Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Moses Taylor

Arrive San Francisco

March 2, 1873
SS Moses Taylor
Jeff D. Howell, Commander
From Honolulu, Hawaii


March 3, 1873, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Tall Ships, Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii

The steamship Moses Taylor, Jeff D. Howell, Commander, arrived in port yesterday morning.


Left San Francisco February 5th, 1873; experienced light southerly winds to lat 30 degrees, long. 139 degrees; thence to port of Honolulu, moderate trades and pleasant weather; arrived at Honolulu February 15th, 9-1/2 days out. Returning, left Honolulu February 18th; to lat 26 degs. 59 min., long. 148 degrees, 32 minutes. Experienced heavy southeast to southwest gales and rough sea; thence to port, moderate easterly winds and pleasant weather. March 2d, arrived at San Francisco, 11 days out. Left in port U. S. S. California and Benicia, and H.B.M.S. Scout; 15h ult. H.B.M.S. Cameleon left for a cruise to South Pacific.

Passengers and merchandise to I. W. Raymond.


AUSTRALIA AND HONOLULU - Per Moses Taylor - bls wool; wool samples, 1 keg - csks butter; bgs fungus; ca seed; 1 dog; 277hides, 24 calf skins, 20 sheepskins, 11 bbls tallow, 3 bbls 1 bkt betel leaves, 1 pkg specie, 425 bunches bananas, 285 bgs rice, 1 pkg gold coins, 1 keg mdse.


Per Moses Taylor - D. Morgan & Co; H. Holtmer & Co; W. Woolley; Baker & Hamilton; E. H. Dimead; J. R. Greenfield; H. J. Raymond; W. H. Hyman; E. E. Smith; Wright & Bourne; W. H. Dimond; J. Ivancovich & Co; A. P. Everett & Co; Bank of British North America; Chinese Merchants; Order.


A. L. Smith, T. Tuner, son and daughter, Capt. Cleary, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, C. C. Iward, Thos. M. Brugges, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Napier, E. R. D. Nelson, B. Kessing, Miss Daley, Miss Holland, H. J. Dischee, J. Binson, Mr. and Mrs. Brain, Dr. Weeks, L. Chapman, Mr. Greentree and wife, M. E. Kinchler, W. F. Hughes, C. B. Waite, Mis Nettie Bacon, S. N. Castle, Rev. Mason, Miss G. Buchanan, Mrs. Northron and two children, Arthur Nelle, Frank Pratt, P. C. Janes, Rev. J. C. Jutrecknito and children, Rev. F. L. Gubuh and wife, and seventy-one in the steerage.

March 3, 1873, Sacramento Daily Union
Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Honolulu News

Honolulu Harbor Hawaii.

San Francisco, March 2nd.

The steamer Moses Taylor arrived to-night from Honolulu, She brings dates to February 15th.

The Hawaiian Gazette of February 15th says: A strong effort is being made to revive the project of a reciprocity treaty with the United States.

At the present time a large portion of the sugar crop which would otherwise go to California goes to New Zealand and British Colombia, breaking up trade with San Francisco. There is a report that i ihe Hawaiian Government is willing to cede a large section of land near Pearl Bay to the United States, on condition that we establish a coaling station at that point.

The sugar market is much depressed on account of low prices in the United States, particularly in California. It has not been as greatly depressed since 1868.

The Commercial Advertiser of February 15th discusses the question of annexation with the United States, it strongly opposes the proposition.

At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu held February 12th, a resolution was adopted to appoint a committee to confer with the government to see if a treaty of reciprocity can be entered into with the United States. A committee of five was appointed.

M. Raplee, Director of the Government press, died February 15th.

His Majesty visited Hilo in the United States steamer Benicia.

March 6, 1873, Daily Alta California

Sailing of the Moses Taylor

The Australian steamer Moses Taylor cast loose her linves yesterday afaternoon and sailed away on her journey to Honolulu, but did not cross the bar. During the fore part of the day there was a strong wind from the southwest, adn in the afternoon it chopped around to the northwest, making the bart extremely rough. When Captain Blethen reached the bar he did not like the appearance of things, so he turned back and dropped anchor in Saucelito roads, where he will remain until this morning when he will proceed to sea.

The Project

Maritime Nations, Ships, Sea Captains, Merchants, Merchandise, Ship Passengers and VIPs sailing into San Francisco during the 1800s.



Kindly Kindly support our work.


DALevy @
164 Robles Way
Suite 237
Vallejo, California
94591 ~ USA

Sources: As noted on entries and through research centers including National Archives, San Bruno, California; CDNC: California Digital Newspaper Collection; San Francisco Main Library History Collection; and Maritime Museums and Collections in Australia, China, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, etc.

Please inform us if you link from your site. Please do NOT link from your site unless your site specifically relates to immigration in the 1800s, family history, maritime history, international seaports, and/or California history.