Terrence M. Punch, North America's Maritime Funnel; The Ships that Brought the Irish, 1749-1852 (Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2012). 171 pages, $33.00 (soft cover), ISBN: 9780806319650, Item #: GPC4716
The publicity for this book describes it well:
"The Maritime Provinces of Canada--New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island--were a convenient destination for tens of thousands of Irish immigrants between 1749 and 1852. Functioning as the narrow end of a funnel through which thousands dispersed widely across the North American continent, the Maritimes offered easy access and cheap fares, beckoning emigrants from Ireland’s catchment areas along the waterways of Dublin, Londonderry, and Cork.