Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Golden Age

Arrive San Francsico

March 28, 1855
Captain James T. Watkins
From Panama


March 29, 1855, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Arrival Of Steamer Golden Age

The Steamship Golden Age, Capt. Watkins, arrived at this port at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

She brings the New York ail of March 5th, and among her passengers, Dr. Gwin, Mr. Latham, W. H. Aspinwwall, Esq., Judge Hoffman, H. Chauncey, Esq., D. L. Ross, Esq., and a large number of our old citizens.

The following memoranda and list of passengers were furnished by the Purser:


Steamship Golden Age, Com. James T. Watkins, left San Francsico on the 16th February, at 11 a.m., arriving at Acapulco at 1 p.m. on the 12d, making the shortest run to this port on record. Time -- six days and twenty-four minutes. Left Acapulco at 10 p.m. same day. In the Gulf of Tehauntepec encountered jheavy head winds and seas. Arrived at Panama on the 28th, at 5 a.m., eleven days and fifteen hours from San Francisco. Panama Railway Culebra U.S. Mail Steam Ship Co., Aspinwall, 1855.

Our passengers reached Aspinwall the same afternoon. The Isthmus is perfectly healthy. The railroad is now in successful operation, making the transit regularly in three or four hours.

On the 16th March, at 5 a.m., left Panama with 531 passengers and the U.S. mails; arrived at Acapulco on the 21st at 10 a.m., where we were detained coaling until 2 a.m. on teh 22d, when we sailed for San Francisco. Same day at 5 p.m., met and boarded the company's steamer Sonora, bound down, passengers and crew all well. Arrived off the Heads at noon, this day, 28th March, 12 days and 7 hours from Panama -- 11 days 15 hours running time.

Passengers by the Steamer Golden Age March 1855.

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