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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carleton, Sir Guy, Lord Dorchester 1724- (search)
Carleton, Sir Guy, Lord Dorchester 1724- civil and military officer; born in Stra- Guy Carleton. bane, Ireland, Sept. 3, 1724; entered the Guards at an early age, and became a lieutenant-colonel in 1748. He was aide to the Duke of Cumberland in the German campaign of 1757; was with Amherst in the siege of Louisburg in 1758; with Wolfe at Quebec (1759) as quartermaster-general; and was a brigadier-general at the siege of Belle Isle, where he was wounded. He was also quartermaster-general in the expedition against Havana in 1762, and in 1767 he was made lieutenant-governor of Quebec. The next year he was appointed governor. In 1772 he was promoted to major-general, and in 1774 was made governor-general of the Province of Quebec. In an expedition against the forts on Lake Champlain in 1775 he narrowly escaped capture; and at the close of the year he successfully resisted a siege of Quebec by Montgomery. The next spring and summer he drove the Americans out of Canada, and tot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cartier, Jacques 1494-1555 (search)
propriate ceremonies in the cathedral at St. Malo, he sailed from that port with two ships, having each a crew of 120 men, and, after a prosperous voyage of twenty days, they arrived at Newfoundland. Sailing northward, he entered the Strait of Belle Isle, and, touching the coast of Labrador, he formally took possession of the country in the name of his king, and erected a cross, upon which he hung the arms of France. Turning southward, he followed the west coast of Newfoundland to Cape Race. uccess of this voyage, the King placed Cartier in command of three ships, which left St. Malo at the middle of May, 1535, bearing some of the young nobility of France. Separated by storms, they met at the appointed rendezvous, in the Strait of Belle Isle, in July, and sailed up the St. Lawrence to the mouth of a river (now St. Charles) at the site of Quebec, which they reached on Sept. 14. His squadron consisted of the Great Hermine, 120 tons; Little Hermine, 60 tons; and L'Emerillon, a small
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisheries, the. (search)
ty of peace, these fisheries ought to be considered as a perpetual joint property. Indeed, New England had planned, and furnished the forces for, the first reduction of Cape Breton, and had rendered conspicuous assistance in the acquisition of Nova Scotia and Canada by the English. The Congress, on March 23, 1779, in committee of the whole, agreed that the right to fish on the coasts of Nova Scotia, the banks of Newfoundland, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the straits of Labrador and Belle Isle, should in no case be given up. In the final treaty of peace (1783) the fishery question was satisfactorily settled. In the summer of 1845 some ill-feeling was engendered between the United States and Great Britain concerning the fisheries on the coasts of British America in the East. American fishermen were charged with a violation of the treaty of 1818 with Great Britain, which stipulated that they should not cast their lines or nets in the bays of the British provinces, except at th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
ed......night of April 27-28, 1859 Steamship Indian, from Liverpool to Portland, strikes on Seal Ledge, about 65 miles east of Halifax, and breaks in two amidships; twenty-four lives lost......Nov. 21, 1859 American emigrant vessel Luna wrecked on rocks off Barfleur; about 100 lives lost......Feb. 19, 1860 New mail steamer Hungarian wrecked near Cape Sable, N. S.; all on board (205) lost......night of Feb. 19-20, 1860 Steamer Canadian strikes on ice-field in Strait of Belle Isle, Newfoundland, and founders in half an hour; thirty-five lives lost......June 4, 1861 British mail steamer Anglo-Saxon wrecked in a dense fog on reef off Cape Race, Newfoundland; about 237 out of 446 lives lost......April 27, 1863 Steamer Constitution wrecked on Cape Lookout shoals; forty lives lost......Dec. 25, 1865 Steamer Evening Star, from New York to New Orleans, founders at sea; about 250 lives lost......Oct. 3, 1866 Steamship City of Boston, Inman line, 177 persons on board, n