Originally posted on Blogger (deleted) 7/16/2011:
Looking for a ship coming from the Isle of Harris to Cape Breton around 1834. This is a new to me site, which is now in the link list as Internet Search Scottish Research.
This site looks close to what we’re looking for. The Isle of Harris is in the Highlands, also in the Outer Hebrides. Stornoway may have been the port of departure.
List of vessels which left the Outer Hebrides for Canada with passengers, 1772-1852. Includes sailings from Stornoway, Lochboisdale, Lochmaddy and Loch Roag.
The list below gives details of early ship crossings from ports in the Outer Hebrides to ports in Canada. Because of its good harbour and central location Stornoway was a major collecting point for emigrant ship sailings. As a result, many emigrants who travelled on Stornoway ships did not necessarily originate from Stornoway. They may have come from nearby Harris or from places along the mainland coast in Wester Ross or Sutherland.
06E Mary Ann Roberts, D. Stornoway Sydney, Cape 121
06E Six Sisters McIver, D. Stornoway Sydney, Cape 102
07E Earl of Fife McRitchie Stornoway Sydney, Cape 20
04E Henry and n/k Stornoway Sydney, Cape 43
So, perhaps it is one of the above vessels. Thought the year was 1833 or 1834. This is the closest to that. So the next step will be to look for passenger lists. Time to call it quits tonight.
The author of the above site has authored a number of books, listed here at the publisher’s site. She (and her husband who co-authored the website) is also available by email. She has huge information!