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San Francisco Gold Rush 1849.

The Maritime Heritage Project, created in 1997, is a free research tool for those seeking history of passengers, ships, captains, merchants and merchandise sailing during the mid-to-late 1800s. While its main focus is California, information on seaports around the world is included as time permits.

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The project receives no support other than purchases through affiliates on pages throughout the site and donations from visitors who value the information on the site.

All research, site development (including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, graphics optimization, writing) is by Dianne A. Blethen Levy, great-great-grandaughter of Captain James H. Blethen. This is now one of the largest maritime history Websites in the world and it may be the only one that has free passenger lists of people sailing into San Francisco.

The site has benefitted from the thousands of journalists who spent their lives working for California's early newspapers: publishers, writers, editors, illustrators, photographers, pressmen, secretaries, typesetters, newspaper boys and delivery people, etc.

The Maritime Heritage Project and Ship Passengers illustrate the importance of a global awareness; the health and wealth of nations was formed by individuals who migrated seeking refuge and opportunity. It also illustrates the importance of maintaining all facets of our planet be it flora or fauna for the sake of our children and our children's children.

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The site illustrates the importance of a global awareness; the health and wealth of nations was formed by individuals who migrated seeking refuge and opportunity. It also illustrates the importance of maintaining all facets of our planet be it flora or fauna for the sake of our children and our children's children.

Commitment to Shipping History:
Passengers, Captains, Ships, Seaports

More than 45 years of travel, research and 35,000 hours have gone into this project to preserve San Francisco's shipping history and present an overview of world migration during the 1800s.

The project continues as new sections are added or expanded. (Refer to Bibliography.)

Comments include: "There is no other site like it in the world," "For the first time during years of research, I found information about family members," and hundreds of notes from educators who acknowledge the importance of the site to their students.


The Naval Order of the United States has a history dating from 1890. Membership includes a wide range of individuals, many with highly distinguished career paths.

The San Francisco Commandery meets the first Monday of each month at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club in San Francisco, California and holds two formal dinners each year.

The Project

Maritime Nations, Ships, Sea Captains, Merchants, Merchandise, Ship Passengers and VIPs sailing into San Francisco during the 1800s.

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Sources: As noted on entries and through research centers including National Archives, San Bruno, California; CDNC: California Digital Newspaper Collection; San Francisco Main Library History Collection; and Maritime Museums and Collections in Australia, China, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, etc.

Please inform us if you link from your site. Please do NOT link from your site unless your site specifically relates to immigration in the 1800s, family history, maritime history, international seaports, and/or California history.