Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Oregon

Arrive San Francisco

June 13, 1849
SS Oregon
Panama (20 days from Panama via Monterey)
Captain R. H. Pearson


Arrival of the Oregon.

The ocean steamer Oregon, captain R. H. Pearson, arrived in this port from Panama at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, having made the passage in twenty and a half days, stopping at all the intermediate ports.

She brings no later intelligence from the United the May mail not having arrived when she sailed. The arrivals of vessels and emigrants at Chagres were not so frequent as for the last few months, and though the isthmus is still quite crowded the influx of emigration is much lessened, and appears to have settled into a steady current.

The Oregon brings up 323 passengers.

The California arrived at Panama the evening before the sailing of the Oregon. She was short of fuel on the passage down and was obliged to burn her spare, bulk heads, berths, boats, etc., and finally to wait at an island near Panama for a supply of coal. The California was to leave Panama for this port on the arrival of the mail from the United States.


List not located.

William Eddy, who became Surveyor of San Francisco, arrived on this ship.

Peter Donohue was noted as a crewmember of this ship, but this has not been substantiated.

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