Catherine Steele was born in 1883 at Cille Pheadair, South Uist, Scotland, the daughter of Roderick and Mary (O’Henley) Steele. She married William MacLellan on May 8, 1906 at Boisdale, South Uist, Scotland. The new MacLellan family emigrated to Canada in 1924, sailing from Liverpool aboard the SS Marloch, landing at St John, New Brunswick after a 21 day voyage. They homesteaded in the Shoal Creek area, raised their family, farmed and helped to establish the community.
With the volume of traffic on this blog from Canada, it seems appropriate to open a page on the Maritime Provinces, taking in not only CB, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, but also the emigration hotspots for Uist and other Hebridean folk around Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Of particular interest to PEI visitors should be the story of Annie Beaton from Dr Douglas Malcolm.
The SS Marloch (previously named SS Victorian while in service with the Allen Line) of the Canadian Pacific Line upon which the MacLellan family sailed from Lochboisdale in 1924. Passenger lists can be found at Marloch Passenger List1 and Marloch Passenger List2. Back stories on different schemes that promoted emigration to Canada can be found at Scots in Canada.