A ship arrived in Sydney with 299 Highland immigrants. It was estimated that between 1773 and 1803 at least ten vessels bearing Scottish emigrants landed in Nova Scotia. Cape Breton Island was the last substantial area on the Atlantic Coast of North America to be opened to Scottish emigration. Nova Scotia later received some 22,000 Scottish immigrants from 1815 to 1838, the majority from the Highlands and Islands. Peak immigration to Cape Breton ended in the 1830s.