Ship Passengers arriving in San Francisco: 1800s
SS Golden Age
Arrive San Francisco
January 30, 1855
SS Golden Age
Captain J. T. Watkins
January 30, 1855, Sacramento Daily Union
The Pacific Mail Steamship Golden Age arrived at San Francisco this morning at 8 o'clock, bringing dates from New York to January 5th, and from Constantinople to December 10th.
The P. M steamer Golden Age, J. T. Watkins, Commander, left San Francisco 10-1/2 A. M. January 1st. Encountered a very severe gale immediately after passing the Heads, which continued 24 hours. On the 8th, at 9 A. M.. arrived at Acapulco, and left for Panama at 4 P.M. of same day.
In the Gulf of Tehuantepec experienced a tremendous gale from S.E., which lasted 26 hours; arrived at Panama at 10 A. M. on the 14th. Passengers, mail and treasure, reach Aspinwall same evening, and left for New York via Havana, per steamer George Law, on the following day, having on board the passengers and mail destined for New Orleans.
The Isthmus is exceedingly healthy and the roads in good condition. It is expected that passengers leaving San Francisco Feb 1st, will cross the entire route in the cars.
The U.S.M.S. Falcon, which left Aspinwall for Havana on the 2d inst., put back on the 3d, owing to some disarrangement of her machinery. In consequence of this accident, the passengers and mails which left New Orleans have been detained at Panama, and will go on the next steamer.
Left Panama on the 16th, with 250 passengers, mails, and freight; arrived at Acapulco at 9 A. M, on the 23rd; American schooner Flying Dart was lying in the harbor, having arrived from San Francisco a few days previous.
An official dispatch had reached Acapulco, stating that a division of Santa Anna's army had capitulated to Gen. Alvarez, who was daily expected there with his prisoners.
Left Acapulco same afternoon, at 7-1/2 A.M., on 24th passed the company's Mail steamer Sonora 200 miles north and west of Acapulco; 26th, in lat. 27 north, lon 144 30 was spoken by a boat from the whaling schooner Emeline, from San Francisco. Arrived off the Heads at 8 A.M. this day, Jan 29 -- 12 days and 13 hours from Panama.
Sacramento Daily Union, January 30, 1855
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