Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Isthmus

Arrive San Francisco

September 15, 1850 
Captain Hitchcock 
From Panama


22 days from Panama, via El Realejo, Nicaragua (departed there on August 26, 1850) and Acapulco, Mexico (departed there on September 2, 1850).


Abgrendre, L. (boarded at Acapulco)
Anso, and wife
Barlow, Hy
Barlow, S.
Brown, F. E.
Brown, Theodore (boarded at Acapulco)
Carter, Emma
Carter, James
Cerrington, S. B.
Couls, M.
Crane, W. R. D. (boarded at Acapulco)
Deans, J. W.
Devine, H.
Ducas, M.
Endyke, M.
Forest, J.
Gay, J.
Gibbs, Mrs. W.
Goins, G. W.
Griswold, F. L. (boarded at Acapulco)
Harper, Mrs.
Hill, J. T.
Hill, W. (boarded at Acapulco)
Hillhouse, F. (boarded at Acapulco)
Holinbeck, , wife and two children
Holinbeck, James
Hutchinson, D.
Joyce, J.
Keith, Charles (boarded at Acapulco)
Keith, J. (boarded at Acapulco)
King, W. B.
Lasar, Eli
Lester, P.
Loue, Hy
Lucas, George W. (boarded at Acapulco)
Lyon, J. H.
Mac, F. R.
Marcy, M.
Mathis, L. B. (boarded at Acapulco)
McCuffy, J. (McCaffy )
McQuesten, J. (boarded at Acapulco)
Mitchell, H.
Mitchell, M.
Mitchell, P.
Mooney, J.
Murphy, H.
Muttlebery, (spelling )
Muttlerby, S. (spelling )
Oliver, W.
Pentland, Mr. R., wife and child
Rose, John
Sillman, L.
Smithey, M.
Stehr, B. H.
Stimpson, G. E.
Thomas, George
Vail, C. B.
Vernour, Hy
Viche, J.
Ware, J. A.
Welling, Cyrus
Welling, H.
Welsh, J.

The Mammoth Book of Life Before the Mast:
Sailors' Eyewitness Stories from the Age of Fighting Ships
Jon E. Lewis, Editor
Firsthand accounts of the real-life naval adventures behind the popular historical sagas of Patrick O'Brian and C. F. Forester. Twenty true-life adventures capture the glory and gore of the great age of naval warfare from the late eighteenth to the early nineteenth century -- the age of the French Revolutionary War, the Napoleonic Wars, and the War of 1812 -- when combat at sea was won by sheer human wit, courage, and endurance. Culled from memoirs, diaries, and letters of celebrated officers as well as sailors, the collection includes accounts of such decisive naval engagements as Admiral Horatio Nelson's on the Battle of the Nile in 1798 or Midshipman Roberts' on the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and also offers glimpses into daily hardships aboard a man-of-war: scurvy, whippings, storms, piracy, press gangs, drudgery, boredom, and cannibalism.

Life of a Sailor (Seafarers' Voices) Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.Life At Sea.Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.
Frederick Chamier
Chamier went to sea in 1809 as an officer in the Royal Navy. Like his contemporary, Captain Frederick Marryat, he enjoyed a successful literary career and is remembered for his naval novels. This book, his first, is usually catalogued as fiction, although it is an exact account of his naval experiences, with every individual, ship, and event he described corroborated by his service records. Told with humor and insight, it is considered an authentic account of a young officer's service. From anti-slavery patrols off Africa to punitive raids on the American coast during the War of 1812, Chamier provides details of many lesser-known campaigns. His descriptions of British naval operations in America, which reflected his objection to bringing the war to the civilian population, were highly criticized by his seniors.

The Nagle Journal: A Diary of the Life of Jacob Nagle, Sailor, from the Year 1775 to 1841Stories of the Sea and Ships.
John C. Dann

Great Stories of the Sea & Ships Sea Stories and the history of America.
N. C. Wyeth
Life before the mast.High-seas adventures showcasing showcases the fiction of such classic writers as Daniel Defoe, Jules Verne, and Jack London, and also historic first-person narratives including Christopher Columbus’ own account of his voyage in 1492. Vivid tales of heroic naval battles and dangerous journeys of exploration to the stories of castaways and smugglers. The variety of works includes “The Raft of Odysseus,” by Homer; Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Mermaid”; “The Specksioneer,” by Elizabeth Gaskell; Washington Irving’s “The Phantom Island”; and “Rounding Cape Horn,” by Herman Melville. Eighteen black and white illustrations by Peter Hurd.

The Project

Maritime Nations, Ships, Sea Captains, Merchants, Merchandise, Ship Passengers and VIPs sailing into San Francisco during the 1800s.



Kindly Kindly support our work.


DALevy @
164 Robles Way
Suite 237
Vallejo, California
94591 ~ USA

Sources: As noted on entries and through research centers including National Archives, San Bruno, California; CDNC: California Digital Newspaper Collection; San Francisco Main Library History Collection; and Maritime Museums and Collections in Australia, China, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, etc.

Please inform us if you link from your site. Please do NOT link from your site unless your site specifically relates to immigration in the 1800s, family history, maritime history, international seaports, and/or California history.