By Lucille H. Campey
The days while Aberdeen’s "fast crusing and copper-bottomed" ships carried emigrant Scots to Canada are dropped at lifestyles during this interesting account of the northern Scotland exodus throughout the crusing send period. Taking readers via new and little-used documentary resources, Lucille H. Campey unearths convincing proof of fine ships, sailed by way of skilled captains and controlled through respected humans, therefore hard head at the perceived imagery of abominable sea passages in leaking outdated tubs. And by way of contemplating the importance of send layout and dimension, she opens a brand new window on our figuring out of emigrant trip. rather than targeting the intense situations of discomfort and mishaps, to be present in anecdotal fabric, Campey’s method is to spot all the emigrant sea crossings to Canada made on Aberdeen crusing ships.
Observing the ships which accrued passengers from the port of Aberdeen in addition to these which accrued emigrants at Highland ports, specially Cromarty and Thurso, Campey unearths the procedures at paintings and the folks who labored backstage to supply the prone. Her following of the emigrant Scots directly to their New international locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and top Canada presents us with a chance to work out how occasions in Canada have been influencing either the choice to to migrate and selection of place. those emigrant Scots succeeded, frequently after tricky beginnings, and might endow Canada with their wealthy traditions and tradition which live to tell the tale to this day.