexander Campbell, Esq. is said to be on shore at Richibucto. One o'clock - A signal for a ship, which we are happy to be informed is the Relief.
PEI Register 6 Dec., 1823:
It is with much pleasure we announce the arrival of the Schr. Revenge, belonging to Messrs. Sims' of this town, on Thursday last from Pictou. Some weeks since, she sailed for St. John's. Newfdld. but from contrary winds put into Arichat, C.B. where her cargo was disposed of for fish, &c. on her return home, she struck on the Indian Rocks, near Wood Islands, where she was left by the Captain and crew, who deserted her. The tide having risen during the night she cleared the Rocks
and drifted off to sea, and was said to be in two fathoms water, off Cariboo, when she was picked up by a vessel bound into Pictou, from whence Mr. Sims received information of the fact and immediately proceeded over in the Packet to that place, and found her but little injured. The salvors demanded an unconscionable price for the little trouble they had been at in securing her, but they at last agreed to take £ 50.
The report which was in circulation on Thursday morning we have the satisfaction to contradict by the safe arrival of the Schr. Stranger, Capt. S. Dodd, from Halifax, 14 days out, with a full freight. - Passenger Mr. E. Holland.
The Schr. Dolphin, reportd in our last, we are sorry to be informed is totally wrecked on Cape Mabou, C.B. and only two puncheons of rum have been saved. It was apprehended in Nova Scotia that all hands had perished, but they left the vessel when she went on shore at Bay Fortune, from whence she drifted on the rise of the tide, till she was again brought up by Cape Breton.
The ship Commerce, (lately Messrs. Cambridges) from Quebec bound to Liverpool, is said to be cast away at Surveyor's Inlet East Point of this Island. She appeared off New London a few days since water logged, was boarded by Capt. Campbell of the snow Bacchus, bound to Bideford, Eng. The Captain and 10 men went on board the Bacchus, who promised to tow them to a harbour if possible; the wind having sprung up they could not render them any assistance, nor the boat with safety get back to the ship, and the B. proceeded to the Gut of Canso, where she landed the captain and men of the Commerce, who returned here in a vessel from that place; the fate of the remainder of the crew who were left on board the Commerce we have not heard.
PEI Register 20 Dec., 1823:
The ship Commerce supposed to be on shore at Surveyor's Inlet is not the case, she is said to be cast away on Cape Breton, all hands saved.
The Schr. Annabella, Young from Halifax for this port, is on shore at Malignant Cove, where she will be obliged to remain all winter; she is not much damaged, and the goods on board have all been landed safe at that place.
It is reported that 24 sail of vessels have been wrecked on the neighboring coast.
PEI Register 17 Jan., 1824:
The Schr. Glantaneur, lying at Three Rivers was broken open and robbed, during the last month of the following articles, viz. A large roll of Twist Tobacco, nearly the whole of a cask of Negro-head tobacco, 2 pair of blankets, 1 rug, a bundle containing Knives and Forks, Cotton, Muslin, and a number of other small articles, amounting in the whole to about £ 30. A Reward of Five Pounds will be paid to any person who will give such information as will lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders. James Campbell. New London, January 17.
PEI Register 27 March, 1824:
Communicated. Three Rivers, March 24. The gale of the 2d of March has been severely felt; a small vessel was carried to sea by the rise of the tide and wind off shore, where she had been dismantled for the winter. the weather has been more variable than almost ever known; about ten days ago Mr. McDonald went to the head of Sturgeon River in a boat, and three days since, went the same distance in his carriole on firm ice.
PEI Register Sat., 10 April, 1824:
First Vessel for HALIFAX, The Schr. STRANGER, She will be ready for sea the 20th April, and will take produce or passengers on moderate terms. Apply to Simon Dodd. April 10.
APPOINTMENTS. - George R. Goodman, Esq. Acting Controller of H.M. Customs. John Spencer Smith, Esq. Acting Waiter and Searcher. [GC]
PEI Register, May 14, 1824:
Arrived, Judge Haliburton, and Lieut. Dixon of the 81st Regt., to relieve Ensign McDonald in the garrison.
PEI Register, May 22, 1824:
Stop the presses to announce arrival of Brig Carron, Capt. Strachan,44 days from London; Hon. Thomas Haviland, Miss Haviland and John Brecken, Esq.
PEI Register Sat., 12 June, 1824:
The Fair Lady spoken by the Relief, arrived in Halifax on the 29th ult.- She spoke on the 9th May, brig John, from London, for this Island, dismasted. The ship King David, sunk in Orwell Bay, on Monday last; while in the act of hoisting in a stick of timber the tide turned, a breeze of wind struck her at the same moment, which threw her on her beam ends, and she immediately filled.
The brig Argus, Jamson, from Plymouth, sailed 4th May, spoke on the banks the Mint of London, and near Cape Breton, the Isabella of Sunderland for Quebec - all well. Observed a large ship on shore on Scatari Island, unrigged and the crew living on shore - wind blowing hard could not take them off.
St. John's, Nfld. May 24. - Entered schr. Success, Deagle, and schr. Jane, Stewart, from P. Ed. Island. The brig Hope, J. Westcott, master, from Teignmouth, was abandoned on the 5th May, after experiencing the most disressing privations - the crew and passengers were taken on board the brig Ranger bound to Richibucto - fell in with the brig Paris, bound to Carbonear, when 16 passengers were kindly taken from the Ranger for that place.
PEI Register Sat., 26 June, 1824:
For Falmouth, For orders, to discharge in the Channel or London, The Ship EDDYSTONE, now lying at Bedeque has superior accomodations, and can take 12 passengers, apply to the Master on board, or Messrs. Way & Curtis. June 26.
CORONER'S INQUEST. - An inquest was held before Fade Goff, Esq. on Thursday last, on the body of GEORGE LACEY, who it appears, fell from a vessel, and was drowned - Verdict, Accidental Death. He arrived but 3 or 4 days since from St. Johns, Newfld. in the schr. Renown. [GC]
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA), July 17, 1824:
Loss of English Brig Jessie
Extract of a letter from Prince Edward Island, dated June 12:
It now becomes our painful duty to record the melancholy loss of the brig Jessie, with all the passengers and crew, 26 in number. She sailed from Three Rivers on the 25th day of December last, for Liverpool, G. B. and was seen passing Cheticaw, (Cape Breton) on the evening of the 27th, and it is most probable she run on shore that night on St. Paul's Island --
From the currency of several reports from the adjacent shores of the wreck of a brig on that island, a small vessel was despatched from the house of Mesrs. M'Kay's (the owners) which returned on Tuesday last with the most conclusive proofs of the fatal loss. The wreck of the Jessie lies within 200 yards of the South west point of the island, and on the west side of the point eleven bodies were discovered about half a mile from the wreck; among whom were recognized Donald M'Kay, esq., Mr. Forbes, (a merchant of Miramichi) and captain M'Alpine, who were lying together. It would appear that they must have perished from the severity of the weather, as some provisions were found. The passengers who left Three Rivers in the Jessie, captain M'Alpine, were Donald McKay, Mr. Forbes, Mr. John Lowe, Mrs. Williams, (wife of Mr. John Williams), and two of her family. [FM]
PEI Register, Sept 11, 1824:
Passenger in the schr. Swallow, Capt Kelly, St. John's Nfld, Mr. Joseph Ball.
PEI Register, October 2, 1824:
Passengers in the schr. Snow Brisk, Halliday, to Richibucto, Mr. Kempts.
PEI Register 25 Sep., 1824:
Lieut. Colonel Harris, Inspecting Field Officer of Nova-Scotia, arrived here on Tuesday, in his Yacht, the Charming Molly, to hold a survey of Ordinance
Stores. We understand he returns direct to Halifax, as soon as the weather permits, and from thence proceeds to hold a similar survey at St. John's, N.B. [GC]
PEI Register 2 Oct., 1824:
For Bristol, England, The barque MARY, Capt. Elsdon, has superior accomodations for passengers; will sail on the 5th October. Apply to Messrs. L. & A. Cambridge, or the Master on board, at Orwell. September 17.
FOR LONDON, The barque ANTEUS, Capt. William Ayres, will sail from Richmond Bay, on or about the 20th inst. Has excellent accommodations for passengers, having a poop on the deck. Apply at the Printing office, to Col. Stewart, Malpeque, or the Master on board. October 1.
For the benefit of the Underwriters and all whom it may concern. To be sold by Auction, On WEDNESDAY next, 6th October instant, at 10 o'clock, A.M. THE HULL, Cargo and Materials, of the BRIGANTINE TRUE FRIEND, Samuel Walker, Master, of the burthen of 114 tons, where she now lies wrecked on the Flat Rocks, below Messrs. Angus McIntyres', lot or Township No. 47, nearly seven miles west of the East Point, on the North shore. She is a new vessel, copper fastened, on her first voyage, and all the Materials quite new. The Cargo as follows, or as much as may have been saved. 681 barrels Flour, 294 quintals of Bread, p20 bushels Pease, 23 kegs butter, 15 barrels Pork, 50 ditto Beef, 7 casks Cocoa, 4 cast iron Stoves, which will be put up in lots to suit purchasers. Also, a patent chain Cable. Terms, Cash in Halifax currency, or approved bills. ROBERT PYKE, Broker. October 1st, 1824. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 21 Oct., 1834:
In the Steam Packet - The Hon. Joseph Cunard, of Miramichi, 5 soldiers of the 83d Regt. and 3 others.
In the Britannia from London - Daniel Brenan, Esq. and Mr. James Ritson. [GC]
PEI Register Sat., 30 Oct., 1824:
MEDICINES, A Valuable NEW SUPPLY, just landed from the JANE HATTON from Liverpool. Apply at Dr. Mackieson's Surgery. N.B. An Apprentice wanted for the Medical profession. October 29. [GC]
Hampden Journal and Advertiser (Springfield, MA), December 1, 1824:
Page: 180 From the Prince Edward Island Register,
On Tuesday last the schr. Feronia arrived here from St. Paul's Island, having on board the remains of Donald M'Kay, Esq. and Capt. M'Alpin. The party sent on the melancholy expedition report that having reached the place of their destination, they disembarked at day break and found within half a mile of the shore, eleven bodies, those of Messrs. M'Alpin included. Fifteen were yet wanting to complete the dismal list of sufferers, and for several hours they carefully explored the desolate rock in hopes of their meeting with them. Their search was however fruitless, not a trace of them being discoverable. After wrapping up the bodies of Messrs. M'Alpin in tarred sheets, they deposited them in coffins, prepared for the purpose, and then proceeded to perform
the most melancholy office over the remaining nine, covering them with earth and sods, which they procured with some difficulty at a considerable distance. In the absence of information, a great latitude is given to conjecture, and a variety of opinions have been bronched, as to the possible length of time that elapsed from the landing of the unfortunate people upon the Island and the period of their death. It appears however, reasonable to suppose that their miseries were but comparatively of short duration, the cold having been very severe, and nothing found that could in any way have secured them from its effects. The Feronia, called in at Margaree, where a writing desk, the property of Mr. M'Kay was found, and which was carried away by the persons who first discovered the wreck, it had been forced open, there was a great number of private letters and b??? to a large amount forwarded in the Jessie. The wreck lies close to the cliff and is firmly wedged between two rocks; the stern post and after part are entirely gone, but the bows and ??aist remain, and it is said that she was in her at least 250 tons of timber. On the Feronia's entrance into the harbour, the strongest sensation was excited, and crowds of people assembled on shore; a light breeze and
flowing tide, brought the vessel slowly up the river, her colours half mast high; she anchored opposite the residence of D. M'Kay, Esq. cousin of the deceased & in the course of the evening, the bodies were brought ashore. During the interval between the arival of the corpses and the period of their interment, the whole town wore an unusual gloom; the vessels in the harbour hoisted their flags half mast high, and the countenances even of strangers, were saddened by the mournful scene. On Thursday the funeral took place, attended by an unusual train of friends, from town and country. [FM]
PEI Register Sat., 11 Dec., 1824:
The Schr. Oak, Capt. Spratt, from Murray Harbor bound to Pictou, was stranded at Little Harbor, 5 miles to the S. Pictou on Saturday night last in a severe snow storm -- Crew saved. We understand she is likely to be got off in the Spring. [GC]
PEI Register, December 24, 1824:
Messrs Sims' Schooner, 122 days from Nfld(?) Messrs. Joseph Higgins, John Robinson, Capt. Kelly, and 8 others.
PEI Register, 13 May., 1825:
The brigantine Experiment, Nelmes, of this port was left at Demerara by a vessel lately arrived at Halifax; was to sail in 14 days after. [GC]
PEI Register, 03 Jun., 1825:
Passengers in "Victory", Capt. Burke, for Halifax - Mrs. Gainsford, Miss Callbeck, Miss LeGyt & a number in the steerage. [GC]
PEI Register, June 10, 1825:
Arrived in the packet from Pictou, on Friday, June 3, His Honor the Chief Justice and family.
Lieut. Smith arrived May 31 to take charge of the Detachment of the 81st Regt. in this garrison in place of Lt. Douglas.
Passengers in the packet which went to Pictou on June 7: Thomas Tremlett, late Chief Justice of this Island, and Lieut Douglas 81st Regt.
PEI Register, June 17, 1825:
Schooner William and Ann, Capt Stephens of this Island, lost in a gale; also on board, the owner, William Farquharson, leaving a wife and 5 children.
PEI Register 16 Aug, 1825:
The barque Mary, Capt. Henzell, which sailed from hence on Saturday for Falmouth put back on Sunday, having carried away the head of her foremast off the Wood Islands. [GC]
PEI Register, May 9, 1826:
First ship: in the Thistle, Warren, for Baie Verte. The Rev. Messrs. Burt and Jackson with their families.
PEI Register, May 16 1826:
On May 12, on Schr. Mary, Walker, to Halifax. Drunk and fell overboard, drowned, Michael Breen, publican, Charlottetown.
PEI Register, May 30, 1826:
In the Hannah for Quebec (May 27) Mrs. Dalrymple, Lieut. McDonald, Tracadie.
PEI Register 4 July, 1826:
A brig built for Mr. McGregor of this town, registering 230 tons, copper fastened and finished to a superior style was launched on the 21st ult. at Grand Rustico. [probably the "Ann Comer"] [GC]
PEI Register, 11 Jul., 1826:A barque of 347 tons, called the Elizabeth, was launched from the Ship-Yard of Mr. Nathan Davies at Orwell Bay, on Saturday last. [GC]
PEI Register, 11 Jul., 1826:FOR SALE, The Shallop GRAND PREE, burthen per register 44 tons, sails and rigging nearly new; stows well for her tonnage. For particulars apply at this Printing Office, or to James Irving. Murray Harbour, June 26. [GC]
PEI Register, 08 Aug., 1826:
A fine Schooner of 90 tons was launched at Orwell Bay, for Mr. John McIsaac on Thursday last. [GC]
PEI Register, 22 Aug., 1826:
Passengers in the Pretty Lass, 40 days from Plymouth, Messrs. Peake, Hodge, and Winslow. [GC]
PEI Register, 29 Aug., 1826:
Passage for Miramichi, The fast sailing Pilot Schooner HANNAH, of 47 tons burthen will take steerage passengers, or a small quantity of freight for Miramichi, to sail on Thursday next. Apply to SAMUEL WADDLETON on board, who has for sale a second hand set of sails for a vessel of about 48 tons, also a spy-glass. August 29. [GC]
PEI Register, 12 Sep., 1826:
A Correspondent complains, and we think with reason, of the code of signals at present used for reporting vessels at the Block-house and George's Battery. Great pains seem to be taken to throw an air of mystery and obscurity over the whole operation, whether the arrival of a square rigged vessel from a foreign port or a shallop of 15 tons from Pugwash is to be announced. He recommends the adoption of signals similar to those in use at Halifax, St. John's, N.F. and other places where they are rendered really serviceable to the public. [GC]
PEI Register, 26 Sep., 1826:
A fine Brig of 236 tons named the Dungallon, was launched at Rustico on Tuesday last, for Mr. E. Cameron. [GC]
PEI Register, 07 Nov., 1826:
Mr. HENRY PALMER having served his articled clerkship to his Father, but not yet having attained 21 years of age, which prevents his admission as an Attorney, intends to take his passage for England by the ship Atlantic, now at Westmoreland Harbor, Lot 29, and to return by some of the earliest Spring Ships; he will be happy to execute any Commission at London or Liverpool, and requests early intimation of such addressed to him at his Father's Offices, Charlotte Town. Recess, Oct. 28th, 1826. [GC]
PEI Register, 07 Nov., 1826:The William & Thomas, Redmore, from hence for Plymouth, was spoken with on the 3d. Oct. by the Clio arrived at St. John, N.B. [GC]
PEI Register, 05 Dec., 1826:
We learn by the Halifax papers that the brig Dungallon, Capt. McCann, belonging to Mr. Ewen Cameron, which sailed from Rustico on the 10th ult. for this port, and for whose safety fears were entertained, was blown over on the Cape Breton shore, but by carrying a press of sail cleared the North Cape of that Island and arrived at Sydney, where she was waiting a fair wind to proceed to Charlotte Town. [GC]
PEI Register, 26 Dec., 1826:
The brig Dungallon, bound for Liverpool is fast in the ice.
PEI Register, 09 Jan., 1827:
Sailed on Thursday last the brig Dungallon, J.W. James, master, for Liverpool. [GC]
Arrived on Wednesday the 3d inst. the schr Jessie, Williamson (late Kennedy), master, from Antigua and Halifax. This, we believe, is the only instance of an arrival in this harbour in the month of January. Sailed on Thursday last the brig Dungallon, J.W. James, master, for Liverpool. In our last paper we announced that the ice in the harbour, and in the contiguous rivers had broken up, from which fortunate circumstance the Jessie was enabled to get in, and the Dungallon to proceed to sea. Since that time there has been a steady frost, with fine clear weather. The ice has again formed and numerous passengers have crossed the rivers on it in safety. There is not a particle of snow on the ground. Mr. Smith left town with the mails on Thursday for the Wood Islands, to make another attempt to cross from thence to Pictou. The master of the Jessie, which touched at Pictou reports that they found the strait clear of ice, but before Mr. Smith can reach clear water he will have to drag his boat over the icy barrier which surrounds the coast like a zone, and to which pieces of drift ice are continually adhering. This difficulty conquered, a similar obstacle will present itself on the opposite coast to retard his landing there. It is upon the whole, a difficult and fatiguing service, attended with no inconsiderable degree of risk. The Jessie did not bring a single newspaper, so that we have nothing novel to communicate in the shape of foreign intelligence. We hear, however, that the English November mail for this Island, was in Pictou. [GC]
PEI Register, 17 Apr., 1827:
The mails will be made up this evening, and dispatched for Pictou by the Messenger packet to-morrow morning, being her first trip this season. The straits are said to be clear of ice.
A small vessel from Bay Verte arrived here on Friday, being the first that has entered our harbour this spring. It will be recollected that a schooner from the West Indies arrived here on the 4th January, so that our harbour was closed last winter little more than three months --- an unexampled circumstance. Last year the first arrival was on the 20th April. [GC]
PEI Register, 12 Jun., 1827:
LAUNCHES.-- On Monday, the 31st ult., the William Dodd, a fine copper fastened brig of 140 tons, built for Mr. Simon Dodd, was launched at Pinette.
The Norval of 359 tons, built by Messrs. Pope, was launched yesterday, at Brighton on the York River. Precisely at eleven o'clock, the preparations being completed, she glided majestically off the stocks into the briny flood amidst the cheers of the gay assemblage of spectators attracted from Charlotte-Town by the fineness of the day, who manifested a lively interest in the animating spectacle. [GC]
PEI Register, 26 Jun., 1827:
A correspondent expresses disapprobation at a reported alteration of the time of dispatching the packet to Pictou, which it is understood is intended to be detained until Wednesday in order to wait the return of the proposed Inland Mails. He is apprehensive if the packet is detained later than Tuesday evening, that very often she will not reach Pictou in time to ensure our letters going by the Halifax mail; neither is this apprehension without foundation, as it frequently happens, even under the present arrangement, that she does not reach Pictou until Friday, the day on which the mail leaves that town for Halifax -- so uncertain is the passage in the light winds and calms of the summer months. To our certain knowledge she was too late for the Halifax post twice last summer, a very serious consideration.
LAUNCHED.-- At Three Rivers on the 11th inst., the Marshal Macdonald, a barque of 340 tons, from the Yard of Messrs. A. & H. Macdonald -- a very superior vessel.
At Bideford, Richmond Bay, on Saturday the 23d inst., the Collina, a fine copper fastened brig of 156 tons, belonging to T.B. Chanter, Esq. [GC]
PEI Register 10 July, 1827:
A brig called the Thomas Fox, of 166 tons was launched on Saturday from the Ship Yard of Mr. Simon Dodd, York River. [GC]
PEI Register 11 Sep, 1827:
FOR WATERFORD, IRELAND, THE new brig PANDORA, burthen 154 tons; will sail in about a fortnight from Richmond Bay - can accomodate a few passengers. For particulars apply to Mr. Matthew Stewart, Prince-Town, or to John Morris. Charlotte-Town, September 8, 1827. [GC]
PEI Register 09 Oct, 1827:LAUNCHED.-- On Tuesday last from the Yard of Messrs. A. & T. Owen, Three Rivers, a fine brig called the James, 222 tons. -- This vessel does much credit to the builders, and we understand, will run regularly between this Port and London.
On the 17th of August the West India Islands were visited by a hurricane which did considerable damage. At Antigua two vessels upset at their moorings, and fourteen were driven on shore, chiefly small craft belonging to the Island. The Eliza, Nelms, of Prince Edward Island rode out the storm. [GC]
PEI Register 23 Oct., 1827:
FIRST SHIP FOR LIVERPOOL. The fine new barque NANNA will call off Charlottetown on or about the 10th of November - has excellent accomodations for passengers. Apply to N. LePage & Co.
PEI Register, Jan 8, 1828:
The George Canning, James, to Liverpool from Three Rivers on Sunday, Ec. 30, 1827: Ewen Cameron, Esq., and James Peake.
PEI Register 29 April, 1828:
Of the number of vessels cleared out this spring, none has yet sailed from this Island owing to the gulph being full of ice. The same cause has proved an insuperable obstacle to vessels arriving here, although the winds have been favourable. The weather still continues chilly for the season and a considerable quantity of rain has fallen during the last week. [GC]
PEI Register 06 May, 1828:
The Thomas McCulloch packet will take the next mails to Pictou, being her first trip for the season. [GC]
FIRST ARRIVAL.- The Adelaide, from Pictou arrived here yesterday - Passengers, His Honour the Chief Justice, Mr. T.B. Tremain and Mr. McNeill. [GC]
PEI Register, May 20, 1828:
In the Maria, Graham, at Pictou from Liverpool, Mr Frederick Le Page.
In the Benjamin Shaw from Waterford: Mr John Morris and 189 steerage passengers.
From Ch'town, May 17, Harriett, Minchin Master, to the Gut of Canso: Mr. Haire and family.
The Patriot from Pictou, brought newspapers.
PEI Register 3 June, 1828:
The Isabella, a remarkable fine ship of 277 tons, built by Mesrs. J. & A. Macgregor, at Car Point, about eighteen miles up the Hillsborough, was safely launched on Thursday last. [GC]
In the Thorntons, (June 2) from Liverpool: Angus McDonald, Esq, of Three Rivers.
From Liverpool, via Pictou: Lieut, Roderick McDonald, 99th Regt. (He came re Lots 35 and 36, the ads said he was of the 30th Regt....not 99th.)
PEI Register 10 June, 1828:
DIED At Three Rivers, Capt. John Atkinson, of the barque Star, of Lancaster, aged 42. He went to bed, apparently in good health, on Saturday night, and was found dead next morning. [GC]
In a violent gale, 2 June, the schooner Marie Venus from Quebec to Pugwash, was driven onto New London Beach, now lies a complete wreck. Mr James Sharkey, a passenger, informs us the cargo has escaped damage and is now transshipping.
From Eng: Mr. T. B. Chanter, Esq., Mr. Chappell, Mr and Mrs. Benbow.
Colonial Patriot (Pictou) 11 June, 1828:
ARRIVED, Tuesday, brig Caroline, Capt. Rea, from P.E.Island.
SAILED, Thursday, brig Caroline, Capt. Rea, for P.E.Island, with a detachment of is Majesty's 52d. Regt.
Colonial Patriot (Pictou) 23 July, 1828:ARRIVED, this morning, schooner Pomona, from P.E. Island
SAILED, Saturday, schooner Pomona, for P.E.Island.
PEI Register, June 24, 1828:
Arrived in the packet from Pictou, June 21: Chief Justice, Mr and Mrs. Archibald,
Mr Wilkinson of the Halifax Bar.
June 19, brig Hannah, Colleton, from Wexford, via Nfld - 45 passengers.
PEI Register, July 1, 1828:
On June 23, the Thomas Fox, Simon Dodd Master, from London to Ch'town struck during a thick fog. Crew and 19 passengers effected a landing on some of the small islands in the neighbourhood. Nothing of consequence was saved but the boats (and passengers, I guess)
PEI Register, July 15, 1828:
Arrived, ship Isabella, Capt Harper to Liverpool: Dr Henderson, R. N.
Passenger for Jamaica via Halifax: Lieut. Hodgson, 84th Regt.
PEI Register, 5 Aug., 1828:
AT AUCTION TO BE SOLD at Fishery Island, Richmond Bay, on Wednesday the 20th day of August, at 12 o'clock precisely, The Schooner GLEANER, about 60 tons, with her Tackle, Apparel and Furniture, as she now lies. Also the whole of the FISHING ESTABLISHMENT consisting of a large Store, Shed to cure Herrings, Herring Nets, and a large quantity of Herrings; two Boats, and about 50 or 60 puncheons well seasoned to cure Herrings in. N.B. This Sale takes place for the purpose of closing a Co-partnership. Fishery Island, August 1st, 1828. [GC]
PEI Register 19 Aug., 1828:
On Wednesday last, was launched at the Ship-Yard of Messrs. Campbell & Cousins, New London, the schooner Trial of 80 tons burthen, intended, we understand, for the Fisheries. The Horatio Nelson, Nelms, of this port, sailed from Bermuda, on the 14th ult. for Barbadoes. Sailed from Three Rivers on Saturday, the Mary MacDonald for Liverpool. Passengers - Edward Worrell, Esq. and Dr. Macdonald. The Navarino, Kemp, now here, will sail this week for London. [GC]
PEI Register, August 26, 1828:
Arrivals from Halifax: Capt Stewart R. A. and family:
From London: Mr L'Estrange, Barrister at Law
From Antigua: Mr and Mrs. T. H. Hyndman.
Sailed on August 21, the Navarino, Kempt Master, to London: Lemuel Cambridge, Robert and Hamilton Gray, Mr. J. E. Carmichael, Esq., Lieut. Roderick Macdonald of the 30th Regt., Misses Elizabeth and Stukely Gray, and Mrs. Kempt. "Two Indians also took passage on the Navarino...They carried with them a birch-bark canoe, in which, we make no doubt, they will, in due time, make their debut on the Serpentine River, to the no small gratification of the Cocknies."
PEI Register, Sept 2, 1828:
Passenger, Thomas Dawson, on Aug 28; on the brig Hope (new) Way, to Liverpool at Richmond Bay.
PEI Register, Sept 9, 1828:
Arrivals from Miramichi: Mr and Mrs Street, Miss Hubbard.
From Yarmouth, NS: Rev Mr. Grantham and Miss Grantham and Miss H. Townshend.
From Halifax: Col. McDougall.
PEI Register, Sept 23, 1828:
Entered harbour: schooner Elizabeth, Blathway, Antigua: J. A. Wood.
PEI Register 30 Sep., 1828:
ARRIVED this day, the brig James, Peake, 33 days from Liverpool - brings no papers. The Isabella from hence arrived at Liverpool in 23 days.The barque Nanna, of this port, is lost on the Florida reefs. [GC]
PEI Register 14 Oct., 1828:
The barque Three Brothers, Samuel Long, master, from Liverpool, bound to Cocagne, New-Brunswick, went on shore on the Ledges at Point Prim on Wednesday morning, at 4 P.M. - cargo, Salt, Coals, and Dry Goods. We understand she has since got off. [GC]
Packet to Pictou last week lost a passenger overboard: Patrick Donovan, a labouring man.
PEI Register, October 18, 1828:
Chief Justice Jarvis, Chief Justice, arrived Oct. 25, 1828,.
PAPEI ACC 2685/24 Ellis & Beer agreement, 23 Oct. 1828:
I herby engage and bind myself to William Ellis Ship Builder of Prince Edwards Island that I will Return to his Yard on or before the first day of June 1829 if possible and to work for him as a shipwright or any other legal occupation I may be directed until the brig ? building for Thos. B. Chanter Esqr is lanched and completed and the said William Ellis agrees to pay or cause to be paid four pounds for every Callander month that I shall actively work. In witness our hands this 23 day of Octr 1828.
William Beers mark
In presence of Thos B Chanter
PEI Register 04 Nov., 1828:
On Tuesday last, during a violent gale of wind, a large Boat with four hands, was observed by the Schooner Dart, Campbell, off Cape St. George, apparently making for that vessel, but when within a short distance of the vessel, she went down, and as no assistance could be rendered, all hands perished. [GC]
PEI Register 11 Nov., 1828:
During the Gale on Thursday evening, Messrs. Websters schooner the Eliza, a fine new vessel of 90 tons, which left this harbour the same day for Newfoundland, with a cargo of Island produce, went on shore on Governor's Island. The crew and passengers with difficulty affected a landing. Some part of the materials has since been got off the wreck, but the vessel and cargo are entirely lost.
Sailed this afternoon, the brig James, Capt. Peake, for Plymouth.
In the Palemon to London, Nov. 9: the Hon William Pleace and Miss Hodgson.
In the Packet, Nov 4, John McGregor, Esq., en route to England.
PEI Register, Nov 18, 1828:
Arrival from England via Halifax: Fade Goff, Esq.
Departure for Halifax; Wm. Pope, Esq, and family.
PEI Register 02 Dec., 1828:
The Schr. Speculation, Angus McDonald, master, and part owner, from Halifax, bound to P.E. Island, was wecked at Broad Cove, Cape Breton on Tuesday, 7th November. Crew saved.
PEI Register 09 Dec., 1828:
By the arrival of the Ann, in 32 days from Plymouth, our London dates have been brought down to the 27th October.
PEI Register 16 Dec., 1828:
Charlotte-Town, December 13th, 1828. I Do hereby give Notice to Messrs. John Crisp, William Crawl Ellis, or to whomever it may concern, that there is now in my House a locked Trunk (or key to it), and a small bundle tied up in a handkerchief; the trunk containing (as I suppose), some articles belongling to Captain John Atkinson of Ulverston, Lancashire, England, late master of the barque Star, deceased, that I intend giving them up to Robert Pyke, Esq. Notary Public, to hold or dispose of them, as he may think fit; the person claiming, and proving his right to receive said property, paying the expence of the Advertisement. NB. I have no demand or claim to the above property. John Howell. [GC]
Passengers in the Horatio Nelson to the Barbados, Dec. 10; Messrs. William Macgowan, Robert Holland, George Rankin and Thomas Nelson.
In the Gleaner for Antigua: Mr Robert Hyndman, Prince Town.
PEI Register 23 Dec., 1828:
THE Owners and Consignees of the Brig Trial and Schooner Margaret & Polly beg leave to return their sincere thanks to all those who so promptly and voluntarily assisted in endeavouring to extricate these vessels from the ice. To Captain Moorsom and the Detachment of the 52d Regt. and Artillery, they are particularly grateful, for their great though unavailing exertions during the intense cold of yesterday, December 23. [CG]
In the Hibernia to Bristol: Mr James Peake, Mr. John Campbell, and Mr. Ellis on Dec. 18, from Three Rivers.
PEI Register 30 Dec., 1828:
SETTLERS from Scotland and the North of England, who have acquaintances desirous of emigrating, may confidently inform them, that one, and probably, two vessels, will sail from Maryport or Whitehaven, for this Island, in the Spring, to call at Annan in Dumfrieshire. Further information may be obtained from Mr. Worrel of St. Peter's, Mr. McDonald of Tracadie, or Mr. Hill of Cascumpec. [GC]
PEI Register 06 Jan.., 1829:
The Only Son, Simon Burke, Master, sailed from Halifax on the 25th ult. arrived off Souris on the 27th, and soon after got into Bay Fortune where she is laid up for the winter.
The St. Anne, Macdonald, from Halifax got into Three Rivers last week.
PEI Register 10 March, 1829:
SHIP-NEWS.-- The Auspicious from hence, arrived at Topsham, 8th December. The Ulysses from hence, at Whitehaven, 21st November. [GC]
PEI Register 24 March, 1829:
SHIP-NEWS.-- The Sir Edward Codrington and Palemon from hence, have arrived at London. [GC]
PEI Register 31 March, 1829:
SHIP-NEWS.-- The Breakwater and New London have arrived at Plymouth. [GC]
PEI Register 7 April, 1829:
SHIP-NEWS.-- Brig Horatio Nelson, Nelmes; schr. Warwick, Nelmes, hence, at Barbadoes, 30 days. -Schr. Gleaner, hence, at Antigua, 44 days. [GC]
PEI Register 28 April, 1829:
SHIP-NEWS.-- The schooner Catherine & Margaret, McKinnon, arrived here yesterday from Newfoundland; left St. John's 12th December, was three times in sight of the Island of St. Pierre, and again driven off, put into Trepassey, where they remained the winter, sailed from thence the 25th March, and in order to avoid the ice had to put into Liverpool, N.S. on the 7th inst.
The following vessels from hence have arrived at Bristol: -- William Henry, Warner, Jan. 26th. Sir Walter Scott, Richards, Jan. 28th. Hibernia, Jan. 29th. [GC]
PEI Register, May 5, 1829:
Schooner Harriett is temporarily fitted out as a packet between this port and Pictou. It sailed to Pictou, Wed last, April 29, Capt. James : Passengers: Capt Stewart, R. A.. Capt. Moorsom, 52nd Regt; and Mr George Clark,
Barque Felicity, May 5, from Bristol: Mr John Campbell, Capt. Younger and several in steerage.
PEI Register, May 12, 1829:
Sailed on Thursday, Brig Trial, Dobson, to Liverpool: Hon George Wright.
PEI Register 19 May, 1829:
A brig is on shore near the Wood Islands, with four feet water in her hold. She is called the Alexander, and is from Sunderland bound to Miramichi. [GC]
In the James for Plymouth: Messrs. Peake, Sharpe, Duchemin, and Davis.
In the Pandora, from Waterford: Mr. R. Goff. May 19, 1829.
The Benjamin Shaw, Goalbraith, and Pandora, Baldwin, from Waterford, have arrived with settlers.
In the Packet from Pictou: Dr. De St. Croix, Mr. A. Davidson, Mr. Fanning of Nantucket and several others.
P.E.I. Register 26 May., 1829:
The Alexander, Robinson, stated in our last to be on shore near the Wood Islands, got off, and has since put into Pictou, with damage.
The Thetis, from Greenock, was stranded on the 4th inst. on Cape Winchester (Island of Cape Breton), and went to pieces.
PEI Register, June 2, 1829:
84 immigrants including women and children arrived here last Sunday (May 31?) from the Isle of Skye via Cape Breton Island on the ship Mary, Kennedy Master. They have 12 months provisions and ample stock of warm clothing----going to the Belfast area where they have relatives.
PEI Register 9 June, 1829:
The Amelia, 31 days from Liverpool, was spoke going into Orwell Bay. [GC]
In the Calypso from Liverpool and Bideford: Mr Charles Ready, son of His Excellency, Lt Gov'r; Mr and Mrs. Chanter, Miss Hodgson, and Miss Griffiths.
In the Albion from Bermuda (at Georgetown): Mr and Mrs Gilbert.
In the Success from Halifax: June 8, Mr and Mrs. Brown.
In the Packet from Pictou: Rev Albert Desbrisay, and William Temple. Capt Moorsom, 52 Regt. Messrs. Wilson, Reddin, Ramsay and Martin.
PEI Register, June 16, 1829:
In the Amaryllis from Antigua: Rev. Mr. Gerald, Mrs. Gerald, Miss Locker, Mr. Ormsby, Mr. Hyndman, Capt Moyse, June 11.
In the Horatio Nelson from Bermuda: Mrs.J. Nelms, Mrs. Darrel, Mr. W. Macgowan, Mr. Darrel, and Mr. T. Nelson. June 15.
June 12 in the Albion from Bermuda: Miss Butterfield.
In the Minerva, from Yarmouth, England - 12 settlers.
PEI Register 23 June, 1829:
DEPARTURES FROM THE ISLAND.-- The Rev. William Temple and family for Parrsborough, N.S. and the Rev. Alexander T. Fitzgerald, for Portugal.
ARRIVAL.-- The Rev. Matt. Richey, Methodist Missionary, and family, from Shelburne, N.S. [GC]
June 19: Brigantine Hannah, Culleton, Newfoundland....16 settlers.
June 22, Schr. Nancy, Simpson, from Liverpool,32 settlers, lately from the county of Kent.
PEI Register, June 30: 1829:
Departures in the Packet to Pictou: Capt Stewart, R.A, Lady and family; Rev. Messrs. Douglas, Patterson and Dunbar.
In the Collina, Martin, from London: Mr Edward Holland, Mr. Hele (?) On June 20
PEI Register 28 July, 1829:
Arrived on Saturday last, Capt. Gethin, Lieut. Nugent, and 48 men of the 96th Foot to relieve Capt. Moorsom and the detachment of the 52d Regt. in this garrison. The latter sailed that same evening for Pictou, on their route for Halifax, to join the head quarters of that regiment. [GC]
PEI Register 25 Aug., 1829:
Th Sir Georg Murray, Dodd, from Richibucto, bound for Liverpool, called off this Port on Friday, and sailed the day following. The Sybilla, of 375 tons, was on Wednesday last launched from the Ship-Yard of Messrs. J. & A. McGregor, at Car Point, on the Hillsborough. Colonial Secetary's Office, August 6, 1829.
TENDERS will be received at this Office on or before Saturday, the 29th August, instant, for building a WHARF at Prince-Town according to a plan and specification to be seen at this Office.
FOR FREIGHT, TO HALIFAX, The good Schooner F, burthen 50 tons - will be ready to take in a cargo on the 1st October. For particulars apply to James Irving, Murray Harbour, August 20, 1829. [GC]
PEI Register 3 Nov., 1829:
SHIPWRECK. - The brig New London, John Redmore, master, of and from Plymouth, 32 days out, bound to St. John, N.B. was cast-away on Monday night, the 19th October, at 8 o'clock, on the Half Moon Rocks, near Barrington. Immediately after going on shore, in consequence of a heavy sea running, the crew were forced to take to the boats next morning, at 10 o'clock -- they were picked up by the schooner Britannia and taken to Barrington. [GC]
PEI Register 15 Dec., 1829:
The schooner Yacht, W. Townshend, Master, is wrecked at Point Misgow, near Miramichi. The report of the loss of the schooner Jane, McFadyen, of this Island, with all the crew, near Halifax, on the 31st of October, we are happy to say, turns out to be unfounded. The vessel has returned to the Island.
PASSAGE FROM WATERFORD AND DUBLIN. WILL sail on or about the 1st of April, 1830, from DUBLIN for Charlotte-Town, the fine coppered and copper fastened Ship QUEBEC TRADER, burthen per register 340 tons - has excellent accomodations for passengers. ALSO, A VESSEL from WATERFORD will sail on or about the 20th April, next, for the same Port. Persons in Prince Edward Island desirous of having passages secured by the above opportunities, may know the terms on application to Henry Cowley: Who has on Sale, a quantity of best English square and flat IRON, BLISTERED STEEL, and prime PORT WINE. Application for passages must be made before the 1st February. Charlotte-Town, November 13, 1829.
FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL CONCERNED. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At New Chepstow Ship Yard, on WEDNESDAY, the 29th day of January next, at 12 o'clock noon. THE HULL of the new ship ALBION, of the burthen of 498 tons, or thereabouts, as she now lies partly on her ways and partly in the sand, abandoned, by not going off when launching. Also, the whole of her MATERIALS, as imported expressly for her, consisting of Chain and Hemp Cables, Anchors, Standing and Running Rigging, Sails, &c. &c. complete, well worth the attention of Ship Owners and Builders. Robert Pyke, Broker. Dec. 15, 1829. [GC]
P.E.I. Register 22 Dec., 1829:
PEI Register 22 Dec., 1829 - Our harbour is now clear of shipping. The Collina, the last vessel for Europe sailed this afternoon. The Sir Walter Scott, Sutton for Cork, sailed on Thursday, and the Horatio Nelson, Salmond, for Barbadoes on Saturday.
PEI Register 19 Jan., 1830:
Our readers may recollect a paragraph which appeared in the Register some time ago respecting an assault committed on board a brig at Three Rivers, on the mate by one of the seamen, who was subsequently indicted for the offence, but the bill was ignored by the Grand Jury. A great deal more was made of the matter at the time, we believe, than its importance claimed; and our reason for alluding to the subject again is, to contradict one part of the statement which appeared in our paper, wherein it is stated that a magistrate at Three Rivers had refused to issue a warrant for the man's apprehension. That part of the story, we believe, from what we have since heard, was altogether a fabrication of the Ship Master's, and raised with no other design, that we can imagine, than that of wounding the feelings of the gentleman whose conduct was referred to. [GC]
P.E.I. Register 30 Mar., 1830:
On Wednesday last, Thomas Lawler, an aged man, was unfortunately killed at the launch of a small Vessel belonging to Mr. Thomas Robinson. In launching, the Vessel was placed on rollers, which were set in motion by horses. He fell in the act of leading one of the animals, and, before the vessel could be stopped, it passed over him, and bruised him so dreadfully, that he died in half an hour afterwards.
Royal Gazette 27 Apr., 1830:
On Saturday the Packet arrived from Pictou being her first trip this season. The English March Mail was received by her, but little interest was excited by the circumstance, as London dates twenty days later had been previously received. [GC]
Royal Gazette 08 Jun., 1830:
The Margaret, Duke from Halifax, arrived this morning with a cargo of Potatoes, which she carried from hence, and was unable to dispose of there, although offered for 8d. a bushel. They have ben in demand here for the last month at 1s. 3d. to 1s. 6d. per bushel -- so she will bring her cargo to a fair market.
Royal Gazette 28 Dec., 1830:
The schooner Elizabeth from Halifax bound for Bedeque, put into Three Rivers on the 20th inst., in a leaky state, and has been obliged to discharge her cargo there. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 14 June, 1831:
CUSTOM HOUSE. ENTERED:
Brig Baltic, Eabbage, Yarmouth; passengers. Minerva, Somerville, do; do. Schooner Endeavour, Ramsay, Miramichi; produce (returned). Elizabeth, Morrison, do.; goods. St. Anne, McDonald, Newfoundland; ballast. Nancy, Dingwell, do.; goods. Nancy, Harper, Liverpool, N.B.; 240 brls. Alewives. Magnet, Wriston, Newfoundland; produce. Christy, Campbell, Dalhousie, N.B.; fish. Lark, LeBlanc, Fox Island; ballast. Betsey, Wood, Halifax; goods. Providence, Bouchet, do.; do.
Schooner Adelaide, Barrett, Bristol; 1090 bushels Wheat, 4779 do. Oats.
Brig Baltic, Eabbage, Quebec; 60 passengers.
Minerva, Somerville, do.; 56 do.
Schooner Woodbine, Hayley, Arichat; ballast.
Endeavour, Ramsay, Miramichi; do.
Active, LaVache, Halifax; do.
Elizabeth, Morrison, Bay Chaleur; do.
St. Anne, McDonald, Newfoundland; do.
De la Aide, LeBlanc, do.; do.
Nancy, Dingwell, do.; do.
Novelty, Higgins, do.; do.
William & Ann, Kelly, do.; do.
Mary, Blanchard, Fishing Voyage.
Lark, LeBlanc, Halifax; produce.
Sloop George, Wood, Miramichi. [GC]
Royal Gazette 12 July, 1831:
The brig Rock, of Whitehaven, J. O. Cannon, Master, from Richibucto, with a cargo of Timber for England, struck on the Reef off North Cape on the inst. where she now lies with seven feet water in her hold. The Caledonia, Auld, from the Baie de Chaleur, lumber loaded, ran on shore on the Magdalens on the 17th ult., and there is no hope of her getting off again.
PASSENGERS. In the Packet from Pictou - Capt. Deedes, 34th regt. Ensign Atty, 52d do. Mr. and Mrs. Barker and son, M. George Townshend, Mr. Beaton, Mr. Finnerty, Mrs. Munro.
FOR SALE, FREIGHT, OR CHARTER, THE Schooner JANE, burthen 35 tons, strong built and well found. For particulars apply to John Mckay New-London, July 11th, 1831.
TO BE SOLD, BY AUCTION, on Friday, the 15th July instant, at 12 o'clock noon, at the North Cape of this Island, the Hull and Materials of the BRIG ROCK, of Whithaven, 163 tons burthen, John Oswald Cannon, Master, where she now lies stranded on a reef off the said Cape - Also, the CARGO of the said Brig, consisting of 220 tons of Timber. - Conditions made known at the time of Sale. Patrick Cody, Auctioneer. Kildare, P.E.I., July 7th, 1831. [CG]
Royal Gazette Tues., 24 April, 1832:
On Saturday we had an arrival in our harbour, being the first for the season. The vessel was the Leander, P. Gerrior, Master, from Arichat. In this vessel came passengers several young men belonging to this Island, who had gone to Newfoundland late in the Fall of last year, and were prevented from returning in consequence of the severity of the winter there, which had set in much earlier than usual. They left St. John's on the 6th inst. in a vessel for Arichat, at which place they embarked for this port in the Leander [GC].
Royal Gazette Tues., 3 July, 1832:
In the Amity, from Bristol - Mrs. Cambridge, Mr. and Miss Wright, Rev. Mr. Walpole, Messrs. Walpole, Sen & Son, Mr. George Wright, jun., Capt. Pierce and 20 in the Steerage. From New Brunswick - The Right Rev. Aeneas McEachern, R.C. Bishop of Charlotte-Town.
In the Pocahontas, Steamer, from Pictou - The Rev. Mr. Croscombe (Wesleyan Missionary), and Mr. Morrow, of Halifax. The detachment of the 8th foot, which has been doing duty in this garrison for
the last twelve months, sailed for Pictou, in the Pocahontas, Steamer, on Thursday. The Officers accompanying the detachment were Capt. Machen and Lieut. Clarke. Custom House
Brig Amity, Andrews, Bristol; Goods.
Schooner Margaret, Gallant, Halifax; Goods.
Equity, Murray, do; do.
Ranger, Salmond, Boston; Ballast.
Jane, Schurman, Miramichi; Goods.
Union, Silliker, Halifax; do.
Industry, McDonald, Miramichi; Ballast.
Maria, Bishop, Halifax; do.
Two Farmers, Pickering, Miramichi; do.
Margaret and Sally, McFadyen, do., do.
Jane, McFadyen, do.; Coals, Salt, &c.
Mary, Chessong, Halifax; Goods.
Elizabeth, Carr, Miramichi; do.
Brig Amelia, Davies, Plymouth; Timber, &c.- by N. Davies.
Schooner Marmion, Stewart, Halifax; 550 bus. Potatoes, 4 brls. Flour, 12,000 Shingles.
Theresa, McIsaac, Newfoundland; 30 head Cattle, 60 Sheep, 12 Pigs, 1 Horse.
Jane, Schurman, Miramichi; 7 Cows, 3 Horses, 100 bus. Potatoes, 50 do. Oats, 30 brls Flour, 12 Sheep.
Union, Silliker, Nova Scotia; ballast.
Maria, Bishop, Halifax; 20,000 feet Boards and Planks, 40 qtls. Cod Fish.
Two Farmers, Pickering, Fishing Voyage.
Jane, Burhoe, Pictou; 309 bus. Oats.
Ranger, Salmond, Newfoundland; 3,000 feet Plank, 18,000 feet Boards.
Jane, McFadyen, Halifax; 400 bus. Potatoes, 150 do. Oats.
Mary, Rochfort, Miramichi; 300 bus. Potatoes, 100 do. Oats, 5 head Cattle.
[FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL CONCERNED.]
ON THURSDAY next, the 5th inst. at 12 o'clock, on the King's Wharf, WILL BE SOLD, a quantity of Sheet COPPER, taken off the Barque Quebec Trader. S. DESBRISAY, Auctioneer. July 2d, 1832 [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 14 Aug., 1832:
The Steam Boat from Pictou arrived yesterday - brought no mail. Passengers, Messrs. Lockyer, Fleigher, and Mitchell, of Halifax, Mr. Mabey and others.
On Friday, the Rev. Mr. Martin, of Halifax arrived in the Pocahontas.
The brig Thomas Hanforth, from New York arrived at Pictou on Saturday last. She was riding at quarantine when the Steamer left [GC].
Royal Gazette Tues., 16 Oct., 1832:
FOR PLYMOUTH THE fast sailing Brig MARY JANE, S. Pile, Master, will sail from Three Rivers about the 25th instant. Has good accomodations for passengers. For further particulars, apply to the Master on board, or to JAMES PEAKE.
PASSAGE FROM PLYMOUTH NEXT SPRING. THE Barque ROYAL WILLIAM, 342 tons register, Thomas Peake, Master, will leave Plymouth for Charlotte-Town, P.E. Island, on or about the 25th March next. For Freight or Passage, apply to the Owners, PEAKE & SON, Plymouth, or James Peake, Charlotte-Town, P.E. Island. October 16th, 1832 [GC].
Royal Gazette Tues., 23 Oct., 1832:
The shallop Agricola, Burke, of Arichat, from Sydney for P.E. Island laden with coal was lost on the Warren reef, at the entrance of Merigomish harbour, on Monday, the 15th inst., about 2 o'clock p.m. There were on board, as nearly as can be ascertained, four men and one woman, and all perished. Every exertion on the part of the inhabitants of Merigomish was made to render them assistance - but all to no purpose. On Tuesday morning the inhabitants turned out unanimously, to make search for the dead bodies, but without success. The anchors, cables, and part of the materials were found; a lady's work basket containing a few trinkets has also been picked up.
CAPTAIN SANDERSON, late Master of the Brig Sultan, avails himself of this opportunity of returning his most grateful acknowledgements to Mr. & Mrs. __ McCray of the North Cape, for the kindness and hospitality shown to him and his crew, after being unfortunately wrecked on that desolate part of the Island, on the 3d of September, last. Charlotte -Town, 23d Oct., 1832 [GC].
Royal Gazette Tues., 4 Sep., 1832:
By the Brig Pandora, 35 days from Waterford, which came to anchor at the Quarantine Ground yesterday afternoon, we have been favored with a London paper to the 23d, and a Waterford paper to the 25th July [GC].
Royal Gazette 6 Nov., 1832:
PASSENGERS IN THE STEAM PACKET. Mr. James Ritson and Son, from London, Mr. John McNeil, from Halifax.
A Sloop from Malpec bound to Miramichi, loaded with produce, was driven on shore on Friday last on Peter's Island, Rustico - crew and cargo saved.
The Hero, England, of Bideford, bound to Miramichi, was totally lost on the east end of the Magdalen Islands, on the 4th ult. The Captain and crew arrived at Miramichi on the 22d, with part of the materials. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 13 Nov., 1832:
FOR PLYMOUTH THE fast sailing copper fastened Brig Amyntas, John Matthewson, Master - will call off Charlotte-Town Harbour on or about the 20th November. She has good accomodations for passengers. For Freight or Passage, apply to T. BILLING, Esq. New London, or to Mr. J. PEAKE, Charlotte-Town.
FOR FREIGHT FOR ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, The fast sailing Schooner EARL GREY, now lying at the Kings Wharf, and ready to take in a cargo. Apply to J.W. JAMES, Prince Street, or to the Master on board. Wanted to purchase, Potatoes, Oats and Oysters.
LOST - Belonging to the Ship Bardaster, on the night of the 16th October last, from her moorings at Carr Point, a LONG BOAT. Whoever will bring her to the said ship, or give information where she may be found, shall be rewarded for their trouble.. S. LACEY, Master. November 5th, 1832. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 20 Nov, 1832:
Extract of a letter to the Editor of the Royal Gazette dated Halifax, Nov. 12 1832.
"During this last week we have had several arrivals from the Island with Produce, all of which has been rapidly bought up, so that there is not a single cargo for sale at our wharves. Potatoes have fetched readily 1s. 6d. and been carried off as fast as they could be landed; Barley brings 4s. and is wholly sold; and Oats are rather advancing in price. At first they brought 2s. 4d. wholesale, but, owing to the small quantities which the vessels contain this fall, compared with those of former years, the three last arrivals on Friday and Saturday were purchased greedily at 2s 6d. They belonged to Mr. Wetherby, Mr. Lord, and Mr. McDonald of Three Rivers. The two first of these gentlemen usually brought hither cargoes of 1,500 or 1,700 bus. Oats but they have had only about 500 each. All the others that have yet arrived at Halifax have had only about 200 or 300, so that the supply is vastly below the demands of the market. So far as I can judge, the whole quantity of oats yet offered for sale will not amount to more than 4,000 bushels; whereas in former seasons about this time, I have known 15,000 or 16,000 at our wharves. This town, every fall, can easily absorb 20,000 bushels of oats; and more would have been needed this year, as hardly a bushel could be found in store when the first vessels arrived from the Island. Unless much larger cargoes come in horses will suffer this winter from the absolute scarcity of forage. What prices the cargoes will command that will arrive during this week, I shall not take it upon me to determine; but sure I am, that without supplies greater in number and quantity, quotations will advance. Under these circumstances, your farmers should make every exertion to thrash out their Oat crop and forward it to market, although late, because they are now certain of a fair remunerating price - whilst it may happen, that the very grain if kept back till spring, and now worth 2s. 6d. may not command above half the money.With several, it may be an object to send their schooners here with a fall load, although they should remain in this harbour all the winter. That is a risk dependant on the weather, for if next month should prove open till the 15th or 16th, they may return in safety to their own ports. In 1829 they were here at our wharves as late as the 16th December, for I myself by looking back, purchased at that date. In 1830, I again got Oats from your caraft on the 6th December; and although last winter set in early - about the 28th November - there is no reason to believe that we shall have a course of such disastrous seasons. With a little vigour on the part of your farmers, this market may yet be moderately, though there is no hope of its being abundantly, supplied this fall." [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 4 Dec., 1832:
The schooner Marmion of this port, Sutherland, master, belonging to Mr. LePage, from St. Pierre's, was driven on shore in a gale of wind, about 3 a.m. on Sunday last, on Graham's Point, at the entrance of the harbour of Three Rivers. Hopes were entertained of saving the cargo, consisting chiefly of dry and pickled Fish. The crew and passengers got all safe on shore.One of the passengers by the Marmion informs us, that the Victory, Terrio, from hence for Halifax, with produce, was lost, with all the crew, at the entrance to Arichat harbour, about a fortnight ago.
The brig General Phipps, from Pugwash, bound for London, is on shore, on the beach, near Maubau harbour, Cape Breton.
The Jemima, Jallote, from hence, was spoke with, within 30 miles of Halifax, on the 30th ult. by the Priscilla, Warren, which arrived here yesterday. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 5 March, 1833:
KING'S WHARF. Colonial Secretary's Office. 5th March, 1833. TENDERS will be received at this Office on or before SATURDAY, the 16th inst., for the building an additional BLOCK and BRIDGE to the King's Wharf, according to a Plan and Specification to be seen at the Store of Mr. James Peake. J.P. COLLINS. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 2 April, 1833 :
FOR SALE. THE STANDING amnd RUNNING RIGGING complete for a vessel of about Forty Tons. Enquire of ALFRED LEPAGE. Charlotte-Town. 26th March, 1833.
FOR SALE - Three Cwt. of OAKHAM, and Two Barrels PITCH. Apply to RONALD McDONALD, St. Margarets, or Mr. N. MARQUAND, Charlotte-Town, March 30th, 1833. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 23 April, 1833:
Our harbour is now clear of ice, and the stir upon the wharf, where several vessels are loading with grain, &c. is already considerable. on Friday last, a vessel arrived from Pictou, and another from Tatamagouche, being the first which entered our harbour this spring. The Pocahontas, Steamer, was fitting out at Pictou, and, it is expected, will commence plying betweeen that place and Charlotte-Town early in the month of May. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 30 April, 1833:
Schooner Fortitude, Cumming, Pictou; Ballast.
Lucy, Jones, Pugwash; Goods.
Schooner Argyle, Kenniment, Richibucto; 25 bls. Pork, 13 do. Oatmeal, 40 bags Bread, 150 bus. Wheat, 250 do. Oats.
Earl Grey, James, Pictou; 84 bls. Pork, 2,200 bus. Oats, &c.
Harriet, McKay, Miramichi; 200 bus. Oats, 500 do. Potatoes.
Princess, McDonald, Halifax; 300 bus. Barley, 800 do. Oats, 200 do. Potatoes.
Swift, Webster, Newfdld; 2000 bus. Potatoes, 1500 do. Oats, 130 do. Wheat.
Sloop George, Wood, Miramichi; 300 bus. Potatoes, 220 do. Oats, 60 cwt Flour, 30 do. Oatmeal. [GC]
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA), June 19, 1835:
The brig Grace arrived at Prince Edward Island on the 2d, from Belfast, with a large number of passengers. Twenty-four children died on the passage of the measles.
Royal Gazette Tues., 4 Aug., 1835:
In the Steam Packet - Mr. and Miss Watts, (St. Andrew's, N.B.) Rev. Mr. Grantham and Mrs. Grantham, Yarmouth, N.S., Mr. Mrs. Purvis, Rev. Mr. MacDonald, Messrs. Alayne, Blanchard, Ross and Lippincott; Misses Davidson and H. Lawson, and two in the steerage.
In the Carib, Rev. George Macdonald, Baptist Missionary.
From Scotland, via Miramichi - Mrs. and Miss Mary Campbell.
SHIPWRECKS. _ The schooner Sea Flower, Thomas Hamilton, Master, from Quebec, bound for the Bay of Fundy, went on shore between Richmond Bay and Cascumpec, on the night of Saturday the 25th ult, and will not be got off. The crew, together with the cargo, consisting of Flour, Beef, &c. saved. The barque James, Pettingell, of St. John, N.B. bound from Philadelphia for Quebec, ws wrecked on Shag Island, coast of Newfoundland, on the 20th June, in a gale of wind and thick weather. Crew saved. The James was a new ship on her second voyage.
The brig Greenock, Flockhart, from Montego Bay, Jam. out 26 days, with a cargo of sugar and rum, bound for Quebec, struck on the west side of Pennant Point, on the morning of the 26th July, and soon after bilged. The crew and part of the cargo saved.
On Saturday the 25th ult., a handsome copper fastened brigantine, 145 tons register, called the Echo, was launched from the shipyard of Messrs. Macgowan, Souris. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 25 Aug., 1835:
The brig Magnes, 188 tons burthen, built at Rustico, by Messrs Joseph Dourant & Co., and the barque Castalia, built at Cardigan, by Messrs. A. & T. Owen, both for Mr. James Peake, of Charlottetown, were safely launched during the past week. [GC]
Royal Gazette, Nov. 4, 1835:
The Chart, Thomas Nelson, Master, sailed from this port for Newfoundland, on Sunday, the 26th of October; on the day following, with the wind easterly, beating for the Gut of Canso, sprung a leak. Finding the leak to increase, bore away for Charlottetown; when off Pictou Island, the wind changed to the westward, blowing with great violenceĖfor the purpose of getting anchorage, ran for the Prince Edward shore. Made Cape Bear, by which time the leak had gained so upon them that she was only nine inches out of the water. Struck on a shoal, about half a mile from the shore, where she now lies bilged, and full of water. Her cargo, consisting of 2,500 bus. potatoes, besides oats, turnips, &c. will be totally lost. The riggings and materials have been landed.
The schooner William & Henry, 63 tons burthen, belonging to Mr. John Hayden, of St. Peterís, struck on the bar, going into Rustico, on the 27th ult. She has since beat over the bar, and now lies on St. Peterís Island. She will be got off, it is expected, with little damage. A brigantine of 130 tons, called the Cumberland, built for Mr. J. W. James, of Charlottetown, was, on Saturday last, launched at De Sable. An attempt had been made to launch her last spring tides, which failed, in consequence of her falling through her launch ways, fortunately, however, without sustaining any injury. The charge of getting her off was entrusted to Mr . Neil McFadyen, who has acquired much credit for the manner in which he successfully performed this critical operation. The arrangements are described by a spectator as having been admirable; notwithstanding the number of hands employed, all was conducted without noise, without confusion, and, stranger still, without Rum! "
Registration data for the Cumberland follows, courtesy the "Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada" Cd:
Builder First Name
Where Prev. Registered
Year Prev. Registered
Official Closure year
Reason For closure
Transferred to new port
Place of Closure
No. of Decks
Actual Closure Date
No. of Masts
If foreign sold, where?
Type of Vessel
Royal Gazette Tues., 31 May, 1836:
H.M.S. Rainbow has been ordered to cruise for the summer on the coast of Newfoundland - the Champion has been cruising in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for some weeks past.
Schooner Betsey, Burhoe, Miramichi; Ballast Sophia, Keenan, Sydney; 24 Chaldrons Coals. Ann, Van Enbury, Pugwash; Ballast. Elizabeth, Dwyer, Pictou; do. CLEARED. Schooner Sovereign, Wood, Cocagne, 30 bls. Bread, 3 do. peas, 20 do. Pork, 2 do. Beef &c. Ann, Van Enbury, Bay Chaleur; 1000 bus. Oats, 400 do. Potatoes. Harriet, Le Jeune, Bathurst; 1200 bus. Oats, 500 do. Potatoes, 1 Cask Ale, 3 bls. Oatmeal, &c. Brothers, Sutherland, Newfoundland; 1000 bus. Potatoes, 40,000 ft. Lumber, 20,000 Shingles, 6 head Neat Cattle &c. Elizabeth, Dwyer, Pictou; 330 bus. Oats, 200 do. Potatoes. Sophia, Keenan, Sydney; Ballast. Triumph, Barry, Miramichi; 1000 bus. Oats, 320 do. Potatoes, 28 bls. Oatmeal, 28 bags do. 40 sides Leather, &c.
PORT OF RICHMOND BAY - ENTERED: Schooner Elizabeth, Harding, Miramichi; Goods. Ploughboy, Yeo, Bathurst; do. Brothers, McKay, Miramichi; do. Margaret, Pillman, do. do.
Schooner Two Brothers, McKay, Miramichi; 860 bus. Oats, 150 do. Potatoes.
Commerce, Holland, Bathurst; 977 bus. Oats, 100 do. Potatoes, &c.
Mary, Cochrane, -- 600 bus. Potatoes, 100 do. Oats.
Fame. Thomson, Miramichi; 227 bus. Potatoes, 185 do. Oats, &c.
Brothers, McKay, do; 375 bus. Potatoes, 120 do. Oats.
Elizabeth, Fraser, do.; 646 bus. Oats, 390 do. Potatoes. PASSAGE FOR IRELAND. THE fine new Brigantine SHANNON, Simon Dodd, Master, now loading at Cascumpeque, will sail from Charlottetown for Cork, on or about the 2d of June next. For Passage only (having good accomodations), apply toD. BRENAN Charlottetown, 28d May, 1836. [GC]
Royal Gazette 28 March, 1837, page 3:
THOSE Persons who intend emigrating to Texas with Mr. John Willock, are requested to give information of such their intention to that gentleman, to Daniel Brenan, Esq. Charlottetown, or to Mr. Donald Graham, Murray Harbour Road, on or before the First day of May next. Charlottetown, 21st March, 1837. [GC]Royal Gazette Tues., 24 Jan., 1837:
AT CARDIFF, Nov. 5 - Minerva, Truscott, from Prince Edward Island.
AT CORK, Nov. 15 - Thomas, Hanford, ditto.
AT LIMERICK, Nov. 6 - Spy, Taylor; and on the 4th Dec. the Ant, Cherke, both from ditto.
AT PLYMOUTH, Dec. 6 - Castalia, Pile, do. in 19 days.
AT BIDEFORD, Dec. 7 - Bellona, from do.
AT BERMUDA, Dec. 10 - William, Nelmes, do. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 21 Mar., 1837:
FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. To a Port in Great Britain. A BARQUE of about 430 tons Register, building at Brudnell Point, will be ready to take on board a cargo in the month of June next. For particulars, application to be made to the Subscriber, at Brudnell Point, or in Nova Scotia to Messrs. S. Cunard and Co. Halifax. ANGUS MACDONALD. 10th Feb., 1837.
FOR QUEBEC. THE Schooner Happy Return, 50 tons burthen, will sailfor that Port, as soon as the Navigation opens, provided a sufficient number of passenger offers. For further particulars, apply to MICHAEL CLARK.
FOR QUEBEC. TO sail as soon as the navigation opens, the fast sailing Schooner Aurora, now lying at the Kings Wharf, Charlotte-town. For freight or passage, apply to the Master on board, or at the Royal Exchange Hotel. JOHN BROOKS, Master. Charlottetown, 18th March, 1837.
WANTED TO CHARTER. TWO VESSELS, from Eighty to One hundred Tons burthen each, to proceed, early in May, to St. John's, Newfoundland, with Lumber. Apply to NATHAN DAVIS. Charlottetown. March 20, 1837.
WANTED TO CHARTER. TWO Vessels fro 60 to 80 tons, to proceed from the Bay Verte with cargoes of Lumber and Staves, to St. John's, Newfoundland, immediately upon the opening of the navigation. Apply to JAMES H. DOWN. Charlottetown. March 21st, 1837. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 16 May, 1837:
PORT OF CHARLOTTETOWN
Schooner Superb, Smith, Halifax; Goods.
Sloop George, Wood, Fishing Voyage.Royal Gazette 1 Aug., 1837, page 3:
Boat Kingfisher, Wetherby, do. [GC]
Passage to Van Dieman's Land and New South Wales
THE new Schooner TRIAL will sail from Bedeque on or about the 10th of October. Has good accomodations for Passengers. For particulars, apply by letter, (post paid), to JAMES BARCLAY Bedeque, July 27th, 1837. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 15 Aug., 1837:
PORT OF CHARLOTTETOWN
Schooner Isabella, Kennedy, Pictou; Coals.
Betsey, Burhoe, Halifax; 126 bls. Flour, Goods, &c.
Lady Harvey, Robinson, Newfoundland; Goods.
Albion, Vigneau, St. Pierre; Ballast.
Schooner Sarah, Webster, Newfoundland; 25,000 feet Lumber, 30,000 Shingles, 10,000 Laths. 8 head Neat Cattle, 5 Sheep, &c.
Isabella, Kennedy, Pictou; Ballast. Rambler, Campbell, St. John's, Newfoundland; 20 head neat Cattle, 30 Sheep.
FOR FREIGHT or CHARTER, TO NEWFOUNDLAND or elsewhere, The staunch new Schr. CLARINDA, burthen 80 tons, is now ready to take in a Cargo. Apply at the Royal Gazette Office, or to WM. WHITE. Elliot River, August 14. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 14 Oct., 1837:
LAUNCHED on the 2d inst., from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Richards, Murray Harbor, the Schooner Hope, of 173 tons, for Messrs. Hope and James. At Covehead, on the 25th ult., the Schooner Minerva, of 141 tons register, for Messrs. Cornelius and William Douglas. At Souris, on the 30th ult. a Barque called the William & Elizabeth, 482 tons burthen, for James Peake, Esq.
PASSENGERS: In the Steam Packet, from Miramichi, (on Tuesday) - Messrs. Ross and Layton, of Pictou - Pollard, Flanagan, Theos Desbrisay, jun., Arthur Owen, and Angus Macdonald, Esq. In the Victoria, from London - J.P. Collins, Esq., Lady, and two children; Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf, Mrs. Abel, Capt. Hubbard, Mr. Benjamin Davies, and three in the steerage.
The Ship Isabella, Auld, from Pictou for Greenock, went ashore on the 30th September, at Sandy Point, Isle Madame - vessel bilged and will be lost, cargo and materials expected to be saved [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 4 Nov., 1837:
LAUNCHED, on the 28th ult., from the Shipyard of Mr. Kembal Coffin, St. Peter's, the schr. British Queen, of the burthen of 132 tons, built for Mr. H. Webster.
On the 31st ult., at New Glasgow, a superior vessel called the Mary, of 193 tons, built for Donald Macdonald, Esq., Charlottetown. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 11 Sep., 1838:
The British Lady, Yeo, from Prince Edward Island, at Bideford, July 8.
H.M. Brigantine Charybdis, the Hon. R. Gore, Lieutenant Com., arrived here on Friday evening last from a cruise.
The steamer Pocahontas arrived here on Saturday morning, with the English Mail, with London dates to the 1st of August.
H.M. Steam ship Medea, Capt. Nott, arrived here on Friday evening from Halifax, having on board the deputation from Nova Scotia, appointed to proceed to Quebec, to be examined relative to the plan proposed by the Earl of Durham for the future governance of the North American Provinces. The deputation is composed of the Hon. J.W. Johnston, the Hon. J.B. Uniacke, William Young and M.B. Almon, Esquires.
The Commissioners for this Island, viz. the Hon. T.H. Haviland, George Dalrymple, and Joseph Pope Esqrs. embarked on Sunday forenoon at Eleven o'clock, and in half an hour afterwards the Medea took her departure. Thomas Owen, Esq. was also named as one of the deputation, but was prevented by his other engagements from accepting the appointment.
The steamer Cape Breton with passengers, arrived here late on Friday night, from Pictou - so that, after the arrival of the Pocahontas on Saturday morning, we had three Steamers in the harbour at one time - rather an animated sight for Charlottetown harbour. The Cape Breton proceeded to Miramichi on Saturday, where she will undergo some necessary repairs previous to her return, which cannot therefore be looked for this week. The Pocahontas sailed for Pictou on Sunday morning.
His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, accompanied by his two sons, and J.P. Collins, Colonial Secretary, embarked this morning on board of H.M. Brigantine Charybdis, and sailed for Pictou. It is his Excellency's intention we understand, to proceed from Pictou, in H.M.S. Pearl, Lord Clarence E. Paget, Commander, (now in that harbour) to the Magdalen Islands, on a visit of inspection. There is a probability, we understand, of those Islands being attached to this Government.
LAUNCHES. - On Wednesday last, at the Shipyard of Mr. W. Paul, Elliott River, a fine schooner of 177 tons, called the Catherine, for Capt. Morrison.
Also, on Friday last, from Milford Ship-yard, a fine copper fastened schooner, of 172 tons, called the Syren, for Mr. Benjamin Davies.
In the Cape Breton, from Miramichi, on Thursday last - Mr. Mrs. and Miss Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Hockins, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs. Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, R. Brown, Esq., Sydney Mines, Messrs. Dickson, Johnston and McInnis, Rev. Mr. Hudson, Mrs. McGrath, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Prowl, Miss Lowden, and 12 in the steerage.
In do. from Pictou, on Friday last - Sir Edward Baker, Bart., Hon. Mr. McNab, Capt. Brockman, 85th Regt., Mr. and Mrs. Macgill, Mrs. Leslie and son, Mrs. Tobin, Mrs. Macleod, Messrs. Allan, Maclenan, Young, Derany, Smith, G. Coles; and 10 in the steerage.
In the Medea for Quebec, Sir Edward Baker, Bart., Edward Cunard, Esq.
In the Pocahontas for Pictou, Hon. Samuel Cunard, George R. Young, Esq.
FOR LONDON. THE fine new copper-fastened Schooner SYREN, Joseph Coward, master, will sail for the above port, from Charlottetown, in about 12 days; can accommodate one or two passengers, by immediate application to BENJAMIN DAVIES. [GC]
Royal Gazette 18 Sep., 1838:
Schooner "Agenoria" Capt. Edward Wood, went aground 13 Sep., at Cape Traverse. [GC]Colonial Herald 26 Jan., 1839:
THAMES POLICE OFFICE, London, Sept. 12. - Yesterday John Byrne, the mate of the ship Charles, from Prince Edward Island, was brought before Mr. Greenwood for final examination on a charge of stealing 27 sovereigns and a tin box, the money and property of George Foot, the carpenter of the same ship. Mr.
Greenwood after a long examination said he believed the prisoner had stolen his shipmate's money while he was in a state of intoxication and fully committed the prisoner to Newgate for trial. [Is this the same John Byrne (or Burns) that was tried in this Island on a charge of piracy in the year 1836? Ed Col. H.]
Charles, Nance, from hence, at Plymouth. 10th November, in 24 days.
Ono, Roberts, from do. at do. 3d Dec., in 30 days.
Raven, Hogan, fom hence at Limerick, in 23 days.
At Kilrush, 6th Dec., Alarm, from P. E. Island with loss of bowsprit, &c.
At Limerick, 11th Dec., J. Weavel, P. E. Island. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 20 April, 1839:
The brig British Union, belonging to the Hon. Joseph Pope, sailed from Bedeque for Plymouth in November last, and has not since been heard of.
The British Lady, Yeo, was advertised to sail from Bideford for this Island, the 10th April, with goods and passengers. Thirty berths had been engaged.[GC]
Colonial Herald 11 May, 1839:
Mr. Wightman, of Three Rivers, P.E.I. has been presented with a handsome tea and breakfast service, by Capt. E. Harvey, and the officers of the Malabar. The services have the following inscription: - "Presented to Mr. Joseph Wightman, by Capt. E. Harvey and the officers of H.M. Ship Malabar, for the important service he rendered to that ship, when in danger on the rocks, off Bear Cape, Prince Edward Island, 9th October, 1838."
On the 10th ult., from the Shipyard of Messrs. Anderson & Dingwell, St. Peter's, a schooner called the William, 90 tons burden, old admeasurement, and 66 tons new.
On the 29th ult., at Rollo Bay, a schooner of 29 tons new, and 43 tons old admeasurement, by Mr. S. Deagle.
On the 1st inst., at New London, a schooner called the Amanda. 24 tons new and 40 tons old admeasurement, by Messrs. McKenzie & McLeod; and a schooner called the Amendment, 26 tons new, and 40 do, old admeasurement, by Messrs. Pillman & Campbell.
On the 2d inst., at St. Peter's, a schooner of 129 tons old, and 98 tons new admeasurement by Messrs. Sanderson.
In the Cape Breton, from Pictou, yesterday --- Dr. Henderson, Messrs. J. Cameron, C. McKenzie, McIntosh, Samuels, Mrs. McKenzie and 2 children.
The schooner Barbette, from Halifax bound for Quebec, put in here on the 9th inst. with her pumps chocked. After remaining a few hours, she proceeded on her voyage.
The British Lady, Yeo, 35 days from Bideford, arrived at Richmond Bay on the 4th inst. with goods, and 41 passengers.
The barque Castalia, which was stranded in Bedeque Bay last fall, with a cargo of 400 tons of timber on board, was caried off by the ice on the 18th ult. After having drifted in a field of ice twenty miles to the westward of West Cape, she was brought into Charlottetown on the 8th inst.
Cleared at Halifax for P.E. Island, April 30th, George Henry, Shelnut; May 3d, Anna Barbara Logan; Sailed May 7th, Charles, Boudrot.
The Symmetry, College, was loading at London, April 1, for this Island.
The brig James Dennistoun, Robson, from Falmouth, bound for Miramichi, was in the ice off the West Cape, on the 2d inst. [GC]
ENTERED. "Ono" schooner, Capt. Roberts, from Plymouth, with goods to J. Peake. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 1 June, 1839:
At St. Peter's, on the 2d ult., a schooner called the Ann, 129 tons old measuremant - 98 do. new, for Messrs. Saunderson.
At New London, on the 4th ult., a schooner called the Relief, 39 tons old measurement - 22 do. new, for Messrs. Graham.
At Rustico, on the 10th ult., the Emma, 186 tons old measurement, built by Messrs. Joshua Durant & Co. for the Hon. J. Peake.
On the 29th ult., the Hero, 162 tons, built by Messrs. J. Gallant & Co., for do.
On the 29th ult., a brig called the Alice, 240 tons old measurement, built by Messrs. J., R. & M. Orr, for do.
In the Symmetry, Capt. Jackson, and 6 others.
In the St. George, Mr. A. Duncan, and 3 others.
In the Agitator, from Belfast, Mr. Dalglish. [GC]
Colonial Herald 31 Aug., 1839:
H.M.S. Andromache returned from her cruise round the Island yesterday. His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, as we intimated in our last, embarked on board of her, and was accompanied by the Hon. T.H. Haviland. Besides touching at various parts on the coast, His Excellency also went on shore for a short time at Richibucto, on the opposite coast of New Brunswick. Several American fishing vessels were boarded by the Andromache, one of which refused to come to until she had been repeatedly fired at. These vessels were all in search of Mackerel, but none of them had succeeded in procuring any. The weather was delightful, and the excursion, altogether, was, we understand of a highly interesting character. The Andromache manned her yards, in compliment to His Excellency, on his leaving the ship yesterday.
In the Cape Breton, Steam Packet, from Miramichi, on Thursday - The Right Reverend B.D. Macdonald, R.C. Bishop of Charlottetown, on his return from an Episcopal visitation to New Brunswick; Mrs. Duffus and son, of Halifax; Messrs. Wood, Matheson, and Smith, and 10 in the steerage.
In ditto, from Pictou, yesterday; Rev. Richd. Knight, Chairman of the Nova Scotia Wesleyan District; Rev. A.W. MacLeod, of Guysborough; Rev. Jeremiah Jost, of Wallace; Mrs. Wilson, child and servant; Misses Nelson and Macowen;, Mrs. Sutton; Messrs. Brown and Newcomb; Mr. Fuller, and a company of performers for the Magical Theatre.
Colonial Herald 7 Sep., 1839:
At Cavendish, on the 21st ult., a schooner called the Ann, of 129 tons, new measurement, for Messrs. James & Alex. Simpson, of that place.
At Murray Harbour, on the 27th ult., a schooner called the Ann, 174 tons new measurement, for D. Brenan, Esq.
At Vernon River, on the 31st ult., a schooner called the Sultana, 199 tons, new measurement, built by Mr. T. Richards, for Mr. A. Davidson.
In the Cape Breton, Steam Packet, from Miramichi, on Thursday - Messrs. Ritchie, Naismith, Davis, Hockins, Gossip, Stymer, Findlater, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Grant, and 18 in the steerage.
In ditto, from Pictou, yesterday; Mr. Sol, Gen. Peters, Mr. J.D. Haszard amnd son; Capt. Rice, Mr. Morton and son; Mrs. Maclean and 2 children, Mr. G. Coles, Mrs. Twining and son, Miss Thresher, Lieut. Tennant, 85th Regt., Mr. D. Wilson, and 10 in the steerage.
Sailed on Thursday, H.M.S. Andromache, Capt. Baynes, on a cruise.
Arrived on Thursday, H.M. Steamship Medea, Capt. Nott, from Halifax and Sydney.
The Grecian, Flaherty, sailed on Thursday for Bedeque, to take in a cargo of deals for Waterford.
Colonial Herald 14 Sep., 1839:
At New Glasgow, on the 14th ult., a Schooner called the Ballina Lass, 112 tons new admeasurement.
At Elliot River, on the 24th ult., a Schooner called the Eliza & Ann, of 170 tons.
At the same place, on the 31st ult., a Brig called the Helen Stewart, of 258 tons; and
At New Glasgow, on the 3d. inst., a Schooner called the Mary, 119 tons - all built for Mr. Andrew Duncan, Charlottetown.
At Brudenell Point, on the 10th inst., from the Shipyard of Angus Macdonald, Esq. a copper-fastened Barque called the Edward, 438 tons new measurement; and
At Cardigan River, on the 12th inst., from the Shipyard of Messrs. A. & T. Owen, a copper-fastened Barque called the Margaret, 536 tons, - both built for the Hon. S. Cunard & Co. Halifax.
PASSENGERS. In the Cape Breton, from Miramichi, on Thursday - The Hon. S. Cunard, Messrs. Dunn, Samuels, Barry, Houston, Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Roibinson.In do. from Pictou, on Sunday, - Rev. J. Geddie, Mrs. Geddie, Mrs. Waddrell, Mrs. Johnston, Misses Smith, Stevenson and Rankin, Messrs. D. Macdonald, Douse, Ritchie, J. Montgomery.
Sailed on Wednesday, H.M. Steam frigate Medea, Capt. Nott, for Halifax.The Schooner Two Brothers, LeBlanc, laden with dry fish by Messrs. McDonald & Walker, was stranded on a reef at the entrance of Colville Bay , on the night of the 31st ult. - all the cargo damaged - the vessel lying there still and waterlogged.
The Schr. Woodbine, Robinson, belonging to this Island, was driven from her moorings in Kouchebequack harbour, during a gale on the 31st ult., and is a total wreck.
The Schr. Emily, Cameron, from Rustico for Cascumpeque, anchored off Stanhope yesterday, and rode out the gale without sustaining any damage. The Captain and crew, consisting of five seamen and two French labourers, having left the vesel this morning, with the intention of landing on the beach, the boat upset, and melancholy to relate, the Captain three seamen were drowned - the others succeeded in effecting a landing by clinging to the boat.
ARRIVALS. At Plymouth, on the 17th July, from hence, the Hero, Brockenshaw, in 24 days,; and on the 4th ult., the Alice, Barret, in 31 days.The Schr. Lewis, Brummage, from Rustico, came in yesterday (Sunday) morning with loss of bower and stream anchors, On Friday, during the gale, she came to an anchor under Point Prim, but was driven across the Strait, to the Nova Scotia shore, where, in ten fathoms water, she held on by her second bower, until the wind shifted.
POSTSCRIPT. MONDAY MORNING, Sept. 16. - The publication of our present paper has been unavoidably delayed owing to the non-arrival of the Steamer until 8 o'clock yesterday morning, in consequence of the gale which was experienced on friday - a gale which has unroofed, and in some instances, thrown down houses, and prostrated trees and fences in all directions, besides doing various other damage on shore. We fear its effects at sea will be found to be still more disastrous. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 21 Sep., 1839, page 3:
The schooner Three Brothers, of Belfast, State of Maine, was wrecked on Peter's Island, Rustico -- crew saved.
Colonial Herald 28 Sep., 1839:
On Saturday the 21st inst. from the Shipyard of Messrs. Callbeck, Tryon, a Brig of about 200 tons, old admeasurement, called the Eliza. This vessel has been built for the Hon. Joseph Pope, is copper-fastened, and for model, workmanship, and superior fastenings, is equal to any vessel of her class built on this Island.
A remarkably fine vessel, both in respect of model and workmanship, called the Ambassador, was launched from the building-yard of Messrs. R. & F. Longworth, at Fullerton's Marsh, on Tuesday last, in presence of a large concourse of spectators. She is barque rigged, and admeasures 300 tons.
At New Glasgow, from the Shipyard of Messrs. J. & J. Lawson, on the 25th inst., a Schr. called the Jessie, of about 160 tons, built for Messrs. Johnston & Caie, Merchants, Miramichi. The Jessie is allowed by all experienced persons who have yet seen her, to be one among the handsomest modelled, and best finished vessels that has ever been built on this Island, reflecting the highest credit on her builders, whose vessels are now becoming so celebrated, both for model and workmanship, as to draw the attention of Merchants in the neighboring Colonies. We wish them every success in the credit they have established.
PASSENGERS. In the Cape Breton, Steam Packet, from Miramichi, yesterday - Mr. and Mrs. Roderick, Mr. and Mrs. Tullige, Mrs. Welsh, Messrs. Gillis, Hutchison, Pike, J. Coffin, Campbell, Murray, Swim.
FOR LONDON. THE fine copper-fastened Brig Eliza, 200 tons, R. Jackson, Master, will sail from Bedeque for London, about the 25th October - can accomodate a few cabin passengers, if an early application be made to the Master on board, or to JOSEPH POPE. Bedeque, Sept. 24th, 1839. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 18 July, 1840:
PASSENGERS: In the Cape Breton, Steamer, from Miramichi, on Thursday - Rev. J. McCurdy, Mrs. McCurdy and 2 children; Rev. Mr. Egan; Messrs. Macdougall and Forbes; Mrs. Thomson, Mrs. Brimer, Miss Desbrisay- 20 in the steerage. In do. from Pictou, yesterday - Messrs. Scott, Hamilton, McDonald; Mr. and Mrs. McCully, Mrs. Blanchard, Mrs. McDonald - 10 in the steerage.
LAUNCHED: On Tuesday last, from the Shipyard of Messrs. R. & F. Longworth, Fullerton's Marsh, Hillsborough River, a superior copper-fastened schooner, called thew Perilla, 183 tons old and 160 new admeasurement. Sailed on Thursday last from Rustico, the Mary Caroline FitzRoy, for Plymouth. Port of Charlottetown.
Schooner Isabella, Buskirk, Pugwash; 10 tons Limestone, 130 bls Lime. Angler, McMillan, Halifax; Goods. Jessie, Macdonald, Dalhousie; do.
Trial, Macdonald, Miramichi; Ballast.
Star, Roy, Pictou; Coals.
Lark, Howatt, do; do.
Brothers, Turnbull, Sydney; do.
Sally, Gillis, Restigouche; Goods.
Schooner Christy Ann, Weeks, Bay Verte; Produce.
Edward, Wood, Arichat; do.
Trial, Macdonald, Miramichi; 545 bus. Potatoes.
Mayflower, Weatherbie, do.; 300 do. do.
Providence, Campbell, do; 500 do. do.
Mary Caroline Fitzroy, Snell, Plymouth; 14 tons hardwood Timber, 210 do. pine do., 5 cords Lathwood - by the Hon. J. Peake.
Star, King, Arichat; Ballast.
Isabella, Buskirk, Pugwash; do.
Lady, LaVache, Sydney; 38,500 ft. Boards.
Duck, Carver, Richibucto; 50 bus. Potatoes.
Brothers, Turnbull, Sydney; Ballast. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 28 July, 1840:
In the Cape Breton, from Miramichi, on Thursday - Henry Cunard and Lemuel Cambridge, Esqrs., Angus Macdonald, Esq. (Three Rivers); Mr. and Mrs. J. Davis, jun., and son; Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs. Costin & son, Misses Dixon& Patterson; Messrs. W. Abrams, P. Williston, S. McKay,. H. McKay, Jas. Simpson, W. Duchemin, J. Campbell, G. Lowden, Heuston, G. Kerr, H. Gray, R. Murray - 15 in the steerage. In do. from Pictou, on Friday - His Excellency Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, Lieut. Governor of this Island, the Hon. Thomas H. Haviland, Lieut. Seymour, R. N. on a visit to His Excellency, Messrs. George and Arthur FitzRoy, Henry Cunard, Esq. Lady and daughter, Miss Ellen Stewart (from London), Mr. and Mrs. Macgregor, Mr. & Mrs. Williston, Mr. and Mrs. Cassels, Mrs. Costin & child; Mrs. Muncey, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Jackson and child; Capt. James Marshall, Messrs. B. Clark, J. Weir.
PORT OF CHARLOTTETOWN.
Betsey, Burhoe, Halifax; Goods.
Defiance, Stewart, Halifax; Goods.
Lively, Gillis, do.; do.
Active, Gillis, do.;do.
Regulator, Hayley, do.; do.
Lady Clements, Pine, Newfoundland; fish.
Sally, Gillis, Arichat; do.
Robert, Enman, Miramichi; do.
Happy Return, Welsh, do.; do.
La Reine Blanche, Terrio, Sydney; do.
Hibernia, Mutch, Newfoundland; Boards and Cattle.
Cousins, McRae, Pugwash; Ballast.
Edward, Wood, Arichat; do.
Commerce, Fougere, do.; Boards and Cattle.
Acrive, Gillis, Pictou; Ballast.
Catherine, Smith, Miramichi; 50 bls. Oatmeal.
LOST, supposed to have been taken on shore by mistake from the Cape Breton Steamer, on her arrival from Pictou on Friday evening last, a Black Leather TRUNK, with Iron handles, about three feet long, and one foot high. The owner will feel grateful if the person who has it will send it to JOHN McKINNON, Tailor, near Doctor De St. Croix's. July 25th, 1840.
Royal Gazette Tues., 4 Aug., 1840:
On the 14th ult., from the Shipyard of Joseph Dingwell, Esq., Bay Fortune, fully rigged, a schooner called the Elizabeth. She is considered, by competent judges, to be a very handsome vessel, and of superior workmanship. [GC]
Royal Gazette, Sept 15, 1840:
LAUNCHED A fine copper-fastened Schooner, of 200 tons burthen, called the Matilda, built for the Hon. James Peake, was launched from the shipyard of Messrs. Durant & Co., at Rustico, on Thursday, the 10th inst.
A fine Schooner, called the Garland, of 156 tons burthen, built for Mr. Nelson, of Charlottetown, was launched at Elliot River, on Saturday last.
A handsome Brig, called the Evelina, was launched at St. Peterís, on the 10th inst. She was built for Capt. Pearce.
FYI: At St. Peterís on Saturday, the 5th inst., a Lad of about 15 years, fell from a pair of shears, which had been erected for the purpose of hoisting in the rudder of the Brig Evelina, then on the Stocks, a height of upwards of sixty feet, and was killed on the spot.
Colonial Herald Sat., 19 Sep., 1840:
At St. Peter's, on Saturday the 5th inst., a lad of about 15 years of age, fell from a pair of shears, which had been erected for the purpose of hoisting in the rudder of the Brig Evelina, then on the stocks, a height of upwards of sixty feet, and was killed on the spot.
A fine Schooner, called the Garland, of 156 tons burthen, built for Mr. Nelson, of Charlottetown, was launched at Elliot River on Saturday last.
A handsome brig, called the Evelina, was launched at St. Peter's, on the 10th inst. She was built for Capt. Pearce.
On the 16th inst., from the Shipyard of Messrs. Simpson New London, a fine schooner called the Eliza, 207 tons old measurement.
On the 12th inst., a fine copper-fastened ship of 643 tons, new measurement (524 old) called Dahlia, was launched from the shipyard of the Hon. Joseph Pope, Bedeque, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators. The noble looking vessel glided into her destined element in the most majestic style, amidst the firing of cannon and the cheers of the assembled multitude. She is chiefly built of white oak and juniper and in point of model and mechanical execution will bear comparison with any vessel heretofore built in this Island.
In the Unicorn, steamer, on Sunday, for Quebec, via Pictou - Major General Sir James Macdonell, Sir George F Seymour, Bart. Lieut. Seymour, R.N., Lieut Col. Chaplin, Coldstream Guards, and Lady and George Birnie, Esq.
In the Cape Breton, steamer, from Miramichi, on Thursday - Mrs. Wiswell and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Macewen; Messrs. Johnston, Watson, Williston, Nicholson, Gillis.
In do. from Pictou, this morning - Daniel Brenan, Esq., Capt. Baldwin, Messrs. Nevin, Benjamin Davies (from London) and Franklin; Mrs. Miller and daughter.
In the Ambassador, from Liverpool, Mr. Lawrence Maclaren, Surgeon.
H.M.S. Ringdove, the Hon. Capt. Stewart, arrived here on the 16th inst. from a cruise in the Gulf.
The brig Helen Stuart, Stuart, partly laden sailed this morning for Miramichi, to take in the remainder of her cargo, for Ireland.
Arrived at Kingston, (Ireland) Aug. 20, from P.E. Island, the Ann, White - 24 days.
At London, from do. 1st September, the Prince Albert, O'Neal.
At Plymouth, from do. 12th Aug. the Mary Caroline Fitzroy, Snell, 27 days.
The Lady Wood, Salmond, sailed from London for Georgetown, Aug. 9th in ballast.
The Huzza, Hall, with a general cargo for Charlottetown, was to leave London on the 7th Sept.
Royal Gazette, Sept 22, 1840:
LAUNCHED On the 16th inst., from the shipyard of Messrs. Simpson, New London, a fine schooner called the Eliza, 207 tons old admeasurement.
On the 12th inst., a fine copper-fastened ship of 643 tons, new admeasurement (524 old), called Dahlia, was launched from the shipyard of the Hon. Joseph Pope, Bedeque, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators. The noble looking vessel glided into her destined element in the most majestic style, amidst the firing of cannon and the cheers of the assembled multitude. She is chiefly built of white oak and juniper, and in point of model and mechanical execution will bear comparison with any vessel heretofore built in this Island.
On Friday, the 17th inst., a superior Schooner of 130 tons, built for Mr. R. Macdonald of St. Margaretís, was launched from his ship-yard at that place. She went off the stocks in beautiful style with all her sails set. She is named the Castle Tioram.
On Saturday last, from the ship-yard of the Hon. Charles Worrell, a fine copper-fastened Brig, of 191 tons, old and 201 tons new admeasurement, called the Countess of Westmorland.
Royal Gazette, Sept. 29. 1840:
At the St. Peter's shipyard of Messrs, D McEwen & Sons, Sept. 15, a brigantine of 171 tons, AMELIA, for Mr. John Davis.
On Sept 9, at the shipyard of Mr. Robert Orr, New Golasgow, a schooner, ROBERTS, about 155 tons, for Messrs. Johnson & Caie, Miramichi.
On Sept. 25, 1840, from the shipyard of Mr Kemble Coffin, Morell, a Brig, AMERICAN LASS, 182 tons, for Messrs. Webster & Coffin.
Royal Gazette, October 6, 1840:
Launched, Oct. 3, from the shipyard of Mr John McIsaac, Orwell, a schooner, called SPEE, 150 tons, for Mr. Welsh.
On Oct. 3, from the shipyard of Mr. W. Paul, Elliot River, a barque, NINIAN, 300 tons for Mr. A Duncan.
At Orwell Bay a few days since, a Brig of 200 tons, OCEAN QUEEN, built by Mr. McLEod for Thomas B Tremain, Esq.
Colonial Herald Sat., 10 Oct., 1840:
At the time of our going to press (eleven o'clock) there is no appearance of the STEAM PACKET. She left this for Pictou on Thursday afternoon. [GC]
PASSENGERS In the Cape Breton, from Miramichi, on Thursday - Rev. G. MacDonald; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins and family; Messrs. Gossip, Bignell, Marr, Muirhead; Mrs. Chambers, and five children; Mrs. Graham and child; Miss Mulhill. - 15 in the steerage.
LAUNCH At Orwell Bay, a few days since, a fine Brig of 200 tons burthen, called the Ocean Queen, built by Mr. MacLeod for T.B. Tremain, Esq.
H.M. Brig Ringdove sailed from Charlottetown on the 4th inst. for Pictou, where she arrived the same day. The day following she arrived at Georgetown, where she at present remains.
The barque British Queen, Yeo, sailed from hence on the 6th inst. for Bedeque, to load for England.
The Minerva, Heard, 41 days from Bideford, arrived at Murray Harbour on the 3rd inst. [GC]
Royal Gazette, Oct 13, 1840:
Launched yesterday, from Fullerton's Marsh, a superior copper-fastened Barque, of 360 tons old measurement, and tons new measurement, called the Northumberland, for Messrs. R. & F. Longworth, of this Town. [GC]
Royal Gazette, October 20, 1840:
Launched, a few days since, in Tyron, at the shipyard of B & T Webster, a schooner, HENRIETTA, about 109 tons.
In the CAPE BRETON from Pictou, Hon E. J. Jarvis, Chief Justice, and Lady; D. Poole and Lady, G. Burnie, ESQ,. Messrs.Wright and Ameraux.
Royal Gazette: Nov. 3, 1840:
In the WILLIAM BROMHAM to Plymouth: Mrs. Smardon and two children; Miss Mary Binns, and Master James Gardiner.
Royal Gazette: Nov. 10, 1840:
In the Royal Mail Steamer BRITANNIA from Liverpool; Rev. A McIntyre, recently appointed to the Church of Scotland, Ch'town.In the Pocahontas, on Sunday morning last - Messrs. C. Welsh, W. Nelson.
PORT OF CHARLOTTETOWN ENTERED.
Schr. Abeona, Praught, Halifax; Goods.
Brigantine Swan, Lamzed, do. do.
Schr. Caroline, Bassett, Bridgewater; Timber, Deals, &c. - by James Yeo.
Schr. Reform, Hewitt, Halifax; Produce.[GC}
Royal Gazette Tues., 29 Dec., 1840:WRECKS
The Schr. Governor Reid, Captain Tynes, arrived at Bermuda, on the 14th inst., 13 days from Prince Edward Island, with loss of deck load - experienced a tremendous hurricane on the coast of Bermuda, which lasted nearly 4 days - wind N.E.; during this time the crew was obliged to keep themselves in the cabin, or else they would have been washed overboard - for three days without any sustenance except bread and cold water. She received considerable injury. Much credit is due to the Captain for his good management in such a time of need.
The schr. Ariel, Spence, from P.E. Island, bound to Limerick, out 28 days, was fallen in with on the 28th Nov., by the brig Eliza Moore, which arrived at Westport, England. The Ariel was in a horrible condition, having been struck by a heavy sea which carried away the bowsprit, fore and main topmast, bulwarks, boats, binnacle and tiller, and had the decks swept. Was supplied with provisions, and left standing in for Galway Bay.
The brig Collina, of Devonshire, from P.E. Island for Bideford, was drove ashore near London, about 16th ult. - the whole of the crew, except two, were drowned.
SPOKEN.- By the Rival, on the 36th (sic) Nov., lat. 44 20, lon 40, brig Minerva, from P.E. Island, bound to Bideford.
[FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL CONCERNED.]
THE Sale of the Brig ARDENT, Sails, Rigging, Anchors, cables, &c. ALSO The CARGO of said Brig, Advertised to be Sold at Auction, on the 15th instant, will positively take place on Wednesday, the Sixth January, 1841, at the hour of 10 o'clock, a.m. at McWilliams Mills, Lot 7. JOSEPH HIGGINS, Broker. Egmont Bay, 22d Dec., 1840. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 16 July, 1842 :
On the 8th inst., from the Ship-yard of Messrs. D. Lawson and Sons, Covehead, a fine Schooner of 150 tons, old measurement, called the Margaret, of superior mould, said by competent judges to be, in strength and fastening, as good a vessel as the Island can produce.
On the 9th inst., from the Ship-yard of Mr. Henry Marquand, Murray Harbour, a superior built Brig, of 270 tons, new measurement built for Mr. John Davis, jun., Charlottetown, called the Sir Henry Huntley. [GC]
Royal Gazette 18 Oct., 1842:
Arrived on Sunday last, H.M. steam-ship Columbia from Shediac.
LAUNCHED. - At Royal Cove, Souris, on the 16th Sept. by Mr. James McGillvray, a first rate built brigantine called the William Gay Black, of 174 tons, o.m., for Messrs. L. & A. Macdonald, Merchants.
Launched from the Ship Yard of Messrs. Joseph & Samuel Robinson on the 6th inst. a schooner called the Nelson, 118 tons. She was built for Messrs. S. Nelson & Son, and is said to be a superior vessel.
On the 5th inst. from the Ship Yard of Mr. W. White, Elliot River, a brigantine called the Elizabeth.
Passengers. In the Pocahontas, from Pictou, on Tuesday last - James Primrose, James Purvis, and J.W. Davis Esquires.
In the Albion, from do. on Friday - Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Fraser, Mr. Trimmeran. [GC]
Edward Nash, a passenger in the Ann Kenny, was unfortunately killed last night, about 9 o'clock, by falling between that vessel and the Queen's Wharf. He came here with a view of providing a home for his family, which he left in England. The deceased was formerly a Steward on board of an East Indiaman.
FALL GOODS JUST received per barque Ann Kenny, from London, a large and general assortment of GOODS, suitable for the season, which will be sold wholesale and retail, at very reduced prices, for Cash only. D. REDDIN. Oct. 17, 1842.
PASSAGE TO LONDON, THE fine fast sailing copper fastened barque ANN KENNY, John Baldwin, Commander, will sail from Three Rivers, for London about 10th November next, has superior accommodation, for Cabin Passengers. Apply on board, or to DANIEL BRENAN. Charlottetown, 17th Oct., 1842. N.B. - The Ann Kenny will sail from London, positively on 25th March next, weather permitting, with Goods and Passengers, direct for Charlottetown. Persons desirous to avail themselves of so desirable a conveyance, will please apply in London to Messrs. John Barelli, & Co. No. 11 Castle Street, Holborn; or to Charles Walton, Esq., Newman's Court, Cornhill.
FREIGHT OR CHARTER FOR ST. JOHN'S, N. F. - The Brigantine ELIZABETH, now lying at North River Point, will sail for St. John's, Newfoundland, on or about the 25th inst. For Freight or Charter apply to Mr. Jonathan Percy, on Board. A few cabin Passengers can be accommodated. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 5 Nov., 1842:
On Thursday last, the Detachment of the 64th Regt., under the command of Capt. Draper, which has been stationed in this garrison for the last sixteen months, left Charlottetown, in the St. George, steamer, for Pictou, en route for Halifax. They take with them the good wishes of the inhabitants whose esteem they have won by their general good conduct. The St. George not being returned from Pictou, we are at present without any Military force whatever, with the exception of a small detachment of the Royal Artillery. [GC]
Colonial Herald Sat., 3 Dec., 1842:
The Steamer St. George left Georgetown, on Wednesday morning last, for Pictou, with the Mails for England, &c. but owing to the extremely boisterous and wintry state of the weather since that time, has not yet been able to return. In consequence of this detention, we have nothing new to lay before our readers. We have, however continued our extracts from late English papers, which we trust will prove interesting. Should an English mail arrive prior to our next publication - which we anticipate will be the case - we shall issue an Extra containing a Summary of the latest news.
The Schr. Isabella, Wm. Martin, master, sailed from Miramichi, on the morning of the 20th ult. On the evening of that day, she experienced a heavy gale, which threw her on her beamends, and on the following morning, about 5 o'clock, she was driven on the S.W. reef of St. Peter's Island, where she now lies dismasted - the tide rising and falling in her - Crew saved.
The Shr. Waltron, Moore, from Halifax, for this Port, was wrecked at the entrance of Little Harbour, near Mergomish, on the 22d ult. - Crew and cargo saved [GC].
The ship Orient, Captain Leuty, from Quebec, bound to London, with a cargo of Timber &c. after experiencing heavy weather in the Gulph, sprung a leak, and being off the harbour of Three Rivers, on Saturday morning, requiring assistance, the steamer St. George, Captain Matheson, took her in tow, and succeeded in bringing her to an anchor, where she now remains in safety, off Georgetown, with six feet of water in the hold [GC].
Colonial Herald Sat., 10 Dec., 1842:
The Steamer St. George has ceased plying for the season and we are happy to learn that the affairs of the Company to which she belongs exhibit a far more gratifying appearance than it was generally anticipated they would present at the close of the year. The difficulties inseparable from the first establishment of an undertaking of this description, together with the unprecedented depression in business, both here and elsewhere, during the past summer, have been such as to render the state of things extremely gratifying to all concerned. A full and, we trust satisfactory statement of the proceedings of the Company will shortly be laid before the public [GC].
Colonial Herald 17 Dec., 1842:
The ship Orient, of Falmouth, J. Leuty, master, which was towed into the harbour of Three Rivers by the Steamer St. George, on the 26th ult., with six feet of water in her hold, after being partially discharged and having undergone considerable repairs, has again been got ready for sea, and will proceed on her voyage to London on Monday or Tuesday next, weather permitting. The expedition with which the business has been dispatched at this advanced period of the season, reflects the highest credit on all parties concerned. The harbour of Three Rivers is still, we understand, entirely free from ice [GC].
Royal Gazette, Jan 17, 1843:
Ships sold in Nfld:
"The Schooner Mayflower, owned by Mr. H. Webster; Symmetry, owned by Mr. S, Mutch and others; Jane Dalrymple, owned by Mr. B. Webster; Dolphin, owned by Mr Joseph Dingwell, Bay Fortune; Kate, owned by Mr. B Davies; and two vessels belonging to Messrs. G & W. Saunderson, St. Peter's."
Colonial Herald 13 May, 1843:
NEW FERRY-BOAT.-- Mr. Hubbard's new Ferry-boat, the CHARLES, commenced plying between the Queen's Wharf and McKie's Cove, near the Warren Farm - a distance of about two miles and a half - on Wednesday last. The CHARLES is decidedly the handsomest, most substantial, and commodious Ferry-boat we have hitherto had plying upon our harbour; and we sincerely trust she may prove amply remunerative to her spirited proprietor. At present the CHARLES is intended to ply on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. As soon, however, as a more frequent communication may be found requisite, she will run at shorter intervals, and ultimately, we have no doubt will ply daily. The fares are extremely moderate, and the undertaking is, in our opinion, ever more worthy of the warmest encouragement from the public. [GC]
The Islander, May 19, 1843:
Launched from the shipyard of Hon P. S. Macnutt, Darnley, on Saturday, April 29, a superior copper-fastened Brig of 210 tons, Constance Huntley.
From the shipyard of Mr. C. Lawson, Covehead, Friday, May 19, a Brigantine, "Monarch," 189 tons old measurement for Mr. J. M Tucker, Charlottetown.
Royal Gazette Tues., 23 May, 1843:
In the St. George from Miramichi, on Tuesday - Mrs. Peters and two Misses Peters, Mr. Duggan, - 8 in the steerage. In do. from Pictou, on Thursday - Rev. Dr. Jenkins, Rev. P. McIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson, G. Birnie, Esq., Messrs. W. Butcher, Lippincott, Carruthers, Mrs. Rankin - 11 in the steerage.
In the John Bromham, from Plymouth - Mr. W. Smardon. Master W. Bromham.
In the Civility, from Bideford, Mr. Christopher Cross.
In the brig Antelope, Masters John and William Smith, for Bathurst 2d cabin - Mrs. Mary Bradwell, and 3 children. - 15 in the Steerage.
In the barque Emma Searle, from London, arrived on Sunday Hon. J Brecken and Lady, Miss Hodgson, Lieut. Orlebar, Lady, three children and servant; Mr. Daniel Davies. 2d Cabin - Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard, and 2 children. Steerage - Mr. and Mrs. Holliday and two children, Miss Crouch and Mr. Riggs [GC].
Royal Gazette Tues., 30 May, 1843:
LAUNCHED. From the Shipyard of Mr. C. Lawson, at Covehead, on Friday last, a superior built Brigantine, called the Monarch, of 189 tons old measurement, for Mr. J.M. Tucker, Charlottetown. At Port Hill, on the 20th April last, from the Shipyard of James Yeo, Esq., a fine Barque called the Richmond, 262 tons new and 274 do. old measurement. Also, on the same day, a Brig called the Caroline Alice, 182 tons new, and 190 do. old measurement. [GC]
The Islander, June 2, 1843:
Launched on Thursday, June 1, from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Richards, Vernon River, a superior brig of 210 tons, called the Lady Sale, built for Mr. William Heard, merchant of this town. She reflects great credit on the Master Builder Mr. Thomas Evans of Appledore, England.
See November 17, 1843.
The Islander, June 16, 1843:
Died very suddenly on board the Surveying ship Gulnare, off Wallace, NS, Mr William Hazlewood, carpenter of this town, age 39, June 10, 1843.
June 16, 1843: arrived, Rev. Mr. Read, Missionary to Port Hill and Cascumpec: member of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
Colonial Herald Sat., 22 July, 1843:
SHIP NEWS. Liverpool, 1st July. - Arrived, brig Sir Henry Huntley, Eales, St. John, N..; 32 days. 2d. barque Edward Kenny, P.E.Island, 21 days. 3d. Loading, Lady Huntley, Elms, P.E.Island. Plymouth, June 21. Sailed, Brothers, P.E.Island. . [GC]
The Islander, July 14, 1843:
Launched July 1, from shipyard of Mr. Thomas Evans, Vernon River, the schooner Jane, 143 tons, for William Welsh, Charlottetown.
Morning News 26 July, 1843:
FOR BOSTON. The new fast-sailing Schr. MAYFLOWER, Philip Baker, master, which this day returned from Boston, will sail again from Charlottetown, for the above port, about 1st August. Can accommodate a few passengers, if immediate application be made to Mr. C. C. Davison, in town, who is authorised to treat with the same, or to the Master on board, in Bedeque harbour. July 22. [GC]
The Islander, July 28, 1843:
On Friday, July 25, at Goose River, died John H. White, bookbinder and printer, of this town, killed on board his own sloop, the Triumph, by the falling of the mast.
Launched at Mascouche(sic), Wednesday last, Juniper-built Brig called Lady Sale, 225 old tons, 206 new measurement tons, belonging to Messrs. Orrs, New Glasgow.
The Islander, August 18, 1843:
Launched at the shipyard of Mr. Donald Macdonald, Goose River, North side, brig Zephyr, for Mr. John Davis of this town.
The Palladium, September 7, 1843:
Launched at Murray Harbor at the shipyard of Mr. Charles Davey; Schooner Britannia, 41 tons, on the 26 August.....
Launched at New Glasgow, from the shipyard of Mr James Lawson, Brig Ellen Forrestal, 189 tons for D.Brenan, Esq.
The Islander, September 8, 1843:
Launched August 16, 1843 from the shipyard of James Yeo, Esq, Port Hill, Barque Mary Jane, 458 tons, owned by James Yeo.
Launched August 26, at Murray Harbor, at Mr. Charles Dovey's shipyard, Schooner Britannia, 41 tons.
On August 29, at New Glasgow, from Mr. James Lawson's shipyard, Brig Ellen Forestal, 189 tons, for D. Brenan, Esq.
The Palladium, Sept 14, 1843:
Died at Souris, Wed last (Sept 11) Mr Thomas Perkins, shipbuilder, late of Bristol, England.
The Islander, September 15, 1843:
Launched on Friday last, from the shipyard of Mr. John McIsaac, China Point, Brig William, 210 tons, for Mr. Charles Welsh, Charlottetown.
The Islander, Sept 19, 1843:
Launched at New Glasgow, at the shipyard of Robert Orr, a brigantine of 105 tons, St. John's Lass, belonging to Robert Orr.
The Islander, September 22, 1843:
The Monarch from PEI to Bideford "was fallen in with in a sinking state on August 13....by the Duke of Cornwall, arrived at this port, crew saved."
The Islander, October 13, 1843:
Launched this day from the shipyard of Messrs. Nelson and Son, Brighton, Schooner Eliza.
The Islander, October 20, 1843:
Launched in the shipyard of Mr. Orr, New Glasgow, Sept. 13, Brigantine of 106 tons, Rover, for Mr. Orr.
Brig Kingalech, of St. John's Nfld, property of Hon. L. O'Brien, launched from the shipyard of Mr. John Pippy, Ch'town, having undergone a complete and thorough repair.Royal Gazette Tues., 31 Oct., 1843:
Page 2 - "Ship News: The brig Constance, Jones, master, belonging to Mr. B. Davies, of this town, was moored near the edge of the channel in Orwell Bay a few days since, with the view of discharging her ballast preparatory to taking on board her cargo of timber, deals, &c. On the night of Wednesday last, the tide having risen to an un-usual height, the stern of the vessel was driven by the violence of the wind upon the flat at the edge of the channel, and on the tide receding, she broke free from her moorings, and slid bow foremost into the channel. The bow port being open at the time, she immediatly filled with water and sank. The Captain and Crew, at 4 o'clock on Thursday morning, were under the necessity of taking to the boats, and reached the shore almost in a state of nudity.
We have been informed that on Friday at low tide, they closed the bow port and set the pumps to work, and succeeded in bringing her up again, and she is now considered out of danger." [Transcription by Gary Carroll]
The Islander, November 3, 1843:
Launched a few days since, from the shipyard of Messrs. Benjamin and George McKenzie, New London, schooner Francis, 94 tons for Hon. P. S. Macnutt, Darnley.
The Islander, November 10, 1843:
Launched at St. Peter's on Oct 10, from the shipyard of Mr. Charles Dingwell, Brigantine, 150 tons (new measurement) the Ocean Queen.
At the same place, Oct. 21, from the shipyard of Mr. Charles Saunderson, Schooner, 60 tons, the Grouse. Also, Oct. 15, from the shipyard of Mr. Robert Saunderson, a brig of 274 tons, the Water Lily.
At Morell, Oct 29, from the shipyard of Kemble Coffin, brigantine, 130 tons, the Sisters.
The Islander, November 17, 1843:
Death of Robert Heard, son of Richard Heard of Bideford, owner of the Lady Sale, swept overboard in a gale.
The Islander, December 1, 1843, On November 1, at the shipyard of Mr. Henry Hobbs, New London, Schooner Sarah for J. C. Sims, burthen 91 tons.
At New Glasgow, November 11, at the shipyard of Mr. William Orr, a brigantine, James, 54 tons.
The Palladium, November 30, 1843:
On Nov. 1, at the shipyard of Henry Hobbs, New London, schooner Sarah, for J. C. Sims, Esq, 91 tons.
At New Glasgow, Nov. 11, at shipyard of William Orr, Brigantine James, 54 tons.
The Islander, December 22, 1843:
The vessels belonging to the following persons have been sold:
Mr. S. Mutch 950£ ; A. Duncan, Esq. 800£ ; John Sims, Esq., 750£ ; Mr. Kemble Coffin, 710£ ; S. Nelson, 700£ ; Messrs. B. & J. Webster 600£ ; Mr. George Dingwell, 500£ ; A. McLean, Esq. 450£ ; Mr. Benjamin Davies, 820£.
Royal Gazette, 19 March, 1844:
LAUNCHED - On Thursday last, from the shipyard of Mr. Alexander Dingwell, St. Peters, the schr. Harp of 78 tons. She was hauled by 56 horses for the distance of 3 miles, and left within two or three hundred yards of the open water. A large group of people assembled to witness the novelty of the scene. She is intended for the Seal Fishery, and is owned by Charles Braddock, Esq. and Charles Sanderson, whose enterprise we hope will be rewarded with the success which their exertions merit. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 9 April, 1844:
LAUNCHED. At St. Peter's Bay, on Saturday the 23 ult., from the shipyard of Messrs. McInnis, a handsome little Schooner of the burthen of 40 tons, called the "Experiment". By the united strength of 22 horses, she was hauled the distance of 7 1/2 miles, thirty chains of which were over bare ground. In consequence of a large crack in the ice, over which they intended to haul her, having given way on her approaching it, she immediatly broke through, on which the horses in draft had to be cut away from her with the greatest despatch possible. She is owned by Capt. Angus MacDonald, St. Peter's, and is intended for the Seal Fishery. We wish the enterprising owner every success in his Experiment. On the 3rd inst from the shipyard of Mr. Dougall McIsaac, St. Peter's Bay, a schooner of about 100 tons burthen, called the "Repealer". She was hauled for a distance of nearly 200 yards on the ice, and belongs to Horatio Webster, Charlottetown [CC].
The Islander, April 26, 1844:
Launched at Covehead, Sat., April 15, by 30 span of horses, John Knox, a fine schooner, built by Mr. Neil Shaw for the fishery.
The Islander, June 7, 1844:
Launched from Milford shipyard, Orwell, a clipper-built copperfastened Brig, called Idas, 170 tons old measurement, built by Mr. Anselm McDougald for Messrs. B. Davis and H. Haszard for the west Indies trade.
The Islander, June 20, 1844:
Launched from the shipyard of Messrs. Lawson and Sons, Covehead, for John Davis Jr. a brigantine of 170 tons, Thomas Pim.
The Islander, June 21, 1844:
Launched from the shipyard of Messrs. David Lawson and Sons, Covehead, for Mr. John Davis, Jr.,Charlottetown, a brigantine of 170 tons, for Thomas Pim.
The Islander, June 27, 1844:
From the shipyard of Mr. Weatherbe, Seven Mile Bay, June 2, 1844, 143 tons, Mary for the Newfoundland trade.
The Palladium 23 May, 1844:
The schr. Swan, W.P. Nelmes, Master, arrived on Sunday afternoon in 41 days from Bermuda. Saw a barque at anchor in the Gut of Canso, supposed to be the Mary Jane, bound to Cascumpeque. There was a large fleet of vessels lying at Ship Harbour, bound up the Gulf, but they could not proceed in consequence of the passage being choked up with ice. It was with great difficulty that the Swan made her way through it, and it was only by chance that she succeeded. Seals were seen in great numbers. [GC]
The Palladium 30 May, 1844:
ENTERED. brig Sir Henry Huntley, Gourlay, from Liverpool. Lost on the 9th inst. from on board the brig Sir Henry Huntley, on her passage to this Island, Samuel Eales, seaman, son of Capt. Eales, Liverpool, G.B. [GC]
The Palladium, July 5, 1844:
Schooner Elizabeth, Macdonald Master, of Georgetown, was upset in a squall off East Point of the Island, July 6, 1844. The crew, four in number, got on the bottom of the Vessel and were relieved from their perilous situation by an American Schooner which afterwards landed them at Souris.
The Palladium, August 1, 1844:
Launched at Long River, July 16, Schooner Catherine, built and owned by Johnston & Pillman, 18 tons.
The Palladium, August 8, 1844:
Launched, August 7, at the shipyard of R. Longworth, Fullarton's Marsh, a brigantine of 120 tons, called the Pearl.
Launched, August 1, from the shipyard of William Hodges, Esq., Rustico, Brig called Milliscint, 170 tons.
The Islander, September 27, 1844:
Launched at Ch'town, a very fine Schooner called the Elizabeth, 120 tons, built by Mr. John Pippy for Paul Mabey and Charles Braddock, Esqurs. intended for the seal fishery.
The Islander, October 4, 1844:
Launched Saturday night last, at the shipyard of Mr. Ronald Macdonald, Hillsborough River, a Brigantine called the Charles, for Messrs. Nelson & Son.
The Islander, October 11, 1844.
Launched on Friday last (Oct 4) from the Shipyard of Kemble (Kimble?) Coffin, St. Peter's Bay, a very superior Brigantine, the Maria, 132 tons, for Mr. Horatio Webster.
The Islander, Oct 10, 1844:
The schooner Leonora, William S McNeill, master , from Rustico, bound to Halifax, laden with 500 quintals codfish belonging to F. Longworth Esq., was cast away in the violent gale Friday night last, at Grand River Head. We are informed that the vessel is likely to become a total wreck...
The Palladium, October 22, 1844:
On October 17, 1844, at the shipyard of Mr. Charles Moore, Lot 49, Brigantine Wanderer, 165 tons, for F. Longworth and Samuel Mutch.
On Saturday last, October 19, 1844, from Mr. William White's shipyard, Elliot River, Brigantine The Sisters, owned by Mr. White.
The Islander, December 7, 1844:
The schooner Agnes, J. B. Lines, Master, from Miramichi, NB, for New York is missing, and nothing has been heard from her since Sept. 21. A Mr. Godet of this city was passenger on board.
The Zebra from Newfoundland, Nov. 28th, may have lost a paddle in a gale: passengers; Messrs. Sims, Nelson and Calbeck.
Morning News 4 Jan., 1845:
DART. THE SUBSCRIBER has received instructions to sell by private sale, - THE HULL, ANCHORS, Chain Cable, Hawsers, Boats, Sails, Running Rigging, And other materials of the schooner DART, as she now lies at the wharf of the Hon. James Peake. H.W. LOBBAN, Broker Dec. 17. [GC]
Morning News 26 Feb., 1845:
SHIP NEWS. Arrivals from hence. --- Liverpool, Jan. 4. Mary Ann. Swansea, Jan. 5. Millicent. Deal, Jan. 22. Catherine. Deal, Jan. 26. Caithness-shire. Shields, Jan. 6. Constance. Deal, Feb. 2. Arrived, the Wanderer, from New York. Bristol, Feb. Sailed the Five Sisters, for St. John, N.B. At Barbadoes, Jan. 2. brig Idas, P.E. Island, 22 days. [GC]
The Islander, March 15, 1845:
Launched Thursday last at the shipyard of John and James McMullin, covehead. Brigantine Jane 120 tons, built for John B. McMullin. It was drawn to the channel by 40 span of horses. Also, same day, Hope, 110 tons, built at shipyard of Messrs. Millar & Sons, Covehead, using the same horse.." no difficulty."
The Islander, April 12, 1845:
Launched on Thursday last, April 10, Lot 49, Schooner Mermaid, 100 tons, belonging to Mt. Theophilus Wood.
Morning News 12 April, 1845:
THE ATLANTIC STEAMERS, - These vessels will resume their trips semimonthly, beginning with April; but whether the contemplated change of course to Boston direct, will prove advantageous for in any shape convenient to this colony, we have yet to learn; - we think it will not, however, but that on the contrary it will give general dissatisfaction throughout the whole of the lower provinces. [GC]
Morning News 23 April, 1845:
LAUNCHED, at Cove Head, on the 11th inst. from the Shipyard of Messrs. Auld & Higgins, a fine brigantine of 140 tons, called the Dorothy. She is allowed by competent judges to be a beautiful model and substantially built. She glided majestically into her destined element, amid the shouts and huzzas of the assembled spectators.
A boat came up the Harbour from Wallace, N.S. on Sunday last, being the first arrival this Spring. - The St. George is expected to ply next week.
For FREIGHT and PASSAGE. The schooner FAIRPLAY will leave the Queen's wharf, on Monday next the 28th of April, and will take FREIGHT and PASSENGERS for Bathurst and Miramichi. For particulars apply to JOHN CAHILL Queen Street. ChTown, April 23.
FOR QUEBEC. The barque CIVILITY will call at Charlottetown for PASSENGERS, on her way to Quebec, about the middle of May, next. For freight or passage, apply to WILLIAM HEARD. April 15th. [GC]
The Islander, April 26, 1845:
Launched at Cove Head, April 11, from the shipyard of Messrs. Auld & Higgins. Brigantine Dorothy, 140 tons.
Launched April 23, Wednesday, at the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Evans, Indian River, for Mr. Charles Walsh, Ch'town, Brig of 220 tons, the Sir Edward.
Royal Gazette Tues., 29 April, 1845:
A GREAT FROLIC. - Among the customs peculiar to new countries, although in this Colony rapidly becoming obsolete, not the least interesting is that of working voluntarily in large numbers for the exclusive benefit of a neighbor, commonly called a frolic. Although it is still very common in canada, the custom among us is confined generally to those undertakings where such an union of labour is necessary as cannot well be otherwise obtained. Thus during the past winter several launches of vessels on the ice took place, in which some 50, 60 or 80 horses would be required, and in all instances were readily lent for the purpose. But the largest chopping frolic we remember to have heard of for some time, was one which took place at Fort Augustus on Thursday, on which occasion not less than 162 persons voluntarily accomplished the cutting down of 10 acres of wood, on the farm of Mr. Francis Kelly, and as a fact worthy of remark, the work was unaccompanied by the slightest disorder or accident, owing probably to the absence of all intoxicating drinks.
THE WEATHER. - Never do we recollect a Spring which opened in so gradual and pleasant a manner as the present. No snow has fallen for several weeks, with the exception of one slight shower on the night of Thursday last, all traces of which disappeared before morning, and the large body of snow has, without heavy rain or violent freshet, almost imperceptibly vanished before the genial heat of the Sun. The Gulph is now we understand, quite free of ice, some small schooners having arrived from the outports and from Arichat. No European vessels have as yet made their appearance. Ploughing and sowing are now pretty general, although in some low and wet situations the ground is not yet in a fit state for the reception of seed.
BUOYS AT RUSTICO HARBOUR.
THE Subscriber will, on Wednesday the 14th of May next, at 10 o'clock, forenoon, at the Western Harbour of Rustico, let by Auction, the construction and maintaining of two Buoys in the said Harbour for this season; and at 2 o'clock the same day, at the Eastern Harbour, the construction and maintaining of two Buoys in that Harbour. The said Buoys to be constructed in the following manner, viz: - A straight Spar of Cedar, Spruce or Pine wood, securely moored short by a chain to a sufficient weight of metal or stone; the Spar to be of sufficient length to show a portion of at least Seven feet above water in a perpendicular position at high water, such portion to be reduced in size, squared at the top, and of sufficient strength only to support four semi-circular thin boards, nailed to the faces of the Spar at the top shewing at a distance the appearance of a globe or ball. JEREMIAH SIMPSON, Commissioner District No. 6. Cavendish, April 28th, 1845. [GC]
Morning News 30 April, 1845:
The Schr. Seaflower came in from Georgetown on Monday, saw no ice. A vessel from Tryon arrived yesterday. [GC]
The Islander, May 30, 1845:
Schooner l'Estorial, Capt. Thiboult, set sail for PEI, May 29, Passenger: Cyrille Roi and 21 French Canadians to work for Capt Bayfield on the Gulnare surveying ship.
The Islander, June 13, 1845:
Launched 7 June, from the shipyard of Thomas Evans, Vernon River, Brig of 180 tons, Jewess, for Mr. Charles Welsh, Ch'town.
The Islander, Saturday, July 5, 1845:
Launched Saturday morning last, June 27, from the shipyard of Mr. Benjamin Davies, Orwell, Brig Cumberland, 170 tons.
July 5, from the shipyard of Mr. John Pippy, brig Fancy for James Peake, Esq.
Royal Gazette 8 July, 1845:
LAUNCHED, On Saturday last, from the shipyard of Mr. John Pippy, a brig called the Fanny, built for James Peake, Esq.
FOR LONDON. THE fine new coppered and copper-fastened brig Cumberland, 200 tons Register, George Harris, master, will sail from Charlottetown about the 6th July; for passage apply to BENJAMIN DAVIES. Charlottetown, 2d June, 1845.
FOR CHARLOTTETOWN P. E. ISLAND. THE Brig ANTELOPE will sail from Liverpool, England, on or about the 15th day of August. For freight or passage, apply to Messrs. D. Cannon, Son, & Co., Liverpool, or to W.W. Lord, Charlottetown, P.E.I. June 30th, 1845., 1845. [GC]
The Islander, July 18, 1845:
Launched at Bideford, shipyard, July 3, ship, 630 tons Ocean Queen for James Yeo. Esq.
Morning News 2 Aug., 1845:
Last evening the Officers of H.M.S. Rose entertained His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor and lady huntley and a large party of the Inhabitants of Charlottetown on board the Rose, with a splendid Ball and Supper. The vessel was brilliantly illuminated, and had a very beautiful appearance from the end of the wharves; the party did not break up until an early hour this morning highly pleased with the very handsome manner in which they had been entertained. [GC]
The Islander, August 15, 1845:
Launched at Bay Fortune, at shipyard of Mr. John Morrow, a juniper built brig of 180 tons for William Cooper, Esquire, no name.
The Islander, August 22, 1845:
Launched Saturday last, from the shipyard of Messrs. Joseph and Samuel Robinson, Rustico. Brig called Endeavour.
The Islander, Sept 27, 1845:
Launched, Barque Jessie, built principally of hackmatack (Juniper), from the shipyard of Messrs. McKenzie & McKie, New London, on wed. Sept. 17.
Launched Friday, Sept 19, from the shipyard of A & D McDonald, Pinette, a Brig of 188 tons, Mary for Mr. Joseph McDonald of Ch'town.
The Islander, October 4, 1845:
Launched in the shipyard of Mr. Charles Moore, Lot 49, ten days since, Brigantine of 150 tons, Warrior, for Messrs. F. Longworth and Mutch.
From the same shipyard, Thursday last, Brigantine, 145 tons, Jemima, for Wm McGill, Ch'town
Tuesday last, at shipyard of Mr. James Coffin, Morell, Brigantine, The Clipper 150 tons, for Mr. Horatio Webster, Ch'town.
Wednesday Sept. First, at the shipyard of Messrs. Joshua Dooran & Co., Rustico, for Mr. John Davis, Jr., Merchant, a barque Adelaide, 300 tons burthen.
The Islander, October 11, 1845:
Launched from the shipyard of Messrs. Nelson & Son, at Pisquid, Tues last. Brigantine Panda.
Royal Gazette Tues., 14 Oct., 1845
ALL PERSONS having legal demands against the Estate of BENJAMIN CROSSMAN, Mariner, late of Lot 49, deceased, are requested to furnish their Accounts for settlement; and all persons indebted to said Estate, are required to make immediate payment MALCOLM McKINNON, Administrator. Lot 49, October 10th, 1845.
TO BE LET, by the year, or for a term, TWO WATER LOTS, well adapted for Ship-building. Apply at the Gazette Office. Oct. 14, 1845.
Schr. Eliza, of P.E. Island, from Burin, for Halifax, was cast away at White Head, 14th ult., vessel total loss.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.- The Light House on Point Prim, P.E. Island, (a brick building), is now erected, and ready for the reception of the lantern, which it is expected, will be completed in a few days. Vessels bound up or down the Gulf will observe that the trees are now cut down from off the Point, and cleared away. This notice is given for the purpose of warning Mariners, in case they should mistake Point Prim for some other point of Land, and run the risk of being lost. A vessel bound for Charlottetown, fell into thismistake the other day, and passed the harbour to the westward - we believe in the night - and on returning, got on the Wood Islands, and was obliged to throw overboard a part of her cargo to enable her to float off again.- Isl.
At the Island of Holensberg, in the Pacific Ocean, on the 14th March last, suddenly, Mr. Ronald Macdonald, son of Alexander Macdonald, of St. Margaret's, in this Island, Esquire. Mr. Macdonald, at the time of his demise, was supercargo and master of the Brig Lady Harvey.
In the St. George, from Pictou, on Friday - Messrs. Rundall, Muncey, Brown, and 3 in the steerage.
In the Endeavour, for Newfoundland, Dr. Conroy and the Rev. John McLennan.
From the Shipyard of Messrs. Nelson & Son, at Pisquid, on Tuesday last, a beautiful and superior built brigantine called the "Panda".
From the Shipyard of Messrs. Duncan Munn at Little Sands, on the 1st inst., a Brigantine of the burthen of 146 tons, called the Elizabeth Margaret, built for Mr. Kenneth McKenzie of this town. She is represented as being a vessel of a superior description, built of the best materials, and great pains being taken with the workmanship. She is intended for the Newfoundland market.
On Saturday last, the 11th inst., at Wheatley River, a Brigantine of the burthen of 112 tons, called the William - a fine strong craft, of superior model and workmanship. This vessel was built by Mr. Robert Auld, for Mr. Duncan McRae, and is intended expressly for the Newfoundland trade.
Royal Gazette 21 Oct., 1845, page 3:
We have been informed that the Schooner Defiance,belonging to Mr. James Robertson, Lot 49, was stranded on Friday last, on the sand bank off Rustico Harbour. [Transcribed by Gary Carroll]
The Islander, October 25, 1845:
Launched: at St. Peter's Bay, Sept 13, at the shipyard of Kimble Coffin, Morell, 2 Brigantines, Jane 15 tons, and Dandy, 120 tons.
Sept 20: Shipyard of Wm. Dingwell, Esq. Brigantine, 170 tons, Ranger.
Sept 24: Shipyard Sanderson, St. Peter's. Brigantine, 120 tons, Elizabeth
Sept 26: Shipyard of William Coffin, Brigantine, 120 tons, Argo.
Oct. 2: Shipyard of Benj McEwen, St. Peter's Bay, Brig, 280 tons, Randon(?) Intended to go to Oregon.
Thursday last: shipyard of F. Longworth, Esq., Robinson's Island, Rustico: Brigantine, 114 tons, Aurelia.
Monday last, shipyard of Alex Hayden, Hillsborough, Brig 265 tons, Ann built for Joseph Macdonald, merchant of Ch'town.
Royal Gazette Tues., 28 Oct., 1845, page 3:
CORONER'S INQUEST - On Friday, an Inquest was held at Peter's Island, Rustico, before Daniel Hodgson, Esq., Coroner for Queens County, on view of the body of James Young, Mariner, who was found dead in about one foot of water, in the tide way on the Northern beach of that Island on the previous day. The deceased, it appears, from the evidence taken before the jury, had been employed as a navigator or pilot on board the Schr. Defiance of this port, which was stranded off Rustico on the night of the 17th instant, - which vessel he had left on the morning of the following Sunday. Since that time he had lived at the House of John Robinson, and had appeared in tolerably good health, although a little dejected on account of the loss of the vessel. On Thursday morning, at sunrise he left Mr. Robinson's house, and was not seen until his body was discovered by two French boys travelling along the back shore on their way to the launch of Mr. Francis Longworth's Brigantine at the east end of the Island. The jury having no evidence of any intent to commit self destruction and no suspicion attaching to any other deed, under the direction of the Coroner, returned a simple verdict "Found drewned." It is supposed that the deceased had been seized by a fit while walking on the shore at low water, and that the tide had subsequently risen and covered him. [Transcribed by Gary Carroll]
The Islander, November 1, 1845:
Launched at Bideford shipyard, Oct. 25, brigantine Three Brothers, 146 tons, for John Yeo, Esq.
On Oct 21, at Hutchinson's shipyard, Lot 16, brigantine Caroline, 113 tons, for John Yeo, Esq.
Oct 10, from shipyard of Mr. William Paul, Elliot River, Brigantine, 143 tons for W. W. Lord, Ch'town.
Oct 18, from the shipyard of Thomas Evans, Vernon River, Brig, 250 tons, Charles, for Mr. Charles Welsh, his third since navigation opened.
Wed. Oct. 1, from shipyard of Messrs. McEwen, at St. Peter's, brigantine of 160 tons, Dove.
The Islander, Nov. 8, 1845:
Launched, Sat Nov. 1, at Ch'town from the shipyard of John Pippy, for Charles Braddock. A brigantine of 145 tons, Superb.
Morning News 15 Nov., 1845:
NEW GOODS. FALL IMPORTATIONS. Ex "BRITISH UNION", from London. Just arrived, now open and for Sale, by PETER MACGOWAN, Queen Street. Nov. 12. [GC]
Morning News 29 Nov., 1845:
SHIP BUILDING. The subscribers beg respectfully to inform the inhabitants of Charlottetown and the country generally, that they have commenced business in the above line; and they are ready for making MOULDS, or DRAFTING VESSELS of any description at Mr. McLean's back store. [GC]
Application may be made at the Commercial Inn, or at Mr. McLean's store, and the most prompt and ready attention will be paid to all orders. JAMES E. & A. HALLIDAY, Nov. 29. [GC]
Morning News 31 Dec., 1845:
A SPECIAL General Meeting of the Shareholders of the PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY will be held at the Court House, on Wednesday the 14th day of January, 1846, to take into consideration the propriety of providing a Steam Boat, in the place of the ST. GEORGE, in conformity with the 8th Vic. Cap. 12; and on other necessary business. By order of the Board, CHARLES HENSLEY, Chairman, Dec. 31st, 1845. [GC]
The Islander, April 11, 1846: Launched today from the shipyard of Andrew Duncan, Esq., Ch'town. Brig, 360 tons, called Joseph Hutchison.
The Islander Sat., 31 Jan., 1846, page 3:
Ship News - Liverpool, Dec. 26.-- The William and Charlotte of Prince Edward Island, was passed on the 30th ult., in Lat. 45, Long. 56, dismasted, waterlogged and abandoned. [GC]
The Islander, June 5, 1846:
Launched at the shipyard of G. Clow, Murray Harbor, Saturday last, Schooner Joseph, 91 tons for an English merchant.
The Islander, June 26, 1846:
Launched yesterday at the shipyard of Mr. T. Evans, Vernon River, for Messrs. Beynor & Tucker, a Brig of 220 tons, Enterprise.
Launched yesterday at the shipyard of Mr. John McIsaac, Orwell, for Mr. Charles Welsh, Ch'town, a Barkentine of 270 tons, Zitello.
The Islander, July 10, 1846:
Launched July 1, from the shipyard of Benjamin Davies, Orwell, a Barque of 375 tons, called Mountaineer.
The Islander, August 7, 1846:
Launched: Thursday last, August 6, 1846, from the shipyard of Messrs. Auld & Shaw, Cove Head, for F. Longworth, Esq., Schooner William James, burden 96 tons.
On Wednesday last, August 5, from the shipyard of Mr. J. Burk(?), Lot 49, a fine brigt., 150 tons, Orion, built for Charles Braddock, Esq.
The Islander, August 14, 1846:
Launched Saturday last, August 8, from the shipyard of Mr. C. Moore, Lot 49, Brig of 268 tons, Alice, for Messrs. J & W. McGill.
From the Kensington shipyard on Saturday last, August 8, Brig Thetis, 268 tons, builder Mr. John Pippy; built for C. J. Hensley, Esq., and Mr. H. Haszard.
On Saturday, August 8, from the shipyard of Mr. R. Longworth, Fullarton's Marsh, Brigantine of 143 tons (Old Measurement) Amaranth.
The Islander, August 28, 1846:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Donald Beaton, Souris, August 8, Brig Elvira, about 200 t.
August 20, from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Evans, Vernon River, a brigantine of 140 tons, Fortuneteller, for Messrs. Beynon & Tucker, Ch'town.
Saturday, last, August 22 (?) From the shipyard of Messsrs. Orrs, builders New Glasgow, Barque Ajax, 535 tons (new measurement) for James Peake, Esq.
The Islander, September 4, 1846:
At Campbell's shipyard, Lot 16, a short time since, Brigantine John, 121 tons.
At Egmont Bay, a schooner of 140 tons.
At Sage's Yard, Cascumpec, a fine schooner, 135, tons, all for James Yeo, Esq.
At Rustico, Sept. 2, Brig of 120 tons, Amelia.
The Islander, Sept. 11, 1846:
Launched for Hon J. S. Macdonald, Sept 9, from the shipyard of Messrs. R. & A. Macdonald, Pisquid River, a barque of 323 tons, Friendship. Builder: Arthur Owen.
The Islander, Sept. 25, 1846:
From the shipyard of Mr. Alexander Hayden, brigantine Petrel, 149 tons.
Launched at Wheatley River, Saturday last, Sept 19, Brigantine Ann Elizabeth, built be Mr. Robert Auld, for Messrs. Mathewson and McRae.
The Islander, October 9, 1846:
Launched at Flat River, Oct. 5 from the shipyard of Messrs. Beaton and King, a schooner, Madonna, 74 tons for Mr. K McKenzie, Ch'town.
Launched at Little Sands, Oct. 6, from shipyard of Mr D. Munn, a brigantine, 152 tons, Scotia, for the above.
Wednesday last at Head of Hillsborough River, a brigantine of 150 tons, Skylark, built for Mr. Joseph McDonald, Merchant, Ch'town.
Thursday last, at Pisquid, a brigantine, Flirt, 140 tons, built by Messrs. McDonald.
The Islander, October 16, 1846:
Launched Oct. 6, from the shipyard of James Duncan, Pownal Bay, barque of 340 tons, Cerus, owned by the builder.
On Saturday last, from Pinette, a Brig of 223 tons, Highland Chief, built by G. Young for Alexander McLean, Esq.
The Islander, October 23, 1846:
Launched from the shipyard of Joshua Dourant & Co., New Glasgow, for Mr. John Davis, jun, bark Alexina, on Oct. 16, 350 tons.
Oct. 22, from the shipyard of Mr. John Pippy, Ch'town, Brig of 213 tons, Aliwal, built by Mr. Henry Smith.
The Islander, October 30, 1846:
Launched at Dog River, a few days since, from the shipyard of Mr. John Darrach, a brigt of 150 tons Elliot, built for Messrs. Nelson & son, Ch'town.
The Islander, November 6, 1846:
On Oct 22, from the shipyard of William Dingwell, Esq., Bay Fortune, a brigantine of 120 tons, Victory.
On October 19, from the shipyard of Mr. Daniel Flynn, same place, a brigantine of 120 tons, Seaflower.
The Islander, November 13, 1846:
On Saturday last, from the shipyard of Mr. Evans, Vernon River Bridge, a barque of 380 tons, Mary Beynon, built for Messrs. Beynon & Tucker, City.
The Islander, November 20, 1846:
On Nov. 5, from the shipyard of Mr. Benjamin Davies, a Brig, 128 tons, Annabella.
Saturday last (Nov 14) from same place, a Hackmatack schooner, 75 tons, Porgy, built for Mr. Smith, merchant, Barbadoes.
The Islander, December 08, 1846:
At Liverpool, G. B., Nov. 3, Daphne and Eleanor, Yarmouth, N. S. 8th, Peterel, Wedger, from P. E. Island. On the 1st, in lat. 49., lon. 17, fell in with brig Syria, water-logged, with the crew in the tops. Made several attempts to get them off, but failed, owing to the heavy sea and severe gale; was separated from her the following day, and unable again to fetch her.
The Islander, December 18, 1846:
The Bark Ceres, Young, Master, from this Port, bound to Sunderland, from whence she sailed on Sunday, the 6th inst., was wrecked on Monday the 7th inst., at 3 o'clock in the morning at the entrance of the Gut of Canso, in a violent snow storm. The hull and materials were to be sold on the 14th, for the benefit of all concerned, the Ceres was owned by Mr. James Duncan.
Royal Gazette, January 5, 1847:
The Schr. Rob Roy, Turnbull, arrived here from Halifax on the 25th ult. The Willing Lass arrived here from Pictou on the same day with a full cargo of American goods.
The Schr. Fairy from Halifax arrived off Charlottetown harbour a few days ago since and is frozen up. The Captain arrived in town on Wednesday last.
The Schr. Mary Ann, Griffin, Master, from St. John's Newfld., arrived at Grand River, Bay Fortune on the 31st ult. Passengers: Messrs. W. Coffin (?), Robert Webster, Daniel Flynn, Joseph Dingwell, Angus Sutherland, John Lord; Capts. Pigots, and Sanderson and Ewen M'Millan, master of the Flinn (?) and 25 others, crews of vessels belonging to this Island. The Terra Nova, belonging to Mr. Coffin, the Pandora, belonging to Mr. K. Coffin and the Seaflower, belonging to Mr. Daniel Flynn were sold. Benjamin M'Ewen's Brigt. had arrived on the 14th. Produce and lumber were in demand.
GEORGETOWN, 30th Dec. 1846. - The Helena, Capt. Moore, sailed for Liverpool this morning; the Malvina, cleared out and ready for sea; the Concord, Deagle from Halifax put in here and landed her cargo; the Success, Deagle, is going to lay up here for the winter - both vessels were bound to Charlottetown.
The Islander , January 6, 1847:
Schooner Mary Ann, Coffin master, from St. John=s, Nfld, arrived at Grand River, Bay Fortune, Dec. 31, 1846; 15 days; Passengers: Messrs. W. Coffin, Robert Webster, Daniel Flynn, Joseph Dingwell, Angus Sutherland, John Lord, Captains Pigots, Sanderson and Ewen McMillan, Master of the Flirt, and 25 others.
The Islander, January 15, 1847:
From Halifax to Liverpool, in steamer Cambria: Hon. James H. Peters, PEI
The Islander, February 26, 1847:
In the Mail Boat, Saturday last: Theophilus Stewart, Esq., from Newfoundland and Mr. Adams.
In do. on Monday: Horatio N. Hope, Esq., from England, and Mr. Stewart from Bermuda.
The Islander, March 11, 1848:
On Feb 27, died at Dog River, Lot 31, Mr Donald McNeil, shipwright, 61, native of Colonsay, Argyleshire, Scotland, who emigrated to PEI 29 years ago. Leaves a widow and 6 children.
The Islander, March 19, 1847:
The Courier with the Foreign Mails from hence, was pre- vented from crossing on the usual day (Thursday) on account of the heavy blow on that day. On Friday the 12th, made an attempt, and succeeded in reaching within two miles of the opposite shore, but in consequence of the lolly being so thick, was obliged to return, and with great difficulty succeeded in landing at Cape Traverse late in the evening. On Saturday the wind was too high to cross. On Monday he started again, and got half way over, and was obliged to return. The sharp frost of Monday night enabled him to succeed in reaching the opposite shore, after a very arduous passage of 10 hours, on Tuesday last. On Wednesday, he returned, and reached town about 6 o'clock in the evening. PASSENGERS with the Mail: Capt. Jones, Capt. Walsh and McMiggan.
Royal Gazette: March 23, 1847:
Launched on Saturday last, March 19, a Brigantine of 715 tons, Ann, owned by Mr. John Matthewson, Brackley Point. It was hauled a distance of three miles by 120 horses.
The Islander, March 26, Friday:
Launched on Saturday last, March 20, Brigantine of 115 tons, Ann, owned by Mr. John Mathewson, Brackley Point; hauled 3 miles on ice by 120 horses.
Passengers in the Mail Boat, March 19: Capt. Jones, Capt. Walsh and McMiggar (?).
The Islander, April 2, 1847:
In the Mail Boat, March 29, Mr. Strong and Mr. Martin Black.
Royal Gazette, April 8, 1847:
From the shipyard of Messrs. Robert and William Sanderson, St. Peter's Bay, a brigantine of 150 tons, Sophie.
The Islander, April 9, 1847:
Launched at St. Peter's Bay, April 3, from the shipyard of Messrs. Robert and William Sanderson, a brigantine, of 150 tons, Sophia; 60 horses hauled her 200 yards to water.
At St. Peter's Bay, April 6, from the shipyard of Mr. Dugald McIsaac, a brigantine of 130 tons, the Cleopatra; hauled 200 yards on the ice by 60 horses.
At Souris, at the shipyard of Mr. James McGilivary, a brig of 180 tons; Mandora, built for Mr. Joseph Macdonald, merchant of this town.
Royal Gazette, April 13, 1847:
At St. Peter's Bay, from the shipyard of Dugald McIsaac, a brigantine of 130 tons, Cleopatra. This fine vessel was hauled a distance of 260 yards on the ice by the united strength of about 60 horses.
At Souris, from the shipyard of Mr. James McGillivray, a Brig of 180 tons, Manedora. Both vessels for Mr. Joseph Macdonald, Merchant of this town.
The Islander, May 7, 1847:
Passengers in the Streamer Albion from Pictou, at Georgetown, May 7: Hon. James H. Peters and Lady; James Peake, Esq., Mr. Deblois, and Mr. Anderson of Halifax.
The Islander, May 10, 1847:
Launched at the shipyard of Messrs. Bell, New London, May 8, schooner of 140 tons, the Gleam, built for Messrs. Sutton & Rossiter.
Royal Gazette, May 18, 1847:
Launched on May 14, from the shipyard of Messrs. Orr & Darrach, New Glasgow, a Barque of 330 tons, Protector, for James Peake, Esq.
At the shipyard of Messrs. Ball, New London, May 8, a Schooner of 140 tons, Gleam, for Messrs. Sutton and Rossiter.
The Islander, May 21, 1847:
Launched on May 14, from the shipyards of Messrs. Orr & Darrach, New Glasgow, a copper-fastened barque of about 330 tons, the Protector, for James Peake, Esq.
In the Shediac Packet, Mr. LeViscomte and Lady, daughter and Miss Harman; Mr. Watson from Liverpool.
In the Bark Florence: Mrs. Stumbles, Messrs. James and Thomas Stumbles. Mr. Sampson and wife, and 15 others.
In the Brig Fanny: Capts. Bennett, Campbell and Moore; Messrs. James Reddin, W. Matheson, Orr, and 20 in the steerage.
In the schooner Brothers from Pictou, May 20 Messrs Neil Rankin and John McIsaac.
The Islander, May 28, 1847:
Arrived on Tuesday, Brig Velocity, Sampson Master, from Halifax with Capt. Berdmore, Ensign Deane, 1 sergeant, 2 corporals, 1 bugler and 63 rank and file of the 20th Regiment. Two sergeants and 17 men of the 14th Regt. have volunteered into the 20th and will remain in the Garrison. Sgt. Smith and 6 men of the Royal Artillery came by the same conveyance. The remainder of the Company of the 14th under the command of Capt. Dwyer embarked on board the Velocity and sailed for Halifax May 27.
In the Packet Caledonia from Pictou on Monday: Messrs. Marchington, McLeod, Watts and Miss Collins.
The barque Lady Constable from Liverpool arrived Friday last, May 21, with 419 Emigrants on board. Medical Officer of Health found that 25 had died in Passage. They were quarantined over night and taken to the hospital the next day. Eight persons have died since the arrival of the Lady Constable in this Port.
Royal Gazette, June 1, 1847:
Launched May 31, a Barque of 675 tons, Midas, from the shipyard of Andrew Duncan, Esq., near the Phoenix Foundry.
On May 28, from the shipyard of Mr. James Dingwell, Bay Fortune, a Brigantine of 166 tons burthen, for D. Reddin, Esq.
The Islander, June 4, 1847:
Launched on Sat. May 22, at Dog River, a fine schooner, the Rover, built for Messrs. Nelson & Son, Ch'town.
May 24, Monday last, from the shipyard of Mr. Andrew Duncan, Esq., Ch'town, a bark, 675 ton, the Midas, to be regular trader between this port and Great Britain.
In the Caledonia from Pictou last Monday: Hon. C. Young, Miss Dewolfe, Messrs. Strong, Calbeck and Hudson.
In the Packet from Pictou, June 4: Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald, Lady, two children and servant; Mr. and Mrs. Fellows, from London; Messrs. Cox, Maclean, Murray and several others.
Sailed on Tuesday for Southampton, Brigt. Gleam, Rossiter, master: passenger, A. Firth.
Royal Gazette, June 8, 1847:
Launched on Saturday May 22, at Dog River, a fine Schooner, called the Rover, of 80 tons, built for Messrs. Nelson and Son, of this town.
The Islander, June 11, 1847:
In the Packet Caledonia from Pictou, Friday, June 4: Revds. Messrs. Sutherland, A. Campbell, Alexander Campbell, of Pictou.
In do Monday, June 6: Baron Rudolph de Fleur [pianist], Mr. and Mrs. Reddin, Messrs. Robert Hutchinson, W. M. Bayfield, and James Hepburn.
In do. June 1: Mrs. Clark, Messrs. James Macdonald, Sutherland, Parker, Simpson and wife.
In the Annabella from London: C. Tims, Esq., Mr. D. Davis, and Capts. Nowlan and Fawcett.
In the Fellowship, June 7: Mr. John Furnace and daughter, and Mr. John Malcolm, from Liverpool.
Royal Gazette, June 15, 1847:
Launched, June 8, from the shipyard of W. W. Lord, Esq.,
at Crapaud, Barque named Atlantic, 332 tons, built by Mr. William Downing.
The Islander, June 18, 1847:
Passengers in the Iron Steamer, Conqueror, June 8: The Right Rev. B. D. Macdonald, R. C. Bishop from England; Rev. John McKinlay of Pictou, and Mr. Fraser, and others.
June 11, Barque Secret, Gorvin master, from Quebec brought 20 passengers.
The Islander, June 25, 1847:
Launched from the shipyard of W. W. Lord, Esq. Crapaud, a superior barque, the Atlantic, 332 tons, built by Mr. William Downing.
Launched on Saturday, June 12, from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Evans, Vernon River, a very handsome brig, of 207 tons, the Othello, built for Mr. Charles Welsh of this town.
In the Packet Caledonia, on Sunday last from Pictou, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Messrs. William B. Dean, Thomas Broyderick, John McGill, N. McGougan, Ed. Higgins, Robert Finlayson, Charles Dempsey, and John Dowley.
In the Conqueror from Pictou, June 25: Colin Macdonald, Esq., Mr. Thomas Sharp, Miss Evans and ten others.
Royal Gazette, June 29, 1847:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Evans, Vernon River,
June 12, a Brig of 207 tons, Othello, for Charles Welsh, of this town.
The Islander, July 2, 1847:
At the Dog River Shipyard of Messrs. Lawson and McCallum, June 29, 1847, a Brig, 206 tons, the Hostellina.
Royal Gazette, July 6, 1847:
At Dog River, from the shipyard of Mr. Charles Moore, Lot 49, a brigantine of 226 tons, Alert, for Mr. A. Duncan of this town.
Royal Gazette, July 20, 1847:
From the Shipyard of Thomas Clow, Esq., on Tuesday, the 13th inst., a new ship called the ERIN, 731 tons Register, (the largest ever built on this Island) moulded by Mr. A. Owen, and said to be one of the Gentleman's happiest efforts to unite large-carrying and fast-sailing properties in Naval architecture. She was launched with her lower masts in; has a splendid round-house cabin, is almost entirely finished, and reflects the highest credit on the builder as well as the draftsman; she glided most beautifully into her destined element, amidst the huzzahs of a large concourse of people who assembled on the occasion. She was built for Daniel Brenan, Esq., of this town.
From the Shipyard of Mr. Lemuel Owen, Cardigan River, on the 13th instant, a superior Brig of 210 tons Register, called the James.
Royal Gazette, July 20, 1847:
The Schooner Dover, Blisset, master, of and from P. E. Island, with a cargo of Oats, bound for London, was stranded in Placentia Bay on the 19th June. Part of the crew arrived here overland on Monday last. - Newfld Post. [The above vessel was owned by Messrs. Nelson & Sons of this town. ED.GAZ.]
The Islander, July 30, 1847:
On Wednesday last, from the shipyard of Mr. Donald McAulay, Cardigan, a Brig, 205 tons; built under the inspection of Mr. John Pollard, builder. (No name given...)
Royal Gazette, August 3, 1847:
On Tuesday last (July 27) from the Shipyard of Mr. Charles Moore, Lot 49, for Messrs. Finlayson & Mutch, a very superior Brigantine of 120 tons, called the Rosebud.
On Wednesday last (July 28) from the Shipyard of Mr. Michael Burke, Lot 49, a very fine Barque of 320 tons, called the Glynwood, built for Francis Longworth, Esq., of this town.
On Wednesday last from the Shipyard of Mr. Donald M'Aulay, Cardigan, a Brig of 205 tons. This vessel was built under the inspection of Mr. John Pollard, builder, and reflects much credit on him.
The Islander, August 13, 1847:
From the shipyard of Mr. Ronald McDonald, Pisquid, August ll, a Brig, 250 tons, Mary, for Messrs. Nelson & Son, Charlottetown.
The Islander, August 20, 1847:
From the Kensington shipyard, on Thursday last, a very superior built (and thoroughly copper-fastened) Brig, called Louisa Margaretta of 297 tons, new measurement, for Messrs. C. I Hensley and H. Haszard, built by John Pippy.
On Thursday, July 29, from the Fullarton's Marsh shipyard, a barque of 390 tons, new measurement and 321 tons old measurement, Susan, for Mr. R. Longworth.
At the shipyard of J. C. Sims, Esq. New London, Friday last, Brig Echo, 182 tons.
The Islander, August 27, 1847:
From the shipyard of Mr. Kemble Coffin, August 18, a barque, Enterprise, 388 tons.
On Thursday, August 26, from the shipyard of Mr. Alexander McDonald, Pisquid River, a fine Brig, Fame, for Hon. John S. McDonald. Mr. Joseph Fisher was the builder.
The Examiner, September 4, 1847:
On August 21, from the shipyard of Joshua Dourant & Co., Rustico, a schooner of 179 tons, Grey Hound.
On August 31, from the shipyard of Mr. Robert Orr, New Glasgow, a copper-fastened barque of 412 tons, Concordia. Both for Mr. James Peake, Esq.
From the shipyard of Messrs. McInnes, St. Peter's Bay, August 23, a copper-fastened Brig of 180 tons, Corsair, built for Mr. B. Davies.
The Examiner, April 3, 1848:
Launched on March 24 from the shipyard of Mr. Andrew Coffin, St. Peter=s Bay, 155 ton, Arrow. This vessel was hauled 3/4 of a mile on ice by 150 horses.
The Examiner, May 8, 1848:
Launched on May 4, from the shipyard of Messrs. J & R Moore, Lot 49, brigantine of 120 tons,. The Sir Donald Campbell, built for Messrs. J & W. McGill, merchants, of this town.
The Examiner, May 29, 1848:
Brig British Lady owned by James Yeo, Esq., of Port Hill, loaded with Salt, was lost on Richmond Bay bar, a few days since, and three hands drowned.
The Examiner, June 12, 1848:
Launched at the Kensington Shipyard, June 3, a very fine Brig, Zuleika, of the burthen of 178 tons, built for Mr. Henry Haszard.
The Examiner, June 26, 1848:
Quebec: Arrived, June 7, from PEI: 4 cabin passengers, and 11 in the steerage.
June 7: Schooner Brothers from New London, arrived with 110 passengers....
The Examiner, July 17, 1848:
On Sat. July, 1, from the (a ?) Vernon River shipyard, a very fine Brig, Roscoe, 200 tons, built for Mr. Charles Welsh.
From the shipyard of Messrs. Pickering, New London Ponds, June 29, a brigantine of 110 tons, Mary. She was launched at low tide, and the next morning, to the surprise of all who had seen her, she was afloat, and shortly after walked out into 6 fathoms of water.
The Islander, July 21, 1848:
At Milford shipyard, July 19, Brig, Times, 265 tons, built and owned by Mr. B. Davies, merchant, this town.
Launched July 20, from the shipyard of F. Longworth, Esq., Rustico, a barque of 404 tons, Register. Sarah Parker.
The Examiner, July 24, 1848:
Launched, July 21, from the shipyard of Messrs. J & W Douglas, Bay Fortune, a Brig of 233 tons, Douglas, for W. W. Lord, Esq., of Charlottetown, under the immediate inspection of the well-known builder, Mr. William Downing.
The Examiner, August 7, 1848:
Launched August 2, from the shipyard of Mr. B.(?) Macdonald, Pisquid, a very handsome juniper-built Bark of 350 tons, Clio, for Messrs. Nelson &Son, of this town.
The Examiner, August 21, 1848:
Launched at Malpeq from the shipyard of Messrs. McKay, a fine Schooner of 94 tons, Illyria, built for Mr. James Gourley, Bedeque.
The Islander, August 26, 1848:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Lemuel C Owen, Cardigan, August 19, schooner Isabella, 127 tons.
The Islander, Sept. 8, 1848:
Launched, Friday, Sept. 1, at Belfast, a juniper-built brig, 223 tons, Gem, owned by Mr. Robert Mackie, of this town.
The Islander, Sept. 15, 1848:
On Sept, 14, at Vernon River, a barque of 600 tons register, Devonia owned by Mr W. Heard, merchant of Charlottetown.
The Islander, Sept. 27, 1848:
Launched from the shipyard of Messrs. J. D. Lawson & Co., Brig of 117 tons, Mary.
The Examiner, October 23, 1848:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Daniel Flynn, Bay Fortune, on Oct. 11, a brigantine, 162 tons, New measurement, and 144 tons Old measurement, modelled and built for the seal industry, Sporting Lass.
The Islander, Nov. 3, 1848:
Launched, on Oct. 11, from the shipyard of Mr. Joseph Dingwell, jun, Bay Fortune, a superior brig of 195 tons, called America.
The Examiner, Nov. 13, 1848:
On Nov. 6 1848: Fatal Accident at Georgetown. The Brig Bernard, Walsh, Master, owned by Messrs. Reddin and Son, bound for Liverpool got under weigh on Wednesday last, but came to for the night, and made sail Thursday morning. A young man named Dennis Flynn having essayed to take the place of a sailor, fell from the main yard while in the act of loosing the top-sail and was instantly killed. We understand that he was a sober man and bore an excellent character.[ GAZ. ]
Arrived on Oct 31, the Brig Douglas, Thomas Jones, Master, 39 days from Dublin with goods and 14 passengers; all well. When 9 days out, in a sudden shift of wind, lost both top masts [but] succeeded in rigging jury masts and kept on. Melancholy to relate, however, when three days out, Joseph Wood, a native of Tryon of this Island, went aloft to stow the royal, when by the vessel suddenly broaching to, the royal mast snapped off and precipitated him into the sea, and before any assistance could be rendered, the vessel running before the wind at the time about 8 or 10 knots, he sank to rise no more; he was one of the most quiet and inoffensive young men that ever left this part as a sailor.The Islander, December 8, 1848:
The PEI Schooner, Welcome Return, Captain Hewitt, of and from P. E. Island, was wrecked at Manomet Point, Plymouth, and this was the report in the Boston Globe.
From the Boston Globe
"AN UNFEELING ACT. We hear it stated that the loss of the British (sic) schooner, Welcome Return, before reported ashore at Manomet, was attended by some circumstances which, if the statements may be relied upon, reflect with much severity upon the crew and male passengers. As we understand the facts, the crew and passengers consisted of eleven men and one woman and six children the wife and children of one of the passengers. When the
vessel struck, the men succeeded in getting ashore, and sought shelter in a neighboring house leaving the woman and her children aboard the schooner!
"A gentleman, who was passing the place, some time after, was attracted to the wreck by a low moaning sound. By means of a spar, he succeeded in getting on board, and found the woman with one child bound to her breast to keep it from perishing and the other five dead! With much difficulty she was gotten ashore, and taken to the same house where the crew and passengers among them her husband were enjoying a comfortable shelter.
"If the above statement be true, and we hear it from good authority, we envy not that father's reflections as he follows to the tomb the remains of his five children, who might perhaps have been rescued, had he, to whom above all others they looked for succor, assisted them in their extremity. The male passengers and crew of this vessel deserve the severest reprobation for their leaving the unfortunate and helpless individuals to perish, and the indignation and scorn of an outraged public will be their fitting reward."
Royal Gazette Tues., 2 Jan., 1849, p 2:
SHIP NEWS The Schr. "Barbara Ann", Lutes, from Halifax, which place she left on the 19th ult., appeared off this Harbour on Wednesday last, and getting entangled with the ice, was obliged to take shelter between Governor's Island and Point Prim; they threw over their anchor, and endeavoured to hold on, but the ice pressing so heavily upon it, it gave way, and was lost. The next morning the wind came round to the North West, and broke up the fields of ice, and they were then enabled to get out, and run away for Georgetown, where she arrived on Friday night, and now lies safely moored at Georgetown Wharf - cargo all in good condition.
The Schr. "Annandale" and a Brigantine, both from Halifax, belonging to Joseph Wightman, Esq., arrived at Georgetown on Friday last.
The Schr. "Euphemia", Murchison, from St. John's, Newfoundland, also arrived at Georgetown on Friday night last. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues., 23 Jan., 1849:
PASSENGERS In the Ice Boat on Saturday last, from Cape Traverse, W. W. Lord, Esq., en route for England and two others.
From Cape Tormentine on Monday, Messrs. McEwen, from Boston; Mr. Macintyre from Buctouche. [GC]
Royal Gazette Tues.,6 Feb., 1849, p 2:
PASSENGERS To Cape Tormentine in the ice-boat, Mr. Gibson, of the bend of Pettitcodiac, N.B.
Last night, Mr. Augustine McDonald from Boston; and Mr. Webster, of St. Peter's, from Newfoundland. [GC]
Royal Gazette 20 Feb., 1849:
DIED Suddenly, on Sunday morning the 17th December, on board the brig Douglas, a few days after her leaving this port, on his way to join his friends in England, Mr. James Jackson, for many years a resident of this town.
PASSENGERS In the Ice Boat on Wednesday last, Mr. John Webster.
From Cape Traverse on Friday last, Mr. Eustace. In the Ice Boat yesterday Mr. John McDonald of the East Point. [GC]
Royal Gazette 6 March, 1849:
SHIP NEWS BARBADOES, Jan. 16. Arrived, Schr. Peri, Davies, from hence. [GC]
Islander 8 June, 1849:
On the 1st instant, from the Shipyard of Messrs. Orr & Darrach, New Glasgow, a schooner called the Princess, of 152 tons.
Also, on the 5th instant, from Duncan McRae's Shipyard, Wheatley River, a brigantine of 180 tons, callled the Thomas. Both these vessels were built for James Peake, Esq. [GC]
Islander Fri., 26 July, 1850, page 3:
Ship News: On the 10th instant, the schooner Armada, of this Island, Chas. McQuarrie, Master and owner, laden with iron castings and coal for Mr. James W. Cairns, of this Town, shortly after getting under weigh, in the harbour of Pictou, for her return home, ran foul of the new barque Lord Montgomery, and immediately filled and sank in the channel, the tops of her masts being just visible above the water. It is intended to make a trial to raise her. [GC]
Royal Gazette, July 30, 1850:
FATAL ACCIDENT - The Ferry Boat plying between Canso Point and Charlottetown, was upset on Thursday, the 25th inst., in a squall of wind about midway between the two places, and immediately sank; on board of which were John Johnston, the Ferry - man, his lad Francis Murphy, Hugh Curry, of the West River, and Neil Curry, of Nine Mile creek; the latter of whom was drowned. The following particulars we have from Mr. Johnston, the Ferry - man, he states, that the Boat on leaving the Ferry Wharf at Rocky Point, made a tack for the purpose of laying her course for Charlottetown Ė she put about and was steering for her point with a reef in her sails. At the moment of the squall, Hugh Curry, having the fore sheet in his hand, and Johnston the helm, and mainsheet; they both let go, but the squall having struck her on the main-sail, she heeled over and took in water over the lee-quarter, filled and immediately went down. Johnston at first caught the tiller and a piece of wood but afterwards succeeded in getting an oar. He saw the lad Murphy and Hugh Curry in possession of another oar, and Neil Curry the deceased laying on his back in the water. He saw the only chance of escape without help was to aim for Canso Point, for which he made an effort followed by Hugh Curry, and the lad Murphy, Neil Curry he saw no more. After being some time in the water, he observed a boat making out from the North Point towards the spot where the boat had been upset, and they were then inspired with the hope of a rescue, they hallowed but the boat being to the windward, and a mile distant, their cries were not heard, and she returned without affording them any assistance. They began to despair, and their energies to flag, from disappointment; by this time they had passed Canso Point, and had been upwards of an hour in the water. They continued however to shout, and at length their cries were fortunately heard by Mr. Hugh McKinnon, who, with his father, immediately put out a boat, and saved them from their perilous situation. The fate of the boat having been observed from Town, great excitement and anxiety existed, as to the names and fate of those who were on board at the time of the accident, and Mr. Tremain very promptly, and kindly lent the Steam Boat Isla to a number of gentlemen, for the purpose of rendering assistance, but she did not reach the scene of the disaster in time to be of service. On the return to Town of the Isla, the wharfs were crowded with people, many of whom were intensely anxious to know whether any of their families or friends had been on board, and much relief was afforded, on the information that so few persons had left the opposite shore in the boat. Neil Curry , the deceased, is represented to have been a steady industrious man, and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn their loss.
On the following day, Friday, the boat was got up, and a few yards distant from it, the body of Curry was found. The remains were brought to Town, and in the evening a coroner's Inquest was held, and a Verdict of Accidental Death was returned.
Islander, October 4, 1850:
At St. Peter's Bay, from the shipyard of Messrs. Hillery and Andrrew McIsaac, on the 1st of September, a superior built Brigt. of 177 tons, called the Isabel, built for Mr. Joseph MacDonald, merchant, Charlottetown.
At Rustico, on Saturday last, from the shipyard of Capt. McMillan & Brothers, a very superior Brigt. of 189 tons called the Thrasher, she is intended for the Newfoundland market.
On the 25th ult., from the Shipyard of Messrs. J & W. McGill, Charlottetown, a Brig 264 tons, called the "Mary Gillespie." [GC]
The Examiner, January 4, 1851:
The Schooner Olive, belonging to this port, bound to New York City with a cargo of Oats and Barley went ashore in a thick snow storm at Gaspereaux Beach, on Dec. 20 (1850) and has since become a total wreck. Vessel and cargo sold.
From CaliforniaBBy the mail last week, letters were received from San Francisco to the date of October 31. All members of the Fanny's expedition were in good health. Mr. James Connell, of this Town, plasterer, had left on the 23rd to return home; and Messrs. Richard Smith and Jabez
Barnard were planning to leave some time in January.
The Examiner, June 9, 1851:
On Saturday, May 31, from the shipyard of Mr. Charles Welsh, Vernon River, a brig of 250 tons, AEliza@.
On June 2, 1851, from the shipyard of Messrs. Thomas and George Coughlan, schooner Eliza, 68 tons old measurement, for Mr. John Robinson, merchant, Cascumpec.
The Examiner, June 13, 1851:
Launched on the ----of May last, at Pownal, Lot 49, a superior built Bark of 369 tons Register, called the Electric, built by Messrs. G and P. Bollum, for Mr. Wm. Heard, Merchant of Charlottetown. This fine vessel was towed round from Pownal on Tuesday last by the steamer Rose to receive her outfit.
The Examiner, June 16, 1851:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Michael Campion, East Point, a very superior Schooner AResponsible,@ 150 tons, old measurement, 70 new measurement, for the mackerel and cod fishery.
The Examiner, June 30, 1851:
Launched from the shipyard of John and James McDonald, Souris, a brig of about 200 tons, called Lochaber, for Mr. Joseph McDonald, Charlottetown.
The Royal Gazette, Jul. 22, 1851:
Mr Thomas Poole, one of the passengers in the Brig "Fanny" [who went] to California in November 1849, returned to Charlottetown Thursday evening the 17th inst., for the purpose of taking out his family. We are glad to learn that Mr. Pool (sic) has been successful at the golden regions. ISL
In the steamer from Pictou, July 17: Rev. Robert McNair, two Misses Duchemin, Mrs. McGillivray, Messrs. J. B. Fay, Thomas Keating, Brackett, Falconer, John Stephenson, Lippincott, and 5 in the steerage.
In the steamer from Pictou, July 21: Messrs. Kitchen and J. Sutherland, Joseph McDonald, Esq., Miss Lane, and three in steerage.
Launched on July 16, 1851, from the shipyard of Mr. Donald Dewar, Montague River, a very superior built Brig, of about 300 tons, Lady Bannerman, for Joseph Wightman, Esq., St. Andrew's Point. [CG]
The Royal Gazette, July 28, 1851:
The body of Mr. McDonald, the master and owner of the boat lost in May last, along with John Sullivan, Esq., on her way from White Sands to Charlottetown, with a load of sails for James Peake, Esq., was found a few days since, washed ashore, a little to the Southward of Point Prim.
In the Steamer Rose from Pictou, July 24th: Messrs. Greenway, Poor, Robinson, Forsyth, C. B. Norton, Gorges (?) and two sons, Miss Norton, Mrs. Romans, and 12 in steerage. [CG]
Royal Gazette, August 4, 1851:
Launched at Rustico from the Shipyard of Messrs. F and G. Auld, for F. Longworth, Esq. of this town, a very superior brig of 232 tons, Fleta.
At Vernon River, from the shipyard of Mr. J. L. Hayden for Captain B. Davies, Charlottetown, a copper-fastened Brig of 330 tons, Penelope.
On July 29, from the shipyard of Mr. William Smallwood, Hillsborough River, a brig of 215 tons, Henrietta, for Charles Welsh, merchant, Charlottetown.
July 28, from Pictou, HMS Sappho, Commander Cochrane landed. Captain Seymore and Lieutenant--------of HMS Cumberland. The Sappho sailed again on the following morning.
In the Steamer from Pictou, July 27th: T. H. Haviland, Esq., Mrs. DeBlois, Miss Haviland, Mrs. and Miss Allison, Messrs. Allan, Paw, and three in steerage.
Departure for the Wesleyan Academy, Sackville, July 31st : The Rev. Chaplain and Masters DesBrisay, Dawson, Tremain, Gardiner and Wilson.
In the steamer Rose for the Miramichi, July 28th: Judge Peters, Lady and family; James Peake, Esq., Messrs. J. B. Fay, Falconer, Hirsh, William Ness, Mr. and Mrs. Purdie, Miss McDonald, Mrs. Fraser.
In ditto from Miramichi, August 1st: Misses Cunard, Morrow, Wright, Carman, McDonald, and Mrs. W. Fraser, Mrs. Wilkinson, Mrs. W. Orr, James Peake and James Purdie, Esqrs; Messrs. Faulkner, Arthur Wright, John McKenzie, James Kelly, Sample, and one in steerage.
In the Rob Roy, Turnbull, from Pictou, August 1st: Rev. Mr. Alexander and Lady, Mrs. Narroway, Miss Wilson, Miss McKenzie and others.
Royal Gazette, August 25, 1851:
At California, on June 8 last, Mr. William Neville.The deceased was one of the company who sailed from this port in the Brig Fanny, in the fall of 1849.
Islander Fri., 29 Aug., 1851, page 3:
PASSENGERS: In the Rose from Pictou on Monday the 25th - Messrs. Robert Rennie, Lithgow, Bauld, Creighton, Gibson, Rigg, Fowle, Rev. A. McSween, Rev. D. Macdonald, Mrs. Carson, James Peake, Esq., lady and 2 daughters. [GC]
Royal Gazette, September 8, 1851:
In the Schooner Dove, Macdonald Master, from Souris, PEI, bound to Boston with a cargo of iron, fish, grindstones, etc. sprung a leak on the night of 24th August, last, when about ten miles from the Canso Light, and sunk in a short time, in spite of the efforts of the crew to keep her afloat. The crew put off in the boat and were taken up by the schooner Clydesdale of this Island...Dateline Liverpool, August 20.
Various Sources, Oct 03, 1851
The Yankee Gale - Our Yankee Gale Page!
Royal Gazette, October 27, 1851:
Launched from the shipyard of J. R. Bourke, Esq. Mill View, Lot 49, a Brigantine of 150 tons, Bloomer, built by Mr. James Hayden, for the Newfoundland market.
On the 11th instant, from the shipyard of Daniel Flynn, Esq., Rollo Bay a brig 160 new tons, 200 old tons; Margaret, for the Newfoundland trade.
Royal Gazette, Nov. 17, 1851:
Launched, from the shipyard of Mr. Alexander Hayden, East River, Sat. Nov. 15, Barque of 332 tons, ASir Alexander@ for Hon. W. W. Lord.
Royal Gazette, Nov. 24, 1851:
At Morrell, Wednesday, Nov. 12, from the shipyard of Messrs Clinton and Saunders, a Brigantine of 168 tons, Banner.
Royal Gazette, Dec. 15, 1851:
The Brigantine Lively Lass, belonging to Benjamin Dingwell, and the Brigantine, True Friend, belonging to William Coffin, damaged their anchors and were driven on shore in St. Peter's Harbour, on the night of Nov. 3. Both vessels have since been discharged, and got afloat, but are now frozen up. The former was loaded with produce for the Newfoundland market by Mr. J. D. P. Coles of this Town and the latter by Mr. Martin McInnis of St. Peter's Bay.
Royal Gazette, December 29, 1851:
In the Mail Boat from hence per Cape Tormentine on Monday last: Messrs. Philip S. Ritch, Owen Roberts, and William Clark of the Schooner Sunbeam, now frozen up at St. Peter's, for Provincetown, US; and Mr. John McKenzie.
In do., on her return from Cape Tormentine: Messrs. Lane, P. Corish, James Fail, D. Cameron and B. McMurrow.
The Ice Boat attempted to cross to the Cape on the Saturday previous, and succeeded in getting within two or three miles of the other side, but was obliged to put back on account of finding nothing but bad ice ahead.
In the Iceboat on Friday last: Mr. David Lawson from Pugwash; Mr. Stephen Bovyer from California.
Royal Gazette, January 5, 1852:
The new brigt. Bloomer from Charlottetown to St. John's, Newfoundland, went ashore on Jersey Island, near Arichat, on the 14th inst. [Dec. 14, 1851] and it was doubtful whether she would be got off. The cargo consisted of produce and lumber, the former of which would be lost and the latter saved.
The schooner Olive, Ireland Master, from this port for New York was totally wrecked on Jedore, near Halifax, a few days since. Vessel and cargo sold for 40 s.
Schooner Mayflower, Fureaux, Master and owner of P. E. Island, bound for Halifax was lost in Placentia Bay., Oct. 28, 1851.
Schooner Alice, McDonald, from PEI arrived at St. John's, Nov. 8, 1851, with loss of sails; and deck swept off boat, companion, water casks, etc.
The Glenara from PEI encountered very heavy weather on her voyage to this port (?); carried away top and top-gallant masts, jib-boom and most of her deck load of hay.
The Islander, January 9, 1852:
Arrived in Town this evening via Wood Islands, Messrs. Alexander Hayden, W. Bourke, Capt. Phillip and ten other persons, the crew of the brigt. Bloomer. [CG]
Royal Gazette, January 12, 1852:
In the Mail Boat from Cape Tormentine, Mon, Dec. 29, 1851, Mr. John Beer, and Daniel Flynn, Esq.
ST. JOHN'S. NFLD, NEWSPAPER, January 16, 1852:
Schooner Eden, Macdonald Master, from Prince Edward Island bound to Fortune Bay, with a cargo of produce, lost her sails and sprung a leak during several successive heavy gales and on the 17th, the vessel being in sinking condition, the crew left here and succeeded in getting aboard the brig Dart, Capt. Neville, who bore down to their assistance. They arrived here Friday Week, in a very destitute condition. [CG]
Royal Gazette, January 26, 1852:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Tormentine, Capt. Hooper, Capt. Halfield, Messrs. Duncan and Archibald McEwen for California.
In do., on her return, E. B. Dean, Esq., Capt. Weatherby, Capt. Ireland, and Mr. Hastings.
HALIFAX NEWSPAPER, February 6, 1852:
Schooner Caroline, Webster master, from Prince Edward Island, went ashore, Jan. 6; crew saved.
Item re Lady Bannerman; possibly a total wreck off Port Hood, N.S. [CG]
Royal Gazette, March 1, 1852:
In the Ice Boat, April 29 to Cape Tormentine: Mr./ James Desbrisay for England, and 4 or 5 others.
In the return boat, Mr. Estabrooks, Mr. Kembell, and another.
Royal Gazette, March 29, 1852:
In the Mail Boat, March 24, Capt. W. Welsh.
Royal Gazette, April 12, 1852:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Tormentine, April 5: Rev. Mr. Macnair, D. Beaton, Esq., Messrs. Campion, Lang, Murchison, Matheson, and four others.
In do., from Cape Tormentine, Wednesday, Mr. Daniel Davies, Mr. R. Boswell, Capt. Ellis, Mr. Mahoney.
Royal Gazette, April 19, 1852:
Died on his way to California, at San Juan Dele Soud, Jan 16 last, of brain fever, Mr. Dougald McKinlay, 35, son of Mr. Donald McKinlay of York River. He left the Island with Dr. McGregor, McDuff, Mason, Malcolm Shaw, Covehead, and some other persons. We have heard that Mr. Shaw has also since died at California.
Royal Gazette, April 26, 1852:
In the Mail Boat for Cape Tormentine, April 17: Capt. Wm. Welsh.
In the Mail Boat from Cape Tormentine, April 24: Capts. Fairburne, Reder and Williams; Mr. Perry, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Lowe, Mr. Keele from London, and three others.
Royal Gazette, March 5, 1852:
Launched at Covehead on March 5, Schooner Nettle, (or Nettie) owned by Ewen McMillan, Esq. & Co., drawn a distance of three miles on the ice, a greater part of which being uphill, by the united strength of 120 horses.
Royal Gazette, April 16, 1852:
In the Mail Boat to Cape Tormentine, Monday last: Lieut. Harvest for Halifax; Mr. Mahoney for St. John, NB
April 11, 1852: do., Mr. Thomas Cardiff, Mr. Moore of Schooner Majestic.
April 12, 1852: in the Mail Boat Tuesday, from Cape Tormentine: Mr. Brackett from Pictou; Mr. F. W. Moore from Campo Bello; Mr. Costin, and 2 others.
The Islander, May 14, 1852:
Passengers in the Brig Falcon from London: F. Longworth, Esq., Mr Joseph Macdonald, Mr. W. Nelson, Mr Kilner and family. [CG]
Royal Gazette, May 24, 1852:
Launched on May 8, from the shipyard of Benjamin Davies, Esq., Orwell, a Barque of 470 new tons, ORTOLAN.
On May 13, from the shipyard of Mr. John Forbes, Orwell, a schooner, 40 tons, new measurement, George Coles.
The Islander, June 11, 1852:
Passengers in the Brigt. Banner, June 5 to Bideford; Master Smardon, Mr. George Chudleigh and family en route to Australia. [CG]
The Islander, June 25, 1852:
Passengers in the Unicorn, Mutch master, from St. John's. Nfld: Mrs. Chambers, Miss McIntosh, Miss Duchemin; Messrs. Robert Hodgson, H. Longworth, J. Rowe, Crabb, Boyle, Perkins, and Capt. McDonald.
Launched at Orwell Bay, May 19, Barque Earl Selkirk, 692 tons built by Mr. George Young for William Douse, Esq, Charlottetown. [CG]
The Islander, July 3, 1852:
Passengers on the Brigt. Margaret from Georgetown, June 17, to Liverpool: Hugh McVarish and Ronald McDonald going to Australia.
In the Bark Tancred, July 10 to Liverpool: Mr. and Mrs. Broad, sen, and Mr and Mrs. H. W Broad.
In the Bark Sir Alexander, July 9, to Liverpool, Joseph Holroyd, Esq., Mr. And Mrs. James Lawson and Master Buxton.
The Screw Steamer Albatross, Captain Kearney arrived here from New York via Halifax on Friday, and leaves for Quebec on Monday. This fine steamer has been purchased in New York by Captain Sleigh to be placed in the line as a regular Packet between Quebec, Halifax, Pictou and Charlottetown.
Arrived on the Albatross: Capt. Sleigh, and his lady, and three children and two servants; Messrs. John McLean, John McDonnell, Maurice Swabey, Hazen, Mitchell and 4 in steerage.
Continuing to Quebec: Mr. Lindsay, RN and ten in steerage. [CG]
Royal Gazette, July 19,1852:
Schooner Two Sisters, Deagle Master, from PEI for Halifax, with a cargo of produce was totally wrecked on Barren Island, July 2; Crew saved.
Royal Gazette, July 26, 1852:
Launched from the shipyard of J. B. Cox, Esq., a barque, Lottie Sleigh.
The Islander, July 25, 1852:
In the bark Acastus to Liverpool, July 22; Rev Mr Lally and Mrs. Lally, Mr James Mason and Mr. Skinner. [CG]
The Islander, August 10, 1852:
Launched on August 3, from the shipyard of Messrs. A. And J. Macdonald, Vernon river, a schooner of 199 tons, the Minnie. [CG]
Royal Gazette, August 16, 1852:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Humphrey McLaren, Grand River, Lot 14, June 28, a brigantine of 188 tons, old measurement, Mary Ann, for James Yeo, Esq.
Islander 18 Aug., 1852:
ARRIVAL OF THE ADMIRAL - H. M. Steamship Basilisk, Hon. Captain Egerton, arrived in this Harbour about half past eight o'clock on Sunday evening, having on board His Excellency, Vice Admiral Sir G.F. Seymour, K.C.B. and K.C.H., who disembarked on Monday morning at half past 10, under a salute from St. Georges Battery. A Guard of Honor under the command of Captain Rock, was drawn up on the Queens Wharf, where His Excellency and some of his Council received him. Sir George left town the follow ing day for Port Hill, the residence of James Yeo, Esq. [GC]
Royal Gazette, August 23, 1852:
Launched from the shipyard of Messrs. J & W McGill, August 16, a barque of about 400 tons, Glencairn, for the British market.
The Islander, August 27th, 1852:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Seage, Cascumpec, Thursday, August 19, for James Yeo, Esq., a Ship to Class 6 years, named Lady Seymour, 1000 tons. [CG]
Royal Gazette, August 27, 1852:
Royal Gazette: from the shipyard of Mr. W. Heard, in Charlottetown, Sept.. 14, a polacea (?) Schooner, 80 tons, Nugget.
The Islander, August 27th, 1852:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Seage, Cascumpec, Thursday, August 19, for James Yeo, Esq., a Ship to Class 6 years, named Lady Seymour, 1000 tons. [CG]
The Islander, September 3, 1852:
On the Earl Selkirk, to London: Messrs. Wm. Nelson, John Nelson, wife and child; Timothy Nelson, Charles Brown, Mrs. Mackay and child, Miss Elizabeth Douse and Henry Douse on August 28, 1852. [CG]
The Islander Fri., 10 Sep., 1852
HMS Devastation, Com. Campbell, arrived here on Tuesday last from a cruise in the Gulf. [GC]
Launched on Monday, August 30, from the shipyard of J. R. Bouke, Esq., At Millview, Lot 49, a superior Brig of 305 tons, called the John Thompson; for strength, and model of workmanship, she reflects much credit on her builder, Mr James Hayden, Hillsborough. This vessel is intended for the British Market.
From the shipyard of Mr. W. Heard, Charlottetown, August 31, a Bark of 291 tons, Electric.
On Sept 9, from the shipyard of Mr. Duncan McRae, Wheatley River, a very fine brigantine of 188 tons, old measure, Dianna, for the Newfoundland trade. [CG]
Royal Gazette, October 4, 1852:
Launched on Sept. 25, from the shipyard of Daniel Flynn, Esq., MPP, Rollo Bay, a brigantine of 215 old tons, and 150 tons, new tons, Mary.
On Sept. 23, from the shipyard of Messrs. Elisha and Charles Dingwell, St. Peter's Bay, a brigantine of 140 tons, Rosebud.
Royal Gazette, October 11, 1852:
Departure, lately, for Australia: Messrs. John Haszard, and W. C. Green of St. Eleanor's; George and Allan Campbell of New London, John and George Cambridge of Lot 16; Mr. Ralph Brecken.
By the Queen for Liverpool for Australia; Dennis Reddin, jun., Esq.
Royal Gazette, October 18, 1852:
Launched at Charlottetown from the shipyard of Mr. William White, Sen., a brigantine of 179 tons, old measurement, Emily.
The Islander, October 22, 1852:
List of Vessels wrecked at Souris in the Gale of Friday, October 15, 1852:
Atlanta, Ocean Star, Hannibal, Agusta Parker, Riodelnopte, and John Gerrard, all of Gloucester.
Mary Felker, Empress, and Cypress of Newburyport.
Edward, Blue Rock, Speed, and Challenge, of Portland.
Brothers, of Casteen; Eliza Ann, of Cohasset; Sunbeam, of Deer Isle; Candace, of Brooksville, Me; Marion, of Boston; Lake of Cohasset; Mary Elizabeth of Arichat.
Launched at Rustico, Oct. 16, From the shipyard of Mr. Robert Auld, for F. Longworth, Esq., of Charlottetown, a barque of 320 tons, the Thomasine.
At Grand River, Lot 14, Oct. 13, a fine brig, 190 tons, (to class 6 years) the Darnley. Launched by James Yeo, Esq., for Mr. Keale, London.
From the shipyard of Francis Auld, Rustico, a few days since, a superior brigantine of 180 tons, the Dorothy for the Newfoundland trade.
On Oct. 15, from the shipyard of William White, jun, a brigantine, 165 old tons, Jane White. [GC]
Royal Gazette, October 25, 1852:
Launched on Oct. 16, from the shipyard of Messrs. D. Pigot & Brothers, East River, a brigantine, 120 tons, W. B. Dean.
Royal Gazette, November 1, 1852:
Launched at Bay Fortune, Oct. 10, from the shipyard of the Hon James Dingwell, a brigantine, Three Sisters.
On Tuesday last, by Thomas Clow, Esq., from his shipyard at Murray Harbour, a full-rigged brig of fine model, strongly built, thoroughly fastened, and of best materials. She is called the Seamew, and admeasures about 135 new and 206 old Register tonnage. This vessel was draughted by Mr. E. Moseley, an eminent naval architect; residing in Halifax purposely for the Newfoundland Seal Fisheries.
The Islander, November 9, 1852:
Died, Wed. May 5, John Forest, 22, of Annan, first mate of the Fanny, enroute to Port Philip. [CG]
The Islander, November 12, 1852:
Lost near North Cape, John McInnis, sen, John McInnis, jun, John Deagle, and Patrick McKie, all of Big Miminigash. [CG]
Royal Gazette, November 22, 1852:
From the shipyard of Messrs. J. & W. McGill, Nov. 11, a Brig Meteor for St. John's, Newfoundland.
RICHIBUCTO NEWSPAPER: Nov. 27, 1852:
Schooner Flora, of P E I, with oats for W. S. Caie (Cane?) was driven ashore near Mr. DesBrisay's; also the Schooner James Fraser of P. E. Island, came into collision with the schooner Eagle, belonging to J. W. Holderness, Esq., seriously injuring both. [CG]
The Islander, Dec. 3, 1852:
Schooner Irish Lass from Tignish, going to Miramichi, Master and owner, Michael Cahill, washed overboard and drowned.
Royal Gazette, December 6, 1852:
Passenger in the barque John Barrow for London, Sunday last: Thomas Heath Haviland, and Miss Haviland who is in a very precarious state of health.
Schooner Pioneer from this port, bound to Tignish, was driven ashore at Seven Mile Bay in a snow storm on Wednesday, 24 ult. Where she now lies stranded to be sold for the benefit of all concerned.
Schooner Irish Lass from Tignish, struck on the bar in the harbour of Richibucto, 24th ult. The Master and owner, Michael Cahill, was washed overboard and drowned.
A Schooner from Richmond Bay, belonging to Mr. J. Pope, on her way round the North Cape to Bedeque a few days since, lost the Master George Linkletter of St. Eleanor's, overboard, by the jibing of her boom, and, as we hear, the remainder of the crew, becoming confused at the loss of the Captain, ran the vessel ashore at cascumpec where she now lies stranded.
HALIFAX NEWSPAPER, Dec. 17, 1852:
Dec. 3: Schooner James Grouche, Provost, master, from Souris ashore at Arichat. Cargo sold on Monday. [CG]
Royal Gazette, December 20, 1852:
Miramichi: 29th ult. Brig James Reddin, Ferguson Master, from this port for Louvrie (?), with a cargo of deals, was cast ashore on the North Cape of P. E. Island. All the crew except one seaman who was badly injured, were drowned.
Royal Gazette, January 31, 1853:
Ships sold since Dec. 15, 1852, at Liverpool, Great Britain:
GLENCAIRN, 350 tons, new measurement, built on PEI, 1852, about,1550.
On the night of December 16, came on shore near Country Harbour, pieces of a wrecked vessel "Brothers, P. E. Island." and part of a memorandum book, with the name of Joseph Brundage, supposed to be the Captain. From Indian Harbour, December 30.
Royal Gazette, February 28, 1853:
Schooner Jason (of PEI), Morrison, 11 days from Savanah, Georgia for St. John, NB, went ashore near Vineyard Sound. Captain Morrison left her on the morning of the 4th, at 10 o'clock, at which time the Hull remained tight and exertions were making to save the vessel and crew.
Royal Gazette, March 7, 1853:
On 29th October last, on the coast of Africa, north of the Cape of Good Hope, while on her way to Australia with her husband, Elizabeth Lucretia Spratt, beloved wife of Mr. James D. Lawson, late of Charlottetown, in the 29th year of her age.
Daily Examiner,June 6, 1853:
Mail Steamer "Fairy Queen"
W. R. Bulyea, Commander, WILL leave (till further notice) for Bedeque and Shediac every Monday evening, at 9 o'clock; will leave Bedeque at 8 o'clock, Tuesday morning, for Shediac; returning, will leave Shediac at 2 p.m., same day,Tuesday, and Bedeque at 8 o'clock in the evening for Charlottetown.
Will leave for Pictou. Every Wednesday and Friday morning, at 6 o'clock, till further notice. For Freight or Passage, apply to the Hon. W. W. LORD, Charlottetown, JAMES C. POPE, Esq., Bedeque, or to the Master on board.
Charlottetown, May 30, 1853.
Fares low to Shediac, and as usual to Pictou.
Royal Gazette, August 22, 1853:
Launched from the shipyard of Francis Longworth, Esq., at Orwell, on 23 July, a fine-copper finished Brig of 177 tons, called the Corisca, and from the same yard, 13 August, another superior Brig of 173 tons, called the Arab.
Royal Gazette, August 22, 1853:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. James Fairclough and Co., China Point, August 18, a splendid Brig, Mara, 900 tons register, built for William Welsh, Esq. Of this town.Royal Gazette Mon., 5 Sep., 1853, page 2:
RAILROAD-Demonstration at St. John, New Brunswick THE STEAMER "FAIRY QUEEN" will leave Charlottetown for Bedeque and Shediac on Monday the 12th next at 7 o'clock in the morning to enable parties to reach Saint John in time for the Great Demonstration of turning the sod at the opening of the railroad at that city.
Royal Gazette, Sept. 26, 1853:
Launched from the shipyard of Captain John Kennedy, St. Peter's Bay, Sept. 15, a brigantine of about 198 tons for the Newfoundland market.
Haszard's Gazette 28 Sep., 1853
LAUNCHED - On Thursday the 15th instant, from the Shipyard of Captain John Kennedy, St. Peters Bay, a Brigantine of 198 tons, called the Sarah Jane, built expressly for the Newfoundland market. Her model is of the American Clipper build, combining perfect symmetry with great strength and superior fastenings, and reflects great credit upon captain K. who superintended every portion of the work, upon which no expense was spared. She went off the ways, which were 200 feet long, into her destined element in beautiful style, amid the plaudits of several hundred spectators. [GC]
Royal Gazette, October 10, 1853:
The Steamer Fairy Queen was lost last night between Pictou Island and the mainland. Two passengers and 8 of the crew, including Master, Agent, and all the Officers saved; eleven passengers, including Mr. Wilkins, H. G. Pineo, Edward Lydiard, and 2 Miss DeWolfes were lost; also Mr. McKenzie of the army. Remainder lost, even Alexander Cameron; one of the passengers got on shore on round-house. He says he saw three ladies sink and a number of others floating in the Gulf. The Captain and Crew much blamed for deserting the passengers.
Second despatch via telegraph from Sackville to Charlottetown:
Some saved: Mr. Wilkins, Pictou; Mr. Pineo, Pugwash, Mr. Lydiard, Thomas Parker, Thomas Steward, Mrs. Marshall, Mr. E. Ingles, Mr. Ellsworth, Mr. Allan Cameron.
D. McKenzie and Miss DeWolfe believed lost.
Further writeup of Inquiry...October 10, 1853, and October 17, 1853.
Launched at Charlottetown, October 3, from the shipyard of Mr. William White, sen. A brigantine of 180 tons, old measurement, called the Matilda.
Royal Gazette, October 31, 1853:
Launched from the shipyard of Messrs. J & W. McGill, a brig of 328 tons, O.M. and 346 tons, N.M, the Blondine
Royal Gazette, November 7, 1853:
The Bark Annie Hall, Wilkie, Master, belonging to Messrs. Nelson of this town, was lost last Friday night on a reef of rocks on the western side of St. Peter's Island; crew saved.
On Thursday, October 31, from the shipyard of Mr. Robert Longworth, Charlottetown, a brigt. Of 205 tons, the Exathus (?)
On November 1, from the shipyard of Mr. George Hooper of Lot 11, a barque of 150 tons burthen, eligible for 7 years classification at Lloyd's, Warburton, christened by Miss Warburton.
From the shipyard of W. Richards's, Vernon River, November 5, a superior bark of 270 tons, the Ellen, for Mr. W. Welsh, Charlottetown.
Haszard's Gazette 26 Nov., 1853:
The packet Isabella. Turnbull, master, arrived here on Thursday night with the Colonial Mails. [GC]
FOR LIVERPOOL. The Brigantine "Hellen" , coppered and copper fastened, will sail for the above port on or before the 18th instant. Has good accomodations for passengers. For freight or passage apply to the owner. W. WELSH. November 3, 1853. [GC]
Regular Liner from London. THE Subscribers beg to intimate to Shippers from London, that they will place on the line between LONDON and CHARLOTTETOWN, the A.1, Clipper Barque Harvest Home, 500 tons Register, to sail from London on or about the 1st april, 1854. Apply to the owners ROBERT BROWN & Co. 24 Lime Street, Fenchurch Street, London, R. BROWN & Co. Wallace, N.S. Wm WALSH, Agent, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Parties wishing to ship per Harvest Home, will do well to make early application. October 14th, 1853. [GC]
Royal Gazette, Extra, December 12, 1853:
A new Brigantine, from Egmont Bay, belonging to the Messrs. McMillan, bound to Charlottetown to load for Newfoundland, is ashore at Miscouche Shore.
Royal Gazette, December 19, 1853:
Launched at Charlottetown, Dec. 16, from the shipyard of Mr. W. Heard, a three-masted schooner of about 180 tons, the Choice.
The Islander, June 16, 1854:
A neat little steamer made her appearance in our waters on Wednesday night last. She is called the "Col. Fremont", is a Philadelphia built boat, and is on her way from St. John, N.B. to the Miramichi River, where she is intended for a ferry boat to ply between Chatham and Newcastle. The Col. Fremont has a high pressure engine, is of about 60 tons register and is propelled by a single paddle wheel at the stern. [GC]
The Islander, October 27, 1854:
Entered, 24 Oct., brig Peeping Tom, Hamilton, from Liverpool, G.B. Passengers in the Peeping Tom from Liverpool -- Mrs. Southey, 5 children and servant, Capt. Grossard, Capt. James, Capt. McPherson and three steerage passengers.
Ship News. MEMORANDUM.- Peeping Tom, J.A. Hamilton, Master, from Liverpool, G.B. bound to this port, spoke on Monday, the 16th, brig Fanny, of Halifax, from Savannah. Captain dead, Mate lying sick of yellow fever, no navigator on board. Endeavoured to keep company with her and guide her into the Gut of Canso, shewing lights for that purpose during the night - lost sight of her before morning, supposed that she went into Louisburgh, Canso bearing west 20 miles. [GC]
Haszard's Gazette, November 04, 1854:
Died. At sea, on Tuesday, the 17th Oct., on his passage from Liverpool to Portland, on board the Steamer Sarah Sands, on his way to P.E. Island, Mr. John Murchison, son of Mr. Alexander Murchison, Point Prim, aged 20 years. [GC]
The Examiner, January 22, 1855:
In the Ice Boat from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse, January 15: Messrs. Patrick Murphy, James Honis, John Honis and William Keoughan.
On Monday, January 15, from Cape Traverse to Cape Tormentine, Captain Visha, and Mr. J. C. Laughton. On Thursday, Jan. 18, from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse: John Bent, Esq., Messrs. D and P. Duffy, and Galagan.
The Examiner, February 12, 1855:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Tormentine, Wednesday, Feb. 7: Mr William Brown, Captains Salmond and J. C. Morris, N. Brown, Esq., from Liverpool; Cochrane, Esq., Commissariat Department; Messrs James McLean, Alexander McKenzie, Edward Haliday, John Beaton, Cooke, Deagan.
The Examiner, February 26, 1855:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Tormentine, Feb. 13: Cochran Esq., Commissariat, and Mr. Abbert.
In do. to Cape Traverse, Thursday, Feb. 15: Captain Ireland, Messrs. T. Weatherby, Alexander Larkin.
In do. to Cape Tormentine, Tuesday, Feb. 20th, Hon. D. Beaton.
In do. to Cape Traverse, Friday, Feb. 23: D. I. Roberts, Esq., London; Captain Phillips; Messrs. Thomas Foley and D. Gamble.
The Examiner, March 5, 1855:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Tormentine, Sunday, Feb. 25: A. Yates, Esquire.
From Cape Tormentine, Thursday, March 1: Messrs. M'Kinnon; Barnard from California; Mr. M'Lean from Halifax, and three others.
The Examiner, March 19, 1855:
One of the Mail Couriers (McRae) and the usual hands, left Cape Traverse for Cape Tormentine on Wednesday morning, the 7th instant, and had not been heard of up to Thursday morning, the 15th instant. We hear that considerable anxiety is felt at Cape Traverse for their safety.
Since writing the above, one of the couriers (Muttart) arrived in town with a Colonial Mail.....
The courier reports that one of the Mail Boats, with three passengers - the one alluded to above - left Cape Tormentine for this Island, on Saturday last, but up to Thursday night last, no tidings had been heard of them. The passengers are supposed to be Mr. R. Johnson and Henry Haszard of Charlottetown, and Mr. Wier, of Three Rivers. A fire was observed to be burning on the opposite coast last might and it is to be hoped it was a signal for the safety of the missing party. - Islander, Friday.
A son of J. D. Haszard, Esq., arrived in town to-day, bringing the melancholy news, that although the Boat arrived at the other side, after being out four days and four nights, one of the passengers - a son of Mr. Haszard - died from cold and exhaustion; and another passenger, a son of Dr. Johnson, of this town, was reported as being in a very dangerous state.
The Examiner, March 26, 1855:
In the Ice Boat, from Cape Tormentine, Monday last, 19th instant, Captain Clow and Mr. Douse, from England; Messrs. Robert Haszard, F. W. Hughes, Jardine, Forsyth and three others. Three boats crossed, bringing the English and two Colonial and American mails. The first arrived at Cape Traverse in three and a-half hours, and the other two in four hours. Nineteen persons crossed, including the couriers.
Of cold and exhaustion, while attempting to cross the Straits of Northumberland, on his return from the city of Boston to his native land, James Henry Haszard, third son of James Douglas Haszard, Esq., aged 18 years. The deceased was a student in the Medical College attached to Harvard University, and gave indications of potential (?) talent and aptitude for the line of study he had adopted. To these were joined an unremitting industry in the acquisition of knowledge, and sedulous attention to the required exercises, that, had his life been spared, would have raised him, in all human probability, to great eminence in the profession. Kind, gentle, and affectionate, of irreproachable moral character, and mild and gentleman-like in his manners, he had risen high in the esteem of all who knew him. A dutiful son, a kind brother, an attached relative, his untimely loss is severely felt, and deeply deplored, by his friends and family. When time, however, shall have abated and softened down the poignancy of grief, the remembrance of his virtues will form the most effectual source of consolation, and gradually reconcile them to a patient and humble acquiescence in the decree of an all wise though mysterious Providence.
March 26, 1855, Letter to the Editor of Haszard's Gazette: Relates that Mr. Wier had had a spaniel, which they killed, and drank the blood.
The Examiner, April 2, 1855:
In the Ice Boat Tuesday last to Cape Tormentine: Mr. John Acorn and Mr. Charles Mires. On Thursday, March 29, to Cape Traverse: Mr. John Hughes.
The Examiner, April 16, 1855:
From Cape Traverse to Cape Tormentine, April 10, Messrs. Doyle, Cameron and Allen. April 12, C. Haszard and Dr. Johnston.
From Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse, April 12, Captain McMullan, Mr. Chappell, Mr. Smith and Mr. Huested.(?)
Haszard's Gazette 12 May, 1855:
Passengers, In the Rosebud from Pictou, on the 9th - A. Duncan, Esq., and Mr. J. Douse from England; Messrs Taylor. Ray, Allan Cameron, Gratten, Sims, J.C. McDonald, J. Andrew McDonald, Wm. Heard, Alex. McCausland, Mr. and Mrs. Oxley - 5 steerage. [GC]
The Islander Fri., 15 June, 1855
The schooner Trinidad, Sutherland, from P.E. Island, bound to Restigouche, with a cargo of oats, got ashore on Huckleberry Island, in our river during the gale, and is a wreck - Miramichi Gleaner. [GC]
The Examiner, June 18, 1855:
Launched at Mount Stewart on Saturday, June 16, a very superior Brigantine of 150 tons, called the BROTHERS, built by W. and H. P. Welsh, for Messrs. Roche, of Liverpool.
The Islander Fri., 21 Sep., 1855
Ship News - The Schr. Isabella, Turnbull, hence for Boston, reported ashore at Slate Harbor, on the coast of Nova Scotia, and a total wreck. [GC]
The Examiner, October 29, 1855:
Launched on October 12th, from the shipyard of D. and W. Condon, Cascumpec, for Gilman M. Ryder & Co., a very fine schooner, Fair Hibernian.
From the shipyard of Messrs. McInnis and McIsaac, of St. Peter's Bay, Wednesday, Oct. 17, a brig of 234 tons, called the Prince Edward.
The Examiner, November 19, 1855:
Launched on Oct 27, 1855, from the shipyard of Joseph Dingwell, Jr., and Brothers, Bay Fortune, a splendid Brig, the Elizabeth, 257 old tons, built for Captain Daniel Flynn in the seal fishery.
Islander Fri., 7 Dec., 1855, page 2:
Ship News - The Bark "Incredible", Captain James Malcolm, owned by the master and the late firm of Messrs. A. & J. Duncan Co., P.E.I. from Calcutta, homeward bound struck on a sunken rock off the Island of Preparis (?) in the Bay of Bengal, on the 6th of September. The crew stuck to the ship until she heeled over, when they were obliged to take to the boats. The Captain and eight of the crew took the long boat, and the remainder of the crew took the other two boats. The latter two boats were picked up, and taken into Calcutta, but we regret to hear the Captain with the long boat has not since been heard of. [GC]
The Examiner, January 19, 1857:
Extract of Vessels built in PEI from List of Vessels sold in Liverpool from Nov. 21, to Dec, 5, 1856.
When Built, Class
The Examiner, January 7, 1856:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Tormentine, January 1, 1856: Daniel J. Roberts, Donald McIsaac, Isaac Smith, Esq.
In the Ice Boat to Cape Traverse, January 3: Captain John Ellis, Messrs. Michael McDonald, and Thomas Sullivan.
The Examiner, January 15, 1856:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Traverse January 7: Captains James Moore, Felix Babin and John Scott; Messrs. Peter Scott, William Dockendorf, Michael Eaton.
Same day to Cape Tormentine: James C. Pope, William Welsh, Esqrs., and three others.
The Examiner, January 28, 1856:
In the Ice Boat from Cape Tormentine, Jan. 21: Messrs. John Mathewson, Alex McDonald, John McGregor, Capt. J. M. McRae.
In the Ice Boat, Jan. 19, from Cape Traverse to Tormentine: Mr. Joseph McLellan.
The Examiner, February 4, 1856:
In the Ice Boat, Jan. 24, from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse: Captains McCleur (?), Salmon, A. W. Shannon, and Campbell. Messrs. May, Morrisey and Bearisto.
In do., Jan. 28, from Cape Traverse to Cape Tormentine: Mr. C. Bell.
In do. Jan. 28, from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse: Colonel Favor, W. McGill, C. R. Croker, and S. A. Fowle, Esqrs., and six others.
Two boats left Cape Traverse at 6 o'clock in the morning of the 28th, crossed over to Cape Tormentine, and returned again by 122 o'clock the same day, bringing the mail and ten passengers. We believe this to be the shortest trip on record that has been made across the Strait.
The Examiner, February 11, 1856:
In the Ice Boat from Cape Traverse to Cape Tormentine, Feb. 2: Col. Favor, U.S. and Provincial Mail Agent, Captain Abel Sherman for US; James McGinty, Thomas McGinty.
In do. from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse, Feb. 4: Messrs. William Cloney, George Drew, Joseph Carver.
The Examiner, March 3, 1856:
In the Ice Boat, from Cape Traverse to Cape Tormentine, Feb. 23: Captain J. Don, Mr. Charles Baxter.
In do. from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse, Feb. 25: Captain Thomas Jordan, Messrs. Michael Long, George Percival and Timothy Mahanna. (?)
The Examiner, March 17, 1856:
In the Ice Boat on March 13, from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse: H. E. Starbird, Boston; George Butcher, England.
The Examiner, March 31, 1856:
In the Ice Boat to Cape Tormentine, March 19: Mr. Thomas Williams for England, and six others.
In do. to Cape Tormentine, March 22: Captain J. H. Moore, Messrs. Starbird, W. Compton, R. Cameron.
In do. to Cape Traverse, March 23: Mr. William McGinty.
The Examiner, June 2, 1856:
Launched at Quebec, a few days since, a very fine ship about 900 tons, called the Elizabeth Yeo, built for Messrs. James Yeo & Sons, of Prince Edward Island and Appledore.
The Examiner, June 9, 1856:
Launched from the shipyard of Hugh Frazer, New London, June 4, 1856, a Brigantine, 400 tons, "Malcolm" for W. W. Welsh.
On Tuesday last, from the shipyard of John MacKinnon, Grand River, 700 ton General Williams for Messrs. Coleman & Co., and Messrs. Albro & Co., Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Examiner, July 7, 1856:
On Monday night, a sailor fell overboard from the Brig James Douse and was nearly drowned; while the sailors were trying to resuscitate him, Captain Watson, the Master, left the cabin to have fenders put between the vessel and the wharf, and has not since been heard of; it is supposed he fell overboard and was drowned. Haz.Gaz.
The Examiner, July 14, 1856:
The body of Captain Watson of the Brig James Douse was found Wednesday morning last, at the head of Pownal wharf in a standing position. It is supposed that the deceased fell between the wharf and the vessel. Haz. Gaz.
Launched from the shipyard of Hon. James Dingwell of Bay Fortune, Brig Six Brothers for the Newfoundland sealer fishery.
On the 7th of July, from the shipyard of Mr. Kemble Coffin, Mount Stewart Bridge, a brigantine of 204 tons, "Fanny Bailey" for Messrs. Duncan, Mason & Co., to class seven years.
The Examiner, August 4, 1856:
Launched at Rollo Bay, July 30, a Brig of 2622 tons, from the shipyard of Mr. James Burke.
The Examiner, August 11, 1856:
Launched: from the shipyard of Edward Saville, Grand River, Lot 55, August 2, a schooner, J. M. Tremain, built for Captain Patrick May of Dublin.
Launched: from the shipyard of Mr. Alexander McDonald, Glenroy, East River, August 2, for Messrs. Duncan., Mason & Co. of Charlottetown, a brigantine, Saxon, to class 7 years.
The Examiner, August 18, 1856:
Launched: August 14, from the shipyard of Messrs. Clement White & Co., Charlottetown, a 90 ton steamboat, Ora, for Mr. H. P. Welsh, to ply on Hillsborough Ferry.
The Examiner, August 25, 1856:
Launched from the shipyard of Martin Macinnis, Souris, August 15, a fine brigantine, called the Shooting Star.
The Examiner, Sept 29, 1856:
Launched at St. Andrew's Point, Three Rivers, Brig Annandale.
Launched at Cardigan River, Brigantine Diana, both for Hon. J. Wightman under special survey.
Launched at Georgetown from the shipyard of Mr. Bourke, Aug. 1, a Brig of 250 tons, General Pelisee.
The Examiner, Nov. 10, 1856:
Launched: October 25, from the shipyard of Mr. Michael Ramsay, Lot 11, Brig Conqueror for Messrs. Read and Lefurgey.
Launched October 29, from the shipyard of Mr. Ewen Clark, Fifteen Point, a brigantine, Mercury, for Mr. Duncan McRae, Rustico.
The Examiner, November 17, 1856:
Launched, October 22, from the shipyard of Mr. William Coffin, a Brigantine, Elizabeth Jane, 210 tons.
The Examiner, December 15, 1856:
Passengers on the Ice Boat from Cape Tormentine to Cape Traverse, Dec. 10th: Messrs. Richard Curran, Isaac Anderson, John Stewart, James Slattery, Francis Sherriden, E. Butler, James McIntyre, Joseph McIntyre, G. A. Thresher and A. Irving.
The Examiner, January 5, 1857:
Wreck of the Schooner Jessie Ann, David Sencabough, master of and for Georgetown, PEI, ran ashore and far up on the shore at Pinkney's Point. We understand she can be "repaired" and got off in the spring. Her cargo, consisting of flour, molasses, furniture, etc. can be saved in a damaged state. The vessel is to be sold at auction on Saturday next.
Yarmouth Herald: On December 20, 1856, the Schooner Chieftain, Fraser, from PEI for Saint John, N.B was totally lost in the Bay of Fundy on Sunday last. Crew saved.
In the Ice Boat from Cape Traverse to Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick, Dec. 31, 1856: Messrs. Day and Robert Crawford.
On January 1, 1857: C. Pope and James Campbell, Esquires; Messrs. Hugh Gamble, Thomas Jardine and William Thomas.
The Examiner, January 26, 1857:
Passengers in the Ice Boat, from Cape Tormentine, Jan. 21: Mr. Hooper, from Boston from Newfoundland; Messrs. H. McIsaac, R. Anderson, R. Coffin, W. Coffin, Couples, Perkins, Capt. Deagle, R. Robertson. Left at Cape - Hon. James Dingwell and 2 sons and McEachern.
The Examiner, May 18, 1857:
Passengers in the ship Majestic:
First Cabin: Mrs. Barker and 2 children; Captain Bromley, Captain Lang, Mr. Nelson, Joseph Kaye, Captain Gordin, Allan Reid.
Second Cabin: Mr. J. Knight, wife, and three children; Mr. Joseph Knipe, Mr. Griffiths and wife, Mr. J. Gibson.
In the Packet from Pictou on May 14: Mr. Morrow from Liverpool; Messrs. Coleman, Hart, G. W. Stafford, and others.
In the ship Isabel from Liverpool: Mrs. Lyle, Thomas Scott, Esq., wife and 5 Misses Scott; Mr. William Boswall, and 6 in the steerage.
The Brig "Mary Louisa," belonging to Gilman M Ryder & Co., of Cascumpec, P. E. I., sailed from the before named port on the 20th of December last, for Liverpool, England and has not since been heard of. The M. L. Was a very fine vessel of 239 N. M., and 289 O/M/. Built of Juniper, copper-fastened and launched at Cascumpec last fall - was laden with Hardwood Timber. The following are the names of the crew: - Archibald, Macdonald, Pictou, NS, Master; James Harding, Sedgewick, Me, U. S., Mate; David Currie, Kildare, P. E. I., Cook; Thomas Allison, New York, U. S., Seaman; Allan Morrison, Belfast, P.E.I., ditto; Nicholas Dewar, St. John's, NF, ditto; Daniel Coffin, Cape Breton, ditto.
Capt. Irving of the Steamer Lady LeMarchant, reports - On Friday evening last saw a Bark ashore on the bar north of the Jouriman Islands, Cape Tormentine; she had a boat under her bow, sails set. Strong S W. Breeze at the time.
Also, Schr. Annandale, Bearisto, of P. E. I, ashore near Cape St. George. Capt. Bearisto stated that he had to put her ashore to prevent her sinking - being very leaky. - Adv.
The Examiner, June 15, 1857:
Launched, from the shipyard of the Hon. Joseph Wightman, at St. Andrew's Point, Three Rivers, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, a splendid barque of 400 tons, called the "Lady Daly." She was built under the inspection of Lloyd's Agent, and is pronounced by connisseurs (sic) to be one of the handsomest and most substantial vessels ever built on this Island. Her launch attracted an immense crowd of spectators from various parts, who testified their admiration in long continued cheers as she glided easily and gracefully into her native element.
On the 10th instant, from the shipyard of Mr. John McKinnon, Lot 11, a superior Bark of 411 tons, copper-fastened, to class seven years, called the "James Wilson," built for Mr. W. Welsh.
June 29, 1857: Launched from the shipyard of J. C. Pope, Summerside, on July 20, Brigantine Percy.
In the Oriander on Friday - Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia, Messrs. R. W. Frazer, W. W. Irving, David Walker, David Wilson, Donald McLean, James Grant, Donald McLellan, Donald Frazer, Captain Ferneaux, Miss Campbell, Mrs. Gelany.
In Do., on Saturday, June 6 - John Longworth, Esq., Messrs. David Wilson, W. Tremain, Mrs. Tremain, Miss Tremain, Mrs. Barry and 4 in the steerage.
The Examiner, June 30, 1857:
The Brig "Mary Louisa," belonging to Gilman M Ryder & Co., of Cascumpec, P. E. I., sailed from the before named port on the 20th of December last, for Liverpool, England and has not since been heard of. The M. L. Was a very fine vessel of 239 N. M., and 289 O/M/. Built of Juniper, copper-fastened and launched at Cascumpec last fall - was laden with Hardwood Timber. The following are the names of the crew: - Archibald, Macdonald, Pictou, NS, Master; James Harding, Sedgewick, Me, U. S., Mate; David Currie, Kildare, P. E. I., Cook; Thomas Allison, New York, U. S., Seaman; Allan Morrison, Belfast, P.E.I., ditto; Nicholas Dewar, St. John's, NF, ditto; Daniel Coffin, Cape Breton, ditto.
Capt. Irving of the Steamer Lady LeMarchant, reports - On Friday evening last saw a Bark ashore on the bar north of the Jouriman Islands, Cape Tormentine; she had a boat under her bow, sails set. Strong S W. Breeze at the time.
Also, Schr. Annandale, Bearisto, of P. E. I, ashore near Cape St. George. Capt. Bearisto stated that he had to put her ashore to prevent her sinking - being very leaky. - Adv.
In the ship Majestic, for Liverpool, on the 25th instant - Hon. James Warburton, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Goodman, Miss Goodman; Messrs. J. B. Pollard and Lewis Avard.
In the Steamer Lady LeMarchant, from Pictou, on the 25th instant - Messrs. Kenneth McPherson, Martin McInnis, C. Wentworth, B. S. Judson, J. W. Killer, George Richardson; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Scott, Rev. Mr. Snodgrass, Miss McPherson, Miss Dawson, and four in the steerage.
In do. from Pictou, June 27 - Mr. and Mrs. Cundall, two masters Bayfield, Mrs. McNeill, Mr. and Mrs. Trenaman, Miss Rowe; Messrs Thomas Clay, Charles Ross, James Roberts, Miss Pike, Miss Tremain, Mrs. Evans.
The Examiner, July 6, 1857:
Passengers in the steamer "Rosebud" at Bedeque from Shediac, July 2: Rev. W. Snodgrass, Rev. D. Fitzgerald, Hon. T. Heath Haviland, James Duncan, Esq., and others.
The Examiner, July 20, 1857:
Passengers in the Brig Galena, Haskell, Master, on Monday July 13: Messrs. J. P. Gay, W. Murray, William Summers, John Hussey, Walter Bourke, Samuel Hall, John McDonald, Mrs. Ellen Welch, Mrs. Connell, Miss Kelly, Miss Westmacott, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Stewart, Miss Kendall, Miss Gibson, and 11 in the steerage.
The Examiner, August 3, 1857:
Launched on Thursday, July 23, from the shipyard of Mr. W. Bell, of Cascumpec, for Messrs. Gilman, M. Ryder & co., the Reciprocity, to Class 4 years.
The Examiner, August 3, 1857:
Launched from the shipyard of James C. Pope, Summerside, brig, Helen.
August 10, 1857: Launched from the shipyard of James Bourke, on August 4, Ocean Star.
August 14, 1857: Launched at Beech Point, Lot 15, from the shipyard of Mr. William Balls, a brig, Eliza, built for Mr. Robert Orr, New Glasgow.
The Examiner, August 10, 1857:
Launched from the shipyard of James Bourke, on August 4, Ocean Star.
Letter from J. Barrett Cooper, August 5, to the Editor of The Examiner telling about the steamer Westmorland, property of Christopher Boltenhouse, Esq. of Sackville, New Brunswick, engaged to carry mail, passengers, etc between this Island and the neighbouring provinces for the next 8 years.
In the packet on Sunday last, August 2, Captain Cumberland and Mr. Grubb, from England, and others.
In the steamer Westmorland from Pictou, Tuesday, August 4: H. N. Narraway, Page Mrs. Gray and family, Catmur, Miss Cameron, J. H. Cooper.
In do. from Shediac on Thursday: 5 cabin passengers and 15 steerage passengers.
The Examiner, August 14, 1857:
Launched at Beech Point, Lot 15, from the shipyard of Mr. William Balls, a brig, Eliza, built for Mr. Robert Orr, New Glasgow.
The Examiner, August 17, 1857:
Passengers in the Mail Steamer Rosebud from Bedeque to Shediac, on Tuesday the 4th instant. - Messrs. John Weatherbie, Robert Weatherbie, H. McCullock, O'Lappin, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Morse, Mrs. Smith, Miss Wise.
From Shediac to Bedeque on Wednesday, August 5th - Messrs. J. H. Docherty, John Rendle, Joseph Crabb, William Saunders, John Goss, David Watters, Mrs. Goss and children.
From Bedeque to Shediac, on Friday, August 7th - Mr. McIntosh and Lady, Rev. Dr. Hellmuth, Miss Lawrence, G. L. Leaver, Esqr., Miss E. McDonald, Messrs. B. Gilbert, Patterson, David Watters, Colonel McDougall, DeWolfe, James Sanburn, Murdoch McKinnon, Alexander Morrison, Mrs. Ellis.
From Shediac to Bedeque on Saturday, August 8th. - Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard, Messrs. John Jardine, William Owens, Charles Carmichael, William McLeod, W. J. Warren, G. M Woodside, J. D. Lawson, Miss Webber, Mr. Sewel, and others in the Steerage.
The Examiner, August 24, 1857:
In the Mail Steamer Rosebud from Bedeque to Shediac, August 11th - James Yeo, Esq., Mrs. Hoyt, Messrs. D. Ramsay, A. E. C. Holland, D. Smith, J. W. Mathewson, William Heard.
In the same from Shediac to Bedeque, August 12th - Messrs. John Hooper, Henry Mayes, James Matthews, Miss Jane Kennedy.
In the same from Shediac to Bedeque, August 15th - Messrs. H. Ellis, Joseph Gardiner, S. B. Andrews, W. Heard, Patterson.
The Examiner, September 14, 1857:
In the Steamer Rosebud from Bedeque to Shediac, Sept. 1: Mr. and Mrs. Copp,. Mrs. Dickie, Mr. D. G. Sutherland, and 6 in the steerage.
In do. from Shediac to Bedeque, Sept 2: Messrs. Fleming, Guild, Nevins, Butler, S. Rattray, E. McCoy, Miss Stewart, and 15 in steerage.
In do., from Bedeque to Shediac, Sept. 4: Rev. Duncan and lady, Messrs. Fleming, G. H. Evans, Young, Mr. and Mrs. Edmonston and servant.
In Do., from Shediac to Bedeque, Sept 5: Mr. J. C. Smith, Mr. W. Wilson, Miss Wilson and ten in the steerage.
The Examiner, September 21, 1857:
Passengers in the Westmorland, via Shediac, Sept. 18: J. F. Brennan, Esq., his sisters, Mrs. Myers with their niece, Miss Bessie Macgowan for Louisville, Kentucky.
The Examiner, September 28, 1857:
Launched from the shipyard of Robert Croswell and Brothers, Summerside, Sept. 2, a brigantine, of 200 tons Amoret, for J. C. Pope, Esq...
At Grand River from the shipyard of Mr. John Lefurgey, a bark of 40 tons Lucy, also for J. C. Pope, Esq.
The Examiner, October 5, 1857:
Launched from the shipyard of Messrs. W. and G. Bagnall, New Glasgow, on October 1, a brigantine called Selica, built for the Newfoundland market.
In the ship Majestic from Liverpool, the Lady of the Hon. P. Walker; ------ Edwards, Esq., Lady and five children, Miss Miller, Mr. J. Foster, wife and three children; Messrs. A. Lord, William Yorster, J. Vaniderstine, Joseph Nelder and P. Hughes, and 6 emigrants, after a run of thirty days.
The Examiner, October 12, 1857:
In the Brig Lark, 9 days from Bermuda. Joseph C. Lightbourne, Esq., W. P. Nelmes, Esq. and Lady; Thomas Thies, Esq., Mr. Monk, Mrs. Penniston, and Master Arthur Haszard.
The Examiner, November 16, 1857:
Launched at Pinette, Nov. 2, clipper Rosanna, built by Mr. W. McLean, for Samuel A. Fowle, Esq. of this city.
The Examiner, November 23, 1857:
Launched from the shipyard of William Bearisto, Esq., Mill View, Lot 17, Brig Afton for James Yeo, Esq., of Port Hill.
The Examiner, November 30, 1857:
Launched from the shipyard of J. C. Pope, Summerside, Nov. 7, brigantine, Gudgeon.
The Examiner, May 11, 1858:
Loss of the "Majestic" owned by W. W. Lord & Co., en route from Liverpool, burnt at sea, April 27, 1858; passengers and crew rescued. Two passengers, Capt Lang and Mr. Hillcoat praised Clegg and Curran in the crew; other crew members got drunk and stayed drunk; Cameron, a crew member, deserved praise. The Captain was E. Nowlan.
In a report by John Wolfenden, other passengers were: Miss Warburton and Mrs. Tant. Also: 3 Misses Wolfenden, and Master Wolfenden; Miss Many (?), Miss Kinder, Mrs. McInally, and daughter, Mrs. Jost, Mr and Mrs. Maher, Messrs. McDeval, Bedler, McGonnes, Connor.
The Examiner, May 11, 1858:
From the Vernon River shipyard on Saturday, April 24, a brigantine of 158 tons, built by Mr. R. Barker for Dr. H. B. Hillcoat, Charlottetown.
The Examiner, May 31, 1858:
Launch of clipper-built Ethel from shipyard of Messrs. Duncan, Mason & Co., Saturday May 29. James Duncan, Esq., navel architect, has built the largest ship built on Prince Edward Island...1795 (new) tons, 210 ft keel.
The Examiner, July 19, 1858:
Launched at Trout River, June 26, at the shipyard of Hugh Frazer, Fanny Forrester, 113 new tons; 155 old tons, for Messrs. G & W. Bagnall.
The Examiner, August 2, 1858:
Launched July 26, at the shipyard of Hon. Joseph Wightman, St. Andrew's Point, a brig of 330 tons, called the Joseph Hensley; builder, Peter McLaren.
The Examiner, August 16, 1858:
Launched August 10, Lot 49, 300 ton Specimen; built by Messrs. Bollum for Mr. W. Heard, Charlottetown.
The Examiner, October 11, 1858:
Launched at the shipyard of Daniel Flynn, Esq., Bay Fortune, Wednesday, Sept. 29, a splendid brig of 148 tons new measurement and 232 tons old measurement. " Comet" built for the Newfoundland seal fishery.
The Examiner, November 8, 1858:
Launched from the shipyard at White Sands, and for sale, a schooner, 69 new tons and 109 old tons, Ocean Wave; owner, Hilary Roberts.
The Examiner. August 22, 1859:
Launched, August 13, from the shipyard of William Beairsto, Esq. Millview, Lot 17, an iron-keeled Brig, of 265 tons; called the Nith for Hon James Yeo of Port Hill.
Launched, Monday, August 13, from the shipyard of Samuel Kinlay, Egmont Bay, a juniper brig, 230 tons, for Hon. James Yeo (no name.)
The Examiner, October 3, 1859:
Launched, Sept. 15, from the shipyard of Mr. William Ellis, New Bideford, for the Hon. James Yeo of Port Hill, the May Dundas.
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA), November 29, 1859:
The Loss of the Indian
Halifax, via Sackville, Nov. 26 - The war steamer Gladiator has returned to Halifax with the remainder of the survivors of the Indian.
The ship has totally broken to pieces, and only a small portion of the stern is visible.
Very little of her cargo has drifted ashore, and it is so damaged as to be worthless.
Complaints are made of the robbery and plunder of the passengers by the natives, and a legal inquiry will be made.
The mails have been saved, and forwarded via Windsor, in care of the Purser. She had eight cabin and thirty steerage passengers.
The latter were mostly Germans and Hungarians.
The crew numbered seventy-seven men.
The cargo consisted of two hundred tons of bale goods, one hundred tons of iron, and the balance coal.
The ship ran on the ledge while on a speed of eight knots an hour. The weather at the time was hazy but not thick.The Captain was deceived by the soundings, and supposed he was off Cape Sable. When the vessel struck she tore off her bottom and filled almost instantly. The engineers opened the valves of the boilers, thus preventing an explosion.
Boats of numbers one, two and three were got out and lowered, when a sudden crash took place, and the vessel parted amidships. The steerage passengers now made a rush for the boats, and sunk numbers one and two, drowning the engineers, several of the crew and passengers, and two women and children.
Boat No. 4 under command of Mr. Smith, the second officer, was blown off 30 miles. Boats Nos. 5, 6 and 7 were sunk or damaged. Mr. Tibbett's, the fourth officer's boat, reached the shore.
Mr. Biggans', the third officer's boat, broke adrift, leaky, and it was supposed was lost on the shore.
A boat with three ladies, accompanied by their husbands, beat about nine hours in a cold steer and a high sea but landed safely.
The forward part of the ship disappeared at daylight.
The plate, stores, and everything of that kind, had been lost or stolen.
Twenty-seven persons are dead. None of their bodies have been recovered.
It is impossible to give a complete list, but the following are known to be lost:
Passengers - Lewin J. Mases, his wife and two children; Mrs. Eickmann and infant; James Dickson.
Crew - James Lang, the joiner; John Herron, seaman; Henry Carroll, seaman; Wm. Rorse, 3rd Engineer; Robert Ritchie, 4th Engineer; John Millan, fireman; Jas. Standwell, steward; Thomas L. Lord, chief cook.
Boston, November 26 - The British schr, Wave arrived at this port from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, reports having picked up, on the 21st inst., when off Mary Joseph, a boat containing five of the crew of the steamer Indian, and brought them to this port.
There were only 38 passengers on board of the Indian - not 138, as reported in the telegraphic despatch.
A despatch from Thomas Robertson, the Purser of the Indian, dated on Saturday, says that all the cabin passengers have been saved, and names the Ho, Mr. Potsford, Mr. and Mrs. Meldrum, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Street, and Mr. Elliott. [FM]
The Examiner, January 23, 1860:
Captain Donald McDonald, late of the schooner Wave, of PEI arrived here in the schooner Mulgrave on the evening of Friday last, (Jan. 20) and reports that while on passage from Boston To PEI, the Wave was wrecked near LaHave in the Gale of January 14. The crew and passengers were saved with only what they stood in. The names of the passengers are Joseph Macauley of PEI and James Dunn of Halifax.
The Examiner, May 15, 1860:
In the barque Gazelle from Liverpool: 1st Cabin: Stephen Swabey, William W. Balls, John Lea, James Bassett.
2nd Cabin: Mrs. Carr, Mrs. Clibborn and two children, Mrs. McCann and daughter, Miss Connors; Messers. Ronald McDonald, and James McQuillan; Bridget Foy.
First Mate was Chester Caffrey.
The bark Garland, Holman Master, from Bristol with goods and crews for new vessels, arrived at Richmond Bay May 8, for Hon. James Yeo.
The Examiner, May 24, 1860:
Passengers on the Barque Gazelle, arrived May 21, from Liverpool: Mrs. Heard, Miss Anne Heard, Mrs. Benjamin Davies, Mrs. Dixon, Miss Balfor, H. D. Martin, Esq. M. D.
The Islander Fri., 1 June, 1860, page 2:
Less than sixty years ago, to go from Charlottetown to Halifax was quite a serious undertaking; a vessel had to be chartered or a passage made in an open boat to Tatmagouche - from which place the capitol of Nova Scotia was reached by a wretched road of eighty miles over the mountains. By this latter route the public des- patches were transmitted about twice a year, and when not lost on the way, they were put on board of a vessel, which in two months or so managed to reach England. Even at that day there was an officer in Charlottetown known as the Post Master General, who in the course of the year usually received about eighty letters, with perhaps eighty pence postage!!
On Tuesday morning last, the 29th May, letters from Liverpool, dated 19th, and Queenstown of the 20th, were delivered from the Post Office in Charlottetown. The mail was brought out by the ARABIA, which steamer made the quickest passage on record - seven days and fourteen hours only from Queenstown to Halifax! [GC]
Mr. Thomas, of Plymouth, was a passenger, and to his thought- fulness and energy we are indebted for the mail on Tuesday. Had this gentleman not procured it to be despatched by express from Truro, it would not have reached here until this morning. [GC]
The Examiner, June 19, 1860:
The ship Ocean Bride with settlers from Scotland for this Island was to leave Liverpool, June 9.
The Examiner, June 24, 1861:
The Schooner Helena, Capt. Roberts, arrived from New York last Saturday evening with a cargo of flour and merchandise. She brought 15 passengers.
On the afternoon of the same day, the schooner, Cecelia, Capt. Jenkins, arrived from Boston with 20 passengers. The disarranged state of affairs in the United States is the cause of many leaving for the Provinces.
The Examiner, July 10, 1860:
On the Westmorland to England, July 9: H. E. Bulmer, Lt. Govr's Private Secretary.
The Examiner, July 31, 1860:
Launched on July 18, at Muddy Creek, from the shipyard of William Bearisto, Esq., for Hon. James Yeo, a brig about 300 tons.
The Examiner Mon., 5 Aug., 1861:
Drowned from on board the ill-fated brigt. Union, on the coast of New Zealand, in June, 1860, Mr. Alexander McGregor, aged 22 years, a native of Rosshire, Scotland. The deceased emigrated from this Is- land on board of the Prince Edward. He was highly esteemed in life, and now much regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
The Examiner, August 7, 1860:
Only 12 emigrants came to PEI (see June 19) via Quebec under a scheme by a Mr. Smith.
The Examiner, September 4, 1860:
Passengers in the Steamer Westmorland from Shediac, August 29: Captain Orlebar, T. Duncan. C. Boultenhouse, S. Swabey, Hon. J. Howe and Lady, Hon. J. H. Gray, T. Dodd, J. Purdie, Mrs. Johnson, Miss Gilbert, Mrs. Fairweather, Miss Fairweather, Miss McCullough, Miss Edmonds, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Hannah, Miss Glass, Miss Murphy, Mr. Ness, T. McEvin(?), Mr. Lindsay, Mr. Rumbull, T. Miller, J. Holman, James Warren, A. Clark, McDonald, T. Simpson, and 3 in steerage.
The Examiner, September 18, 1860:
Passengers from Shediac to Charlottetown, Sept. 8: Mrs. S. Swabey and child, Mr. John Ings, Mr. J. W. Morrison, Mr. Monk, Mr. and Mrs. James, Mr. and Mrs. McGregor, and several others.
Passengers from Pictou, September 12: Lieut. Rowan, Daniel Hodgson, Esq., Mr. George Hodgson, Miss Brecken, Mr. J. Brecken, Ralph Brecken, Esq., M. Butcher, Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Ross, C. C. Vaux, B. Pollard, P. Trowan, McLoughlan, Colton, Mr and Mrs. Gillis, E. J. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, J. B. Campbell.
The Examiner, October 9, 1860:
Bark Garland, Kelly Master, from Bristol early in October, landed at Port Hill with crews for new vessels for Hon James Yeo.
The Examiner, November 5, 1860:
Launched on October 27, from the shipyard of Thomas Simpson for Hon. James Yeo, a brigantine of 150 tons (no name.)
The Examiner, December 10, 1860:
A brig from Boston, owned by D. Reddin with goods for this port, we learn is ashore at the entrance of the gut of Canso.
The Examiner, December 17, 1860:
Schooner Sago from Turks Island, loaded with salt for charlottetown, owned by Messrs. Haszard and Davis, was driven ashore in the gut of Canso in the Gale of Tuesday last. (December 11) Vessel and cargo total loss; part only insured.
The schooner Rustico of Rustico, PEI, was abandoned near St. Pierre, Oct. 30. Captain and crew taken off by the schooner Dart, off St. Anns.
The Examiner, October 28, 1861:
Launched at Bay Fortune, Oct, 19, a brig of 200 tons, Ranger, built by Hon. James Dingwell, for the Newfoundland trade.
The Examiner, October 29, 1860:
In the Steamer Westmorland from Shediac, on the 20th inst. Bishop McIntyre, Rev. Dr. McDonald, Capt. Ryder; Messrs. Garland, Campbell, Constable, McEachern, Short, Costello, Kilbride, Sinclair, Quin, Welsh, Higgins, E. Furlong, Rowe, Murphy, Welsh, Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. McKinnon.
From Pictou, on the 23rd inst. Hon. C. Young, Capt. Crerar, Capt. McKinnon, Messrs. J. Bradley, J. R. McKenzie, Fairbanks, B. Flinn, C. Lyns, Pleadwell.
From Shediac, on the 24th inst. Miss Isabella Smallwood, Messrs. J. Henderson, McIntosh, McCullough, Master McCullough, A. Cameron, J. Mckay, G. Smith.
The bark William Douse, R. Campbell, master, from London, arrived here Monday last...Passenger: Master Frederick Douse.
The Examiner, November 5, 1860:
Passengers on the Martha Maria, Captain Thomas R. Clark, who went from Charlottetown to Boston. The passengers signed a commendation for "unparalleled courtesy and hospitality."
Cecily McDonald, Catherine McDonald, and Sarah McDonald; Eliza M. C. Walsh, Elizabeth Huggan, Margaret C. Huggan; George Oldfield, Thomas Foley, Malcolm McQuarry, Andrew
L. Walsh, James Kerwan.
The Examiner, November 12, 1860:
Barque Gazelle, Captain R. Cameron, from Liverpool to Charlottetown, Nov. 9, passengers:
1st Class: Capt. Murchison, Messrs. S. Howatt and D. McDougall.
2nd Class: Miss C. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. James Groon, Mr. And Mrs. George Brenan, Mrs. and two Misses Brenan.
The Examiner, February 10, 1862:
Passengers by the Ice Boat from Cape Tormentine on Monday evening last: Hon. J. C. Pope, John Yeo, Esq., Mr. Charles Owen, and Captain Eldridge.
Daily Examiner, Feb. 17, 1862:
Passengers by the winter route: In the Ice Boat from Cape Tormentine, Monday evening, Feb. 10, 1862: Hon. J. C. Pope, John Yeo, Esq., Mr. Charles Owen and Capt. Eldridge.
The Examiner, May 5, 1862:
The steamer Westmorland arrived today, the first trip of the season.
Arrived Saturday last, May 3, Bark Gazelle, R. Cameron Master, owned by W. W. Lord & Co., 28 days from Liverpool: Mrs. Sutherland, 2 Misses Miller, Mrs. Molesin, Miss Molesin, Messrs. J Lea and McPhee, and seven in the steerage.
The Examiner, May 12, 1862:
From the Saint John NB Courier, May 3.
On Tuesday last, the ship Elizabeth, arrived from Londonderry in 22 days, with 126 passengers, all in good health. Thirty went to the US in the steamer Relief on Wednesday; 26 went to Prince Edward Island by railroad and steamer.
The Examiner, May 19, 1862:
Sailed to Liverpool, May 17, on the bark Gazelle: David Miller, Esq., Mrs. Miller and Miss Miller; Mr. Morrison, James Griffith, wife and child.
The Examiner, August 11, 1862:
Sailed on Wednesday evening on the barque Gazelle, Cameron, Master, to Liverpool: Messrs. H. E. Starbird and Alexander Smith.
The Examiner, August 18, 1862:
At Cape North, the ship James Yeo, 1082 burthen tons, from Leghorn to Quebec, was stranded 14 miles South of Cape North. Total Wreck.
The Examiner, September 8, 1862:
Arrivals at Franklin House per Westmorland: William M. Smith, Esq, St. John; R. C. Scovil, Esq., Shediac; F. G. Thompson, Esq., St John.
Per Arabian: John Byrd, St. John; Mrs. Botsford, Miss S. L. Botsford, Miss E. Botsford, Mr. George E. Botsford, Master R. I. Botsford; Mrs. Robertson, Mr. W. G. Robertson, Moncton; Mr. John Risk, St. John, T. Gritt, Esq., MD, Shediac.
Daily Examiner, Sept. 29, 1862:
On Sept. 16, from the shipyard of Mr. McLellan, West Cape, a juniper brig, 200 tons, Volunteer, for Hon. James Yeo.
Daily Examiner, October 6, 1862:
Launched at Port Hill, Sept. 24, a ship of 800 tons, called the William Yeo.
Launched at Wheatley River, October 1, from the shipyard of D. McRae, Esq., a brig of 158 tons, Dianna, for the Newfoundland trade.
Sept 29: a steamboat named "HB" launched from the shipyard of James Duncan, Esq., of this city, built by Mr. James White, intended to ply the Hillsborough River between Charlottetown and Mount Stewart.
Topsail schooner, "Elfin", steamer, 208 tons, built by Donald Stewart, Esq., of Cardigan, for Messrs. Westaway, Welsh and Owen, and intended to go between here and Boston.
On Sept 20, from the shipyard of William Ellis, Lot 12, a brigantine of 167 tons, Constance, for Captain W. Richards of Port Hill.
The Examiner, October 6, 1862:
Launched at Port Hill from the shipyard of James Yeo, Junior, 800 tons, August 24, William Yeo.
Launched at Wheatley River, Sept. 1, from the shipyard of D. McRae, a Brig, Dianna (?), 158 new tons, for the Newfoundland trade.
The Heather Belle was launched Monday last from the shipyard of James Duncan, Esq., of this City. It was built by Mr. James White.
Launched, Elfin, steamer built at Cardigan for Messrs. Welsh, Westaway & Owen. It will go to Glasgow to have machinery fitted in.
October 13, on October 9, from the shipyard of Clement White, Charlottetown, Herald, for Newfoundland trade.
Daily Examiner, October 13, 1862:
On the 9th of October, from the Charlottetown shipyard of Mr. Clement White, a brigantine of 200 tons; the Herald, for the Newfoundland market.
Daily Examiner, November 10, 1862:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. George Ellis, Lot 12, Oct. 29, ship of 800 tons, Isabella Saunders for Hon. James Yeo.
The Examiner, November 10, 1862:
Launched, Oct 29, from the shipyard of George Ellis, Lot 12, the Isabella Saunders.
Daily Examiner, November 17,1862:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Simpson, Fifteen Point, Egmont Bay, a brig of 300 tons, British Lady, for Hon. James Yeo.
At Charlottetown, 7th inst., from the shipyard of John & James Douse; owners Frederick Douse, ship of 290 tons.
From the shipyard of Messrs. A. & W. McLean, Little Sands, a brig of 160 tons, Korea, built by Mr. John Taylor, purchased by Capt. Robert Strachan.
Vessel launched Nov. 8, from the shipyard of Mr. Francis Panting, Pinette.
The Examiner, November 17, 1862:
On Friday, November 7th, from the shipyard of Thomas Simpson, Fifteen Point, Egmont Bay, British Lady, for Hon. James Yeo.
At Charlottetown, launched November 7, the Frederick Douse from the shipyard of John and James Douse, by the builder John Darrach.
From the shipyard of A. & W. McLean, at Little Sands, the ship Korea; builder, John Taylor; owner, Robert Strachan..
Also launched, a ship from the shipyard of Francis Panting, Pinette.
The Examiner, November 24, 1862:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Peter Guard, Cascumpec, a brigantine about 150 tons for the Hon. James Yeo.
Launched, the Helen Davies, from the shipyard of Ronald McDonald, Esq., Pisquid, Nov. 21, for the West India trade.
Sailed, November 10, to Liverpool, the Gazelle: Miss McDonald, Miss Heard, Messrs. J. D. McDonald, J. McGilvray, J. Hughes, Allan Reed, J. McLean, wife and children.
Daily Examiner, Nov. 24, 1862:
From the shipyard of Mr. Peter Guard, Cascumpec, Nov. 10, Brigt, 150 tons, for Hon. James Yeo.
On Thursday last, from the shipyard of Ronald McDonald, Esq. Pisquid, for D. Davies, Esq. Of Ch'town, 150 tons, Helen Davies, for West Indies trade.
The Examiner, May 11, 1863:
Arrived here this morning, in the Barque Gazelle, from England: Mr. And Mrs
Chanter, Charles Bagnall, W. L Goff, Mrs. Tilley, Miss Ingles, Capt. D. Bell, and John Dunn and Margaret Dunn in the steerage.
Arrived from Pictou, May 5: Captain Forbes, Messrs. Ennis, S. Murray, G. Full, Chisholm, Wilkins, Roberts, Hewitt.
From Shediac, May 5: Messrs. Coy, Brian, Martin, Melonson, Ross McNevin, Gillies, Fitzpatrick, Power, Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Slater.
From Pictou, May 8, Miss McLellan, Miss Murdock. Mrs. Sutherland and 2 children, Rev. Mr. McLean, Messrs. Fraser, A. C. Lemon, Brigham., Roome, Wright, Bohan.
The Examiner, May 25, 1863:
In the steamer Westmorland from Shediac, May 16: Mrs. Sweeney, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Perkins, Misses Kelly, Cundall, Dunlop, McLeod. Messrs. William Cundall, R. R. Stevenson, R. Heartz, William Weeks, Delany, Reilly, Farrow.
From Pictou, May 19th: Mrs. Morton, Miss McKenzie, Doctor Sutherland, Messrs. S. Mutch, L.(?) McDevitt, J. McNevin, Strong, Reilly, McNutt, Murray, T. McNutt, L, McDonald, D. McDonald, and Favoald (?.)
From Shediac May 20th: Rev. Mr. Brewster, Mrs. Gildson, Mrs. Baker, Misses Jost, Morton, McPhail, Myers, McDonald. Messrs. A. R. Jost, A. D. Morton, R. Ward, A. Sutherland, Brideshaw, Drew, J. McKinnon, Stevens, Hanson, Shaw, Captain Eldridge, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie, Miss McIntosh.
From Pictou on May 22: Mrs. Beaton, Miss Longworth, Messrs. Duchemin, T. Robertson, M. Middlewood, T. Seaman, F. Bennet.
The Examiner, June 1, 1863:
In the Steamer Westmorland from Shediac, May 23: Capt. and Mrs. King, Madam Mignault, Madam Belanger, Mrs.Curtes (?), Mrs. Dempsey, Miss Woods, Miss Gillies, Messrs. R. McLeod, James McLeod, N. McLeod, Hicks, Stewart, McGregor, McKinnon, Cockran, Briggs, M'Connell, Anderson.
From Pictou on the 25th: Miss McKay, Miss Fraser, Messrs. Cummings, Noonan, Sweeney, Palmer, Cameron, Dunphy, Small, Pelatin, Bent.
From Shediac, on the 27th: James Duncan, Esqr., Messrs. W. Ross, Bentley, Ramsay.
From Pictou, May 28th : Mrs. Middlewood and 2 children, Mrs. White, Miss Carnish, J. Purdie, B. McKay, Driscoll, Taylor.
In the Gazelle, for Liverpool, May 25: two Misses Fitzgerald. Also, Mrs. McMullen, Mr. Stockman, Senior.
In the Theresa for Liverpool, May 26: - Mr. and Mrs Trenaman, Messrs. James Peake, Mr. Stockman, sen., Mr. Stockman, jun., wife and child, and Martin Dunn.
From Liverpool, the Barque Theresa, Capt. Fraser, 42 days from Liverpool, Great Britain, with a general cargo of merchandise, arrived here Thursday last, May 16th. She experienced very heavy weather and lost her main topmast, by which she was delayed several days. She was also detained ten days in the ice, eastward of the Banks of Newfoundland. Passengers by her: Capt. Hicks, Capt. May, Mr. James E. Welsh, Mr. Munro and family, Master McKay.
The Brig British Lady, Captain Thomas Gorvin from PEI for Belfast, was lost on the Magdalen Islands on 7 December last, during a violent tempest and snow storm. The suffering of the crew was most intense. From 11 pm of the 7th until 5 am of the 8th, they were lashed to the vessel, the sea breaking over them, and everything around them a mass of ice. The crew consisted of 11 persons, 2 of whom were washed overboard, another two froze to death, and subsequently washed off the wreck. Six reached the shore by means of the deals which composed the ship's cargo, and one (the Captain) was washed off a plank on which he hoped to reach land and was drowned. Severely frost-bitten and overcome with exhaustion, the surviving sufferers had still to travel 7 miles before arriving at the nearest refuge, Gross Isle, where they were kindly received and sheltered by the Customs Officer. The names of those saved are: William Pellipaut (or Pellipant,) Henry Naylor, John Stewart, John Lawrence, William Hedden, Thomas Hamilton. Those lost are: Thomas Gorvin (Captain,) Charles Balkwall (carpenter,) Francis Bennet (cook,) Peter Vandallam, Alfred Cole, all of England.
[The British Lady was built by Thomas Simpson, Esq. of Lot 15, last summer, and was the property of the Hon. James Yeo, of Port Hill. Ed. ISL.]
The Examiner, June 22, 1863:
In the steamer Westmorland from Shediac, June 18: Mrs. Barbarie, Miss Matthews, Miss Howatt, Mrs. Webster, Mrs. Bell, Miss Lewis, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Strong, Mr. and Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Gay, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Butcher, Miss Tidmarsh, Miss Severance, Dr. Tremain, Messrs. G. Panting, Arthur, Pitblado(?), Grant, Connors, Lapham, Murray,------,-----Gillis, Bell, ------.
In do. from Pictou, June 16: Revds. G. Huestis, Davies, Botterell, Peach, Dove; Hon. John and Mrs. Longworth, Mr. Hensley, Mrs. McLean, Messrs. McNeill, Reed, Brehaut, A. McNeill, Megone (?), Wood, Murray, Graham, Munro.
In do. from Shediac, on the 17th: Rev. And Mrs. Wilson, Revds. Messrs. Smith, Taylor, DesBrisay, Packard, Tweedy, Johnson, Allan, Currie, Wilson and wife, England and wife, Angwin, Weddall, Hennigar, Barratt, Temple, Milligan, Snowball, Perkin, McCarthy; Capt. & Mrs. Smith, son and daughter, Oliver Jones; Messrs. Chisholm, A. McKenzie, Leslie, Mackay, Brennan, Dixon, Mrs. Foster, Miss Wier, Miss Macgee, Miss Martin, Miss Wade: Messrs. Robins, White, Kilbride, Allan, McEachern, Anderson., Beckingham.
In do. from Pictou, June 19 ; Rev. and Mrs. Pope, Revds. F. Smith, Lathern. Smallwood, Cameron and wife, McLean, H. Pope, McNutt, Daniel and wife, McMurray, DeWolfe, R. Smith, Thomas Pethick, Esq., Hon. C. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Hart, Miss Frame, Miss McLellan, Mrs. Webster, Messrs. Mosher, Chisholm, Muling, Duchemin, McLeod, D. Fraser, McKenzie, L. Wood, Bayne, Ross, Cooper, H. Smith, Millner, Scott, Tanton, Mr. and Mrs. McArthur and family.
The Examiner, June 29, 1863:
Launched at Summerside, Friday, June 19th, from the shipyard of Mr. James Crasswell, a Brig of about 284 tons, Vega, built for Mr. John Lefurgy, Esq., of that place.
The Examiner, August 10, 1863:
On Saturday, August 1, the Brig John Brewster was launched from the shipyard of J. & J. Douse, for J. & J. Douse.
On July 29, from the shipyard of Mr. William Balls, Beach Point, Lot 17, for William Richards, of Port Hill, a brig, Laura, 361 tons.
At Pisquid River, August 3, Brig, William Cundall, built by Mr. John Clarke for Messrs. J & J. Douse.
The Examiner, August 17, 1863:
Launched from the shipyard of Alexander Hayden, August 13, for Messrs. W. W. Lord & Co., a Brig of 325 tons, Vivid (?)
The Examiner, August 24, 1863:
From the shipyard of R. E. McDonald, Esq., Pisquid, on Thursday last, for Messrs. D. G. &S. Davies, Charlottetown, a brig of 260 tons, Crown.
The Protestant and Evangelical Witness, August 25, 1863:
Loss of schooner George Dundas of P. E Island, J. Campbell, Master, en route from Cuba to New York. Crew saved; owned by Messrs. T & T. Young, of Pinette.
The Examiner, August 31, 1863:
In the Steamer Westmorland from Pictou, August 25: Mr. and Mrs. Trenaman, Mr. and Mrs. Elson, Major General Hastings Doyle, Major Nugent, Messrs. McKeen, Burns, Hayes, Fraser.
The Examiner, September 14, 1863:
Launched Thursday, Sept. 10, from the shipyard of Mr. Alexander McDonald, Pisquid, a Brig of 318 tons, Arab, for Messrs. W. W. Lord & Co.
The Examiner, September 21, 1863:
Launched - On the 8th ultimo, from the shipyard of Messrs. Davidson & Dingwell, Rollo Bay, a superior copper fastened and highly finished Juniper Brig, called the Olato, of 234 tons, medium measurement, built under the inspection of Lloyd's agent, and pronounced by all who have seen her to be quite a model in the line.
On Monday last, from the shipyard of Mr. James White, Charlottetown, for the Executors of the late James Peake, a handsome brigantine of192 tons, N. M. and 266 O. M, called the Exonia (?)
On the 5th instant, from the shipyard of Mr. Thomas Simpson, Fifteen Point, for the Hon. James Yeo, a very fine Juniper Brig of 276 tons, called the Delaware.
About three weeks since, a Brig of about 250 tons was launched from the shipyard of Mr. Wood, Enmore river, for the Hon. James Yeo. About the same time, another Brig of about 300 tons, was launched from the shipyard of Mr. Frank Arsneaux, North Cape. About ten days since another Brig of Messrs. Plested and McKinnon, Grand River. On the 15th instant from the shipyard of Mr. Daniel McLellan, Grand River, a very superior copper fastened Juniper built Brigantine, called the Juniper of 149 tons to class 7 years at Lloyd's.
The Examiner, October 5, 1863:
Launched from the shipyard of Edward Kickham, Esq. Souris West, Sept. 23, a Brig, 237 tons.
Launched at Port Hill, Sept. 29, from the shipyard of Mr. James Yeo, Junior, a Bark, 400tons Drogheda.
The Examiner, October 19, 1863:
Launched from the shipyard of John A. McLean, Esq. of St. Peter's Bay, on Oct. 1, 135 tons, Gipsy, for the Newfoundland market.
From the shipyard of Mr. John P. F. Baker, Bedeque, a brig, 200 tons, M. M. Racer, for Hon. J. C. Pope, Summerside.
On October 7, from the shipyard of Mr. Alexander McDonald, Lot 14 (OR Lot 11), a Brig of 320 tons, and, Oct 10, a Bark, 400 tons, both for Hon. James Yeo.
Died. At Arichat, Nova Scotia, at the adbvanced age of 91 years, Captain Joseph Babin, for many years engaged in the Coasting Trade between the Island and the lower Provinces in which capacity he earned for himself the name of a sober, careful, experienced and trustworthy man. He was deservedly regretted by his numerous friends. [GC]
The Examiner, October 26, 1863:
On Saturday, October 17, from the shipyard of Peter McLaren, Lot 16, a Brig about 200 tons for Hon. James Yeo.
A Brig------, 283 tons, a few days since from the shipyard of Messrs. Bollum & Mellish, Percival River, Lot 12, for William Heard, Charlottetown.
A brig of 200 tons, from the shipyard of Messrs. Mcmillan, Orwell, for James Anderson, Esq. Charlottetown,
The Examiner, November 2, 1863:
On the Bark Gazelle to Liverpool Irvine, Master, Nov. 2: Mr and Mrs. A. Lord and Miss Smith.
The Examiner, November 9, 1863:
From the shipyard of Mr. James McLellan, West Cape, Oct. 18, a brig of 250 tons, for James Yeo.
The Protestant and Evangelical Witness, Dec. 5, 1863:
Passengers on Brig Uranus to Bermuda, Dec. 3; Mrs. James D. Haszard, Miss Jessie, Henrietta Haszard;, and Mr Douglas Dixon of Glenfinglas, St. Peters.
The Protestant and Evangelical Witness, Dec. 19, 1863:
Died, aboard the American ship John D Baker July 1, 1863, returning from Rangoon to Liverpool, Duncan, 23, seventh son of Robert and Johanna MacKelvie, Indian River, Lot 18.
Ross's Weekly, 22 Dec., 1863:
Died. On Monday the 14th inst of consumption, aged 21 years, Isaac Smith, eldest son of Mr. John Corbin, and late seaman on board H. M. Ship Nile. [GC]
Ross's Weekly, 25 Feb., 1864:
Deaths. On September 18th of diarrhoea, aged 28 years, on his passage home from Chinea, James William Ford, chief officer of the Mary Mildred, eldest son of the late Captain James Ford, formerly of Prince Edward Island. Much respected and deeply regretted by all who knew him. [GC]
The Examiner, April 11, 1864:
Launched Thursday last, April 7, a schooner, 55 tons, Louisa Montgomery, built by Mr. George McKenzie, naval architect, for Hon. Donald Montgomery, for coastal and fishing trade.
The Examiner, April 25, 1864:
The Heather Belle was launched between Pictou and Shediac on April 20.
The Examiner, May 2, 1864:
Launched at Mount Stewart, on April 26, at the shipyard of Mr. Edwin Coffin, a brigantine of 198 tons, Surline, built for the executors of the late Mr. Peake.
The Examiner, May 9, 1864:
In the steamer Heather Belle, on May 1, from Cape Tormentine: Messrs. J. C. Hall, sen., J. C. Hall, jun., Charles Higgins, H. E. Starbird, Hughes, John McDonald, S. Muncey, Mr. Robert Young and wife, Miss Baldwin.
In the Europa from Liverpool to Halifax for Charlottetown: Mr and Mrs. Heard, Mr and Mrs. A. Lord, Messrs. Room, Beer, Weeks.
At the New London shipyard, May 2, of Joseph Morris, a brig of 280 tons, Garibaldi.
Also at the shipyard of William Cousins, Esq., a brig of 213 tons, Baltic, owned by Messrs. J & J. Douse, Charlottetown.
The Examiner, May 16, 1864:
From Pictou per Heather Belle on May 14: Capt. Orlebar, R. N., and son, Rev. Dr. Knox and lady, Capt. Renaff, Miss Bovyer, Messrs. Lemons, Robinson and Keer.
From Shediac and Summerside, per Heather Belle, on May 15: Mrs. Harding, Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd, Hon. J. C. Pope, William Monk, Esq., Mr. Steele.
The Examiner, May 23, 1864:
In Barque Gazelle, Irving Master, from Liverpool, 44 days: Mrs. Cattord (or Cafford) and three children, Messrs. Smith, and McKenna, Capt. Egan, Messrs. James, Clark, Michael Bearney and John Bradley.
From Shediac and Summerside, per Heather Belle, May 21: Hon. Judge Peters, Honorables W. H. Pope; D. Davies, John Ings, A. Hensley, R. Reddin, Esqrs.; Messrs. Butcher, Severs, White, Thomson, Mutch, Ramsay, Basset, Booth, R. Holman, Logan, Squarebridge, Robin, James Holman and wife, Davison and wife, Mrs. Linkletter, Mrs. Dickieson, 2 Misses Tremain, Miss Myers, and four sailors.
The Examiner, May 30, 1864:
In the Heather Belle, from Shediac, on the 25th - Messrs. Howlan, Bones, Howst, Sharp, Haloran, Howat, Burr, Bell, R. Strong, Miss Howlan, Miss Dobson, Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair, F. McMullen and wife, Houston, Havard, Miss Nicholson, Simpson, C. Vickerson, Moses Holmes, L. McLellan, Eph. Reid, Holliday.
In do from Pictou on May 27th - W. A. Johnston, Esq., Mr. Haddie, A. Simpson, J. D. Fraser, Costello, A. P. Mindock, B. Russel, Rev. Mr. Sinclair, P. Beck, Mrs. Sallenger, Mrs. Barry.
From Shediac to Summerside and Charlottetown per steamer Heather Belle on 28th May - J. A. McDonald, Wm McGill, Andrew Mitchell, Wm. Heard, Esqrs. Messrs.Harris, Picket, Callwell, wife and sister, Connell, Perry, Butcher, Campbell, Haszard, Gardiner, McLellan, Brown, Lock, Bush, O'Connell, Chapel, Stuart, Bush, McDonald, Matheson, Gates, McFarlane, Simpson, Clark, G. Gardiner, Plumer, Bertram, Cloney, Merrigan, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Hamilton, Miss Mockler, Miss Barrett.
The Bark Superb, Elliot, from Bristol, bound to Richmond Bay, to Mr. Yeo, called off Georgetown Harbour on Sunday last, having been unable, owing to large fields of ice, to get round the East Point of this Island. She sailed again for Richmond Bay on Monday morning, and was again unsuccessful in getting around the East Point. On Wednesday evening she was seen off Sea Cow Head on her way around the North Cape. The Superb has eighty hands on board, all told, Captains and Crews for new vessels.
The Examiner, June 6, 1864:
Launched ten days ago, from the shipyard of Mr. Taunton Ellis, Lot 13, for Hon. James Yeo, Esq., a Brig of 300 tons, Amity.
From Pictou, May 31: Messrs. Delaney, Tuplin, McGee, Fraser, W. King and two sons, Boudroit.
From Pictou, June 3: Messrs. W. Scott, John Shaw, R. McConnell, David Lions, Alex. Dunbar, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs and Miss Ross.
In the steamer Princess of Wales from St. John N. B. and Halifax: Mrs. Fleming, Stackhouse, Quinton, C. Stackhouse, Charles Wright, Mrs. and Miss Griffiths, Mrs. Sweten(?), Hon. Edward Kenny, Mr. W. Trowan and Mr. Doull.
The Examiner, June 13, 1864:
From the shipyard of Donald Sewart, Esq., Cardigan River, May 27, a brig of 308 tons, for L. C.Owen & Co., Charlottetown, Euterpe.
The Examiner, June 27, 1864:
Passengers, June 25, in the steamer Commerce from Boston and Halifax: John McLeod, George Webber, John McPherson, John McKay, James Carne, Daniel Thayer, R. B. Reed, W. P. Reed, M.. And E. Dorety and two children.
From Halifax: Miss Duchemin and Mrs. Leahy.
Missing issues; or issues no lists.....
The Examiner, July 11, 1864:
In the Steamer Heather Belle, from Pictou, July 6 - Capt. Salmon, A. R. Garvie, Revds. M. Munro, Fraser, Boudreault;, Johnson, Crawford, Gordon, Falconer, McMurray, McLean, Sutherland, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. McNeil; Messrs. Stewart, John Stewart, Hon. M. Henderson. James Hope, Lieut. R. Davies, R. N., George Davies, D. McManus, D. Higgins, Professor Jones.
In the Steamer Princess of Wales, from Shediac, July 6 - Messrs. D. R. Hooper, C. Lafrance, Dogherty, M. O'Halloran, Welsh, Penny, Rankin, McCallum, Stewart, D. Harrington, Mrs. Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth, Kennedy, Huestis, D. Montgomery, R. Ferguson, Miss Pryor, Mrs. Catly, Newberry, Mrs. Lecoste, Haley, Clark. Robinson, Compton,. Swan and others.
On Thursday morning, the 7th instant, from the shipyard of Richard Cameron, Esq., Montague River, a Brigantine of 237 tons, new measurement; built to class 7 years in Lloyd's, called the "Fassifern," for Benjamin Davies, Esq., Charlottetown.
From the shipyard of Messrs. Davidson & Dingwell, at Rollo Bay, King's County, on the 2nd inst., a splendid copper-fastened brig of 245 tons, called the "Carrie M. L.," classed for 7 years. She is intended for the London market, and pronounced by all who have seen her a model of emulation. As soon as the"C. M. L." was launched, the keel, already fastened together, for another vessel was placed upon the same block and building operations commenced.
The Examiner, July 18, 1864:
Per Commerce to Boston, July 11: Catherine Gamble, Helena Bennet, Mrs. Mary Peddle, Miss Mary H. Peddle, Jane Peddle, Maria S. Peddle, Mrs. Mary Young, J. Todd, George Clark, Miss Hannah Hobbs; Thomas Fairbairn, J. H. Rattenbury; to New York: Edgar Brenan, William Brenan; to Halifax:Miss E. Broderick, and the Hibernicon troupe, seven in number; to Canso: M. Stewart, John Stewart; to Pictou - J. W. Higgins.
Per Heather Belle from Brule, July 12 - 2 Misses Muckler, Mr. and Mrs. Bent, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald, Mrs. Catlin; Miss Purves, Miss Logan, Miss McKern, Miss Blair, Miss Bryden, Miss Clark, Miss Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Becker, Mrs. and Miss Kitchen, Mrs. Bremen, Mrs. Langille, Mr. and Mrs. McLarden, Mrs. Flinn, Miss Irving, Miss McLeod, Miss Fraser, Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Doran, Messrs. Burr, Fraser, Hogan, Monroe, John Matheson, Collie, Oxler, Ducett, Kisselpaw, Blair, Fitch.
Per Princess of Wales, from Pictou, July 12 - Miss Bennie, Mrs. and Miss McDonald, Mrs. and Miss Cundall, Messrs. Sullivan, Cameron, Thompson, T. McDonald, M. O'Neill, J. Morris, Knell, Hawkins, McKay, A. McDonald, Roberts, E. Grant, Full, Narraway, together with 113 who were spectators of the Cricket Match in Pictou.
The Examiner, July 25, 1864:
On July 5, from the shipyard of Mr. Angus Gillis, at West Point, a Barque, 290 tons, Ada, for Messrs. James Duncan & Co.
On July 5, from the shipyard of Thomas Simpson, Esq., Fifteen Point, a brigantine of 147 tons, Alice, for Thomas Simpson, Esq.
On June 29, from the shipyard of R. G. McDonald, Esq., Pisquid, a barque, 310 tons, Lotus, for Messrs. D. G. & S. Davies.
Tuesday last, from the shipyard of John and James Douse, under the superintendence of Mr John Darrach, a brig of 290 tons, Citizen.
The Examiner, August 1, 1864:
In the Heather Belle from Pictou, July 27, 1864 - Miss McDonald, Mrs. Full, Mrs. Ritchie, Mrs. Jas. Romans, Mrs. Fraser, Messrs. Colman, Flood, Full, McLean, Fraser, Heartz, Murdoch.
In the steamer Princess of Wales from Shediac, on July 23, 1864 - Messrs. McKenzie, S. Barnard, H. Anderson and wife, Rev. R. Smith, T. Kidston, and wife, J. Fraser, J. McNeill, Lafferty, Remister, Knowlan, Lafrance, McKinnon, Monk, Ryan, Mrs. and Miss Pippy, Mrs. Reid, G. M. Clark, McInnis, Roach, Tuplin, Quinlan, Eckhart, Capt. Furneaux, Read, Tanton, Watson, Payson, Cantelo, Reid, McNeill, Capt. and Mrs. Hubbard, Mrs. S. Hubbard, Mrs. Harper and others.
In the do. from do on the 27th - A. Magee, A. Magee, junr., G. Stubs, Mr. and Mrs. Blood, Mrs. Alley, Mrs. Smith, Patterson, Mr. and Mrs Weldon, Mr. and Mrs. McLellan, Mrs. Morton, Mrs. Lewis, Clark, Burpee, Bryenton, Thresher, Adams, McDonald, Miss McDonald, Miss Grady, Miss Hope, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, McDonald, Gregor, Rev. Dr. Ritchie, Rottenberry, J. McDonald, G. Ellison, McLeod, Humphrey, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Coleman, Sabine, Knight and others.
Launched from the Shipyard of Edward Kickham, Esq., Souris, on the 25th ulitmo, a splendid Brigantine, of 137 tons, called the F. Edward.
On Wednesday last, from the shipyard of Mr. Joseph Fisher, Hillsborough River, for Robert Longworth, Esq., of this City, a very fine juniper built, copper-fastened Barque, to class 7 years of about 300 tons register, called the Prince Victor.
The Examiner, August 15, 1864:
Passengers: In the Heather Belle from Brule, [Nova Scotia] August 11 - Hon. D. Davies, Mrs. Davies, Miss Davies, Miss Cameron, Miss Lockerby, Miss Campbell, Mr. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. G. Ellis.
In the Princess of Wales from Pictou, on the 10th inst - E. Taylor and wife and servant, S. Ward, Mr and Mrs. Allison, Duchemin, Black, Miss Tremere, Asa Goodwin, Finley, Mrs. Barr, Mrs. McPherson, Miss May, Vain, Schurman, Miss McDonald, Mrs. Hillcoat, Duchemin, J. Wilson, B. Hegar, Smith, Miss Barnard, Miss Longworth, Nelson, McLean, Boardman.
In do. From Pictou, August 12: McDonald, Stevens, McKenzie, McDonald, Stanley, Iuce (?), R. McKenzie, Miss Michelday, Miss Fowler, Mrs. Flinn, J. Dix.
From the shipyard of Mr. George Ellis, Lot 12, on Wednesday, the 3rd instant, a Bark of about 400 tons for the Hon. James Yeo. A few days previous, a Brigantine of about 150 tons called the Consul, from the Shipyard of Mr. McLellan, West Cape, also for the Hon. James Yeo.
On Tuesday last, the 9th instant, from the shipyard of Alexander Hayden, Esq., Hillsborough River, a juniper built, copper-fastened Barque of about 600 tons, called the David Cannon. This fine vessel was built for Messrs. W. W. Lord & Co., of this City, and is intended as a regular trader between this Port and Liverpool. The steamer Heather Belle took her in town immediately after she was launched, and brought her down to this City.
On Wednesday last, from the shipyard of Mr. Joseph Fisher, Hillsborough River, for Robert Longworth, Esq., of this City, a very fine juniper built, copper-fastened Barque, to class 7 years, of about 300 tons register, called the Prince Victor.
The Examiner, August 22, 1864:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Samuel Clark, Pisquid, East River, August 20, a Brig of 24 tons for W. W. Lord & Co.
The Examiner, August 29, 1864:
In the Princess of Wales on Saturday, from Shediac and Summerside: The Hon. Judge Parker, Master of the Rolls of New Brunswick, and Lady; Mrs. Willis (Lady of N. P. Willis, Esq.,) Miss Willis and Master Willis; Miss Grinnell, of New York; Hon. E. Whelan, Capt. Richards, Miss Yates, Rev. Mr. Hart and lady; Miss Smith, Mrs. O. Connolly, Miss Garland, Miss McDonald, Miss Foster, Mrs. Corben, Mrs. Crabb, Mrs. Crabb, sen., Mrs. Dickenson, Mrs. Cundall, Mrs. H. Haszard, Very Rev. Dr. McDonald, Col. Amey, Stephen Swabey, Esq. and son, Michael Stephenson, Esq., J. Andrew McDonald, Esq., F. McNeill, Esq., Wm. Ness, Esq.; Messrs. J. Pidgeon, Howland, J. McDonald, Lyle, Schurman, McIsaac, Cairns, Barker, Kelly, Purcell, Smardon, Campbell, McGinn, Barratt, Foster, McGinnis, Crabb, J. Roach, Reeves, D. Lyle, Tremain, Higgins, A. Parker, Barratt, P. Power, C. Saunders, Swan, Malone, Hubbard, T. S. Hubbard.
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Alex, McRae, Orwell River, August 12, 1864, for Benjamin
Davies, Esq., Charlottetown, a fine brig called John Pitcairn, 214 tons medium measurement, built under inspection of Lloyd's agent, Mr. Slogget, to class 4 years. We understand that this vessel reflects great credit on the foreman, Mr. Angus McDonald, of Pisquid.
On the 18th of August, from the shipyard of D & K. McKay, New London, a brigantine of 191 tons register, called the Mary A. McKay; she was built under the inspection of Lloyd's agent, to class 4 years, and is a credit to her enterprising owners, the Messrs. McKay.
On the 18th instant, from the shipyard of Mr. William Balls, Lot 15, for Captain W. Richards, Port Hill, a very fine ship of about 600 tons.
On the 17th instant, at the shipyard of N. J. Brown, Esquire, Egmont Bay, a superior Brig of 232 tons, called the Seven Seas, built under the inspection of Messrs. Lloyd's agent, to class 4 years.
September 5, 1864:
From Shediac to Charlottetown, August 30: Messrs. Andrews, Mrs. Gardiner; eight Ladies, Sisters of Charity; Hodnett, John Morris, Esq., Miss Morris and a large party of excursionists.
In do on the 31st of August, from Shediac - Hon. Arthur Gordon, Lt. Governor of New Brunswick, Private secretary and servant; Hons. Messrs. Tilley, Steves, Chandler, Gray, Johnston, Delegates. Messrs. McDonald, McWilliams, Mitchell, Schurman, Allison, Rev. T. Richey, Watson, Bradley, two Misses Steves, Mrs. Swabey and servant, Mrs. Schurman, Miss McMullin, Miss Contour, Mrs. Copp,. Mrs. Richey, Miss Wilson, and large party of excursionists.
In do from Pictou on Friday morning - Messrs. Campbell, Mclarty, Purves, Chester, Symonds, D. Campbell, McLarty(?), McIntosh, Gardiner, McDonald, Mr. and two Miss Copelands, Miss Nelson, Miss Rankin, Master Rankin.
On August 2, from the shipyard of John Clark, Esq., Cascumpeque, a brig of 274 tons, Sarah Ann.
On August 25, from the shipyard of Elisha Dingwell, Souris, for James D. Mason, Charlottetown, a brig of 194 tons, Victory.
The Examiner, Sept 12, 1864:
In the Princess of Wales from Shediac, Sept. 3: Miss McKay, Miss Mills, Messrs. Knowlan, Smith. Howat, Gardiner, Miss Green and Mrs. Griffiths, Harding, W. and T. Ross, Freeman, Mrs. Freeman, Miss Carter, Miss Chapman, Dr. Hobkirk, Miss Morton, Mrs. Creamer, I. P. W. DesBrisay and Miss DesBrisay, Carey, Smith, Wallbridge , M. Hall and wife, Frame, Egot, Fairchild, Knell.
In do from Shediac, Sept 7, Messrs. Walker, Dogherty, Coyle, Ramsay, Fraser and wife, T. Gay, Hocker, Bremner, Flority, Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Ings, 2 Misses Waters, Master Waters, Flint, Boyle, Danson, Mrs. Davison, Miss Davison, Chapman, Mrs. Watson, Darby, Mellish, Bell, Walker, Sullivan.
The Examiner, Sept19, 1864:
In the steamer Princess of Wales from Shediac, Sept 10: Messrs. McInnis, McKenna, Conley, Vincent, Slade, Mrs. Slade, Mrs. Bargess, Judge Ritchie, Lady and family; Cummings, Wallace, Strong, Crawford, Sharper, Walsh, Payson, McNeill, Beckford, Capt. Callions (?) and family, Egan, McArthur, McNally, J. Yeo, McIntosh, Hopgood, J. McNeill, Calony, Fraser, Smith, Mr. and Mrs. G. Ellis, Rev. Mr. Ross; McNeill and family, 2 Misses Bently, Miss Cousins, Miss Smith, Miss Vaughan, Miss Freeman, Miss Minon, and a lot of Emigrants.
In do. from Shediac, on Tuesday night - Mr and Mrs. D. Hodgson, S. Carvell, Kane, Hayes, Mrs. and Miss Heard, Edmonds, Barrow, Riddle, Robinson, Wright, Strawf (?), Crombie, Mr. and Mrs. Bean,--------, J. Haviland and others.
In do from Shediac, on Wednesday - J. Hazlewood, George Hodgson, R. Peake, J. H. Sherman, American Consul and son; W. McLeod, Rev. Mr. McElroy, McCann, Willner, Bagnall, Aiton (?), McNally, Barber, W. Stewart, Mrs. Levison, C. McDonald, Kitchen, A. Cameron, Battie, Tanton, Mr. and Mrs. Crawford, Miss Snelgrove, Miss Hall, Two Sisters of Charity.
In the Heather Belle, from Pictou, on Monday - Mr. and Mrs. Murray and two daughters, Mr. and Master Dalgleish, J. McDonald, and J. McVane, W. H Rice, Coverly, R. & K. McKenzie, Alex McLean, and Mrs. Grant.
In do. from Brule, Thursday night - W. Brown, Esq., Captain Taylor, Harrington, and several others.
In the Princess of Wales for Pictou, Sept. 16. - Mrs. Wilson, Chandler and Boy, L. McPherson, LePage, D. McNeill, Rev. J. Geddie, Miss Geddie, H. J. Cundall, Gray, Spence, Mr and Mrs. Foster, Gardiner, Mrs. Peters, Miss Gray, Campbell, Levison, McKenzie and others.
In the Arabia at Halifax, for P. E. Island - William Brown, Esq., Mr. Henry Cundall, Mr. F. L. Page, Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Mrs. B. Davies, Mr. Harrington.
Launched August 28, from the shipyard of Samuel Kenley, Cape Wolfe, a brig of 241 tons, Maggie, for Messrs. James Duncan & Co. of this City.
On Saturday last, Sept. 17, from the shipyard of Mr. Edwin Coffin, Mount Stewart, for the executors of the Estate of the late James Peake, bark, 300 tons, Lelia Alice.
At St. Peter's, Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the shipyard of Mr. William Hayden, for the executors of the Estate of the late James Peake, a brig of 25 tons, Mary.
The Examiner, Sept 26, 1864:
In the steamer Princess of Wales, from Shediac, on Sept. 17 - Hons. Col. Gray, Edward Palmer, W. H. Pope, George Coles, Andrew A. McDonald, Delegates.
Messrs. R. McDonald, Taylor, Walker, Green, Appleby, McGilveray, Mason, Derosh, Laverty, Mr. and Mrs. T. Morris, Miss Coles, Mrs. Ryder, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Hensley, Ruggles, A. Nicholson, C. Nicholson, Hueston, Craig, Capt. Murchison, E. Ford, Leach, J. W. Morrison, Gibson, Sullivan, Cormack, Cox, Anderson, Merrigan, Smith, Capt. England, and several others.
In do. from Pictou to Charlottetown on the 23rd - Messrs. Campbell, Fisher, Staples, Thomson, McPhee, Noonan, Stevenson, Nelson, Lawson, Bell, Capt. Walsh, Muncy, Lindsay, Rev. Mr. Jordon, Faulkener, Pethwick, Chandler, Right Reverend Dr. McIntyre, R. C. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Ross, Miss Muncy.
In the Heather Belle from Brule, Sept 22 - Hon. T. Heath Haviland, Mrs. Alexander, Miss Haviland, R. McKinlay, Harny, Gilbert, Cruikshank, Randall, and 3 sailors.
At Crapaud, Sept 17, a brig, 216 tons, Mr. Albert H. Locke, built by Mr. William Hughes of West River, for Messrs. Locke & Kingdom.
On Sept 3, at the shipyard of Messrs. Plastid & McKinnon, Lot 14, a bark of 400 tons.
Sept 17, from the yard of Mr. Taunton Ellis, a brigantine of 150 tons for Hon James Yeo.
A few days ago, from the shipyard of Mr. John McKinnon, Lot 14, a brig for Messrs. James Yeo & W. Richards.
The Examiner, Oct 3, 1864:
Launched at Pownal, Lot 49, Sept 16, for J. B. Gay, Esq. Schooner, Pacific, 134 tons.
In the Heather Belle from Brule, Sept 29: Mrs. Edward Palmer, Miss Palmer, James Duncan, John Bell, Messrs. Creamer, Purchase, Alex Stromberg.
The Examiner, Oct 10, 1864:
In the Princess of Wales from Shediac, October 5 - Messrs. Page, Mr. and Mrs. McKinnon, S. Smith, Harper, Chase, Brown, Bell, Rogers, McArbille (McCarville?),McInnis, DesBrisay, Miss Douse, T. Connell, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dawson, J. Higgins, Mrs. Wright, Gillon, Mr. Matheson, Campbell, Munroe, Fraser, Blair, Hope, Hollis, Miss Hollis, McAvey, Miss Hope, Miss Hall, Mr. and Mrs.G. Douglass, A. McKay, W. Hawkins, Thorne, Mrs. McNutt, Miss Everest, Muirhead.
In the steamer Princess of Wales Saturday night last, October 8 - G. Adams, Capt. Hubbard, Strong, D. McLean, McDonald, Mr. McWilliams, Mrs. Rayner, J. Sween, Ballister, J. McLeod, J. McKay, McPherson, H. Quin, J. Arthur, A. McIntyre, Milledge, Young, J. McDonald, Muncey, Kilbride, Mrs. A McKenzie, Miss Willister, McDonald, Petre, Mrs. Thomson, Miss Green, Mrs. Scott, Miss Harley, Miss Hanford, R. T. Holman, Miss Lawson, Mrs. Murary, McGinnis, Capt. Phillips, R. Copeland, Patterson, Young, Miss Butcher, Cairns, G. Howlan, G. Jenkins, J. R. Reddin, Mrs. Lockhead.
Launched, a brigantine, called Emblem, from the shipyard of R. C. McDonald, Esq. Hillsborough River, for Hon. D. Davies, of this city.
The Examiner, Oct 17, 1864:
In the Princess of Wales, from Pictou, Oct. 14 - Messrs. W. Campbell, Dewar, Burhoe, J. Campbell, Bennett, Marchbanks, Munroe, Gallant, Power, Sutherland, Mrs. McNeill, Miss Duchemin, Mrs. Dalgleish, M. Fuller.
In the Princess of Wales, on Saturday night, Oct. 15 - Mrs. Craig and child, D. Enman, A. Anderson, Mrs. T. R. Welling, T. Connolly, Wightman, Bagnall, McLeod, White, Mrs. Alex. McKenzie and child, Mrs. Bennett, Miss Cole, Capt. J. McDonald, D. Collins, C. Mellish, Mrs. Gay, D. McCullough, Cameron, Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Rodd, Mrs. McGibbon, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Miller, O'Halloran, Taylor, Higgins, Churchill, Fox, McKindley, Marchbanks, LeFurgie, McLellan, McLean.
Launched from the shipyard of J. A. McLaine, Esq., St. Peter's Bay, on Thursday, the 6th instant, a highly finished Brigantine of 142 tons, new measurement, and 235 o.m. called the Fleetwing.
From the shipyard of Mr. William Sencabaugh, Murray Harbour, on the 5th instant, a Brigantine of about 200 tons called the Liberty. She was built by the owner for a trader between this Island and the other Provinces.
The Examiner, Oct 24, 1864:
In the steamer Princess of Wales from Shediac on Wednesday night:
Judge Peters, Mrs. Sinclair, Kent, Billing, McLeod, Clark, J. Bently, J. Mayne, Mr. & Mrs. Marshall, Lowe, Rogers, McCallum, Spencer, Rumbolt, Thompson, Faught, Forbes, Miss Vaugahan (?), White, Brown, Schurman, Lowe, Saunders, McNaught, Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Roper, M:iss Kelly, W. Swan, D. McLeod.
At New London, on the 15th instant, from the shipyard of J & D. McIntyre, a very fine schooner, called the Flying Cloud, of the burthen of 125 tons new and 170 tons old measurement, built expressly for the coasting trade.
On Monday, the 16th instant, from the shipyard of Baker and Crawford, Bedeque, a superior copper-built Ship, of 558 tons, called the Zenith, built by Mr. William Ling, which for workmanship cannot be surpassed by any on the Island.
At Charlottetown, on Monday, the 17th instant, from the shipyard of Mr. William White, a brigantine of 135 tons, n.m., called the Emeline.
On the same day, from the shipyard of Mr. Clement White, a brigantine of 135 tons, n.m., called the Orion.
And, on Wednesday, the 19th instant, from the shipyard of Mr James White, a brigantine of 140 tons, n.m. called --------.
The Messrs. White's vessels are, we believe, all intended for the Newfoundland market, and have been built and finished in a superior style.
The Examiner, Oct 31, 1864:
On Tuesday, October 25, from the shipyard of Mr. Joseph C. Morris, New London, Brig of 218 tons, Ann Rendle.
The Examiner, Nov 7, 1864:
At Rollo Bay, October 29, from the shipyard of Messrs. Davidson & Dingwell, Brigantine Orion, 183 tons, for the Newfoundland market......????
From the shipyard of Capt. L. J. Westaway, Georgetown, Oct. 17, T. H. Haviland, brigantine of 251 tons; builder: Mr. Joseph Fairchild.
The Examiner, Nov 14, 1864:
In the Undine for Liverpool - Mrs. Chanter, Miss Wright, 2 Misses Hobkirk, and Mr. Joseph Tomlin.
In the Princess of Wales from Shediac, Nov. 9: Hon. Edward Palmer, Hon. T. Heath Haviland, Hon. Andrew A. Macdonald, Hon. E. Whelan, Rev. C. Stewart, Rev. Mr. Fraser, Miss Robertson, Mrs. Alexander, Miss McNutt, Mrs. Ready, Mrs. MacLeod, Messrs. Withers, McAulder, Hughes, Wyard, Mont;gomery, McGown, Gallant, Capt. Saville, Temar, Capt. McKenzie, Orr, Mutcliff, Humphrey, N. Robertson, Grady, Blue, Lockhart, MacNevin, Kilbride, Fraser, Atkinson, Munroe, Wightman, G. Howlan, and others.
In the Heather Belle from Pictou, Nov. 9: Messrs. D. McEachern, Mrs. McEachern, J. R. Moore, R. Smith, F. McKenna, Miss McDonald, Miss Campbell, D. Sutherland, D. McKenzie, H. Haszard, J. Robertson and wife, Miss McIntosh.
In the Heather Belle from Pictou, Nov. 11: Mr. and Mrs. Douse, Capt. Salmon, Messrs. Montgomery, McDougald, Dicks, McKay, H. Anderson.
The Examiner, Nov 21, 1864:
On Nov. 10, from the shipyard of Mr. Clement white, charlottetwon, a brigantine of 172 tons, Victoria. Second ship built by Mr. White this Summer....
The Examiner, Nov 28,1864:
From the Building Yard of James Muirhead, Esq., Summerside, a barque, 434 tons, the Muirhead.
The Examiner, April 10, 1865:
The steamer Heather Belle made her first tip of the season, Monday last, April 10, to Pictou. The steamer Princess of Wales made her first trip of the season to Summerside and Shediac.
The Examiner, May 22, 1865:
Iin the L. C. Owen to Liverpool, Thursday last: James Peake, Esq, and Mrs. and Miss McLaren of Georgetown.
LAUNCHED - From the shipyard of Mr. William Balls, Beech Point, Lot 17, on the 17th instant, a Brigt. of 269 tons, called the "Favourite", for Capt. W. Richards. [GC]
The Examiner, June 19, 1865:
In the steamer Princess of Wales from Shediac, June 10: Messrs. Pilman, Richey, Hunt, White, Child, Perry, Dingwell, Geddes, McBean, Miss Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Robins, Muirhead, Dr. DeChevery, Bennis, J.McDonald, Heckford and Lady, Myrick, Stordy, Best, Rickery, D. McDonald and wife, Mrs. and Miss Hermans, Bell, Mayberry, Douglass, 4 Messrs Tower, A. J. McDonald.
In do from Shediac, June 14, Messrs. W. Sealy, Haloran, W. Hardwick, Malet, Carvell, Denoon, Mrs. Denoon, Foley, McLean, Robinson, Miss Foley, Mrs. Foley, Baker, Cameron, Strong, Jamieson, Green, Rielly, Ramsay, Slogett, Miss Holden, Higgins and Moore,
The Examiner, July 3, 1865:
In the steamer Heather Belle, from Pictou, June 26 H. B. Mitchell and Lady; Messrs. Lawrence, Nelson, Jordan, Imlah, Elder, and 14 others.
In the Princess of Wales from Shediac, June 24 Messrs. Rielly, Mrs. McCough, Goodey, Mr. and Mrs. Summers, Kennedy, McIntyre, Lamphy, Baine, Peters, Northrup, Ritchie, Bolden, MacConnell, Mayne, Bell, Fraser, Waterman, Campbell, Gain, Mrs. French, Mrs. Lea, Mrs. Northrup, Mrs. Aitken, Mrs. Cochrane, Mrs. Freeman, Mr. Dennis, Mrs. Beer, Messrs. Baker, Benett, Merrigan, P. Reilly, J. J. Smith, Murdock McKenna, Dunbar, Booth, Pidgeon, Campbell, Honman, Miss McDonald, Miss McLaren, Miss Catlin, Mrs. Booth, Miss Coutts, 2 Misses Waters, Mr and Mrs. Cadman, Miss Cadman, Strattan, Maloney, Mr. Cann, Miss Cann, Messrs. McRae, Mattby, Rev. J. Lane and Lady, Miss Davison, Mrs. Dyrton, Miss Fraser.
In do. From Shediac, June 28 Mr. and Mrs. McLean, Miss McQuillan, H. McLean, Gardner, McNeill, McEachern, J. Little, McKenzie, P. Gallant, Connor, Simms, Burke, Hon. C. Young, Hon W. Young, Chief Justice, Tait, J. Carvell, Egan, Brown, J. McEwen, T. Hodgson, Strong, Dennis, Head, Mrs. Butcher, Mrs. Sinclair, Mrs. Duffy, McQuinn, Gay, Walsh.
From Chatham Miss Matheson, A. Brown, Robishaw, Mrs. Nellis (or Ellis), Miss Prowse, Muirhead, Sinclair, Mockler, Russell, J. C. Jenkins, Dr. Wilson, and 2 children, Pollard, McNiven, Scott, Creenan, Mr and Mrs. Mattby, Rev. Mr. Heartz..
The Examiner, July 10, 1865:
Arrived today, Undine, 26 days from Liverpool: Miss Wright, Mrs. Steel, Miss Kickham, Capt.Salmon.
Ross's Weekly Thurs., 10 Aug., 1865:
LAUNCHED -- A few days ago from the shipyard of Messrs. Davidson & Dingwell, a fine vessel named the "Minnie Ha Ha" built under Lloyd's inspection, of juniper, copper fastened 200 tons burthen. When she was launched she was full rigged and ready for sea. Ten minutes after the launch the keel of another was laid upon the same blocks and was put in frame that day at Rollo Bay.
The above facts were communicated to us by a gentleman who was present and whose veracity is undoubted.
PORT OF CHARLOTTETOWN ENTERED
July 26 --
Sch. Alpine Flower, Allen, Bay Vert; deals.
Nassau, Acorn, New York; mer.
Boat trial, Purdy, Pictou; bal.
Sch. Rainbow, Handy, Sydney; coal.
Knight, Handy, fishg. voyage.
Princess, Grant, Sydney, coal.
Amrose, Turnbull, Pictou; coal.
July 27 --
Mayflower, Gerrior, Halifax; mer.
Anna dale, Whiteman, Sydney; coal.
Sarah, Ellis, Pictou; do.
Conservative, McFadyen, Cheogue, deal.
Enterprise, McDonald, Antionish; line.
Freedom, Pollard, Buctouche; boards.
Str. Commerce, Snow, Halifax; mer.
July 28 --
Western Packet, Walker, Chemogue; deal.
Three Sisters, Miller, Cow Bay; coal.
Ellen, Penz, Pictou; do.
Alma, Stewart, Wallace; limestone
Aug. 1 --
Fisher, Foley, Cow Bay; coal
Aug. 2nd --
Oronaster, Allen, Deer Island; fish.
Aug. 3rd --
Velocity, Mescheux, Richibucto; boards.
Woodbine, Robertson, Pictou; bal.
Hope, Robson, do; do.
CLEAREDJuly 27 --
Sch. J.E. Carr, Carr, G. St. Lawrence; fishing.
Fly, McRae, Caraquet; do.
Western Packet, Walker, Chemogue; bal.
Alpine Flower, Allen, Bay Verte; do.
Eleanor, Nelon, London, deal.
July 28 --
Ambrose, Turnbull, Pictou; bal.
Ploughboy, Smith, do. do.
Enterprise, McDonald, Antigonish; do.
July 29 --
Ship L.C. Owen, Fraser, Liverpool; deal.
Sch. Sea Breeze, Hobbs, Pictou; bal.
Boat trial, Purdy, do; do.
Almeda, Donkers, do; flour.
Str. Commerce, Snow, Halifax; gen.cargo.
Mount Vernon, Campbell, Miramichi; bal.
Mary, LeBlanc, Sydney; do.
Aug. 1 --
Hope, Robson, Pictou, bal.
Woodbine, Robertson, do; do.
Ellen, Penz, do; do.
Jane, Dodd, do; do.
Nancy, Fenaugh, River Philip; do.
Velocity, Mescheux, Ri chibucto, bal.
Freedom, Pollard, Buctouche; do.
CHARLOTTETOWN AND SOURIS PACKET
THE Subscriber would tender his thanks to the Public and the Trade generally, for the patronage he has received during the past summer and would inform them that he will spare no pains to give satisfaction where his services may be required, as he will run the well known fast sailing schr. CHRISTIANA, between Charlottetown and Souris next summer, calling at intermediate Ports. For Freight or Passage please apply to W.W. Lord, & Co., Charlottetown; John McLean, Souris; Ronald Walker, Grand River; Thos. Cameron, Georgetown; D.R. Stew- art, Murray Harbor; J.C. McMillan, Wood Islands. DOMINICK DEAGLE, Master. [GC]
Ross's Weekly Thurs., 10 Aug., 1865:
"EXCURSION IN THE STEAMER PRINCESS OF WALES - On Monday last citizens of Charlottetown and their [guests?] were treated to a grand Excursion in the Princess of Wales. Some 200 or more were, we should suppose, on board invited by ticket, when, at 2 o'clock in the morning, she started from Popes wharf to visit the Harbors of Murray Harbor, Georgetown, and Souris. The wind was blowing pretty strongly, causing to many the unpleasant feeling of seasickness. The morning was beautiful, and, as we neared the wharf or breastwork at Murray Harbor, crowds of people of both sexes, could be seen on the beach awaiting our arrival. Some enthusiastic individuals displayed their pleasure at this the first visit of a steamer to their harbor by firing off an old instrument originally intended to represent a cannon. It got an awful fright as the powder exploded and burst, injuring one man pretty severely in the leg. Here we took on board about 100 people more and started for Georgetown. The sea was pretty heavy causing the Steamer to roll very much, so that when the bell rang for breakfast but few, comparatively, were able to partake. Whether it was that our appetite was not sharp or that we had risen on the wrong side in the morning, we know not, but the breakfast did not seem to us to be in that style which we expected on such an occasion, in fact we were much disappointed at it. On arriving at Georgetown, most of the Excursionists went on shore, ourselves among the number and the Steamer took on board a fresh lot from Georgetown and went off again for a few hours sail. The Georgetonians were very kind and hospitable, so that the short time spent there passed most aggreeably. We noticed that the Harbor there was filled with American fishing vessels, and a very pretty sight they presented. We should think that they must create quite a trade and only wish we had our share in Charlottetown. We again collected on board and started, shaping our course for home, it being considered rather too boisterous to allow of our proceeding on to Souris. We [regret?] this very much as we had set our mind on visiting Souris, never having been there before by water and having heard that the scenery along the shore was among the most beautiful on the Island. We had however to forgo that pleasure and proceeded back to Charlottetown where we arrived about 9 o'clock P.M. having first called at Murray Harbor and landed the passengers previously taken in there. We had almost forgotten to mention that Mr. Clements and several of the leading gentlemen, of Murray Harbor, treated the Excursionists to a champagne dinner. -- The dinner was served up by Mr. Chandler, in capital style, to which all who sat down did ample justice. As the bottles were emptied the minds and hearts of the gentlemen expanded and everything passed off harmoniously. Several short speeches were made in responding to a few toasts proposed, and altogether the few hours seemed to pass very pleasantly, a small party of the "young un's" enjoyed themselves by singing some of the popular airs of the present day and afforded pleasure not only to themselves but to a large party of listeners. We think they enjoyed themselves as well if not better than any of the others. -- On the whole the trip was a pleasant one, and we feel sure that the Company will not be the the losers in thus treating the public to such a pleasant excursion.
A accident happened at Murray Harbor, on our way back which might have been seri- ous. Shortly after dinner several gentlemen were standing against the rail of the Steamer, and whether the champagne was strong, or the Railing weak,we do not know, but some of them managed to take a cool bath in the Harbour, we suppose by way merely of refreshing themselves. The water fortunately was not deep and they waded ashore looking rather disconsolate, one of them who was smoking took the matter very cooly, and kept on puffing at his cigar, much to the amusement of the lookers on. [GC]
The Examiner, Sept 11, 1865:
In the steamer Heather Belle from Brule, Sept, 7: General Dory (?), Major Ausell and servant, Sergt. Adams, Messrs. Dwyer, Master Dwyer, Owen Connolley, Tuttell, Bent, Howard.
The Examiner, October 2, 1865:
In the Heather Belle from Brule, Sept. 29: Hon. Joseph Hensley and Miss Hensley, Mrs. Catley, Master Swabey, Messrs. George Peake, C. H. Kimpson, Rev. Mr. Wilkins, Mrs. Wilkins, Capt. Curtis, D. Clark, P. Monson, Miss Murdock, Rev. Mr. Duncan, Sullivan, John Lefurgy
The Examiner, October 9, 1865:
From Canada, per steamer Princess of Wales, Saturday night, Oct. 7: Hon. T. H. Haviland, Mayor of Charlottetown, Mrs. Alexander, Miss Haviland, Hon. T. Heath Haviland, Solicitor-General and daughter, Rev. Geo. Sutherland, Hon. E. Whelan and Andrew Mitchell, Esq.
The Examiner, November 27, 1865:
By steamer Persia to Liverpool, via Brule, Nov. 26, Hon. W. H. Pope, Colonial Secretary.
The Examiner, January 15, 1866:
Passengers in the Ice Boat, January 10: A. McDonald, J. McDonald, T. Howat.
The Examiner, March 12, 1866:
Death of Hugh MacPhee, Lot 56, on Brig Cyclone of Georgetown. He fell from the maintop overboard, Dec. 30, 1865; single man, excellent seaman.
The Examiner, May 28, 1866:
Launched, May 13, from the shipyard of Mr. Alexander Gody, 200 ton brigantine, Grafton, for Hon. J. C. Pope.The Patriot, Saturday, June 2, 1866 - Port of Charlottetown:
May 25 -
Schr. Evergreen, Johnston, Hawkesbury, limestone
Lucy, Laudrey, Chemogue, boards
Wave, Arbuckle, Pictou, coal
Brothers, Herbert, Pictou, do.
Fame, Gillis, Buctouche, deal and deal ends.
May 26 -
Western Packet, Power, Pugwash, juniper
May 28 -
Woodbine, Robertson, Pictou, coal
Flying Cloud, McIntyre, North Sydney, coal &c.
Hope, Robertson, Pictou, coal
Mary Ann, Deagle, Magdalene, herrings
May 30 -
Brigt. Alexina, Desjardin, Quebec, flour &c.
Schr. Bee, McKay, Bay de Verte, boards
Boat Sarah, Bourke, Shediac, Boards &c.
Brigt. Ariadne, Cole, Glasgow, mer.
May 25 -
Schr. Lucy, Laudrey, Chemogue, bal.
Fame, Gillis, Bay de Verte, bal.
Emerald, McDonald, Pictou, bal.
May 26 -
Western Packet, Power, Pugwash, bal.
Mary & Charles, Babin, Shediac, bal.
May 28 -
Woodbine, Robertson, Pictou, bal.
Str. Commerce, Paine, Halifax, General Cargo
Schr. Brothers, Herbert, Pictou, bal.
May 29 -
Ploughboy, Smith, Pictou, bal.
Wave, Arbuckle, Pictou, merchandize
Breeze, McLeod, Pictou, bal.
Elizabeth, Lamont, do., do.
May 30 -
Consort, Berwar, Pugwash, bal.
Bee, McKay, Bay de Verte, bal.
Boat Sarah, Bourke, Shediac, bal.
Brigt. Magdeline, Furniss, Liverpool, G. B., deals, timber, &c.
A brigantine from Quebec arrived here on Tuesday last, with 1300 barrels of flour, for D. Brennan and James Duncan $ Co. [Alexina]
The Ariadne, Cole, from Glasgow, arrived here yesterday morning, after a pretty long passage, with a full cargo of goods for this port. The goods are being landed on first rate order.
The steamer Alhambra, of the Boston and Colonial line arrived here on her first trip to our port, this morning. She is a very large boat, but we have not had time to inspect her interior arrangements.
Mr. Brydges, Manager of the Grand Trunk Railway, Canada, arrived yesterday from Pictou, per Princess of Wales. The object of his visit, we understand, was to ascertain what encouragement would be given here to opening up direct communication between Canada and the Lower Provinces by a line of Steamers. He left again in the Heather Belle last night en route for Canada, on account of the Fenian invasion of that Province.
For Liverpool - G.B. - The A-1 ship "L.C. Owen", Robert Fraser, Commander, will sail from Charlottetown for the above Port on Friday, the 18th instant, and returning, will leave for Charlottetown about the 14th June.
For Freight or Passage, apply in Liverpool to Messrs. William Stewart & Co., Trafford Chambers, South John Street, or in Charlottetown to the Subscribers.
William Welsh - W. C. Owen
Charlottetown, May 12 1866.
Archibald Kennedy, Sailmaker, Desires to return his thanks to his friends and customers, in town and country, for the patronage bestowed upon him during the last twenty years that he has been in business in this city, and begs to inform them that, in addition to his Sailmaking business, he will, on the arrival of the J. C. Owen from Liverpool, and the Ariadne from Glasgow, open a SHIP CHANDLERY AND HARDWARE STORE in the shop lately occupied by Mr. P. W. Hyndman, head of Queen's Wharf, where he intends to constantly keep on hand, Viz:-
Cordage, Canvas, Oakum, Pitch, Rosin, Tar, Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.
Anchors, Chains, Iron, Steel, Spikes, Nails, &c., &c., &c.
TO CHARTER, to LOAD DEALS in Richibucto and Buctouche, for Liverpool and Bristol Channel, at current rates. Apply to CARVELLE BROTHERS
Charlottetown, May 24, 1866
The Examiner, June 4, 1866:
On May 21st, from the shipyard of Mr. David Grady, a clipper schooner Summerside for the Summerside Fishing Company.
The Examiner, June 11, 1866:
In the Heather Belle from Brule, June 6: Mrs., Miss and Mr. Ralph Peake, from England, Messrs. James Peake, John MacLennan, Forbes, Webster and others.
The Examiner, June 25, 1866:
Launched on the 11th of June, from the shipyard of Mr. George Carroll, Lot 6, for John Yeo, Esq. Port Hill, a barque of 420 tons, Northern Crown.
On the 16th from the shipyard of Mr. James Yeo, Jr. Port Hill, for Hon James Yeo, 200 tons ????
On the 16th inst. from a shipyard in Pisquid, a brig of 249 tons, Albion, for John Douse, Esq., Charlottetown.
The Examiner, July 2, 1866:
The fishing schooner Lettie was launched a week ago from the shipyard of Herbert Bell, Esq. It is owned by I. C. Hall and F. Marshall, Esqrs; it will carry 17 men, and be commanded by Capt. Simon Cheverie of Souris, an experienced mackerel fisherman.
Launched, June 27 from the shipyard of John Lefurgy, Esq., a brigantine, 247 tons, Confederation.
The Examiner, July 2, 1866:
The fishing schooner Lettie was launched a week ago from the shipyard of Herbert Bell, Esq. It is owned by I. C. Hall and F. Marshall, Esqrs; it will carry 17 men, and be commanded by Capt. Simon Cheverie of Souris, an experienced mackerel fisherman.
Launched, June 27 from the shipyard of John Lefurgy, Esq., a brigantine, 247 tons, Confederation.
The Examiner, July 16, 1866:
In the Heather Belle from Brule, Thursday night: Rev. Dr. Richey, Rev. Mr. Smith, Mr. A. Grant, Mr. Crosskill of Halifax, Mr. John Higgins, Miss Kitchen, Miss Rood, Mrs. McLean, Mrs. McLeod, Mr. Barker, Dr. Jenkins, Mr and Mrs. Stramberg and others.
The Examiner, July 30, 1866:
On David Cannon to Liverpool, Mr. L. H. Davies, Barrister, to go to London to be admitted as an Attorney of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.
Summerside Progress, September 5, 1866:
The Late Storm has been a very severe one, and we hear of quite a number of casualties which were occasioned by it. We glean from Friday's (2nd inst.) Islander the following account of the storm....
We have heard of that very serious damage was done to Wharfs and Bridges in all directions, and that it will take some thousands of pounds to repair them all. The Southport Wharf, on the Hillsboro' River, received considerable damage, and two vessels - one from Arichat and the other from Halifax - loading with produce, were almost entirely demolished. Below will be found a list of causalities among the shipping on the coast of this Island, so far as we have learned up to our going to press: -
A Brig, launched at New London on the 27th October for Dr. Hobkirk, is ashore at Fyfe's Bridge.
A Brig, belonging to Mr. P. W. Hyndman, was driven against Fyfe's Bridge.
Schr. "Bay State," owned by Mr. West, ashore inside New London Harbor.
A Brig, belonging to Messrs. Morris of New London, was on the Bar at the entrance of New London Harbor, on Saturday night, but got off on Sunday.
A Schr. belonging to John McLeod, Esq., of New London, and an American Schooner, are ashore in New London Harbor, below Adams'.
The Port Hill Wharf, belonging to Hon. James Yeo, was almost entirely demolished; and the Bark "Western Queen," just arrived from Bristol, with a general cargo of goods for Port Hill, [was] driven up into a Creek, and will have to be discharged before she can be got off.
The Schr. "Brothers," of Port Hill, ashore on Curtain Island, Richmond Bay.
The Brigt. "Mary Ellen," belonging to John Andrew McDonald, Esq., of Summerside, and loaded with Grain for Liverpool, is ashore at Cape John, near the entrance of Brule Harbor. This vessel had only left Port a few hours when overtaken by the gale.
The Schr. "Annie," owned by Andrew Sullivan, of this Island, from Halifax, with a cargo of goods for this Port, ashore at Cariboo.
The "Sea Breeze," belonging to Mr. Knight, of this city, is ashore in Rustico Harbor, together with two other vessels.
The Bark "Fanny Fern," of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, laden with deals from Miramichi, ashore at Horse Head, Lot 1, on the west side, and the mate and four men drowned.
A schooner from the coast of Newfoundland (Ramie Island), Capt. Baker, was wrecked on St. Peter's Bar, dismasted, turned bottom up, and all hands drowned. This vessel sailed on Saturday evening, and, it is supposed, fearing a storm, turned about, and was making for port again when she struck on the Bar. We hear that Capt. Baker had been down to Souris a few days previous, for the purpose of purchasing a vessel, and that he had some ,500 cash with him, on sailing.
It is reported that a vessel which sailed from New London, on Friday or Saturday last, laden with produce, has since been driven ashore at that place, bottom up, and a portion of the cargo strewn along the beach. It is supposed the crew have all perished.Harbour Grace Standard, Oct. 17, 1866:
"A Valuable Derelict and Fortunate New Ross Crew."
Albinus, Captain Curren, New Ross, when on a voyage from that port to Quebec, fell in, on the 12th of August, near the banks of Newfoundland, with a derelict briganteen on Thursday at Passage East. She has since been towed to New Ross, by the Shamrock, Captain Brennan, where she now lies. There are no means of ascertaining under what circumstances she was abandoned, or whether or whence she was bound. She bears the name of Margaret of Prince Edward's Island. There is a trunk on board labelled with the name Ms. Harvey, the daughter of a clergyman residing at Harbor Grace, which might perhaps suggest that she was after leaving or bound to that port. The value of the cargo is estimated at (pounds) 11,000 and this will be a very large prize for all the crew of the Albinus, amongst the number of whom is a son of Captain Brennan, New Ross.--Waterford Mail.
The above vessel left this for Liverpool, sometime since, and was commanded by Captain Bransfiel, who with his crew and passenger Miss Harvey, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Harvey, of Port-de-Grave, abandoned the vessel, and were taken to Quebec.--Ed.Sr. [Info from Brian Molyneau]
The Islander, January 4, 1867:
Arrivals in Europe from hence:
Dec. 09 - Abeona, Catherine, Delphia.
Dec. 12 - Symmetry.
Dec. 13 - Inkerman, Willie (?).
Dec. 14 - Zuleika, Louisa.
Dec. 15 - Goodman, Francis, Java.
Dec. 16 - New York, Tam O'Shanter.
Dec. 18 - Omega, Athlete, Amy.
Dec. 19 - Annie Laurie, Flash, Canadian, Eleanor, Western Queen.
Dec. 20 - J. Gordon, Mazeppa.
Dec. 21 - Jemima.
We note of the arrival of the Barque, Lillie, Capt. Samuel Nicholson, at Liverpool on the 8th ult. making the passage in 15 days from Buctouche, New Brunswick. Capt. Nicholson is a young man, belonging to Point Prim, who has made some of the best passages to and from this Port, and earned the reputation of a skilful and attentive shipmaster. The Lillie is owned by Messrs. James Duncan & Co., of this City. All the late vessels from the Island have made unusually quick passages -the average time being twenty-eight days. The Shipping List of the 22nd ult., contains the arrival of no less than twenty-three vessels in Europe from P. E. Island.
A full rigged Brig. about 190 tons burthen, called the "Edwin Daniel," Capt. John Mason, from Charlottetown to Liverpool, G. B., with a cargo of oats, timber, deals, &c., was driven ashore at Bayfield, in a snow storm on Saturday last, and lies now stranded there. It is expected her cargo will be saved without being much damaged. Antigonish Casket. [Ship is owned by James Mason.]
The Schr."L'Ardoise," Doyle, Master, from Mabou, C.B., for Halifax, with a cargo of fish, &c., was run into on the 2nd inst. by a Prince Edward Island vessel, and had her mainsail carried away, besides sustaining other damage. The Island schooner rendered no assistance, but stood on her course, leaving the "L'Ardoise" all but unmanageable. Ibid.
The Schr. "Robert Noble" took fire a few days ago at the east end of P. E. Island and was run ashore. An investigation is about to be held as to the cause of the disaster.
The Schr. "Edwin and Eva" owned by Solomon Mutch, Esq., Southport, on her way from Georgetown to Charlottetown, unable to make the harbor was stranded on Thursday night last, near Canoe Cove. She had a cargo of fish, &c., on board, but whether the vessel will be a total loss we have not been able to learn. - Pat.
On Saturday, the 15th December last, the schr. Jane of Souris, P. E. Island, Capt. D. McCormack, while on a voyage from St. Pierre, Miquelon, fell in with the Bark "Alma," of Belfast, Ireland, bound to New York, 35 miles S. E Canso, in a sinking condition. The Captain of the Bark desired Capt. McCormack to lay by him that night. The wind increasing fast, and the"Jane,"in the act of hauling up close to the Bark, split her jib, which caused her to take in jib, and lay under a balance reefed mainsail. At 10 o'clock, saw Bark's light and at 2 in the morning also. The wind then had increased to a hurricane, and blew so for three hours. In the morning, the gale moderated-a heavy sea running. Could see about seven miles, and no Bark to be seen. Supposed her to sink with all hands. The crew were pumping and her decks in the water. The "Jane," on arriving at Souris left for Charlottetown on Wednesday night, 26th Dec., and on Thursday night experienced a heavy gale from [the] S. East. Between Point Prim light and the Block House, got in the ice, dragged down to two fathoms water under Saint Peter's Island; at half past four in the morning, struck adrift, got double reefed mainsail and bowed off the jib and ran for the Block House; jib was carried away, and got into the ice under Smith's. Lay there until Saturday at noon, the wind came to the westward which parted the ice, and got into Rocky Point Wharf. Had it not been for the bravery of the Captain, crew, and some four passengers, the good "Jane" and perhaps all hands would have been lost. The passengers proceeded from the vessel ashore under Aberdeen Smith's, on the ice, and were conveyed down to Mr. Burdett's, Rocky Point, where they were well accommodated for a day and a night before leaving for Charlottetown. - Com. to Herald.
The Schr."Wallachia", Capt. Moodie, arrived on Saturday from Prince Edward Island in a truly pitiable condition. Her hull, and far up her spars and sails, was completely enveloped in ice. She left the Island on Thursday week, and was off Jedore on the night of the 20th inst., during the cold snap, a sample of which we experienced on shore. The owner of the cargo, who was on board, informs us that in all the "perils by land and perils by sea" that he has encountered-and they are not a few-his situation on that Thursday night surpassed anything in his experience. The sea was running high, and was washing right over the vessel, increasing the weight of ice on her with every wave. In a few minutes her hull could be compared to nothing else than an iceberg. To move about the deck was impossible, and to attempt to put into a harbor with the vessel in that condition was certain destruction, as all the tackle, anchors, &c., were a mass of ice, and the vessel, so far as her upper gear was concerned , was unmanageable. The only safety was to keep well clear of the shore. When the schr. arrived here on Saturday, a large number of persons crowded Connors' Wharf to get a glimpse at her. On the deck, forward of the galley, a pile of porkers were effectually preserved in a coat of ice several inches thick. The captain and one of the hands, who were 16 hours without relief at the helm, got their toes slightly frost-bitten. We believe the owner had photograph taken of the "Wallachia" as she appeared in her icy covering. - Hx. Paper, Dec. 23 (or 25.).
The Islander May, 1867:
29 April, 1867 - Arr HMS "Wolverine" 1700 tons, from Halifax en route to Montreal with cargo of armaments for Canadian gunboats on the great lakes. [GC]
The Examiner, May 6, 1867:
Launched at Grand River, Lot 56, on the 10th inst.(?)from the shipyard of Messrs. McAulay and Johnston, by Master Builder Bevan, a 45 ton schooner, the Benison. It was hauled a distance of 3 miles by 62 horses and is for the mackerel fishery.
The Islander 31 May, 1867
27 May, 1867 - Arr Canadian steamer "Her Majesty" Capt. Kennedy on an experimental trip to the Maritimes with 6000 bbl. flour. [GC]
The Examiner, June 3, 1867:
Launched from the shipyard of James Yeo, Lot 13, the Confederate Star.
The Examiner, July 1, 1867:
Launched, Tuesday last, June 25, from the shipyard of Hon. J. C. Pope, 750 tons,
New Dominion, drafted by and built under the supervision of Mr. John McKinnon.
Wednesday, June 19, launched from the shipyard of Herbert Bell, Esq., Alberton, a schooner, of 38 tons; the Alice Myrick. It was built by Mr. John Stewart for I. C. Hall & Co., to be commanded by E. B. Freeman, and American gentleman.
The Examiner, July 22, 1867:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. John McDougall, Grand River, Lot 55, a schooner of 70 tons, The Dominion, built by Mr. William McIntyre, and intended for the fisheries.
On July 21, from the shipyard of Mr. William Ellis, Bedford, Lot 12, launched, a barque of 324 tons.
On July 21, from the shipyard of Mr. Peter Bollum, Enmore River, a brig, 390 tons, Mary, for Mr. William Richards, Port Hill.
Summerside Progress. July 22, 1867:
Launched on June 2, from the shipyard of Peter Bellum, Enmore River, a brig of about 800 tons, "MARY" built for Capt. William Richards of Port Hill.
At Lot 12, June 15, from the shipyard of Mr. James Ellis, for Hugh Ramsay, Esq., Lot 18, a clipper schooner of about 60 tons register, "SOPHIA
The Examiner, August 12, 1867:
Launched, August 6, from the shipyard of Robert Cameron, Esq., of Montague River, for Hon. Benjamin Davies, Merchant, Charlottetown, brig Darby, 257 tons.
The Examiner, September 2, 1867:
Launched from the shipyard of Mr. Angus McFadyen, Egmont Bay, on the 9th of August, a Bark, 299 tons, Constance, for Messrs. James Duncan & Co., Charlottetown.
The Examiner, October 28, 1867:
Launched at Georgetown, October 18, from the shipyard of Hon. D. Gordon, Brigantine, Idalia, tonnage 206 new measurement and 208 old measurement.
The Examiner, November 4, 1867:
On Oct. 28, from the shipyard of Mr. Clement White, Kensington shipyard, a brigantine of 148 tons, the Vesta.
On Oct. 29, from the shipyard of Mr. William White, Brighton, a brigantine of 144 tons, Brighton
On Oct. 30, from the shipyard of Mr. James White, City, a brig of 200 tons for Messrs. Peake Bros. & Co.
The Examiner, July 06, 1868:Messrs. Butcher and Rice, with their families left in the Princess of Wales on Tuesday night last, en route for Canada, the scene of their future labours. [GC]
The Examiner, Nov.2, 1868:
On Oct 22, at Head of St. Peter's Bay, from the shipyard of Martin McInnis, Esq., a brigt of 197 tons, Underwriter; Master builder, Mr Donald Diamond.
At Chepstow, October 22, from the shipyard of John Knight, Esq., a brigantine of 193 tons, Terrance Holloran, built by Mr. Elisha Dingwell for John Douse, Esq., for the seal trade.
The Examiner, Nov.2, 1868:
On October 17, from the shipyard of McDonald Ramsay, Summerside, for William Richards, Esq., Port Hill, a brig of 231 tons, Trog.
The Islander 2 April, 1869:The "Patriot" says that a woman, representing herself to be the wife of a seaman, one of the crew of the "Clara Novello", supposed to be lost, is going about from house to house soliciting charity. She accompanies her petition for relief with profuse abuse of the Messrs. Peake, declaring that though wages are due her husband, she cannot get a penny from them.-- Now we are informed on the best authority that not one of the men who sailed in the ill fated vessel left a wife or family on the Island. The whole story is consequently a fabrication. We are quite sure that had any of the seamen left wives behind them on the Island, the Messrs. Peake would have seen them comfortably provided for until the fate of the vessel was ascertained. [GC]
Census of England, 1871:There is a special form in this census for ship's and there is one of the crew aboard the vessel named "Athol"
Name Status Age Occupation Born
John Dauncey Married 38 Master PEI
Archibald Taylor Unm 26 First Mate PEI
Daniel Taylor Unm 26 2nd Mate PEI
Alexander McKenzie Unm 27 A.B. Seaman PEI
Bennet Creed Unm 28 A.B. Seaman PEI
Colin McDonald Unm 25 Seaman Cape Breton
Malcolm McKenzie Unm 26 Seaman PEI
Joseph Ball Unm 21 Cook & Steward PEI
George McKenzie Unm 15 Boy Scotland
Susannah Dauncey Married 34 Master's wife Liverpool, Lancashire, England
[Information from Michael Rennie]
The Examiner, April 24, 1871:
New ship, James Duncan, 765 tons, Kickham, Master, for James Duncan & Co., built by J. F McKay, Esq. Bay Fortune, intended for trade between here and Liverpool, G. B.
The Examiner, May 15, 1871:
From the shipyard of Angus McMillan, May 6, Bark Cyrus, 375 tons, built by Mr. Donald McLellan.
The Examiner, August 14, 1871:
July 17, launched from the shipyard of Mr. Joseph Green, Miminegash, Brigantine, 207 tons, Erycina, owned by Hon. John Yeo; Went to Appledore, Great Britain, August 2, with lumber, Donald McArthur, Master.
The Examiner, Oct 9, 1871:
On Sept 27, on the brig Jane E Hals of Shelburne, a seaman named Thomas Commiskey of PEI, fell from the main mast head to the deck breaking his legs. He fell on the Master, Captain Perry, whose shoulder was dislocated.
Patriot 10 May, 1873, page 2:
STEAM AT LAST The Steamer St. Lawrence again proceeded to sea on Thursday morning, and was successful in reaching Pictou. She returned last even- ing bringing Halifax papers of yesterday. [GC]
Daily Examiner 24 Sep., 1879 :DROWNED.- A young man named William Pine was knocked overboard from the deck of the brigt. Harry Davies during her passage from Liverpool to Murray Harbor. The deceased was a native of this city. [GC]
Daily Examiner, Jan 24, 1880:
Mount Stewart Notes: Four vessels are about to be set on the stocks. Messrs Bourke, Monaghan, Eagan & Co., and Peake Bros.are about to recommence in the line they so extensivley prosecuted here at a former time. Coffin & Glover are spoken of as likely to resume in the above line on the east side of the river.
Daily Examiner, May 6, 1880:
...In Auckland, Jan 31, Henry Smith, 85, went to New Zealand on the "Prince Edward" in 1858....died.
Daily Examiner, May 15, 1880:
Launched on 12 th inst, from the shipyard of Messrs. Mclure Bros., at Murray River, barque of 350 tons; builder is Gavin McLure and it will take a cargo of square timbers to Britain.
From the Daily Examiner, June 18, 1880:
Launched June 10 from the shipyard of Robert Ellis, Bideford, Lot 12, for Hon John Yeo, a very superior brigantine, "SUNBEAM," 400 tons, to class 8 years, A 1, in English Lloyd's.
Daily Examiner, June 30, 1880:
Launched from the shipyard of J. r. Bourke, Esq. Mt Stewart, June 26, a brigantine, 200 tons, A 1 9 years, Lloyd's; "Lottie Belle."
Daily Examiner, August 20, 1880:
Died, August 15, Lottie Hilda Belle, 1 year 6 mos, daughter of J. R. Bourke, Esq. Mt Stewart....]
Daily Examiner, Sept 20, 1880:
Launched Saturday, Sept 13, from the shipyard of Kimble Coffin, Esquire, Mount Stewart, a brigantine, 278 tons, registered to class 9 years at English Lloyds "CARITA" built for Peake Bros, Ch'town and towed to theur No 2 Wharf, Ch'town by the steam tug "Henry Aitkin."
Daily Examiner, July 28, 1880:
Brigantine, 210 tons built by Daniel McLellan for David Montgomery, Esquire, was launched Monday last, July 26, and will be commanded by Capn. McRae of Point Prim.
Daily Examiner, 14 Aug, 1882:
Yacht "America" 89 tons owned by General B F Butler arrived at Charlottetown 13 August; this famous vessel built 1849 at Brooklyn, New York won the Queen's Cup in 1851; on 16 Aug., the yacht proceeded from Charlottetown to Bay of Chaleur on a fishing trip. This was the second visit of the yacht to Charlottetown. [GC]
Daily Examiner Weds., 15 Nov., 1882 , page 3:
FOR CHARTER THE Brigt. "Lottie Belle" now due at this port, will accept a charter for United States or West Indies. Apply to LONGWORTH & CO, Ch'town, Nov. 6, 1882. [GC]
Daily Examiner 04 Jun., 1890:
Grand Tracadie Notes; Mr. Houston of Rustico has completed a fine boat for Messrs. J. W. McDonald, Jr. and J. D. McAulay. The boat which promises to be speedy has been named the Nellie Bly.Daily Examiner, Nov. 1, 1890:
Launched Oct. 31, from the shipyard of David Egan, Esq., Mt Stewart, a brigantine of 230 tons, register, classed 9 years, A1, in England Lloyds, for Messrs. Peake Bros. & Co; foreman, Mr Frederick Douglas. (no name given)
Daily Examiner, Nov. 3, 1890:
New Schooner launched at Brudenell Oct. 28, from the shipyard of Hon. D. Gordon, a Schooner about 105 tons, "Brudenell' -- classed 10 years A1 Lloyd's Register of British Shipbuilding.
Daily Examiner 07 Jan 1891:
Shipwreck of the brigt. Lantana, owned by Messrs. Macdonald & Westaway of Georgetown, at St. Mary's Bay, Nfld. Drowned were Captain Angus Murchison and his brother, sons of John Murchison, Point Prim, and a young man called Gillis from Point Prim. [CG]
Daily Examiner Mon., 15 June, 1891:ROCKY POINT FERRY
SIR, - Sail ferry boats are regarded as behind the age elsewhere; but here an important ferry - that from Rocky Point to the city - is served by a sailboat. There is no printed timetable, and if the boat is on the other side it is quite a job to find out the hours of sailing, crossings being made at intervals of from one to three hours. The only redeeming feature is that the boat is a good one, and the ferry man is obliging; but the idea of a sailboat and no timetable in this age of railroads and electricity! DRUMMER. [GC]
Patriot 19 June, 1891, p. 3:
Charlottetown harbour last night at 6.30 p.m. - The wind blew fresh from the southwest and the air was cold and the sky clear. At the wharves commencing east were the steamers William, Capt. C. Cork; M.A. Starr, J. McLean; St Law rence, A. Cameron; Princess of Wales, R. Cameron; Heather Belle, E. McLean; Stanley, K. inlayson; Fastnet, A.H. Kelly; Carroll, G.H. Brown; besides the tugs H. Aitken, H. Hobbs; F.C. Batt, F. Batt, and the ferry-boats Elfin and South port, altogether eight seagoing steamers and four harbour steamers; at 7 the Fastnet sailed; at 7.30 the M.A. Starr sailed and at 9.30 the Carroll sailed. Five sloop yachts and a number of row boats were out and six schooners beating out formed a lively sea-scene enjoyed by numerous spectators. [GC]
Daily Examiner: July 15, 1891:
Another New Steamer. Captain A. H. Kelly, currently Captain on S. S. Fastnet has been chosen commander of the Premier, the new steeler built at Ayre Scotland for the Eastern Steamship Company to run between Halifax and Charlottetown. the Premier is 155 feet long and 24 feet wide. Her saloon is amidships and she has first class accommodation for about 50 passengers.
Daily Examiner, August 17, 1891:
Died John Darrach, an old and respected citizen passed away august 16, 1891. Mr Darrach was in the days that are past, one of our best ship builders. He was a first class mechanic and an honest man. Dr. Darrach of Kensington is one of his sons.
Daily Examiner, Oct. 22, 1891:
Launched Saturday last, from the shipyard of John Ellis Grand River,,, the Cosmo; for the owner, Hon John Yeo. It is 398 tons, register, classed 10 years, A1, for English trade. She will load with oats and deal.
Daily Examiner Sat., 23 Jan., 1892:
THE EREMA HERE - The Steamer Northumberland called at Georgetown yesterday evening on her way from Pictou and took the barquentine Erema in tow. This morning about six o'clock she left the Erema near the Black Buoy and came in with the mails. Subsequently the tug W.H. Aitken went out to the Erema and towed her in. [GC]
Daily Examiner, Feb. 27, 1892:
William Turnbull, son of Captain Robert Turnbull, 90 of Tignish, was killed on the American vessel Baltimore at Valparaiso, Chile, Oct. 17.
Daily Examiner, June 3;, 1892:
New steamer, SS Britannia will run in the North Atlantic Steam Ship Company's Boston-Halifax-PEI run. Built in Norway, 2000 tons register--weekly trips.
Daily Examiner, June 4, 1892:
Launched on Thursday, June 3, a schooner, 98 tons, built under the foremanship of Mr. William Chaisson, from the shipyard of the owner, Hon Thomas Kickham, Souris West...Satellite.
Daily Examiner, June 13, 1892:
Launched from the shipyard of Angus and Ronald McDonald, Pisquid, steam tug, MARY QUEEN, owner, Captain Paoli.
the engines were placed in position by John D. McLellan, machinist, Ch'town.
Daily Examiner, July 29, 1892:
Died Captain James Mustard, of Cardigan, Captain of the barque Caspian owned by James E McDonald, Esq., Cardigan, at Tortugas, quarantive station, July 27, 1892.
Daily Examiner, Sept 7, 1892:
Heather Belle was auctioned by Mr Bearisto, to Messrs. McDonald & Co. (Ltd) of Halifax for $545.
Daily Examiner, Sept. 9, 1892:
Died in San Francisco, Aug 29, Charles Arthur Treanor, captain of Maid of Orleans, native of , PEI, age 30, unmarried, resided with his widowed mother in San Francisco.
Died, Michael Sigsworth and his son John, Sept. 8, on board ship "Newport" at Cardigan Wharf...swept out to sea. Unharmed were Steele, Henderson and Campbell.
Launched at Bideford from the shipyard of Messrs. Richards, on SEpt. 7, Jester, 420 tons.
Daily Examiner, Oct. 2, 1892:
Ashore on the west reef of St. Peter's Harbor, Margaret and Mary, Captain Arsenault, with no life boat; A rescue crew: James Young, William Hawbolt and Davis McEwen went out in a dory at great risk to their lives and took off CApt Arsenault, Alex McDonald, and Patrick Kingsley."Total wreck, no insurance."
Daily Examiner, Nov. 21, 1892:
The barkentine, Bonita, Capn Ledwell, owned by Messrs. Richards of Bideford, arrived at Queenston, Ireland on Nov. 16, last, making the run from Summerside in 17 days.
Daily Examiner, Nov. 6, 1893:
A full decked boat measuring 35 feet on deck over all, owned by Mr. William Burke of Bay Fortune, built at Souris by Mr. Peter Stewart, named BEATRICE was launched on Wednesday, Nov. 1. She's a handsome and serviceable craft. Mr Burke intends her for the local trade and for fishing.
Daily Examiner, Nov. 7, 1893:
New steamer launched Nov. 7, 400 tons gross register, christened by Miss Isabella McMillan "The Elliott" after the Elliott River. The work was performed under the supervision of Kimble Coffin, Mount Stewart for Captain Ronald McMillan, and is intended for the West Indian and coasting trade.
Daily Examiner Sat., 27 April, 1895, page :
New steam launch "Edithe May" almost completed by H. H. Crossman for Wesley Duchemin of the Guardian office. It measured 25' in length with a 4 HP engine and was built for camping purposes.
Daily Examiner, Apr 26, 1897:
News From San Francisco: The loss at sea of the ship Samaria,. Captain McRae, a native of PEI, who went with his wife to the Pacific Coast about 6 years ago. The wife and family were with him, and all are feared lost at sea.
Daily Examiner, Nov. 12, 1897:
Brig launched, Tuesday, Nov. 10, owned by James E McDonald, Esq., MLA and Captain Neilson, at Cardigan Bridge. Chistened the Stella by Mrs. Neilson.
Daily Examiner, Jan 03, 1898:
Ten vessels were registered at Charlottetown in 1897. Of those, the largest was the Stella, built at Cardigan by Mr James E MacDonald, a vessel of 200 tons. Only two other vessels have been built in this Province this year. The remaining seven were transferred from other ports or purchased in the United States.
Tonnage Registered at this port now include:
The total makes up 174 vessels, measuring 15,812 tons.
Daily Examiner, Aug 12, 1898:
Launching of Captn J Woodwill McDougald's schooner, Lady May Foreman: William Ballam;, Lot 48, August 3...".rare event."
Daily Examiner, Oct 12, 1898:
Loss of schooner "Confederate" Captain Forrest, off Cape Bear this morning; Capn and crew of 2 survived. Owned by James Barrett, was loaded with coal--no insurance.
Daily Examiner, March 10, 1899:
Schooner Delight, of Souris, owned by Captain Macdonald, was abandoned at sea. The crew was picked up and taken to Lisbon, Spain. Crew: Joseph Macdonald, Mate, Souris; H. Fraser and Fabian Deagle of Rollo Bay, and 2 others, a Newfoundlander and a colored man whose names are unknown.
Daily Examiner, March 11, 1899:
Castilian, Captain Barrett, nigh abandoned at Yarmouth.
Daily Examiner, April 4, 1899:
Ship Labrador wrecked near Skerryvore a month earlier; Charlottetown merchants welcomed home: L. E. Prowse, J. A. McLaren, S. A. McLeod, W. W. Stanley, W. Heustis, Chas. E. Leigh. (photos)
Daily Examiner, April 10, 1899:
Wreck of the Mary P., Captain James Benoit, off the coast of Curacoao Feb. 11, 1899. Owned by J. A. Matheson and Captain Benoit. Big writeup.
Daily Examiner, April 17, 1899:
Island brig Caspian, owned by Joseph E Macdonald, Lost at sea. Captain and Crew rescued, Writeup.
Daily Examiner, May 30, 1899
Schooner Janie M., Captain McLellan, owned by Mr. A. Bryan, Crapaud, struck by a steamer in Bathurst Harbor; towed ashore.
Examiner 25 July, 1899, p 5La Grande Duchesse arrived on her fourth trip here last night at about eleven o'clock. She had some freight and about three hundred passengers. The following are the names of those booked for Charlottetown. Mr. E.A. Reed, wife and son, W.H. Hendee, wife and son, Mrs. L.P. Roberts and sister, C.W. Rallins, Mrs. C.A. Austin and sister, Prof. J.H. Shea, Mr. P. Graither and wife, Miss M. E. McKay, Miss C. Rigby, D.D. Spillane and wife, F.A.Horter, J.C. Dodge, A.M. Allen, Dr. A.J. Gilmour, W. McDonald, O.E. Ballin, C.E. Knight, J.R. Knight, J.A. Foley, D.E. Sharett and wife, S. Gedberg, L. Wingerskie, A. Bell and wife, Wm. Embrey, Jas. Green, Miss M. Green, Thos. S. Green, Mrs. Jas Green, Miss O.A. Fiske, H.B. Hayle, A.T. Smith, and wife, L.L. Ward, Miss Smith, J.O. Stewart, Miss L.C. Smith, C.A. Fay, W.P. Storey, D.N. Tuttle, G.W. Yorke, Dr. O. Southier and wife, V.J. Huot and wife, Miss Ketcham, Misses Manchester, Mrs. L.J. Smith, J.H. Jewett and wife, Miss F.H. Tongue, G.J. Tongue, J.C. Sayre, T.SA. Hammond and wife, W.H. Crockett, L.P. Allan, Rev. Wm. and Mrs. Mitchell, Miss Mitchell, Miss L. Ryder, Mrs. S.M. Brown, G.M. Wright, and wife, E.F. Whitney, Miss Beaton, Mrs. N.A. Fitch, F.E. Dill, Miss L. B. Fitch, Mrs. Cumming, A. McDonald, Bertha Cumming, R.W. Wright, Geo. Pleadwell, J.R. McDonald, Mrs. J. Pleadwell, Mrs. McCormac, Mrs. McDonald, D. McLellan, Mrs. Briggs, Mary Bradbury, Mrs. C. Cummings, Mrs. Gaston, Mrs. L. Rankin, Norman Gaston, Mrs. H.A. Rankin, Miss Jenett, J.J. Garvett, C.H. Kehew, Miss E.E. Mcleod, J.A. McDonald, D.H. White, Mrs. Brooke, Mrs. C.E. Joyce, Fred. Joyce, Chas. N. Clow, Maud Duck, Katie McLeod, Dr. Beaton, Mrs. J. Campbell, Miss K. McKinnon, Miss M. McQueen, Miss C. McQueen, Mrs. F. McLeod, Mary McDonald, J.E. Cantwell, L. Cantwell, Mrs. J.E. Cantwell.
She sailed at one o'clock the following being the outgoing passengers: Miss Gregor, H.K. Brainerd, S.K. Brainerd, R. Brainerd, C.A. Chadburn, A. Miller, E. Rose, Miss E.F. Rose, E.D. Winchester, and wife, H.L. Bellos and family, Mr. Goodwin and wife, E.H. Kelly and wife, Frank E. Dill, Mrs. Kelly, Thos. Hughes, H.A. Chambers, Perry Gaither, Mr. Routhier and wife, Mr. Hurt and wife, Mr. Ryder and party, J.H. Shea, H.B. Hoyle, Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, Mary McDonald, Messrs. Sullivan and McMahon, G.W. York, Mr. Storey, and Mr. Lottle, Miss H. Rackham, Annie B. Steward, Mr. Smith and party, John McEachern, C. McKinnon, A.A. McDougall.
Mrs. McPherson and daughter of Kentville, N.S. were passengers by the Princess yesterday afternoon on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. O. Hornsby. Mr. F.A. Hortter, chief clerk in the Boston station of the Boston and Maine Railway, was a passenger to Charlottetown by La Grande Duchesse last night and returns again on Friday by the Halifax. He with Mrs. Hortter, who has been here for about a month, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Clarke.[GC]
Examiner Saturday, 29 Nov., 1902:
JACQUES CARTIER A TOTAL WRECK.
Lost her Rudder off Crapaud in Yesterday's Gale.
She Drifted Ashore at Cape John, N.S. Crew Saved.
The Jacques Cartier is no more. Yesterday she sailed her last voyage and is now a total wreck off Cape John, N.S.
The following telegram was received at eleven o'clock this morning from the captain:
River John, N.S.
"Carried away rudder off Crapaud, drifted ashore at Cape John. Total wreck. All hands safe. Trying to save cargo."
The Jacques Cartier left Charlottetown yesterday at twelve o'clock. It was then calm and with the wind from the south west. At half past four o'clock she was off Hamilton about a mile from Crapaud harbour. By this time the wind had come round to the west northwest and was blowing a gale. The rest of the story as far as it is known in Charlottetown, is told in the above telegram. Captain David Walker has been in charge of the Cartier this year. We are informed that he is a splendid officer, and the boat has done better financially and also in making time this year than for some years. He belongs to Georgetown where his wife and children reside. The others of the steamer's crew are:
Engineer - Joseph Clarke.
Mate - Joseph Ryan.
Steward - Simon LeBlanc.
Fireman - Alexander Smith.
Deck Hands - Malcolm McDonald and James McGillvray.
There were no passengers. She had a fair freight shipped by Charlottetown merchants, about 50 or 60 barrels bulk.
The Jacques Cartier was brought here from Quebec, we think, in 1891 by the Inland Navigation Company, by which company she has since been run. The steamer has never been a good investment. The stock is now made up of about seventy one hundred dollar shares held by about twenty business men of Charlottetown, the largest holders being Messrs L.L. Beer, Wm. Welsh and Benj. Rogers. Mr. L.L. Beer is president of the company, and Mr. G.D. Longworth and Peter Clarkin are the other directors. Mt. L.H. Beer is secretary. [GC]
Examiner, Sep. 1905:
On 17 Sep., 1905 4 huge British naval ships steamed into Charlottetown harbour with Prince Louis of Battenburg aboard for a ceremonial visit. They were HMS Drake, HMS Bedford, HMS Essex & HMS Cumberland, some of the biggest ships in the British navy.
The Examiner 26 Dec., 1905:
The Northumberland left Pictou at 7.15 a.m. today and arrived here at twenty minutes to eleven. She met heavy cake ice from Point Prim in to Charlottetown. She brought over an other large mail and seven or eight passengers. [GC]
Examiner 20 July, 1906:
2nd class French Navy cruiser "Chasseloup-Laubat" of 4000 tons, Capt. Rouvyer, arrived at Charlottetown [from Sydney, N.S.] [GC]
Examiner 13 Aug, 1906:
HMS "Dominion", battleship of 16,350 tons, built 1905, Capt. Chas. E. Kingsmill arrived at Charlottetown on 12 July; ship's band gave concert on Queen Square 14 Aug.; left for Quebec 16 Aug. Said to be the 2nd largest ship in the British Navy. [GC]
Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA), November 6, 1906:
Terrible Storm Off Nova Scotia
Many Ships sent Upon Rocks and Crews Suffer Indescribable Privations
Halifax, N.S., November 5 - All during the day dispatches have been pouring into this city bringing news of vessels wrecked or in distress, of wires prostrated and of damage done by gale and sea along the coasts of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Four vessels were driven ashore, another after having everything movable on deck washed away, was forced to put back to the port from which she had sailed, and the steamer Turret Bell, which went aground on the north side of Prince Edward Island last week, was driven farther in shore.
The storm was most violent in the Northumberland Strait. Two schooners and one bark were swept aground in this strait, and a third schooner was wrecked near the eastern entrance.
The Norwegian bark, Adeona, stried to weather the gale off Rexton, N.B., but dragged her anghors, and grounded on North Reef. She sprang a leak. The tremendous seas made it impossible for any vessels to go to her assistance leaving her crew of twelve helpless in the severe cold and heavy gale, and in danger of being swept overboard or dying from exposure.
Near the same place, the schooner Alexander, lumber laden, went ashore.
Crew's Terrible Experience
The Windsor, N.S., schooner Omega lost her sails on Wednesday last when off Charlottetown, and the seas washing over her crried away her cabins and deck-load. She drifted swiftly for thirty miles across Northumberland Strait, until she finally brought up on the rocks at Fox Point on the northern coast of Nova Scotia. Her crew of four men had been obliged to man the pumps with practically no rest since Wednesday, and during all that time they had neither food nor drink, all their supplies having been swept overboard.
They were rescued, almost overcome by exhaustion and exposure, soon after the vessel grounded. The schooner probably will be a total loss.
A Newfoundland schooner, the identity of which has not yet been learned, was wrecked last night in Campbell's Cove, at the eastern end of Prince Edward Island were broken up during the gale last night.
On land, telegraph [FM]
Examiner 16 July, 1907:
Launched at Oyster Bed Bridge for Mr William Paynter, merchant of Rustico, a handsome seine boat, built in Charlottetown by Mr. Martin Pineaud. The boat is a creditably example of Mr. Pineaud's skill as a boat builder. Mr. Solomon Gallant will have charge of her during the mackerel season in Rustico.
The Patriot 26 Sep., 1906, page 1:
26 Sep., 1906 - German gunboat "Panther" arrived from Chatham, NB; Capt. Ternme; 195' long x 27' wide; 10 guns [GC]
Daily Examiner 19 Feb., 1909 page 1:
Barque "Lavinia" of 349 tons, Capt. Wilson, built at PEI in 1873, totally wrecked on Cape Race, Nfld. 18 Feb., 1909; crew saved. [GC]
The Patriot 31 Dec., 1910, page 1:
Obituary for Thomas Anthony Dougan, Tracadie Cross, born Dublin, Ireland Feb., 1817; he claimed to have arrived with his father James Dougan, shoemaker on the "Flash" at the age of six years. The "Flash" arrived after a passage of 60 days. [GC]
Examiner 12 & 23 June, 1911:
12 June, 1911 - Arr. cruiser HMCS "Niobe" Capt. McDonald, of 11000 tons to celebrate the coronation of George V at Charlottetown. [GC]
Examiner 30 June, 1911:
29 June, 1911 - Arr. CGS " Canada " 900 tons, flagship of Fisheries Protective Service, Capt. C J Stewart; built 1904. [GC]
Daily Examiner June 26, 1913:
Mrs. Pierce, nee Harris, 2nd daughter of Moses Harris, age 93, was last survivor of passengers on the Santo Domingo which sailed from Queenstown, Ireland June 1, 1823, for Miramichi, NB, but was wrecked on East Point the following August. [CG]
Guardian 17 May, 1916:
THE CASCAPEDIA.---The first steamer, clear of the Winter steamers, to enter the port of Charlottetown this spring was the S.S. Cascapedia of the Quebec Steamship Line which arrived about 8.30 o'clock last night from Montreal via Summerside. She brought a large cargo of Merchandise and sails at noon today. [GC]
Patriot 27 May, 1921, p 9:
HMS Valerian, Capt. Hugh T. England, arrives at Charlottetown [GC]
24 Aug., 1934:
The Compagnie General Atlantique luxury liner "Champlain" arrived off Charlottetown bringing a delegation of distinguished French visitors for the unveiling of the Jacques Cartier 400th anniversary memorial cairn on Queen Square. This cairn was relocated in the 1960's (to Jacques Cartier Provincial Park). [GC]
Patriot 17 July, 1930, page 8:
The yacht "Sialia" with a party of fourteen on board arrived in port yesterday and is anchored in the stream. The yacht which was chartered by Mr. H.M. Hutchins of the Standard Oil Company, of New York, who is one of the party, accompanied by Mr. A. M. Andrew, also of New York is in command of Capt. McLean, a native of New Brunswick. The boat is 704 tons and equipped with a diesel engine. Before coming to this port they visited Saint John, N.B. The yacht left this afternoon for Saguenay, Quebec.[GC]
Patriot 25 April, 1934, page 8:Seventeen sailing vessels built in Prince Edward Island, were registered in the port of Liverpool, England, in the year 1844. Largest craft were: barque William & Elizabeth, 482 tons, built in 1838; barque Saxe Gotha, 466 tons, built in 1841; barque Cambridge, 466 tons, built in 1839. These barques traded between Liverpool and New Orleans, also to Bombay. The other crafts were of smaller tonnage but size did not prevent them from venturing far afield. As an instance, the P.E.I. brig George Henry, 135 tons was dispatched on a voyage from Liverpool to Singapore. Another "Island" craft, the brigantine Joseph Albina, 154 tons was listed as destined for Adelaide. Maritime built wooden ships played a most important part in the development of England's merchant marine being built in the provinces and sold to British ship owners - The Maritimer. [GC]
Guardian 5 July, 1938, page 1:4 July, 1938 - arrived HMS "Orion", Capt HRG Kinehan, 7000 ton cruiser of the American & West Indian Squadron built 1934 [GC]