Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Constitution

Arrive San Francisco

February 6, 1865
SS Constitution
J. T. Watkins, Commander
From Panama


Daily Alta California, February 6, 1865

Arrival of the Constitution

The P.M.S.S. Co's steamer Constitution, J. T. Watkins, commanding, left San Francisco, January 4th at 11 a.m.; January 11th, at 10 p.m., arrived at Acapulco; received supplies and left at 2:10 a.m., January 12th; January 16th at 6:15 p.m., passed Co's steamer Golden Age, bound up. Janary 17th at 3 p.m., arrived at Panama.

Left Panama January 23d at 6 a.m., January 24th, at 5 p.m., 360 miles from Panama, passed Co's steamer Sacramento bound down; January 29th at 4 a.m., arrived at Acapulco, landed 500 packages freight, received supplies and left at 9:30 a.m.; January 30th at 2:45 p.m., arrived at Manzanillo, landed 400 packages freight, and left at 5 p.m.; February 5th at 4:30 p.m., arrived at San Francisco.


The Constitution brings freight ex following vessels: English steamer Bolivar, English steamer St. Thomas, English steamer Tamar, barque America Eagle, from New York, slow freight ex North Star, and fast express and mails ex Costa Rica.

Consignees, SS Constitution February 5, 1865.


Passengers by the SS Constitution February 5, 1865.

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