The Maritime Heritage Project

World Harbors from The Maritime Heritage Project in San Francisco.

Passengers arriving at the Port of San Francisco



Log of Passengers arriving during the 1800s

Although the focus is on ships carrying passengers from United States Eastern Seaboard cities to San Francisco during The City's formative years, stories are added to depict the dynamics of the era.

New lists are included as they are located.
Click on highlighted dates in the right hand category below to view Passenger Lists

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

VESSEL TYPE/OWNER From/Captain/Passengers
SS Alaska

° 4,012 ton, 8 speed, side-wheel steamship launched November 27, 1867 for Pacific Mail Steamship Company.

Service between New York and Aspinwall: August 2, 1868 until June 1869

1868-1869
Panama and Hong Kong
June-July 1868
New York
August 8, 1868
New York to Aspinwall. 700 passengers, 1600s tons freight, including 791 firkins butter.
July 1, 1869
Arrive New York from Aspinwall/
Captain Gray
March 21, 1873
Hong Kong & Yokohama/Captain Nolan
June 14, 1873
From Hong Kong/Captain H. Z. Howard
June 19, 1873
San Francisco to Panama/Captain Nolan
August 1, 1873
Aspinwall/Captain Nolan
August 31, 1874
Arrived Yokohama from San Francisco/Captain H. Z. Howard
February 17, 1875
On the rocks at Hong Kong from October 2, 1874-January 1875/Captain E. Van Syce
Alphonse Nicholas Cezard French Ship 123 days from France February 28, 1852
Havre, France/Captain Bozec
169 passengers (or 232 passengers)
SS America ° 1864: People's Line
° 1865: Central American Transit Co.
° 1867: Daily Alta California indicates the S. S. America is a North American Steamship Company steamer.

June-July 1863
New York
April 9, 1864
Panama
April 10, 1867
Nicaragua/Captain Wakeman
May 31, 1867
Nicaragua/Captain Wakeman
Amphitrite New Granadian 150 ton Brig with 131 passenger overload. Captain Kent and 7 passengers quit the brig in Salvador; she beached near Acapulco. April, 1852
Panama/Kent and Staples
190 passengers</
Ann McKim Clipper Ship January 24, 1849
Valparaiso/Master Rubinet
58 passengers
SS Antelope 500 tons
° 1850-51: George Law
° 1851-52: Pacific Mail SS Company
October 25, 1850
Panama/Ackley
34 passengers
January 9, 1851
Panama
81 passengers
March 9, 1851
Panama/Ackley
60 passengers
May 29, 1851
Panama/Nicholson
More than 200 passengers
Areatus From Boston April 1849
Liverpool/Passenger list not located
Asenath Bark arriving from Liverpool with merchandise April 1849
Liverpool/Passenger list not located
Brooklyn
July 31, 1846
New York/A. W. Richardson
1849
New York/Joseph W. Richardson
SS Brother Jonathan ° 1851: Launched in New York
° 1852-1856: Vanderbilt Nicaragua Line
° 1856: California Steam Navigation Co.
October 5, 1852
New York/C. Baldwin
288 passengers
March 20, 1853
Nicaragua/C. Baldwin
May 21, 1853
Nicaragua/C. Baldwin
July 3, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Jr.
406 passengers
August 16, 1853
Nicaragua/C. Baldwin
221 passengers
October 2, 1853
Nicaragua
February 3, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Jr.
600 passengers
March 26, 1854
Nicaragua/Bodfish
1100 passengers/197 ladies
June 17, 1854
Nicaragua/Seabury
534 passengers
August 31, 1854
Nicaragua
400 passengers/59 ladies
Cabargo Barque with more than 125 passengers
79 days from Panama. Coal and molasses.
March 7, 1852
Panama/Barstow
Cachalot French Ship of Havre
438 tons burthen
NOTE: There multiple Cachalots: one captained by A. LeGrand; another by Taber; a whaling ship commanded by Jean-Francois Langlois (1837-1839); a Dunkirk ship Cachalot; a New Bedford Whaler.
July 9, 1850: Sailing date from Panama. Arrival date in San Francisco not indicated.
January 14, 1850
150 days from Havre/A. LeGrand
137 passengers
July 2, 1850
Panama/Taber
September 28, 1850
Cleared for Realejo/Taber/44 passengers
Other Voyages
SS California 1050 tons
° 1848: Launched by William H. Webb, New York
° 1849: North Pacific Steamship Line
° 1860: Pacific Mail SS Line
° California, Oregon & Mexico SS Co.
° 1872: Pacific Mail SS Line
° 1874: Goodall, Nelson & Perkins
° 1894: Wrecked in Peru

February 28, 1849
New York/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
360 passengers
October 10, 1849
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
339 passengers
Friday, December 28, 1849
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
289 passengers
Tuesday, March 26, 1850
Panama/Thomas A. Budd
263 passengers
June 23, 1850
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
300 passengers/$166,698 in specie
August 23, 1850
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
November 21, 1850
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
339 passengers
April 23, 1851
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
August 3, 1851
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
120 passengers
October 5, 1851
Panama/Lt. Thomas A. Budd
February 26, 1852
Panama/R.L. Whiting
May 7, 1852
Panama/R.L. Whiting
January 6, 1853
Panama/R.L. Whiting
350 passengers
May 7, 1853
Panama/R.L. Whiting
333 passengers
July 7, 1853
Panama/R.L. Whiting
September 19, 1854
Panama/LeRoy
500 passengers
SS Carolina
1849-1854
600 tons
° 1849: Launched in Philadelphia
° 1850, 1851: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1854: Sold for China service

Tuesday, May 7, 1850
Panama/Marks
Tuesday, July 1, 1850
Oregon/Wood
October 7, 1850
Panama/Richard L. Whiting
December 8, 1850
Panama/Richard L. Whiting
45 passengers
February 27, 1851
Panama/Richard L. Whiting
August 6, 1851
Panama/Richard L. Whiting
96 passengers

Carthagena 180 days from Liverpool, England July 30, 1850
Liverpool/Captain Jones
SS Chesapeake She left New York on August 6, 1849 and reached San Francisco after an exceptionally long voyage. August 7, 1850
New York
27 passengers
SS China   March 31, 1868
Hong Kong/Captain George E. Lane
June 8, 1909
Hong Kong/Captain Daniel Friele
April 9, 1910
Hong Kong/Captain Daniel Friele
City of Panama Pacific Mail Steamship Line
1,490 ton 10 speed. Iron.
December 18, 1875
Panama/
March 15, 1878 and September 14, 1878
Esquimalt/Captain Charles Seabury
January 22, 1880
Panama/
May 16, 1880
Panama/Connolly
1896
City of Para Pacific Mail Steamship Line June 14, 1897
From Panama/
April 8, 1898
From Panama/Brown
City of Peking Pacific Mail Steamship Line
5,080, 15 speed. Iron.
February 1878
From Hongkong and Yokohama/Tanner
City of Rio de Janeiro Pacific Mail Line February 1901: Wrecked
Hawaii/William Ward
130 passengers lost
City of San Francisco Pacific Mail Steamship Line 1875, 1876, 1877
Between San Francisco, Hawaiian Islands, South Pacific, Panama
Captain James Iredell Waddell
Clarissa Andrews Type of vessel and ownership not listed. 14 died during trip. May 22, 1852
Panama/Riddle
120 passengers
SS Colima ° Sinking of the Colima: 1895 1877
Panama
1895
Panama/Captain D. E. Griffith
SS Colorado ° 1864: Launched by William H. Webb
° 1864: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1879: Scrapped
July 1, 1865
New York/Bradbury
SS Columbia
1850-1862
° 1850: Built in New York
° 1850: Holland & Aspinwall
° 1853: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1861: Sold to China service.
February 24, 1851
Panama/Lt. Edward F. Beal
August 14, 1852
Panama/Captain Dall
1852-1855(?)
San Francisco/Portland
102 trips
SS Columbus 600 tons
° 1848: Launched in New Jersey
° 1851: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1854: U.S. Navy
° 1855: Panama Railroad Co.
° 1861: Wrecked
June 6, 1850
New York/James B. Peck
300 passengers
August 6, 1850
Panama/James B. Peck/
300 passengers
October 12, 1850
Panama/Graham
December 6, 1850
Panama/E.H. Hitchcock
95 passengers
March 21, 1851
Panama/M'Gowan
May 23, 1851
Panama/M'Gowan
August 20, 1851
Panama/J.B.G. Isham
177 passengers
May 20, 1853
Panama/Mellus
216 passengers
Comet An elegant Clipper with a huge cargo and few passengers
January 13, 1852
New York/E.C. Gardiner
A dozen passengers
Comet Schooner
February 28, 1852
Panama/Burt
Comet Bark May 5, 1861
Honolulu/Smith
June 11, 1862
Honolulu/Smith
SS Commodore Stockton ° 1850: Launched in Philadelphia, PA.
° 1850-?: Vanderbilt's Independent Line
April 20, 1851
Philadelphia, PA/Baker
SS Constitution There were two Constitution steamers:
One
600 tons ° 1850: Launched New York
° 1851: Empire City Line (note Daily Alta California indicates that the Pacific Mail Line owned SS Constitution as of September 1851)
° 1860: Rebuilt as a barque
Two
° 1861: Launched by William H. Webb, New York
° 1861: Pacific Mail SS Line
° 1861-61: War Department
° 1863: Arrived in San Francisco, October 1863, with a large load of goods, including 200,000 "choicest brands of Havana Cigars" and "OPIUM. 181 boxes, each 5 and 10 Tiels, Prepared Smoking Opium."
° 1879: Scraped

December 28, 1850
Panama/Lt. Bissell
August 8, 1851
Panama/Blunt
137 passengers
October 27, 1851
Panama/Welsh
May 22, 1852
Panama/Hanford
February 7, 1863
Panama/J. T. Watkins
March 20, 1863
Panama/J. T. Watkins
April 28, 1863
Panama
July 18, 1863
Panama/J. T. Watkins
450 passengers
October 11, 1863
Panama/J.T. Watkins
Cornelia Steamer? March 4, 1853
Mazatlan/Captain Ny
SS Cortes ° 1852: Launched in New York
° 1852: NY & SF Steamship Line
° March 1853: Babcock's Independent Line
° July 1853: Vanderbilt's Nicaragua Steamship Company (San Francisco to San del Sud, Nicaragua)
° 1858: New York & California SS Company
° 1860: Atlantic & Pacific SS Company
° 1860: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1861: Sold for China service
October 8, 1852
New York via Cape Horn/T. B. Cropper
January 5, 1853
Panama/T. B. Cropper
March 5, 1853
Panama/T. B. Cropper
470 passengers
77 females, 39 children
May 6, 1853
Panama/Hudson
350 passengers
July 16, 1853
Panama & Nicaragua/T.B. Cropper
October 15, 1853
San Juan del Sud, Nicaragua/Seabury
510 passengers: 107 ladies
June 3, 1854
San Juan del Sud/Capt. T. B. Cropper
544 passengers: 119 females/63 children
July 18, 1854
San Juan del Sud/T. B. Cropper
September 14, 1854
San Juan del Sud/T. B. Cropper
302 passengers: 101 females/43 children
January 20, 1856
San Juan del Sud/Captain Collins
April 25, 1860
Panama/William H. Hudson
Costa Rica
1865-1875
1,475, 7 speed. Iron
° 1864: Vanderbilt
° 1866: Pacific Mail Steamship Company
° 1875: Mitsubishi Mail Steamship Company
1874
Panama
Dakota
1873-1886
2,135 ton, 10 speed, side-wheel steamship
° 1865: William H. Webb
° 1873: Pacific Mail Steamship Company
Pacific Mail SS Company
 
Dudley Brig May 21, 1852
Panama/Yates
SS Ecuador
1850-1853

August 23, 1850
Panama/Downes
Edith Rose Barque. 29 days from Kanagawa, Japan November 17, 1864
Japan/Watlington
30 passengers
Eleanor Lancaster Barque, 438 tons built 1839 at Maryport.
December 11, 1850
New Zealand/F.W. Lodge
SS (Colonel) Fremont 600 tons
° 1850: Launched in Philadelphia
° 1850: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1861: Flint & Holladay
July 29, 1851
Panama/McLane
53 passengers
October 31, 1851
Acapulco
November 1, 1851
For Panama
April 1, 1852
Panama/J.M. Dow
March 5, 1853
Panama
April 25, 1860
Panama/Wm. H. Hudson
SS Gaelic Occidental and Oriental Steamship January 30, 1904
Orient/Captain Finch
George Raynes Clipper Ship February 18, 1853
Boston/Penhallow
Gloucester Barque 1850?
Sydney, Australia/Tardiff
SS Gold Hunter ° 1849: Launched in New York
° 1851: Vanderbilt's Independent Line
° 1852: U.S. Government
° 1860: California Oregon & Mexico SS Company
° 1870: Wrecked
April 29, 1850
Panama/Kenney Couillard
150 passengers
November 19, 1850
Acapulco/Captain M'Lane
June 12, 1851
Panama/J. T. Mott
October 25, 1851
Nicaragua/Thompson
December, 1851
Nicaragua/Bodfish
January 2, 1852
Nicaragua/Bodfish
200 passengers
SS Golden Age ° 1853: Launched in New York
° 1854: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1875: Mitsubishi Mail SS Company
July 16, 1854
Panama/D. D. Porter, U.S.N., Commander
October 16, 1854
Panama/Dow
December 18, 1854
Panama/Captain LeRoy
January 29, 1855
Panama/James T. Watkins
March 28, 1855
Panama/James T. Watkins
June 30, 1855
Panama/James T. Watkins
598 passengers
July 2, 1855
Panama/James T. Watkins
September 12, 1855
Panama/James T. Watkins
800+ passengers
November 29, 1855
Panama/James T. Watkins
1,000 passengers
January 15, 1856
Panama/James T. Watkins
851 passengers, 8 horses
March 14, 1856
Panama/J. T. Watkins
May 22, 1856
July 14, 1856
J. T. Watkins/Panama
August 28, 1856
October 14, 1856
Panama/James T. Watkins
December 1, 1856
Panama/James T. Watkins
April 12, 1857
May 29, 1857
Panama/James T. Watkins
883 passengers
July 31, 1857
Panama/James T. Watkins
700 passengers
September 14, 1857
Panama/James T. Watkins
474 passengers; 282 males, 122 females, 63 children
November 17, 1857
Panama/W. F. Lappidge, Esq.
February 26, 1858
Panama
November 15, 1860
Panama/James T. Watkins
June 16, 1862
Panama/F. R. Baby
September 17, 1862
Panama/F. R. Baby
January 15, 1863
Panama/Wm. H. Hudson
235 passengers
February 28, 1863
Panama
March 1,1863
Panama/Wm. H. Hudson
470 passengers (from New York)
April 6, 1863
Panama/Wm. H. Hudson
625 passengers
May 19, 1863
Panama/Wm. H. Hudson
June 29, 1863
Panama/R. H. Horner, Commander
July 8, 1868
San Francisco to New York
with a ship loaded with gold
SS Golden City ° 1863: Launched by William H. Webb, New York
° 1863: Panama Route, Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1869: Wrecked
January 2, 1866
Panama/F. R. Baby
February 11, 1866
Panama/F. R. Baby
319 passengers Panama
SS Golden Gate 2200 tons
° 1851: Launched by William H. Webb, New York
° 1851: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1862: Wrecked
November 19, 1851
Panama/C. P. Patterson
480 Passengers
January 9, 1852
Panama/C. P. Patterson
February 26, 1852 (Departure)
Panama/C. P. Patterson, U.S.N.
May 21, 1852
Panama/C. P. Patterson, U.S.N.
1,050 passengers
August 19, 1852
Panama
170 passengers and the 4th U.S. Infantry
84 died on board from cholera
April 16, 1853
Panama
700 passengers
May 2, 1853
Departure to Panama
C. P. Patterson
June 1, 1853
Panama/C. P. Patterson, U.S.N.
800 passengers
120 ladies/50 children
July 18, 1853
Panama/C. P. Patterson, U.S.N.
300 passengers
November 16, 1853
Panama/J. B. G. Isham
January 23, 1854
Panama/J. B. G. Isham
750 passengers
Went ashore off San Diego
May 17, 1854
Panama/Watkins
June 14, 1854
Panama
July 30, 1854
Panama/Watkins
November 13, 1854
Panama
April 12, 1855
Panama/Captain McLane
May 30, 1855
October 16, 1855
February 14, 1856
Panama/A. V. H. Leroy
April 13, 1856
Panama/A. V. H. LeRoy
957 passengers
June 15, 1856
Panama/W. F. Lapidge
November 14, 1856
January 15, 1857
Panama/R. L. Whiting
March 3, 1857
Panama/R. L. Whiting
647 passengers
April 29, 1857
Panama/W. F. Lapidge
June 15, 1857
December 15, 1857
January 28, 1858
May 31, 1862
Panama/Pearson
July 27, 1862
Panama/Pearson: WRECKED!
SS Goliah Around the Horn in 1851 January 21, 1851
New York/Thomas
January 23, 1854
From the wreck of the Golden Gate
Grecian
Clipper Ship via Cape Horn
August 11, 1852
New York/Captain Isley
330 passengers
Governor Morton
Via Cape Horn
July 15, 1852
New York/Burgess
108 passengers
SS Hermann ° 1849: Launched in New York for Ocean Steam Navigation Co.
° 1857: California, New York & European Steamship Co.
° 1859: Captain George Wright
° 1862: M.O. Roberts' People's Line
° 1866: Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
January 30, 1863
Panama/Johnson
Hong Kong Maru
Via the Sandwich Islands
March 23, 1900
The Orient
200+ Passengers
August 14, 1906
The Orient/Captain Ernest Bent
Humboldt

1849
SS Independence 800 tons
° 1850: Launched in New York
° 1851: Vanderbilt Nicaragua Line
° 1853: Wrecked February 16, 1853 on Santa Margarita Island with great loss of life.
July 11, 1851
Panama/Tibbits
September 17, 1851
Nicaragua/Wakeman
55 passengers
January 8, 1852
Nicaragua/T. D. Lucas
250 Passengers
February 24, 1852
Nicaragua/T. D. Lucas
350 Passengers
April 10, 1852
Nicaragua/T. D. Lucas
July 12, 1852
Nicaragua/T. D. Lucas
225 passengers
November 12, 1852
Nicaragua/T. D. Lucas
January 8, 1853
Nicaragua/T. D. Lucas
February 16, 1853
Nicaragua/Sampson
Wrecked on Margarita Island
300 passengers and crew lost
Ino Clipper Ship
July 12, 1852
New York
117 passengers
SS Isthmus 600 tons
° 1847: Launched in New York
° 1847: U.S. Navy
° 1850-51: George Law Line
° 1851: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1854: Wrecked
May 4, 1850
Panama/Hitchcock
241 passengers: 228 males, 11 females, 2 children
July 12, 1850
Panama/Hitchcock
280 passengers
September 15, 1850
Panama/Hitchcock
November 8, 1850
Panama/Lieut. Douglass Ottinger
February 5, 1851
Panama/Lieut. Douglass Ottinger
April 9, 1851
Panama/Lieut. Douglass Ottinger
86 passengers
June 6, 1851
Panama/Lieut. Douglass Ottinger
September 26, 1851
Panama/Lieut. Douglass Ottinger
January 14, 1852
Panama/Harris
April 15, 1852
Panama/Harris
March 14, 1853
Panama/Harris
275 passengers
September 30, 1853
Panama/Hitchcock
List not located

SS Japan

March 18, 1871
China and Japan/Warsaw
Kingston
Type of ship not listed
March 7, 1850
Panama/Luscomb
August 14, 1850 Panama/Luscomb
SS John L. Stephens ° 1853: Pacific Mail Line April 4, 1853
East Coast
June 19, 1853
Panama/R. H. Pearson
501 passengers/74 ladies, 41 children
December 16, 1853
Panama/R. H. Pearson
December 16, 1853
Panama/R.H. Pearson
309 passengers
April 3, 1854
Panama/R. H. Pearson
1,000 passengers
May 18, 1854
Panama/R. H. Pearson
701 passengers
119 women/72 children
July 1, 1854
Panama
October 2, 1854
Nicaragua/R. H. Pearson
700 passengers
165 ladies/96 children
October 30, 1857
Panama/Captain Pearson
February 14, 1868
SS Lewis ° 1852: Vanderbilt Nicaragua Line
° April 9, 1853: Wrecked on Duxbury Reef north of Bolinas
July 7, 1852
New York/Baker
653 passengers/36 died from Cholera
January 4, 1853
Nicaragua/Sheppard
480 passengers:
73 ladies; 63 children
April 9, 1853
Nicaragua
Lysa ° Brazilian owned.
Type of ship not listed. All passengers from South America.
January 2, 1852
Valparaiso, Chile/Barbazan
Magellan
A Ship with details of the voyage from Valparaiso in a letter from the Captain. January 11, 1853
France/L. Cazalis
270 passengers
Margaret Brig. Ownership unknown.
May 15, 1852
Panama/Hallahan
Maria Barque
October 12, 1849
Sydney, Australia
Martha Barque. Ownership not listed. All passengers from South America. September 21, 1851
Valparaiso, Chile/Myrick
McKim Steam-propeller
Initially used for San Francisco-San Francisco route
1849
No passenger lists located
Meteor Ship: Part of the Deep Sea Derby Race around the Horn March 10, 1853
Boston, Massachusetts/Pike
11 passengers
Moana
New South Wales
June 30, 1897
New South Wales/Carey
SS Montana ° 1865: Launched in New York
° 1865: Pacific Mail SS Company
1866-1869
Panama
SS Monumental City 800 tons
° 1850: Launched at Baltimore, Maryland
° 1851: Empire City Line between San Francisco and Panama
° 1852: Chartered by Vanderbilt
° 1853: Australian coastal trade
July, 1851
East Coast
March 4, 1852
Panama/Cressey
400+ passengers
May 17, 1852
Nicaragua/Cressey
SS Moses Taylor ° 1857: Launched by William H. Webb, New York
° 1858: United States Mail SS Company
° 1860: Vanderbilt's Nicaragua Steamship Company
° 1862: People's Line
° 1864: Central American Transit Company
° 1871-1873: William H. Webb Webb's SF-Honolulu-Australia Line
° 1875, March: Pacific Mail SS Company. Ship offered for sale
° October 1875: Moses Taylor was towed to Panama by the SS Costa Rica. The Moses Taylor was to be stationed at Acapulco as a supply vessel.

° 1876, January: Moses Taylor supposed to be in Acapulco as a coal ship: no license.
° 1876, June: In Honolulu.
November 27, 1862
Nicaragua/Captain Howes
April 20, 1863
Nicar./James H. Blethen, Sr.
June 7, 1863
Nicar./James H. Blethen, Sr.
July 12, 1863
Nicar./James H. Blethen, Sr.
August 21, 1863
Nicar./James H. Blethen, Sr.
November 8, 1863
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
800 passengers
December 20, 1863
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
May 25, 1864
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
September 28, 1864
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
October 19, 1864
To Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
May 23, 1865
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
September 17, 1865
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
November 22, 1865
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
January 15, 1866
Nicar./James H. Blethen, Sr.
March 18, 1866
Nicar./James H. Blethen, Sr.
September 18, 1866
Nicar./James H. Blethen, Sr.
November 7, 1866
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
Large passenger list
December 22, 1866
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
No passengers
September 5, 1867
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
Passengers and Troops
February 15, 1868
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
March 25, 1868
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
402 passengers
May 8, 1868
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
526 passengers
March 3, 1873
Honolulu/Jeff D. Howell
March 30, 1873
Honolulu
(Last sailing for the Webb line)
SS Nevada ° 1865: Launched in New York as the Paou Shan
° 1866: William H. Webb, renamed Nevada
° 1867: North American SS Company
° 1871-73: Webb's SF-Honolulu-Australia Line
° 1874: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1875: Mitsubishi Mail SS Company
December 1871
Auckland to Sydney
Passengers and Crew

February 22, 1873
Auckland, New Zealand
James H. Blethen, Sr.
SS New Orleans 1200 tons
° 1848: Launched in New York
° U.S. Government
° 1850: Empire City Line. Purchased by Mr. Rolston of the firm of Garrison & Fretz at auction in Panama on July 12, 1851 for $50,000. Sent to San Francisco August 15th. Route: San Francisco and Panama, touching at Acapulco.
° 1852: Chartered by Vanderbilt
° 1853: Melbourne Steam Packet Company. Renamed "Governor General"
° 1861: Sold to owners in China
September 24, 1850
New York/Wood
December 11, 1850
Panama/Wood
March 6, 1851
Panama/Wood
May 3, 1851
Panama/Wood
September 19, 1851
Panama/Ralston
200 passengers
March 5, 1852
Panama/Hammersly
June 28, 1852
Panama/Wakeman
December 15, 1852
Panama/Wakeman
SS New World Ownership unknown. Came around the Horn with 217 passengers from New York, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, Texas.
July 11, 1850
New York/Wakeman
217 passengers
SS North America 1,250 tons
° 1850: Launched in New York
° 1850: Norwich & New London Steamboat Co.
° 1851: Vanderbilt Independent Line; around the Horn in September 1851
° February 28, 1852: A Total Loss
October 2, 1851
New York/James H. Blethen, Sr.
November 28, 1851
James H. Blethen, Sr.
January 18, 1852
James H. Blethen, Sr.
February 28, 1852
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
SS Northern Light ° 1851: Launched in New York
° 1851: Vanderbilt's Nicaragua Line
° 1857: US Mail SS Company
° 1862: U.S. War Department
° 1867: New York & Bremen SS Company
1852-1856
Panama
June-July, 1863
New York
Northern Light ° 1851: Clipper Ship built for James Huckins Jan-Feb, 1852
Boston/Bailey Loring
May 25, 1852
Acapulco/Bailey Loring
320 passengers
February 23, 1853
Boston/Freeman Hatch
SS Northerner
1850-1860
1200 tons
Paddle-wheel steamer
° 1847: Launched in New York
° 1850: Empire City Line
° 1850-1855: Pacific Mail SS Company (Panama run)
° 1858-1859: Pacific Mail SS Company Northern ports (Oregon, Washington)
° 1860: Wrecked
August 15, 1850
Panama/Waterman
October 22, 1850
Panama/H. Randall
December 29, 1850
Panama/H. Randall
May 5, 1851
Panama/H. Randall
July 7, 1851
Panama/H. Randall
300 passengers
September 7, 1851
Panama/H. Randall
350 passengers
January 1, 1852
Panama/H. Randall
May 25, 1852
Acapulco/Loring
August 28, 1852
Panama/J.B.G. Isham
250 passengers/184 Troops
March 23, 1853
Panama/J.B.G. Isham
443 passengers
May 21, 1853
Panama/J. B. G. Isham
September 7, 1853
Panama/J.B.G. Isham
200 passengers
Ocean Queen ° 1857: Launched in New York
° 1857: Morgan & Garrison's San Francisco-Nicaragua Service
° 1858?: Vanderbilt
° 1861: U.S. War Department
° 1865: Pacific Mail SS Company
Jan-Feb, 1852
Boston/Bailey Loring
May 25, 1852
Acapulco/Bailey Loring
320 passengers
February 23, 1853
Boston/Freeman Hatch
SS Oregon
1848-1861

2,335 ton, 13 speed Iron steamship
Between San Francisco and Panama and Intermediate ports


° 1848: Launched in New York
° 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1861: Holladay and Flint

April 1, 1849
New York/R. H. Pearson
250 passengers
June 13, 1849
Panama/R. H. Pearson
August 18, 1849
Panama/Patterson
December 1, 1849
Panama/R. H. Pearson
Friday, February 22, 1850
Panama/Lieut. C. P. Patterson
235 passengers
Monday, May 20, 1850
Panama/Lieut. C. P. Patterson
July 20, 1850
Panama/Lieut. C. P. Patterson
317 passengers/6 ladies
October 18, 1850
Panama/Lieut. C. P. Patterson
January 21, 1851
Panama/R. H. Pearson
100 passengers
April 3, 1851
Panama/R. H. Pearson
June 19, 1851
Panama/R. H. Pearson
August 3, 1851
Panama/R. H. Pearson
September 18, 1851
Panama/R. H. Pearson
225 passengers
February 11, 1852
Panama/R.H. Pearson
April 7, 1852
Panama/R. H. Pearson
September 6, 1852
280 passengers
August 5, 1853
Panama/Captain LeRoy
250 passengers
October 12, 1853
Panama/Captain LeRoy
May 4, 1854
Panama/W. H. Hudson
640 passengers
December 18, 1862
Mazatlan/Edgar Wakeman
Monday, January 26, 1863
Mazatlan/Edgar Wakeman
Saturday, June 6, 1863
Mazatlan/Edgar Wakeman

Oregonian ° 1866: Launched in New York
° 1867: North American SS Company
° 1868: Pacific Mail SS Company
1867-1868
Panama
SS Orizaba 1,244 ton 8-speed, side-wheel steamship


° 1854: Launched in New York
° 1856: Vanderbilt's Nicaragua Line
° 1858: New York & California SS Company
° 1859: Atlantic and Pacific U.S. Mail Company
° 1860: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1865: California Steam Navigation Co.
° 1872: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1875: Goodall, Nelson and Perkins
° 1887: Scrapped

October 30, 1856
New York/Captain Tinklepaugh
November 20, 1856
To Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
800 passengers, including Lola Montez
January 20, 1857
To Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
April 21, 1857
Nicaragua & Panama/J. H. Blethen, Sr.
April 5 (or 7), 1859
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
June 5, 1859
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
July 28, 1859
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
September 11, 1859
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
October 29, 1859
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
601 passengers
December 14, 1859
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
450 passengers
January 30, 1860
Panama/James H. Blethen, Sr.
October 17, 1862
Panama/E. S. Farnsworth
May 9, 1863
Panama/E. S. Farnsworth
June 19, 1863
Panama
July 31, 1863
Panama/E. S. Farnsworth
September 9, 1863
Panama/Capt. E. S. Farnsworth
Pacific American ship
August 5, 1849
New York/George T. Estabrooks
SS Pacific 1,000 tons
° 1850: Launched in New York
° 1850: US Mail SS Company
° 1858: Merchants Accommodation Line
° 1867: Holladay & Brenham
° 1872: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1875: Goodall, Nelson & Perkins
° 1875: Wrecked
July 2, 1851
Panama/Bailey
August 30, 1851
Panama/Lucas
110 passengers
October 16, 1851
Nicaragua/John Bodfish
November 1, 1851
For San Juan del Sud
December 9, 1851
Nicaragua, Jarvis
February 5, 1852
Nicaragua/Nathaniel Jarvis
March 26, 1852
Nicaragua/LeFevre
May 13, 1852
Nicaragua/Lafevre
400 passengers
November 16, 1852
Nicaragua/LeFevre
414 passengers
January 17, 1853
Nicaragua/LeFevre
March 7, 1853
Nicaragua/Seabury
June 13, 1853
Nicaragua and Panama
317 passengers
50 ladies/28 children
October 31, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
500 passengers
November 16, 1853
to San Juan/James H. Blethen
December 17, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
638 passengers
May 4, 1854
Nicaragua/Seabury
663 passengers
152 ladies/65 children
October 2, 1854
Nicaragua/Seabury
533 passengers
132 ladies/103 children
July 2, 1855
Nicaragua
485 passengers
93 ladies/58 children
August 8, 1858
Victoria/Captain Haley
September 9, 1858
Victoria/Captain Haley
SS Panama
1848-1861
1087 tons
° Pacific Mail SS Company, 1851
° Holladay and Flint
June 4, 1849
Panama/Captain Bailey
290 passengers
August 23, 1849
Panama/Captain Bailey
225 passengers (or 325 passengers)
Monday, January 21, 1850
Panama/Bailey
300 passengers/12 ladies
April 22, 1850
Panama/Bailey
July 6, 1850
Panama/Bailey
286 passengers
September 22, 1850
Panama/Bailey
January 2, 1851
Panama/James Watkins
March 21, 1851
Panama/James Watkins
June 1, 1851
Panama/James Watkins
August 19, 1851
Panama/James Watkins
November 4, 1851
Panama/James Watkins
February 3, 1852
Panama/James Watkins
484 passengers
April 1, 1852
Panama/James Watkins
January 11, 1853
Panama/W. H. Hudson
May 5, 1853
Panama/W. H. Hudson
350 passengers
June 29, 1853
Panama/Hudson, U.S.N.
August 19, 1854
Panama/McLane
Panama Barque March 4, 1853
Panama/Henly
70 passengers
Peru 658 tons
° Pacific Company
(Panama and Valparaiso)
 
SS Peytona
September 25, 1854
Honolulu/Simpson
SS Pioneer ° Vanderbilt Nicaragua Line, 1852
Wrecked prior to arriving in San Francisco. Loss of 20 lives.
August 1852
New York
Queen of the East Clipper September 9, 1852
New York/Captain Bartlett
76 passengers
Queen of the Seas Clipper
Part of the Deep Sea Derby Race around the Horn
March 11, 1853
Boston/Elias D. Knight
76 passengers
SS Republic 1200 tons
° 1849: Launched at Baltimore, Maryland
° 1849: Baltimore Steam Packet Co.
° 1850: Howland & Aspinwall
° 1850: George Law
° 1851: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1861: Holladay & Flint
August 21, 1850
Panama/W.H. Hudson
405 passengers
October 31, 1850
Panama/W.H. Hudson
January 23, 1851
Panama/W.H. Hudson
April 19, 1851
Panama/W.H. Hudson
June 24, 1851
Panama/W.H. Hudson
October 6, 1851
Panama/W.H. Hudson
February 6, 1852
Panama/W.H. Hudson
SS San Francisco 1000 tons
1851: Vanderbilt's Independent Line: Route between San Francisco and San Juan del Sud, Nicaragua
 
Ship Samuel Appleton Boston July 21, 1852
Boston/Captain Doane
206 passengers
SS Sarah Sands 1500 tons
° Sands and Company
° Empire City Line
° Pacific Mail SS Company, 1851
June 5, 1850
New York/W.C. Thompson
September 7, 1850
Panama/Thompson
December 17, 1850
Panama/W. Ilsley
April 10, 1851
Panama/Ilsley
July 1, 1851
Panama/Ilsley
49 passengers
Saratoga Seven months at sea from New York to San Francisco
July 30, 1850
New York/Trask
SS Sea Bird
500 tons
Brought around the Horn for use on the Sacramento River.
° 1851: Vanderbilt's Independent Line. Route between San Francisco and San Juan del Sud, Nicaragua, touching at Acapulco.
July 31, 1851
New York/Williams
74 passengers
Barque Selma A Mining Company Ship. Around the Horn in 1849 October 6, 1849
Sellew, New York
SS Sierra Nevada ° 1851: Launched in New York
° 1852: Empire City Line
° 1853: Vanderbilt Nicaragua Line
° C.K. Garrison
° 1860: Pacific Mail SS Company
° 1861: Holladay & Brenham
° 1869: Wrecked
March 23, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
450 passengers
May 7, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
500 passengers (estimate)
May 16, 1853
To Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
June 16, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
400 passengers
July 1, 1853
James H. Blethen, Sr.
Cleared SF on July 1, 1853 for San Juan del Sur
342 passengers
July 31, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
400 passengers
September 15, 1853
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
November 17, 1853
Nicaragua/C. H. Baldwin, Commander
February 17, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
927 passengers
April 2, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
May 20, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
July 2, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
August 14, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
October 16, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
November 21, 1854
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
January 7, 1855
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
February 22, 1855
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
April 9, 1855
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
500 passengers
May 26, 1855
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
664 passengers (84 children)
July, 1855
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
Cholera!
October 21, 1855
To Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
With well-armed military.
January 4, 1856
Nicaragua/James H. Blethen, Sr.
315 passengers
March 29, 1857
Nicaragua./James H. Blethen, Sr.
600 passengers
Sir Charles Napier
British Ship
May 21, 1852
Panama/Captain Webster
18 cabin/156 steerage
36 deaths
SS Sonora ° 1853: Launched in New York
° 1853: Pacific Mail SS Company
May 31, 1854
New York/Captain R. L. Whiting
July 15, 1854
Panama/Captain R. L. Whiting
August 21, 1854
Panama/Captain R. L. Whiting
w/315 bags of mail from N.Y.
November 1, 1854
Panama
w/291 bags of mail from N.Y.
December 30, 1854
Panama/Captain R. L. Whiting
w/268 bags of mail from N.Y.
March 2, 1855
Panama
w/286 bags of mail from N.Y.
May 1, 1855
333 bags of mail from N.Y.
June 16, 1855
306 bags of mail 26 days N.Y.
August 18, 1855
326 bags of mail 29 days
from New York
October 19, 1855
January 30, 1856
Panama/Captain R. L. Whiting
March 28, 1856
June 1, 1856
Panama/Captain R. L. Whiting
July 29, 1856
September 16, 1856
November 1, 1856
December 16, 1856
Panama/W. F. Lapidge, Commander January 30, 1857
March 17, 1857
June 30, 1857
Panama/W. F. Lapdige, Esq, Commander
August 14, 1857
October 1, 1857
November 30, 1857
December 15, 1858
Panama/
1300 Passengers
November 4, 1860
Panama/F. R. Baby
May 6, 1861
Panama/F. R. Baby
December 15, 1861
Panama/W. H. Hudson
715 passengers
January 25, 1863
Panama/W. F. Lapidge
March 11, 1863
Panama
April 18, 1863
Panama
SS St. Louis ° Pacific Mail Steamship Company January 4, 1863
Panama
February 16, 1863
Panama
Friday, July 9, 1863
Panama/Wm. H. Hudson
February 16, 1863
Panama
March 28, 1863
Panama/Farnsworth
November 8, 1863
Panama
T. B. Wales Ship May 1852
Boston
SS Tennessee
1849-1853
1300 tons
° 1848: Launched by William H. Webb in New York
° 1848: Savannah Steam Navigation Co.
° 1849, 1850, 1851: Pacific Mail SS Company
° March 6, 1853: Wrecked off the Headlands of San Francisco Bay

Sunday, April 14, 1850
New York/Cole
551 passengers
June 20, 1850
Panama/Cole
487 passengers
September 4, 1850
Panama/Cole
November 7, 1850
Panama/Cole
65 passengers
January 8, 1851
Panama/Cole
March 4, 1851
Panama/L. Totten
May 20, 1851
Panama/George M. Totten
July 20, 1851
Panama/George M. Totten
October 17, 1851
Panama/Lt. George M. Totten
October 31, 1851
For Panama/Captain Totten
576 passengers
March 16, 1852
Panama/Lt. George M. Totten
May 10, 1852
Panama/Lt. George M. Totten
640 passengers
July 11, 1852
Panama/George M. Totten
11 deaths from cholera
November 6, 1852
Panama/Lt. George M. Totten
January 19, 1853
Panama/Lt. George M. Totten
443 passengers
March 6, 1853
Panama/Mellus
Her last trip: Wrecked off the Heads, Golden Gate
Clipper Tornado ° 1850: Launched
July 1, 1852
New York/ Mumford
SS Uncle Sam ° 1852: Launched
° 1853: New York & San Francisco Line/C.K. Garrison
° November 1859: Vanderbilt Nicaragua Line
March 20, 1854
Panama/W.A. Mills
June 1, 1854
Panama/W.A. Mills
980 passengers
July 30, 1854
Mills/Panama
SS Unicorn
1850-1853
600 tons
° 1838: Launched
° 1840-1851 (+?): Pacific Mail SS Company

Tuesday, February 5, 1850
Panama/George S. Porter
August 22, 1852
Panama
226 passengers
SS Union ° 1850-1851, People's Line, San Francisco to Panama
° 1851, Independent Line: Wrecked
April 2, 1851
Panama/Marks
June 26, 1851
Panama/Marks
July 1851
Lost at sea/Captain James Marks
White Swallow American Extreme Clipper Ship
Merchant Sailing Vessel
1853: Glidden & Williams' Line for San Francisco
1866: Macondray & Co's Line for Hong Kong
1853-1871
Whiton American Bark April 12, 1849
New York/Gelston
Wild Ranger Clipper February 15, 1856
Boston/Elisha Sears
Whirlwind Part of the Deep Sea Derby Race around the Horn March 11, 1853
Boston, Massachusetts/Burgess
14 passengers
William Melville 219 ton English bark July 28, 1850
Tasmania/George Thomas
SS Winfield Scott ° 1850: Launched
° New York & San Francisco SS Line
° 1852: Independent Line
° March 1853: New York & California SS Line
° July 1853: Pacific Mail SS Company
° December 2 1853: Wrecked - Total Loss
April 28, 1852
Panama
700 passengers
May 1, 1852
Panama/Kenny Couillard
700 passengers
June 15, 1852
Panama/Kenny Couillard
600 passengers/85 ladies
December 31, 1852
Panama/E. Dunn
September 2, 1853
Panama/Lt. S.F. Blunt
144 passengers
December 2, 1853
Shipwreck Going South
SS Yankee Blade ° 1853: Launched
° 1853: Independent Opposition Line
° 1854, October 1: Wrecked
May 4, 1854
Panama/Randall
793 passengers
June 1, 1854
For Panama/Henry Randall
July 1, 1854
Panama/Henry Randall
August 31, 1854
Panama/Henry Randall

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