Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Golden Age

Arrive San Francsico

SNovember 29, 1855
SS Golden Age
Captain Watkins
From Panama


September 13, 1855, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California

Twelve Days Later from the Atlantic States -- and One Week Later from Europe

The mail steamship Golden Age, in command of J. T. Watkins, arrived at an early hour on yesterday morning, with 1,000 passengers; also full cargo of freight and U. S. Mails. T

The Journal first published the subjoined news in an extra:

It is hardly necessary to allude to the general good health prevalent among the passengers and crew, for, as usual, she has to report no deaths and no sickness, since her clearance from San Francisco. She sailed from the Island of Islanayo, where the Mail Company have now permanently established their depot for the winter.

A calm sea free from rollers, suffered passengers, and freight to be received on board without difficulty, and a bridge connecting the Island with the main land un the north side of Pfixama, distance a mile or so, will enable the Railroad Company to deliver passengers' baggage and freight by means of a short wharf immediately on board the Steamers.

The Golden Age exchanged signals Dear Cape St. Lucas with a French frigate bound down the coast, going before the wind with studding sails set.

Merchandise (Advertisement)



Just received, per Golden Gate, a choice selection of Silver and Glass Hydrometers, of the New York State and Custom House standards, consisting of

Silver and Glass Hydrometers, for Liquors; 
do do do for Acids, Alkalus and Syrups; 
Silver, Brasi and Glass BaccharVtmeters, for Brewers; 
do do do Oleotneten for Oil; 
Marine Opera Glass, Telescopes, Spectacles; 
Goggles and Microscopes day and night;
Distillers and Mantel Piece Thermometers;

Aneroid Barometer.

French Aneroid Barometers, and all other articles in the business. 

Glass blowing and repairs of all kinds attended to with dispatch, on reasonable terms.

F. TAG LI ABU Navigation Warehouse, 
1 22 Front street, corner of Oregon, 
San Francisco.


Passengers by the SS Golden Age November 29, 1855.

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