Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Golden Age

Arrive San Francisco

November 15, 1860 
SS Golden Age 
Captain James T. Watkins 
From Panama

November 15, 1860, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Arrival of the Golden Age

The steamer Golden Age arrived in port this morning.

Among her passengers are Profs. Whitney and William H. Brewer of the State Geological Society.

The following are her memoranda and list of passengers;


The Golden Age, Jas. T. Watkins, Commander, left San Francisco Oct. 11th, at 9:30 a.m. Arrived at Acapulco Oct 19th at 1 a.m., took in usual supplies and left at 4 a.m. Arrived at Panama Oct 25th at 2 a.m. At 8 a.m., the passengers, mails and treasure were disembarked, transported across the Isthmus and proceeded to New York in the steamer Northern Light.

Returning, the Golden Age left Panama Oct 31 at midnight. Arrivd at Acapulco Nov. 6th at 8 p.m. Landed freight, took in fresh supplies and coal, and left at 3 a.m. of the 7th.

Oct 8th, at 2 a.m., passed the steamer Uncle Sam.

Arrived at San Francisco Nov 14th at 9:30 a.m. Have experienced pleasant weather the entire passage.


Sather & Church, 4 pkgs mdse - Hobart Bros, 3 do do - Main & Winchester, 3 do do - Hodge & Wood, 2 do do - E. S. Howell, 4 do do - H. M. Newhall & Co, 1 do do - Alsop & Co, 1 do do - J. Patrick & Co, 3 do do - A. S. Rosenbaum, 9 do do - Dr. C. Morrill, 4 do do - Wells Fargo & Co, 39 do do - Freeman & Co, 188 do do - Order, 162 do do - Forbes & Babcock, 399 do butter - DeWitt, Kittle & Co, 84 do do - Shattuck & Hennelly, 47 do do - Eggers & Co, 49 do do - Fordham & Jennings, 36 do do - Wells Fargo & Co, 389 do do - Order, 197 do do.


November 15, 1860, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Arrival of the Golden Age
SS Golden Age arrives at San Franicsoc November 15, 1860. Daily Alta California.

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