Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Golden Age

Arrive San Francsico

September 13, 1855
SS Golden Age
Captain Watkins
From Panama


September 13, 1855, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacrament, California


Twenty-Two Days from New York 
Two Weeks Later News Highly Important from Mexico Abdication and Flight of Santa Anna Terrible Riots State Elections Great Triumphs of the American Party The War! Siege of Sevastopol about to be Raised Ravages of the Cholera on the Plains List of Passengers, &c.

The mail steamer Golden Age arrived this morning, after a rapid run from Panama. She brings over 800 passengers all in good health Among them are McKeene Buchanan, the actor, and James Anthony, Esq., of this city. At 9 o'clock our prompt reporter took possession of the wires and commenced forwarding to us the subjoined interesting news:

The Mail Steamship Golden Age, under command of Commodore Watkins, sailed from San Francisco August 1st, and arrived at Panama, August 13th 12 days. Sailed from Panama, August 30th, with 846 passengers and the regular semi-monthly mail from New York and New Orleans, touching at Acapulco September 4th, where she was detained 12 hours, in consequence of violent rain, accompanied with sharp lightning.

Sailed thence September 9th, at 12 M., and arrived at San Francisco on 12th instant, at 8 a. m. time to Acapulco, 4 days 21 hours; time to San Francisco, 6 days 15 hours total 11 days 12 hours.

Passengers by Golden Age land in good health, having crossed the Isthmus without delay or fatigue, and coming aboard ship at the end of the wharf in the Company's ferry boat. Entire journey accomplished from New York and New Orleans to San Francisco by steam. The Golden Age was detained outside by the dense fog last night


Passengers by the SS Golden Age September 13, 1855.

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