Ship Passengers arriving in San Francisco: 1800s

SS Orizaba

Arrive San Francisco

January 30, 1860
SS Orizaba
Captain James H. Blethen
From Panama

The Atlantic & Pacific Steamship Co's. mail steamer Orizaba, Commodore J. H. Blethen, left San Francisco December 20th. December 28th arrived at Acapulco; took supplies and sailed for Panama. Arrived on the 4th January.

January 31, 1860, Daily Alta California
January 31, 1860, Sacramento Daily Union



The Orizaba arrived at San Francisco yesterday morning, from Panama, and brought 354 passengers. We extract her memoranda and list of passengers from the Bee:


The steamer Orizaba left San Francisco on December 20th. Arrived at Acapulco Dec. 28th; took in supplies, and sailed for Panama. Arrived at Panama Jan. 4th. The passengers, mails and treasure crossed the Isthmus and went to sea same day, in steamer North Star, for New York, and Daniel Webster, for New Orleans. Returning, the Orizaba left Panama Jan. 15th with 260 passengers, 304 bags of United States Mail matter and 930 packages of goods for Atlantic and Pacific Express Company, from New York per steamer Northern Light, and 94 passengers and 16 bags of mail matter, from New Orleans, per steamer Daniel Webster.

The Orizaba was detained thirty-six hours at Panama, waiting for the New Orleans passengers and mails. Arrived at Acapulco Jan. 22; received on board supplies, and sailed same day for San Francisco; 23d, exchanged signals with ship Endeavor, lying at anchor off Point Teguan; 24th, in Gulf of California, spoke mail steamer Cortes; same day, off. Cape St. Lucas, saw two whaling barks and a large ship also, a large clipper ship standing south. Arrived at San Francisco, Jan. 30th at 8 a.m., having experienced strong headwinds since leaving Acapulco.


Passengers by the SS Orizaba, January 30, 1860.C. H. Baldwin, wife and child; J. N. Flanagan & wife; Wm H Hoy, J A Vidder, C W Morrison, S. N. Sims and wife; M Emery, H. Emery, W. H. Bely and wife; Wm Budley. Mrs Grimes, Miss S. Stephens, Mrs. R. Osborn, C J Neville and servant; Mrs. D. B. May, Dr J Dodson, Dr J R Conway, E J O'Neil and wife; Jas Mills and wife ; J Ary, M Madden and family; P. Malfert, G. Baston, Alfred Magrean, Mrs A. Covert and child; C H Hamilton, wife and child; Mrs S Brown and two children; B Keyn, wife and two children; Mrs M Twinell and child; A. L. Bingham, G Watmore, U S Petit, C. H. Reed, C. Risden, Mrs. Pierce, Rev. R. B. Scofield, J. Champion, G L Readel, Jas Gaerber, Wm. Thomas, Col G. Andrews, USA; Ed Reynolds, J Milton, Z. Middleton, wife and child; Miss Madden, M Madox, B Hamilton, W. A. Nasseaur, H. Hamilton, Jas Kean, Miss M. E. Keyn, B. J. Keyn and sister; D. Abshine, E. H. Hoffman, J. E. Petty, D. Thrasher, John Burns, C. Pellerman, E. Alvord, wife and sister; R. Fletcher, wife and child; A Stephenson wife and child ; C. H. Blaske, J. A. Andrews, J Andrews, J. Farlan, J. Wilson and wife; Miss Keightly, J. M. Page, Mrs. K. Leman and child, J. Moon, R Hart, B J Keyn and wife; J Billing, Wm Ham, E J Kilmitler, J. H. Murtindale, J. Dubois and wife, Miss B. Costello, O Allen, L. Herod, Wm Herod, J P Walker, H. J. Stewart, C. H. Leek, Mrs Tourtetlot, P. Russ, O. B. Siilwell, E 0 Stone, A Knox, W. Scott, J Boucher, S Boucher, Geo Lewis, R Brown, I B Canada, C. A. Massein, H. Marhimer, and 230 in the steerage.

>Departure by the SS Orizaba.

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