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Title A New Chart of the Gulf and River St Lawrence and Sea Adjacent. Shewing the Several Banks, Islands, and Dangers to be Avoided by Mariners
Author Russell, A J; Buchanan, Alexander Carlisle
Date 1830
Document Type Map
Publisher Information S. Straker, 3 George Yard, Lombard Street
Reference CO 384/41
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Compiled from manuscript drawings and notes taken by A. C. Buchanan Esquire, His Majesty's Chief Agent for Emigration in Upper and Lower Canada, from practical observations made by him and by experienced navigators with whom he sailed on frequent occasions; intended to illustrate his plan as reported to His Majesty's Government, for rendering the navigation of the Gulf and River St Lawrence less dangerous, by placing a Light Ship with a bell to be tolled in foggy weather on the western end of the Green Bank and also a Stationary Light on the easternmost Bird Island as exhibited in this chart: such light ship presenting a safe object to be run for by the doubtful or unskilled mariner, and from which a fresh departure could be taken and the dangerous coast about Cape Breton and St Pauls Island avoided.
Series Description This series contains correspondence relating to British settlement in North America and Australasia, and to Indian indentured labour in the West Indies. Until 1857 it consists of domestic letters alone. The series then ceases and is not resumed until 1872.
Biographical Note / History A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities under the supervision of the secretary of state: the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia and the Agent General for Emigration. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 it was responsible only for controlling the importation of Indian labour into sugar-producing colonies. It was abolished in 1878 and an Emigration Department was then set up in the Colonial Office. This department was merged with the General Department in 1894, and abolished altogether in 1896.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions
Places Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Canada
People Lord Aylmer (Whitworth-Aylmer, Matthew)
Keywords map, chart, emigration, travel, navigation
Additional Information Dedicated with respectful submission to His Excellency the Right Honourable Matthew Lord Aylmer K.C.B. Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick with their several dependencies.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. North America and Australia, 1836. Offices and Individuals
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