Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Immigrant passenger's diary

News from Cataloging Services:

Misc. Vol. 783, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

Diary, 1842 July 29-1842 October 16, of an unknown British immigrant passenger, probably a young man traveling with his family, aboard the ship QUEBEC, F. H. Hebard, master. Includes description of voyage from Hastings, England to New York with brief entries on the Quarantine Grounds and Customs House at Staten Island and continues with a description of the family's canal-boat trip up the Hudson River and Erie Canal to their new home in Albion, NY.

Research indicates that the keeper sailed as one of 150 steerage class passengers on the ship QUEBEC, a Swallowtail Line packet ship managed by Fish & Grinnell & Co., NY. Unique description of travel on the Hudson River and Erie Canal.

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