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1800s San Francisco


Sea Captains

The captains listed below sailed into and out of the Port of San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1800s. During 1849 and 1850 alone, more than 600 Captains sailed from Eastern seaport towns into San Francisco Bay. Many of the Captains lived in San Francisco and many also made their home in Oakland or Contra Costa County during the late 1800s.

(Note: The * indicates that these Captains were listed in the San Francisco Directory.)

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Map of San Francisco, c.1852
Britton & Rey

A
*Herman Ackerman, 2717-1/2 Mission Street, San Francisco
*Robert Ackerman, 9 Madison Avenue, San Francisco
E. H. Ackley
H. S. Ackley
Captain Adams
*Charles H. Aitken, 33 Washington Avenue, San Francisco
Captain Alexander
*James G. Allen, 1314-22nd, San Francisco
*Antonio Alves, 727 Broadway Street, San Francisco
*Jabez A. Amesbury, 710 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
Captain Amy
*Andrew Anderson, 1124 Stevenson Street, San Francisco
*Frank A. Anderson, 17 Perry, San Francisco
*Frederick Anderson, 1128-1/2 Howard Street, San Francisco
*Henry Anderson, 121 Francisco, San Francisco
*William Anderson, 320 1/4 Ritch Street, San Francisco
Ole Anfindsen, Folsom Street, San Francisco
George Ankers, 754 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Henry Anson, 1133 Union Street, San Francisco
*Captain Auguay
*Richard Austin, 415 East, San Francisco
*Elihu Avery, 1437 Steiner, San Francisco

B 
F. R. Baby
*Charles Backus, 230 Francisco, San Francisco
A. Bacon
*Charles A. F. Bahn, 906 Filbert, San Francisco
*James G. Baker, Pacific St. Wharf, San Francisco
Captain M. T. Bailey
John G. Baker
W. W. Baker
*John W. Balch, 528 Ellis, San Francisco
Captain C. H. Baldwin 
*Edward A. Barfred, 531 Grove Street, San Francisco
Captain Barnard
*William H. Barr, 1011 Union Street, San Francisco
William Jackson Barry
Captain Barstow
Lt. Edward F. Beal
Moses Thurston Bean
*Samuel B. Beck, 1721 Jones, San Francisco
*John H. Behrens, 612 Jessie, San Francisco
*William C. Behrens, N.S. Caselli Avenue near Rose, San Francisco
*Christopher A. Bell, 45-1/2 Federal, San Francisco
John H. Bell
*Conrad Benfeldt, N.S. Hale near Merrill
*John Bennett, 1432 Dolores Street, San Francisco
*William Bennett, 818 Jessie Street, San Francisco
Ernest Bent
Lt. Bissell
Captain Blackburn, The Montserret
*Daniel W. Blanchard, 1708 Turk Street, San Francisco
Blethens in San Francisco during the 1800s
Clement P. Blethen
James H. Blethen
James H. Blethen, Jr., 512 Devisadero Street, San Francisco (Divisadero Street)
John C. Blethen
*Gustave Bluhm, 214 Steuart Street, San Francisco
William Bluhm, 1413 Bush Street, San Francisco
Lieutenant S.F. Blunt
W. M. Blye
J. Bodfish
*Russell S. Bodfish, 423 Tenth Street, San Francisco
*Gerhardt Boese, 124 Eugenia Street, San Francisco
*Henry Boettcher, 320 Drumm Street, San Francisco
*Frederick H. Boie, 23-1/2 Twenty-Second Street, San Francisco
*Morton Bondegard, 1731 Jessie Street, San Francisco
John Bone, 1505 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco
*William Borchers, 2 Rincon Court Street, San Francisco
*William Borchers, Jr., 2 Rincon Court 1889, San Francisco
*Hendrick Botcher, 5 Seymour Avenue, San Francisco
J. Bottom
Charles C. Boudrow
F. Bourne
*George W. Boyd, 113 Cumberland Street, San Francisco
Charles Boyle
*Hansen Boysen, 609 1/2 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
*John Brannan, 54 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
N. A. Bray
Charles J. Brenham
Captain Brewster
Captain Brieholm
*Martin Brigman
*Albert Brown, 503 Filbert Street, San Francisco
*Charles Brown, office, 405 Front Street, San Francisco
Captain Julian Brown (SS City of Para. Died May 1898)
*Frederick Brown, 426 Hayes Street, San Francisco
*John Brown, 14 Rondell Place, San Francisco
*John W. Brown, 904 Church Street, San Francisco
*William Brown, 716 Bay Street, San Francisco
*Conrad Bruns, The Morgan Oyster Co., 1223 Eddy Street, San Francisco
*Julius F. Bryn, 21 Madison Avenue, San Francisco
Lt. Thomas A. Budd, U.S.N.
H. C. Bunker
Captain Burgess
*William R. Burmeister, office Pier 7, Steuart Street, San Francisco

C
*James J. Cabaniss, 1919 Polk Street, San Francisco
*Robert Caldwell, 9 Broadway Street, San Francisco
Captain Caleff
Captain Callahan and Mutiny at Sea
*Michael Canalli, 331-1/2 Union Street, San Francisco
Captain Carlson
Nathaniel Canonicus
Captain Carlton
John Carphin
James Carroll
*Daniel A. Carter, Brooklyn Hotel, Bush Street, San Francisco
Captain Caulfield
William Henry Causer
*John M. Caverly, 1815 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Captain Champion
*James Chapman, 1131 Bush Street, San Francisco
H. Chevalier, RMSS Zealandia
*John Christensen, 38 Fair Oaks Street, San Francisco
*Oliver Christenson, 734 Hayes Street, San Francisco
*Ernest W. Christiansen, 1229 York Street, San Francisco
*Peter Christianson, 621 Third Street, San Francisco
*Robert C. Clark, 6 Clay Street, San Francisco
S. Clark
W. S. Clarke
John Clay
Henry Cleaveland
*Charles Clint, 1028 Pacific Street, San Francisco
William Cobb
*William Colby, 524 1/2 Capp Street, San Francisco
Charles Coffin
H. B. Colbey
D. Colburn
George A. Cole
H. Cole
*Theodore H. Collett, 198 Lombard Street, San Francisco
J. Collier
*Peter Colly, office 18 Howard Street, San Francisco
*James Colman, 318 Brannan Street, San Francisco
*Edward L. Colville, 929 1/2 Jackson Street, San Francisco
E. Cook
*George Cook, 503 Folsom Street, San Francisco
*James Cooper, 575 Minna Street, San Francisco
*William Cornell, 641 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Captain Corwin
Kenny Couillard, Commander SS Winfield Scott, 1852
*William H. Coulson, 11 Clementina Street, San Francisco
Captain Cousins (may be same as Edwin B. Cousins immediately following)
*Edwin B. Cousins, 13 1/2 Washington Avenue, San Francisco
*Peter Crack, 814 Twentieth Street, San Francisco
*John S. Crawford, 322 1/2 Eighteenth Street, San Francisco
Captain Josiah Perkins Creesy (and Eleanor Creesy, Navigator) 
*C. H. Crocker, office, 18 Howard Street, San Francisco
*Samuel F. Cromwell, 734 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco
Thomas B. Cropper
B. S. Crosby
Captain Cunningham
*George A. Currie, 614 Mason Street, San Francisco
A. Curtis
*Henry G. Curtis, 414 Capp Street, San Francisco

D
Christopher C. Dall
Captain W. I. Dall
Timothy Herbert Dame
*George W. David, 628 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
*James Davidson, 420 Third, San Francisco
*Charles Davis, office 18 Howard Street, San Francisco
*William J. Davis, 519 Bush Street, San Francisco
*Glrard Debney, 917 McAllister Street, San Francisco
Captain DeLaney
*Jullus De Moey, 37 Pacific, San Francisco
A.W. Dennis
*Henry Desslow, 28 South Park
*George Dettmers, 330 1/2 Eighteenth Street, San Francisco
Samuel de Wolf
*William H. Diggs, 732 Capp Street, San Francisco
*Oliver W. Ditson, Arctic Whaling Co., 35 Stanford, San Francisco
*George Dittmers, 330 1/2 Eighteenth Street, San Francisco
Justus Doane
*Adams Dodd, 1309 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
Thomas Dodge
John M. Dow
Captain Dowd
*Thomas Dowdell, 1217 1/2 Hayes Street, San Francisco
Captain Downes
*Louis Dreysdoffer, 7 Clay (10 De Boom), San Francisco
*Theobald Duebeck, 720 Third Street, San Francisco
*Theobald Duerrbeck, 720 Third Street, San Francisco
C. B. Duggan, Master, Vicar of Bray
Phillip Dumaresq
William Dunham
E. W. Dunn
Captain Durham 

E
*Cyrus A. Eastman, 2 Ewer Place, San Francisco
*William F. Edwards, 114 Hyde Street, San Francisco
*Alexander Edwardson, 431 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
T. Eldridge
William Ellery
J. B. Elwell
*Carl Emerson, 11 Jackson Street, San Francisco
*Albert Erickson, 359 1/2 First Street, San Francisco
*Conrad Erickson, 20 Clementina, San Francisco
*John Errickson, schr Noyo, 23 1/4 South Park, San Francisco
*Damian Espinosa, 1423 Geary Street, San Francisco
*Robert J. Espy, 762 Folsom Street, San Francisco
George T. Estabrooks
*John H. Evans, 124 1/2 Bernard Street, San Francisco
*Alfred Everson, 803 Hyde Street, San Francisco

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City and County of San Francisco. c.1873
A. L. Bancroft

F
J. Fairfowl
*Jeremiah W. Farnham, 921 Dolores Street, San Francisco
Capt Farragut, U.S.N.: SS Cortes, September 14, 1854 to Mare Island Naval Base
John S. Farren
Edward Horatio Faucon
*Paul Ferguson, 312 Beale St., San Francisco
J. S. Ferries, The Zealandia 1876
*Frank R. Filberton, 293 Union St., San Francisco
*Peter Fischer, 14 Washington St., San Francisco
Joseph L. Folsom
Cleveland Forbes
*William F. Forsman, 1011 1/2 Pierce St., San Francisco
Obed F. Fosdick
C. J. Fosen
*Charles E. Foye, 831 Fulton St., San Francisco
*Frederick Frederickson, office Pier 7 Steuart Street, San Francisco
F. Freeman, Jr. 
Daniel Friele
Charles Stewart Friis

G
*J. P. Gallagher, 27 Elgin Park Avenue, San Francisco
*John L. Galloup, 932 Howard Street, San Francisco
E.C. Gardiner
Edmund Gardner
Francis W. Gatter
*Ferdinand Gee, 824 Ellis Street, San Francisco
*Charles G. Gielow, 410 Brannan Street, San Francisco
Captain Gifford
*Samuel Gillis, 10 Vincent, San Francisco
*Samuel J. Gilman, 717 Bush Street, San Francisco
Stephen Girard (Eastern Seaboard) 
*George M. Gladson, 341 McAllister Street, San Francisco
*August C. Glaser, 135 Clipper Street, San Francisco
C. Gordon
A. B. Gore
Charles A. Gore 
*Thomas Golding, 607 Turk Street, San Francisco
*William G. Goodman, 22 Whitney Street, San Francisco
*Andrew B. Goodmanson, 1806 San Carlos Avenue, San Francisco
*Gustave Goodmanson, 609 Harrison Street, San Francisco
C. Gordon
Sydney Gough
*Sewell F. Graves, 701 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
*Charles Gray, 1800 Dupont Street, San Francisco
*Frank Green, 5 Market Street, San Francisco
Herman H. Greene
D. E. Griffith
*Edward D. Griffin, 37 Second, San Francisco
William Griffin
*Thomas H. Griffiths, 34 Liberty Street, San Francisco
*Hans Gullicksen, 744 Fourth, San Francisco 

H
*Frederick Hackmann, 53 Clementina Street, San Francisco
Captain Salisbury Haley
*Charles F. Hall, 29 Ford Street, San Francisco
*Edwin J. Hall, 437 Noe Street, San Francisco
*George T. Hall, 926 Mission Street, San Francisco
*Martin Halverson, 108 Berry Street, San Francisco
A. J. Hamilton (Wild Duck in San Francisco, 1853) 
*Charles Hammond, 803 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
*Alexander Hansen, 503 Folsom Street, San Francisco
*Bernhard Hansen, 440 Second, San Francisco
*Christ Hansen, office Pier 7 Steuart Street, San Francisco
*Christopher Hansen, 2 Midway Street, San Francisco
*Hans Hansen, 37 Pacific Street, San Francisco
*Hans E. Hansen, 2018 Dupont Street, San Francisco
*Henning Hansen, 760 Bryant Street, San Francisco
*John Hansen, 2922 Pine Street, San Francisco
*S. Hansen, office Pier 7 Steuart Street, San Francisco
*William Hansen, 9 Taylor Street, San Francisco
*Christopher K. Hanson, 144 Eleventh, San Francisco
*Joseph Harder, 723 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Capt. Harding (Sea Nymph) 
*Alfred H. Hare, 10 Perry Street, San Francisco
*C. T. Harkins, cor A and Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
*George T. Harkness, 816 California Street, San Francisco
Kimball Harlow
*John Harrington, 406 Bryant Street, San Francisco
*John W. Harrington, 527 1/2 Green Street, San Francisco
*William Hartley, 1625 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco
*John J. Haviside, 30 Crocker
*Edward Haywood, 612 Second Street, San Francisco
Michael J. Healy
Captain Hedge
*Carl V. Heegaard, 812 Webster Street, San Francisco
*Edward Henrix, 215 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco
S. Henry
*Edward P. Herendeen, 511 Jones Street, San Francisco
*Lewis N. Herendeen, 139 Fourth Street, San Francisco
*F. L. Herriman, office 18 Howard Street, San Francisco
*Charles H. Hewitt, 2109 Broderick Street, San Francisco
Captain Higgins
Benjamin Hill
Captain Hinckley
E. T. Hitchcock
*George L. Hobbs, 32 Louisa Street, San Francisco
*Thomas Hoepner, 1603 Dolores Street, San Francisco
A. Holbrook
*Martin Holm, 81 Clementina Street, San Francisco
William Homen
Captain Hopkins
*James S. Horne, 16 Clay Street, San Francisco
Robert Henderson Horner
Captain Houdlette
*John R. Howard, American Exchange Hotel, San Francisco
William F. Howes
Ed Howe
Jeff Howell
E. Howes
*Laban H. Howes, 320 Mason Street, San Francisco
*James E. Howland, 216 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
William Howland
William H. Hudson (U.S. Navy Commander)
*O. J. Humphrey, 623 1/2 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
Charles Hull (Captain of clipper ship Charles Mallory, 1852-1853)
Thomas Huntington
J. B. Hutchings
*August Hyer, 407 Main, rear, San Francisco

I
*James Ingersoll, 426 Twenty-ninth, San Francisco
*Christian H. Ingwersen, 866 Folsom Street, San Francisco
William Isley
J. B. G. Isham and on the SS Northerner 
*Peter Ivancich, 14 Rausch Street, San Francisco

J
*Robert Jack, 333 Seventeenth
*Henry Jacobson, office 405 Front Street (Home 1047 Harrison Street), San Francisco
*J. H. Jacobson, office 18 Howard Street, San Francisco
*James Jamison, 334 1/2 Fremont Street, San Francisco
Nathanial Jarvis
*John Jensen, 1011 Harrison Street, San Francisco
*Rasmus Jepsen, 907 Minna Street, San Francisco
*Jasper W. Jesperson, 106 Silver, San Francisco
*Gustavus M. Jessen, 1524 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Captain Johnson, Captain of Westward Ho
*A. P. Johnson, 609 1/2 Howard Street, San Francisco
*Edward Johnson, 113 Francisco, San Francisco
George W. Johnson
*John W. Johnson, 333 Ritch Street, San Francisco
*Magnus Johnson, 30 1/2 Rausch Street, San Francisco
*Peter A. Johnson, 224 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Henry Johnston
*Louis W. Johnston, 814 Valencia Street, San Francisco
*Hans Jorgensen, 2014 1/2 Dupont Street, San Francisco
*William W. Josselyn, 2324 Mission Street, San Francisco
*Arend Juchter, 666 Bryant Street, San Francisco 

K
*James D. Keith, 304 Turk Street, San Francisco
W. Kennedy
*Louis Kessler, W s Prospect Av nr Twenty-eighth Street, Bernal Heights
*James Kiernan, 1129 Folsom Street, San Francisco
*Herman Kihn, 316 Fremont Street, San Francisco
George E. Kilham
*James H. Killeran, 123 Julian Avenue, San Francisco
*Daniel Killman, 606 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
*Henry Killman, 28 1/2 Clinton Park, San Francisco
*John H. Kimball, 1829 Mission Street, San Francisco
Edward A. King (Harbormaster 1850)
*James Kirk, 303 Lombard Street, San Francisco
*Charles J. Klinker, 224 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
*Emil Kluge, 503 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Captain Knapp
Captain Elias D. Knight
Captain G. B. Knight (Freighter Nebraskan)
Captain E. E. Knowles (Extreme Clipper White Swallow)
Captain Josiah Nickerson Knowles 
*Gottfried Kohake, 521 Second, San Francisco
*George Kroeger, 14 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
*Chris N. Krogh, 139 Berry Street, San Francisco
*W. M. Krone, 2105 Stockton Street, San Francisco
*George Kruger, office Pier 7, San Francisco

L
*Henry La Bell, 1513 Lyon Street, San Francisco
Captain Laflin
Captain Lambert
*Henry N. Lamberth, 640 Minna Street, San Francisco
*Charles Lampe, 2611 Mission Street, San Francisco
*William J. Lancashire, 238 Steuart Street, San Francisco
*Peter F. Lane, 141 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
W.F. Lapidge
Fred Lawson
Samuel Leach
Captain Lee
P. S. LeFevre (or Lefever)
Willian Alexander Leidesdorff
A.V.H. Leroy, U.S.N.
*John Lavin, 20 Stanford Street, San Francisco
*John S. Lee, 6 Clay Street, San Francisco
*George V. Leland, 237 Seventh, San Francisco
*Herman D. Leland, 133 Ninth, San Francisco
*Hans O. Levinson, 1608 1/4 Stevenson Street, San Francisco
*Charles H. Lewis, 25 Tenth Avenue, San Francisco
*Emil Liebig, office 27 Steuart, Lawrence Place, San Francisco
Jose Yves Limantour
Captain Loper
Captain Bailey Loring
Captain F. W. Lovett
*John Low, 15 Hollis Street, San Francisco
*Harry Lubey, 54 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
J. S. Lucas (Captain of the clipper Charmer. Arrived San Francisco April 12, 1855)
*Harry Lyman, 35 Everett Street, San Francisco

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August Chevalier

M
*Matthias Maas, 516 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Charles Harrington MacLeod
*Hans Madison, 2326 Mission Street, San Francisco
*Martin Mahler, 13 Hinckley Street, San Francisco
David Patrick Mallagh
*Henry Manning, 1323 1/2 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
S. Manson, Jr.
Captain Markham
Captain Marshall
*Andrew Martin, 54 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
William Matson 
*Olof Mattson, 1913 Laguna Street, San Francisco
Jefferson Maury
*John W. McAllep, 319 1/2 Bartlett Street, San Francisco
*William I. McAllep, 216 Castro Street, San Francisco
*Alexander J. McCarren, 574 Folsom Street, San Francisco
*Charles McCarthy, 915 Lombard Street, San Francisco
William McClure
Captain McComas
*Hugh McCormick, 2648 Folsom Street, San Francisco
*John E. McCulloch, 923 Lombard Street, San Francisco
*Alexander McDonald, 1604 Jones Street, San Francisco
*Kenneth McDonald, 16 Clay Street, San Francisco
Captain M'Gowan
Lauchlan McKay
Allan McLane, U.S.N.
Daniel McLaughlin 
Duncan McLean
*Christopher E. McNear, 225 Oak Street, San Francisco
*Martin P. McRae, 1066 Howard Street, San Francisco
E. Mellus
*William H. Mercer, 830-1/2 Broadway Street, San Francisco
*Alfred Metcalf, 503 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Lewis Meyer
William A. Mighell
*M. V. B. Millard, 1115 1/2 Twenty-first
*Frank G. Miller, 3215 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
W. A. Mills
*August Minor, 136 Liberty Street, San Francisco
Captain Mitchell
*Ernest W. J. E. Mittelstaedt, 1016 Page Street, San Francisco
*Charles F. Montell, 108 1/2 (San Francisco; Street name missing)
*Edgar H. Montell, 316 Oak Street, San Francisco
John Berrian Montgomery
Captain Moore
 RMS Mikado, The Australian Line, 1874) 
*Henry Moore, 1415 Powell Street, San Francisco
William Moore
*George F. Moorehouse, office 18 Howard Street (Home 1324 Buchanan Street), San Francisco
*F. E. Morley, office 27 Steuart Street, San Francisco
Isaac H. Morris
Captain Morrison
*Albion H. Morse, 2202 Steiner Street, San Francisco
*Charles C. Morse, 107 Scott Street, San Francisco
Thomas H. Morton
William Mosher
J. T. Mott
Captain Mumford
*Joseph W. Munroe, 2134 Union Street, San Francisco
Peter Simon Murchison
Alexander Sinclair Murray
F. Myrick (or F. Myrrick) 

N
Samuel W. Naghel
*Andrew Nelson, 13 Clay, San Francisco
Captain Andrew W. Nelson, SS City of Para, 1908-1910
Charles Nelson, Oakland, California
*Oliver Nelson, 205 Ninth Street, San Francisco
*Olof Nelson, 2609 Larkin Street, San Francisco
*Peter Nelson, 320 Drumm Street, San Francisco
E. D. P. Nichols
E. W. Nichols
A. Nicholson (also spelled A. Nicolson)
J. J. Nicholson
E. Nickerson
*Sumner A. Nickerson, 1142 Howard Street, San Francisco
A. Nicolson (also spelled A. Nicholson)
A. P. Nielsen, seaman, 13 Clay Street, San Francisco (Langley's San Francisco Directory, 1889)
Captain(s) Nielsen (Miscellaneous entries. No first names given.)
*Albert Nielsen, Master Mariner, 1225 Union Street, San Francisco (Langley's San Francisco Directory, 1889)
E. M. Nielsen
Charles Nielsen, seaman, rear 11 Pacific Street (Langley's San Francisco Directory, 1889)
*Niels Nielsen, Master Mariner, 1805 1/2 Stockton Street, rear, San Francisco (Langley's San Francisco Directory, 1889)
N. H. Nielson (Queen, schooner, 1901)
Thomas Nielsen (Pioneer, tug, 1912)
Thomas Nielsen (Master, Makaweli, barkentine, 1911)
*Harry M. P. Nissen, 7 Natoma Street, San Francisco
Louis Nopander, Louis, seaman, 505 Union Street, rear (Langley's San Francisco Directory, 1889)
*Eric M. Nordberg, 503 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Arthur Nordling, seaman, 425 Bay, rear (Langley's San Francisco Directory, 1889), San Francisco
I. H. Norris
J. H. Norris
Nathaniel Nowell
*William P. Noyes, 915 Greenwich Street, San Francisco

O
*J. P. O'Connell, 54 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
*Edward O'Connor, 9 Glover Street, San Francisco
*Ole A. Olsen, 1806 Jessie Street, San Francisco
*Olof Olsen, 30 Clay Street, San Francisco
*Peter Olsen, 505 Third Street, San Francisco
*Louis Olson, 1216 Twenty-first Street, San Francisco
W.H. Osgood, Captain, Clippership Trade Wind
Douglas Ottinger 

P
*Joseph M. Page, 111 Twenty-fourth Street, San Francisco
*William A. Palmer, 801 Pine Street, San Francisco
*Frederick Papenfaus, Winn nr Old Hickory, Bernal Heights, San Francisco
Captain Parkhurst
*Charles T. Parnow, 562 1/2 Bryant Street, San Francisco
*George Patten, 123 Powell Street, San Francisco
Joshua Patten (and Mary Patten)
Captain Patterson
Carlisle P. Patterson, U.S.N.
R.L. Patterson, U.S.N.
Robert H. Pearson, Esq. (Also spelled R. H. Pierson in the same issue of Daily Alta California.)
James B. Peck
Christian Pedersen, 1213 Florida Street, San Francisco
*Ellis B. Percy, office 22 California; Home 109 Scott Street, San Francisco
Captain Perkins
*Alphonzo B. Perry, 32 Steuart Street, San Francisco
E. A. Perry
*William Peters, 44 Fourth Street, San Francisco
*John Petersen, 21 Hinckley Street, San Francisco
*Martin Petersen, 231 Eleventh Street, San Francisco
*Charles B. Peterson, The Morgan Oyster Co., 1213 Florida Street, San Francisco
*Christian Peterson, The Morgan Oyster Co., 1213 Florida Street, San Francisco
*Jacob Peterson, 30 1/2 Brosnan, San Francisco
*Thomas Peterson, Corea nr Santee, San Francisco
T. G. Pierce
*Henry Piltz, 613 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
Captain Pinkham
*George Plummer, 320 Castro Street, San Francisco
*John R. Potter, 819 Filbert Street, San Francisco
W. R. Potter
Timothy Pratt
Captain Prattle
Captain Pray
*Jacob Prigge, 294 East, San Francisco
*Joseph A. Pritchard, 227 Hayes Street, San Francisco
*Henry Purcher, 22 Zoe, rear, San Francisco

Q
*Gaetano Queirolo, 1310 Kearny Street, San Francisco
*Robert Quinton, 20 Clementina Street, San Francisco

R
Henry Randall
William Chapman Ralston
*Thomas A. Randall, 6 Clay Street, San Francisco
*Hans Rasmussen, 609 Harrison Street, San Francisco
*Nels Rasmussen, 16 Pfeiffer, San Francisco
*Winslow Ray, 2516 Mission, San Francisco
*Joseph H. Redmond, 424 Fremont, San Francisco
Captain Reed
*Charles Reel, 1914 Mason Street, San Francisco
*John Rees, 503 Folsom Street, San Francisco
*William Reid, 45 Twelfth, San Francisco
*G. T. Remmers, Corea and Penobscot
*Joseph H. Rex, 520 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
*William Rex, 520 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Captain Reynard
*Edward B. Reynolds, 515 Jones Street, San Francisco
Abel W. Richardson
Joseph W. Richardson
William Richardson
*James R. Rideout, 804 Filbert Street, San Francisco
J. P. Ridley
David Ritchie
*Lawrence Roach, NE corner Twenty-forth and York, San Francisco
Robert H. Roberts, 5 Leroy Place, San Francisco, San Francisco
*Charles L. Robinson, 249 Steuart Street, San Francisco
*John J. Robinson, 716 Montgomery Avenue, San Francisco
*Charles Rock, 418 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
*Ephraim T. Rogers, 407 Octavia Street, San Francisco
A. S. Rogers
E. D. Rogers
*Gustave T. Rosenlund, 1910 Mason Street, San Francisco
*James Ross, 531 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
Reuben Kellogg
*Thomas Ryan,1108 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
*Edward Ryder, 310 Kearny Street, San Francisco

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William Carey Jones

S
*Robert R. Samarriter, 533 Taylor Street, San Francisco
*Olof Samuelson, 808 Union Street, San Francisco
*Charles Schmaling, 1121 Broadway Street, San Francisco
*William H. Schroeder, 914 Fifteenth, San Francisco
Captain Schultz
*Richard C. B. Schwartz, 2230 Hyde Street, San Francisco
Charles Seabury
Jason Seabury
William B. Seabury
*C. D. Searles, 1002 Minna Street, San Francisco
Victor Seaman
*Benjamin W. Sears, 5 Market Street, San Francisco
Elisha Sears
Captain Sewell
*James Sharkey, 406 Bryant Street, San Francisco
*Laurence Sharp, 325 1/2 Third Street, San Francisco
*William N. Shelley, W. N. Shelley & Co., 1800 Union Street, San Francisco
Captain Shepeard
Samuel V. Shreve
William T. Shorey
*S. Simonsen, 1914 Washington Street, San Francisco
*Simon Simonson, 423 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
*John Skipper, 6 1/2 Garden, San Francisco
C. H. Slater
*John Slater, 27 Federal Street, San Francisco
Captain Slemmer
*G. L. Small, office 18 Howard Street, San Francisco
Robert Small
*Axel W. Smith, 429 Tenth Street, San Francisco
*Edward Smith, 1222 Union Street, San Francisco
*H. D. Smith, 922 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
*Jacob C. Smith, 333 Ritch Street, San Francisco
Stephen Smith
*Thomas Smith, 216 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
*William Smith, NE cor Arlington and Miguel, Fairmount Tract
*John Soderman, 1206 1/2 Kearny Street, San Francisco
G. W. Somes
*Jacob Sommers, 2 Haggin, San Francisco
*Peter Sommers, 2 Haggin, San Francisco
*Gustave Sorman, 16 Clinton Park, San Francisco
C. Soule
Charles Spear
*Joseph R. Spencer, 559 1/2 Minna Street, San Francisco
Caleb Sprague
*Harry St. Clair, 410 Beale Street, San Francisco
Jasper Stahl
*Henry P. Stalman, 210 Steuart Street, San Francisco
*Samuel R. Stanton, 2305 Jones Street, San Francisco
Captain Staples
R. W. Steele (Packet ship Andrew Foster, U.S. Navy, Clipper Racer)
*Frederick Steinberg, office Pier 7 Steuart Street, San Francisco
*Fritz Sternberg, 18 South Park, San Francisco
Charles Stoddard
*John Storry, 2014 Dupont Street, San Francisco
*Leonard Storry, 2014 Dupont Street, San Francisco
*A. A. Stout, 645 3/4 Stevenson Street, San Francisco
*John H. Struckmeyer, 1718 Dupont Street, San Francisco
*Christian H. Stuhr, 22 Welsh, San Francisco
*Robert Sudden, 716 Hayes Street, San Francisco
*Daniel Sullivan, 1121 Harrison Street, San Franciscp
*George W. Swanton, 816 Church Street, San Francisco
G. B. Swasey
*Ezra D. Swift, 2313 Howard Street, San Francisco

T
Captain Taber
Captain Tadacher
Captain Tapley
*Gerhard F. Terschuren, 2224 Pine Street, San Francisco
Captain Tezequel
*A. L. Thompson, office Pier 7 Steuart Street, San Francisco
*August Thompson, 37 Pacific, San Francisco
Charles Thompson
*Joseph Thompson, 402 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
*Daniel C. Thomsen, 907 Lombard Street, San Francisco
*W. Thornagle, 103 Welsh, San Francisco
Captain Hall J. Tibbetts
*Andrew E. Tommereg, 2000 Dupont Street, San Francisco
*William Tornstrom, 713 1/2 Treat Avenue, San Francisco
Lt. George M. Totten, U.S.N.
Captain Townsend
C. F. Trask
J. H. Trask
Captain Treadwell
*T. H. Treat, 503 Folsom Street, San Francisco
*Charles A. Treanor, 26 South Park, San Francisco
*Samuel G. Treanor, 26 South Park, San Francisco
*William Treanor, 26 South Park, San Francisco
D. H. Truman
*Henry S. Tucker, 609 Haight Street, San Francisco
*Benjamin C. Turner, 8 Elgin Park Av
*Walker C. Tyler, 1849 Stevenson Street, San Francisco

U - V
James Van Pelt
Captain Veltman
*Joseph M. Vincent, 739 Green Street, San Francisco
W. C. Varina
Captain Vinsent
John Von Helms
Captain Vroom 

W
James Iredell Waddell
*Albert Wagner, 333 1/2 Hayes Street, San Francisco
*Nicholas Wagner, 510 Jones Street, San Francisco
* John Wahlman, 127 Chattanooga, San Francisco
Edgar Wakeman
William Ward, Captain of the ill-fated City of Rio de Janeiro
Robert H. Waterman
James T. Watkins
Captain Watson
Samuel Weare, Owner and Captain of the Philadelphia
*John Weatherson, 6 Clay Street, San Francisco
Nathaniel Webber
*Henry Weber, 335 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco
Captain Webster
*Charles E. Weeks, 603 Bartlett Street, San Francisco
*James Weir, 1213 Kearny Street, San Francisco
*John C. Wells, 1412 Hyde Street, San Francisco
Samuel S. Welsh
*Thomas H. Wentworth, 746 Howard Street, San Francisco
*R. A. Westphal, 1320 Jackson Street, San Francisco
*Robert H. Wheeler, 20 Rondell Place, San Francisco
*William M. White, 2145 Mission Street, San Francisco
Thomas P. Whitelaw
Richard L. Whiting
*Daniel Whitney, 6 Clay Street, San Francisco
*S.F. Wickbert, 1112 Jackson, San Francisco
*Frank Wiese, 15 De Boom, San Francisco
Captain Charles Wilkes
Captain Wilkinson
Benjamin Williams (Ship Cordillera)
*John Williams, 17 1/2 Clara, San Francisco
*Louis A. Willig, office 405 Front Street, San Francisco
*Henry Wilson, 134 Twenty-ninth, San Francisco
*O. P. Wilson, W s Prospect Avenue nr Cortland Avenue, Bernal Heights, San Francisco
*Constantine L. Wolf, SE cor Sanchez and Day Streets, San Francisco
*Selim E. Woodworth, 320 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
George Wright (Freighter Nebraskan, 1913)
J. T. Wright and Thomas Wright, 2622 Bush Street, San Francisco
Captain Wood
Captain Worth 

X - Y
Captain Yates
Captain Ygebbes
Andrew S. Young, 1716 Jackson Street Street, San Francisco
John C. Young, 113 Cumberland Street, San Francisco

Z
Frank Zattert, 581 Noe Street, San Francisco
John Zerega, Captain, Queen of Clippers

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About Sea Captains

Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

Johnson and Nurminen History of Seafaring.History of Seafaring.
The History of Seafaring:
Navigating the World's Oceans
Navigating the World's Oceans.
Donald Johnson and Juha Nurminen

sea captains and ships.
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Storiessea captains and ships.
Simon Winchester

sea captains and ships.
Shanghaiing Days: The Thrilling Account of 19th Century Hell-Ships, Bucko Mates and Masters, and Dangerous Ports-Of-Call from San Francisco
Richard H. Dillon
D. Michael Abrashoff

A Sea Captain's Adventures.
Seized: A Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Scoundrels and Pirates While Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled WatersA Sea Captain's Adventures.
Seized takes readers behind the scenes of the multibillion dollar maritime industry, as he recounts his efforts to retrieve freighters and other vessels from New Orleans to the Caribbean, from East Germany to Vladivostak, Russia, and from Greece to Guatemala. He resorts to everything from disco dancing to women of the night to distract the shipyard guards, from bribes to voodoo doctors to divert attention and buy the time he needs to sail a ship out of a foreign port without clearance. Seized is adventure nonfiction at its best.

The Rebel Raiders.
The Rebel Raiders
The Astonishing History of the Confederacy's Secret NavyShips, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.
James T. deKay
During its construction in Liverpool, the ship was known as “Number 290.” When it was finally unleashed as the CSS Alabama, the Confederate gunship triggered the last great military campaign of the Civil War; yet another infamous example of British political treachery; and the largest retribution settlement ever negotiated by an international tribunal: $15,500,000 in gold paid by Britain to the United States. This riveting true story of the Anglo-Confederate alliance that led to the creation of a Southern navy illuminates the dramatic and crucial global impact of the American Civil War. Like most things in the War between the States, it started over cotton: Lincoln’s naval blockade prevented the South from exporting their prize commodity to England. In response, the Confederacy came up with a plan to divert the North’s vessels and open the waterways–a plan that would mean covertly building a navy in Britain, a strategy that involved a cast of clandestine characters.

Historical Fiction

Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.
Harbors and High Seas, Third Edition: An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian
Dean King

Clipper Ships

The American-Built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856: Characteristics, Construction, and DetailsShips, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

Gold Rush Port.San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
Gold Rush Port:
The Maritime Archaeology of San Francisco's Waterfront
San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
James P. Delgado
Described as a "forest of masts," San Francisco's Gold Rush waterfront was a floating economy of ships and wharves, where a dazzling array of global goods was traded and transported. Drawing on excavations in buried ships and collapsed buildings from this period, James P. Delgado re-creates San Francisco's unique maritime landscape, shedding new light on the city's remarkable rise from a small village to a boomtown of thousands in the three short years from 1848 to 1851. Gleaning history from artifacts -- preserves and liquors in bottles, leather boots and jackets, hulls of ships, even crocks of butter lying alongside discarded guns -- Gold Rush Port paints a fascinating picture of how ships and global connections created the city.

A Historical Survey of the Boiler Makers' and Iron and Steel Ship Builders' Society, from August, 1834 to August, 1904San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
OCR Reprint: Typos, etc.)

San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
American Merchant Ships
1850-1900
San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
Frederick C. Matthews

San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
American Merchant Ships
and Sailors
San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
Willis John Abbott
(Kindle Edition)

The Old Merchant Marine
A Chronicle of
American Ships and Sailors
San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.

Ralph Delahaye Paine

Ship Construction.San Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
Ship Construction, Sixth EditionSan Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
David J. Eyres
Ship Construction is a comprehensive text for students of naval architecture, ship building and construction, and for professional Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as a refresher on developments in ship types, safety and shipyard practices. From an introduction to ship building and to the finished product, the book follows the construction of a ship from start to finish. Eyres explores in depth development of ship types, materials and strengths of ships, welding and cutting, shipyard practice, ship structure and outfitting. This edition includes a chapter on computer-aided design and manufacture, and the latest international regulations and technological developments.

Ship Modeling from Stem to SternSan Francisco waterfront commerce, ships, shipping history.
Milton Roth

China Tea ClippersChina Tea Clippers.
George Frederick Campbell
The history of the China tea clippers is examined, especially their struggle in the 19th century for economic survival in the face of the steamships. It also details advances made in design, hull construction, rigging, sail plans and deck arrangements.


Under Full Sail
Silent Cinema on the High Seas

Five films that preserve the romance, grandeur and allure of windjammers sailing open waters, photographed in the style of the time.
The Yankee Clipper (1927), produced by Cecil B. DeMille and directed by Rupert Julian, restored to the most complete version available since the films release. A a feature-length melodrama recreating the real-life race from Foo Chow to Boston for the China tea trade. Filmed at sea for six weeks aboard the 1856 wooden square-rigger Indiana with stars William Boyd, Elinor Fair and Frank Junior Coghlan. Renowned organist Dennis James, in his solo DVD premiere, accompanies the film on an original-installation 1928 Wurlitzer pipe organ, recorded at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.
Around the Horn in a Square Rigger (1933). Filmed by noted sailor and author Alan Villiers documenting the record-breaking 83-day voyage of the 1902 barque Parma from Australia to England in the 1933 Grain Race. Villiers writes: "We wanted to capture some of the stirring beauty of these ship to perpetuate something of the glory of their wanderings, some glimmer of understanding of the attraction which they hold over those who sail in them." Music by Eric Beheim.
The Square Rigger (1932), an early sound short filmed as part of Fox's Magic Carpet of Movietone, shows life aboard the schoolship Dar Pomorza, The White Frigate. Built in 1909 as the Prinzess Eitel Friedrich, it was ceded from Germany to France as a prize of World War I, and later donated to the Polish State Maritime School in 1930 where it trained more than 13,000 cadets through 50 years.
Ship Ahoy (1928), a unique record of the conditions and traditions of the North American lumber trade featuring an unidentified schooner equipped with a fore and aft rig as it transports lumber from the Carolinas up the coast to a northern port. Music by Eric Beheim.
The collection is rounded off with a ten-minute sequence from
Down to the Sea in Ships (1922) documenting an authentic whale hunt from the 1878 wooden ship Wanderer out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The camera-men risk their lives to capture practices unchanged since Herman Melville immortalized them in Moby Dick. Music by Dennis James.

 

Coming to America.
Coming to America:
A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life
First Immigrants to America.
Roger Daniels

Rare Books.
First Migrants
Ancient Migration in Global Perspective
Ancient Migrations.
Peter Bellwood

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