When fair weather finally arrived in April of 1766, the young families, most of them in their thirties, said their good byes to friends and boarded a full-rigged sailing ship called a "Sloop". As a result of limited storage space, each family was restricted to taking the following:
In addition to this, an allotment of approximately 15 feet of light gauge wire, for snaring small game was given to each family and each male of twelve years of age and over were allowed one musket or other firearm for hunting.
These limited supplies, food and a few personal possessions had all been safely stowed away below deck, earlier, under the watchful eye of Captain John Hall.
With all passengers and possessions on board, Captain Hall gave the order to cast off and set sail. Down the Delaware River and into the bay they sailed, the settlers watching their home of Philadelphia disappear slowly, a feeling of sadness flowing through them, on leaving what they knew and at the same time a feeling of excitement for the new land awaiting them.
Once in open water, the sloop set a course northward, along the Atlantic coast, to the Bay of Fundy. After a delivery of cattle was made to a settlement on the Saint John River and a brief stop made at Fort Cumberland, the sloop entered Shepody Bay on high tide, to sail down the Petitcodiac River to where the City of Moncton stands today.
It is said "Hall's Creek", which divides present day Moncton and Dieppe, was the landing site and the creek was so named
in honor of Captain Hall.