Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


Arrive San Francisco

March 11, 1853
Clipper Whirlwind 
Captain Burgess
From Boston, Massachusetts


Clipper in Stormy Weather
Helmut Glassl

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."

The Clipper Whirlwind took part in the Deep Sea 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
B. Taber
Mrs. S. F. Taber
H. E. Taber
C. W. Taber
Abby A. Taber
W. J. Fash
R. Thompson
C. B. Thompson
S. A. Hassey

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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.

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