Ship Passengers arriving in San Francisco: 1800s

SS New Orleans

Arrive San Francisco

June 28, 1852
Captain Wakeman
From Panama

June 29, 1852, Daily Alta California

Arrival of the New Orleans

The steamer New Orleans, Capt. Wakeman, arrived yesterday morning about 7-1/2 o'clock, from Panama. The following is her memoranda, supplied us by the purser, Mr. R. B. Carrington. In another place will be found her list of passengers.

The steamer New Orleans, Capt. Edgar Wakeman, left Panama June 9th, at 1 A. M.; arrived at Acapulco 16th inst. at 8 A.M. Sailed again 17th, at 10 P. M., and arrived at San Francisco on Monday, 28th, at 7 A.M., making the passage in 17 days, 12 hours.

June 22d At 5 P.M. off Margarita Island, were boarded by a boat's crew of five men, whom we supplied with provisions. They reported that they had run away from the English ship Sir Edmund Head, off Cape St. Lucas; that they had been six days in their boat, and had subsisted for a great portion of that time on shellfish. Capt. Wakeman offered them a passage to San Francisco, which they declined, alleging as their reason for so doing that another man and all their clothing were on shore, on the island.


June 29, 1852, Daily Alta California

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