Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Golden City

August 25, 1868, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.


The P.M. steamship Golden City, Capt. Lapldge, from Panama, arrived at her berth last. Her list of passengers has already been published in the Alta. Following are her


The P. M. S. S. Co.'s steamer Golden City, W. F. Lapidge, Commander, sailed from San Francisco July 22d, at 11 a. m , with 256 passengers; July 23d, at 2 p. m., passed and exchanged signals with the P.M.S, Co.'s steamer Golden Age, bound up: July 27th, at 10:30 a. m., passed and exchanged signals with the P. M. S. &. Co.'s steamer Sacramento, bound up; July 29th, at 1:08 p. m., arrived at Acapulco, received supplies, and sailed same day at 5:16 p. M.; August 4th, at 2:30 p. m., passed and exchanged signals with the P. M. S. S. Co.'s steamer Constitution, bound up.

Returning, sailed from Panama, August 11th at 9:42 p. m , with 876 passengers, 215 packages U. S. mails, and 11,535 packages merchandise.

August 12th, at 8:30 p. m., passed and exchanged signals with the P. M. S. S. Co.'s steamer Golden Age, bound down; August 17th, 10:45 p.m , arrived at Acapulco, discharged cargo. received supplies and sailed at 4:43 a.m. on the 18th; August 19th. at 10 a.m.. arrived at Manzanillo, discharged cargo, received freight, passengers and supplies, and sailed same day at 11:43 a. m. In port of Panama, U. S. sloop of war Cyane.

At Panama, August 11th, at 7:30 p. M,, Rosa Wallstein, aged two years, died, and was buried on shore. At sea, August 24th, at 3 a.m., N.E. Clark, aged twenty-three months, died, and was buried at sea same day, at 11 a.m.

August 26, 1868, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Arrival of Senator Williams

Senator Williams, of Oregon, arrived from the East by the Golden City last evening, and waited upon by the Chairman, Secretary and Richard Chenery of the Executive Committee of the State Central Committee, and others, who accompanied him to the Occidental, where he was visited by orie hundred or more of our leading citizens to congratulate him on his return. His wife accompanies him, and they leave for Oregon by the steamer Oriflamme on Saturday. At the request of our citizens he will address the voters of San Francisco on the issues of tho day, on Friday evening, at some place to be announcsd hereafter. Senator Williams has made a noble reoord, politically and otherwise; his report on the McGarrahan Claim was the death-blow to that scheme, and our citizens are anxious to see and hear him.

NOTE: On September 2, 1868, the Daily Alta California noted that the Pacific Mail Steamship Co's. Steamers included: September 5th, the Golden City, Captain E. S. Farnsworth leaving San Francisco to Panama with about 350 passengers and $450,000 in treasure to connect via the Panama Railroad to Aspinwall to board one of the "Company's splendid steamers from Aspinwall for New York" connecting with the Alaska, Captain Gray.

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