Passengers arriving at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s Clipper Whirlwind
Arrive San Francisco
March 11, 1853
From Boston, Massachusetts
During 1852, 95 clippers ships along with ten clipper barques sailed from northeastern ports around the Horn for San Francisco. Seventeen of them made the passage in less than 110 days and the race became known as "The Deep Sea Derby."
This clipper took part in the Derby.
118 days from Boston, Massachusetts.
Was off Cape Horn for 18 days with heavy gales. Crossed the Equator on February 17, 1853 in long. 113, since which time had light easterly winds.
Anchored in San Francisco off Griffin's Wharf.
Grindstones, furniture, hardware, almonds, paperhangings, coffee, white lead, sugar, rainsins, fish, whiskey and oil.
George P. Soren
G. W. Snow
Mary A. Snow
H. P. Castleton
B. D. Henry
Mrs. S. F. Taber
H. E. Taber
C. W. Taber
Abby A. Taber
W. J. Fash
C. B. Thompson
S. A. Hassey
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Immigration at the Golden Gate: Passenger Ships, Exclusion, and Angel Island
Robert Eric Barde
Perhaps 200,000 immigrants passed through the Angel Island Immigration Station during its lifetime, a tiny number compared to the 17 million who entered through New York's Ellis Island. Nonetheless, Angel Island's place in the consciousness of Americans on the West Coast is large and out of proportion to the numerical record. Angel Island's Immigration Station was not, as some have called it, the Ellis Island of the West, built to facilitate the processing and entry of those welcomed as new Americans. Its role was less benign: to facilitate the exclusion of Asians, starting with the Chinese, then Japanese, Koreans, Indians, and all other Asians.
The Children of Chinatown:
Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920
Wendy Rouse Jorae
Migration in World History
(Themes in World History)
Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, noted world historian Patrick Manning guides the reader through trade patterns, including the early Silk Road and maritime trade, effect of migration on empire and industry, earliest human migrations, major language groups, various leading theories around migration.
Italy on the Pacific: San Francisco's Italian Americans
San Francisco’s Italian immigrant experience is shown to be the polar opposite of Chicago’s. San Francisco’s Italian immigrants are shown as reintegrating into the host society fairly smoothly, whereas the Chicago group’s assimilation process broke down in dramatic ways.
Russian San Francisco
(Images of America)
Lydia B. Zaverukha, Nina Bogdan, Foreward by Ludmila Ershova, PhD.
Even before San Francisco was founded as a city, Russian visitors, explorers, and scientists sailed to the area and made contact with both the indigenous people and representatives of the Spanish government. Although the Russian commercial colony of Fort Ross closed in 1842, the Russian presence in San Francisco continued and the community expanded to include churches, societies, businesses, and newspapers. Some came seeking opportunity, while others were fleeing religious or political persecution.