Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Gaelic

SS Gaelic
Oriental and Occedental Steamship Company
To and from Japan and China

September 4, 1875, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

SUGAR: The Gaelic brought 54,679 bagas Manila, which go to the California Refinery.

TEA: The receipts per steamer Gaelic for San Francisco were upward of 7000 pkgs, as per manifest. Mail advices from Japan confirm the advance of $1 50@2 pical, which was foreshadowed by private cable over three weeks ago.

September 17, 1875, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

For China and Japan

The Oriental and Occidental Steamship Company's steamer Gaelic, sailed yesterday for Japan and China with the following cabin passengers:

J. H. B. Warner, J. E. Plummer, John E. Ashead, Miss M. Turner, Mis J. Chisman, Miss Jessup and servant, C. F. Crocker, G. E. Sawtell, C. E. Churchill, Edwarde Fisher and wife, J. R. Wasson, Miss Booth, Mrs. McCleallan, C. C. Bennett and wife, E. Smith, wife and servant.
Steerage: Juan Barlew, S. Orbeta, A. W. May, and 550 Chinese

May 3, 1880, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

The following passengers arrived yesterday from Hongkong, etc., per Gaelic: W. P. Alexander, L. Gowan, John Reid, A. Wauffman, A. Davenport.

January 31, 1904, San Francisco Call, San Francisco, California


From the Orient.As a prize for pirates the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Company's liner, Gaelic, Captain Finch, which arrived yesterday from the Orient, is about the most desirable thing that has crossed the Pacific in many days. She carries a cargo of peculiar richness and much of it in such form as to have made it immediately available for the pirate treasury. This precious freight included 1,500,000 gold Chinese yen and raw silk valued at $1,100,000. This is the largest shipment of raw silk that has left an Oriental port in more than two years.

The Gaelic encountered northeast and easterly gales for almost the entire passage and from Hongkong to the Golden Gate her way led through heavy head seas, which contributed considerable discomfort to the passengers until they had acquired stable stomachs and good, serviceable sea-legs.

The Gaelic's passengers included some people well known in the Far East. A Beltchenko is attached to the Russian Legation at Peking, J. Charles C. Tyler has been engaged in the oil fields of Borneo, and L. Roser, bound for Germany, will return in a few months to take a professorship at the Tientsin University. Mrs. H. D. Wilson Is a navy woman, her husband being at present surgeon of the United States ship Vlcksburg. Mrs. L. G. Maxfield is a Kentucky society woman, who has been touring in the Far East, and D. Meredith is a Londoner, interested in the dried fruit business.


The Gaelic's passengers were: A. Beltchenko, F. C. Graves, Mrs. Graves, D. Meredith. Sheldon Painter, Charles C. Tyler. Mrs. H. D. Wilson, H. E.. Deputy, Mrs. W. W. Lockerby, Mrs. L. G. Maxfield. L. Roser. Mrs. J. J. Seaver, Rev. E. H. Van Dyke, Mrs. Van Dyke.

Great Stories of the Sea & ShipsGreat Stories of the Sea and Ships.
N. C. Wyeth
Sea Stories and the history of America.More than 50,000 copies of this collection of high-seas adventures are 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 variety of works includes The Raft of Odysseus, by Homer; Hans Christian Andersen's The Mermaid; 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.