Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Orizaba

Arrive San Francisco

October 30, 1856
SS Orizaba
E. L. Tinklepaugh
From New York via Rio de Janeiro, Straits of Magellan


Arrival of the Orizaba


Triumph of Walker In Nicaragua Desperate Fighting and complete Route of the Allied Forces-Battles of Masaya and Granada - Political News in the East - More Riots in Baltimore - Demand for Reparation for Damages by the Panama Riots- Kansas become Tranquilized . . .

Memoranda: October 30, 1856

Memoranda from the Orizaba.


Passengers by the Orizaba.

The Strait of Magellan.
The Strait of Magellan, Southern Passage
Aaron McCoy
Rounding the Horn.
Ships in the Strait of Magellan Rounding the Horn

Sea Stories and the history of America.
Great Stories of the Sea & ShipsSea Stories and the history of America.
N. C. Wyeth
More than 50,000 copies of this exhilarating collection of high-seas adventures are already in print. Not only does it showcase the fiction of such classic writers as Daniel Defoe, Jules Verne, and Jack London, but the entries also feature historic first-person narratives, including Christopher Columbus s own account of his famous voyage in 1492. Every page offers excitement, from vivid tales of heroic naval battles and dangerous journeys of exploration to the thrilling stories of castaways and smugglers. The astonishing variety of works includes The Raft of Odysseus, by Homer; Hans Christian Andersen s The Mermaid ; The Specksioneer, by Elizabeth Gaskell; Washington Irving s The Phantom Island ; and Rounding Cape Horn, by Herman Melville. Eighteen extraordinary black and white illustrations by Peter Hurd add to the volume's beauty.

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.