Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Golden Age

Arrive San Francsico

July 15, 1856
SS Golden Age
Captain Watkins
From Panama


July 15, 1856, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California

Highly Important Intelligence. 
Buchanan and Breckenridgre the Democratic Nominees Mr. Fillmore's Acceptance Nomination of Fremont and Dayton by the Republicans K. N. Bolter Nominations lmportant from Kansas Interesting General News England Huffy Walker, etc.

San Francisco, July 14 3:30 p. m.

The Pacific Mail Steamship Golden Age arrived this afternoon at 3 o'clock precisely.


The P. M. Steamship Company's steamer Golden Age, Com. J. T. Watkins, with passengers from New York, June 20th and New Orleans direct, per Daniel Webster, 22d June. Left Panama July Ist, at 10 o'clock P.M. Thirty hours out passed P. M. S. S. Company's steamer Sonora, hence for Panama. Arrived at Acapulco at 5:20 A.M., 7th July. Received the usual supplies, and sailed at 10 a. m. same day. On the 10th inst., at 12:15 a. m., ten miles west of Cape St. Lucas, passed steamer J. L. Stephens, bound down. Arrived in San Francisco July 14th, making the run from Panama in 12 days and 11 hours.

Arrangements have just been completed by which New Orleans passengers and mails now come direct to Aspinwall, and always in ample time to connect with the steamer for San Francisco.

The United States sloop-of-war St. Mary's, Com. Bailey, was still at Panama, all well. Government has decided to keep a vessel of war constantly at both Panama and Aspinwall. Positive orders to that end have been issued by the Navy Department.

The Isthmus continues healthy and quiet. The Panama Railroad is in perfect order. Passengers per Golden Age passed over in three and a half hours.


July 15, 1856, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California

Passengers by the SS Golden Age July 14, 1856.

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