Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Independence

Arrive San Francisco

November 12, 1852
Captain T.D. Lucas
From San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (16 days from San Juan via Acapulco)


Per Independence Left San Juan Del Sud, Oct. 24; arrived at Acapulco Oct. 30, and sailed again Oct 31st. Left at Salinas Bay English ship Regnald and Am. barque Carbarga. Left at San Juan Del Sud Br ship Kelvia. Oct. 6, spoke whale ship Elizabeth Starbuck, with 900 bbls sperm oil. Oct 26, passed steamer Pacific bound down the coast. Nov 4, passed a steamer at 9 P.M., fifty miles north of Cape St. Lucas.

October 30, arrived at Acapulco barque Nelson Place, Gilbert, master, 153 days, 48 days from San Francisco bound to N York in lat 55 54 S., long 63 22 W., and on the 14th Sept spoke the English barque Lyme Regis, of Lyme Regis, 79 days from London, bound to San Francisco in lat 48 44 S., long 84 42 W.


Arrival of the SS Independence November 12, 1852.

Map of Central America. 1862.

Central America 1862
by Dilbryado
Featured are the counties and territories of Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, Tobasco, Las Chiapas, Estado de Yucatan, Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Nueva - Granada. Also shown are the Rio Pirri, Rio de las damas, Rio Naranjos, Rio Savagre, Rio Barru, Rio Dominion, Rio Ximenes, Rio Lagarlos, Rio Chomes, Rio Aranjuez, Rio Naranjo, Rio Tengas, Rio San Carlos, Rio Costa Rica, Rio San Fray, Rio Castillo, Lago de Nicaragua and many other creeks, rivers, lakes, points, capes and other landmarks of interest.

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