S.S. Alaska from Hong Kong
June 19, 1873
Captain H. Z. Howard
From Hong Kong
June 14, 1873, Daily Alta California, San Francisco Steamer Alaska, Howard, 31 days from Hong Kong via Yokohama 21 days. Passengers and merchandie ot S. K. Holman.
Memoranda Pacific Mail steamship Alaska, 4011 tons, H. Z. Howard Commander, left Hongkong at 3 p.m., May 12th, and arrivd at Yokohama May 20th at 5:40 p.m. Had light winds from southward, with fine weather to May 17th; then fresh gales from northeast, with thick, squally weather, to My 20th; then strong northeast winds and clear weather to Yokohama. Eight miles eastward of Cape Chickakoff, at 8 p.m., May 17th, exchanged night-signals with Pacific Mail steamship China. Sailed from Yokohama at noon, May 23d. Met and communicated with Pacific Mail steamship Colorado, May 24th, at 9:30 p.m., in latitude 34 degrees 32 feet north, longitude 144 degrees 35 feet east; all well. Had fine weather and smooth sea, with light easterly winds throughout. Arrivd at San Francisco at 7:15 p.m., June 13th. All well.
Stagnation in Trade
The Daily "Press" of May 12th, editorially states "severe complaints have of late been made of the strange stagnation which has been apparent in almost all branches of trade. Speculation is rife as to the causes of this general depression, but many of the best informed commercial men are compelled to admit that the state of affairs is only one of those frequently occurring surprises in regard to trade in China."
Cargo/Consignees Per AlaskaSan Francisco Cordage Co; Parrott & Do; C. A. Low & Co; Castle Bros; Degener & Co; J. M. Cohn; H. W. Dimond; Remington, Hostetter & Co; G. Blass; S. L. Jones; J. Ondell & Co; Taylor & Bendel; Macondray & Co; Williams, Blanchard & Co; James H. Lathan; Mme Martineant; Mrs. Maggie Rea; Bearer; Order; Chinese Merchants.
|Chinese Snuff Bottles. Designed in Ceramic, Glass, Lacquer and Carved Stone.
Hong Kong (cabin):
E. Von Glehn, V. Pickenpack.
Hong Kong (steerage): H. S. Norton, John P. Beeman
Mr. Montfraix, F. S. McKean, Charles Schroeder, E. S. Smith, G. H. Gray, G. Blass and wife, F. M. Dreble, Wm. Forbes and servant, Capel Woodehouse, F. Escombe, Major Ramos
John Lafferty, Daniel Dougherty, C. Collins, James Doyle, Chris Faley, Clarence Daxon, George Lee, Shioda, Matseriana, Shiramtouga, Senoski, Charles Barg, John Linderer, John Burns, Stephen Fitzgerald, Henry Patterson, A. D. Drebel, T. R. Welsh, wife and child, John Anderson, Robert Robison, John Londstein, John Harry, Chas. Christian, Eugene Peries, John Johnson, Theo. D. Robison
Rev. J. L. Stuart, Mr. Beacham, L. N. Wheeler, wife an child, Misses F. and C. Wheeler, Rev. J. Doolittle, wife and two children, Rev. W. N. Hall, Horace Bell, Wm. Forbes, wife and two children, C. C. Rising, W. Huise
James H. Latham
W. T. Etter, W. W. Clifford, Nagasaki.