Sea Captains: San Francisco 1800s


William Henry Percy Hains

January 1, 1852, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Marine Journal
Port San Francisco, December 30, 1851
Cleared

Barque Laila Rookh (Br), Haines, Tahiti and Sydney; Hort Bros.

September 14, 1852, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Shipping Intelligence
Port of San Francisco, September 14, 1852
SPOKEN

Per Ceylon, August 29th, lat 37 53, long 145 W., British barque Laila Rookh, Haines, from Sydney, for this port, who kindly suppled the Ceylon with provisions.

October 29, 1852, Daily Alta California

Shipping Intelligence

Captain Haines DAC29October1852

November 6, 1852, Daily Alta California
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Captain Hanes, DAC November 1852.

October 11, 1853, Daily Alta California
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

For Sydney, W. H. P. Hains, commander, Daily Alta California, 11 October 1853.

October 22, 1853, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California

Shipping Intelligence
Port San Francisco, October 22, 1853

Cleared: October 21: Br. barque Envelope, Hames (cq: misspelling), Sydney, Dickson, DeWolf & Co.

June 24, 1854, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California

Shipping Intelligence
Port of San Francisco, June 24, 1854
Arrived

Br. barque Envelope, Haines, from New Castle, N.S.W., March 14th with coal; to Dickson, DeWolfe & Co. Anchored off North Beach.

June 24, 1854, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California

Disaster.

Barque Envelope, March 24th, when 600 miles north of New Zealand, in a sudden shift of wind, carried away her bowsprit, foretopmast and foremasthead under the rigging; they were lost with everything attached -- mainsail, maintop-sail, maintop-gallantmast and yard. Has been ten days without foretopsail; has sailed from thence under jury masts. Had very light S.E. Trades. Made the best half of the passage under jury masts.

On July 14, 1854, the Daily Alta California reported that the 423 tons Sydney Coal, ex Envelope, for sale on private terms.

Map San Francisco Bay 1850..

Relief Map of San Francisco Bay Area showing the entrance through the Golden Gate.

 

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The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational ChartsThe Sea Chart.
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The sea chart was one of the key tools by which ships of trade, transport and conquest navigated their course across the oceans. Herein is a history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation. 150 color illustrations including the earliest charts of the Mediterranean made by 13th-century Italian merchant adventurers, as well as 18th-century charts that became strategic naval and commercial requirements and led to Cook's voyages in the Pacific, the search for the Northwest Passage, and races to the Arctic and Antarctic.

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