Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s

SS Sarah Sands

Arrive San Francisco

June 5, 1850
SS Sarah Sands 
Captain W.C. Thompson
From New York via Panama


Map of Panama. 1800.

Left Panama on April 1, 1850. Trip to San Francisco was difficult and the Sarah Sands had to layover in St. Simeon.

From The Alta:

Sarah Sands: We are rejoiced to hear some intelligence of this vessel, although it gives us infinite concern to learn that she is in such a straight. Her arrival has been hourly looked for and anxiously expected, but until yesterday, nothing has been heard of her since the arrival of the Gold Hunter. No little concern has been experienced on her account, and we hasten to place all the information possible before our readers. It appears that having been out of coal and being compelled to head against strong winds from the north-west, she found herself compelled to put into a harbor, her commander deeming it more expedient to lay by and despatch intelligence of his situation to his agents than endeavor to beat up the coast. With this view she put into the Bay of St. Simeon, below Monterey, in latitude 35 degrees 40 N., where he determined to remain until further orders. A number of her passengers landed, procured means of transportation, and came to this place, where they arrived yesterday. Among them was Mr. Rice of the Pacific Courier, a paper to be established in this city.

We learn that the agents of the company have already determined to engage a vessel, freight her with coal and despatch her immediately down the coast in order to relieve the Sarah Sands from the awkward position in which she is now placed. It is a matter of essential importance, not only to those who have property on board, but to her owners, and the traveling community in general, that she should be in operation as speedily as possible. We sympathize deeply with the passengers on board, but it is gratifying to learn that they are well taken care of. That this is the case we have the authority of one of the passengers, an extract from whose letter we subjoin. It reads as follows:

Bay of St. Simeon, Lt. 30 40 , May 18, 1850

As regards provisions, &c., the passengers have been well supplied; in fact all possible comforts and Capt. Thompson is one of the best of men, good tempered, considerate and thoughtful therefore peace reigns throughout. The ship has been retarded by the north-westerly winds since the day or two after we left Acapulco.

On June 7, 1850, the Alta further printed a letter from the passengers:

At a meeting of the passengers held on board the steamship Sarah Sands, at the termination of her first voyage from Panama to San Francisco, the Rev. R.T. Huddart was appointed Chairman, Capt. Thos. S. Knight, Secretary, and Messrs. Milo Calkin, Hamilton Morton and George Mellus were nominated a committee to prepare resolutions expressing the sentiments of said passengers, which were subsequently adopted and passed unanimously.

Resolved, That with feelings of gratitude and devotion we acknowledge the goodness of Divine Providence, in conducting us safely through the perils of the great deep to the land of our destination.

Resolved, That we attribute our protracted voyage to no defect in the machinery of the Sarah Sands, nor to any want of skill, energy and foresight in the Captain, and his officers, but that it has been occasioned chiefly by strong and continued head winds, which, in connection with the very foul condition of the vessel's bottom after passage round the "Horn," rendered it impracticable to steam head to wind with her heretofore experienced and well know capability of so doing.

Resolved, That however tedious and protracted our voyage has been, and however much we may have suffered in "mind" for the present, and in "estate" for the future, our personal comforts have been carefully attended to during the entire passage, while under similar circumstances in steamers of less capacity and more limited and inferior accommodations, or sufferings might have been of the most painful nature. Our tables have been abundantly supplied with provisions of the best quality and every attention paid to the comfort and convenience of the passengers.

Resolved, That in our daily and familiar intercourse with Capt. W.C. Thompson, we have ever found him to be the Christian gentleman, the able seaman, and the accomplished host, full of those qualities of head and heart which constitute the prominent characteristics of our commercial marine, whose kindness and urbanity of manner welcome the stranger, and whose nautical skill inspire confidence in the midst of danger. That now on the eve of parting with Capt. Thompson he may rest assured that he has our best wishes for his future happiness and prosperity, and for the success of his vessel in the Pacific trade.

Resolved, That so far as we are competent to judge and have had occasion to notice the same, we are of opinion that the officers of the ship are men of ability in their professions, and that in their intercourse with us good feeling and gentlemanly deportment have marked their conduct, and we cannot part with them also, with expressing our sincere hope that their career may be successful, and our kind wishes for their future welfare.

Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in all of the papers of San Francisco,

Thomas S. Knight, Secretary
Harbor of San Francisco, June 5, 1850


San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. 1850-1864. Louis J. Rasmussen.

Achilles, J.B.
Adams, E. 
Adams, R. C. 
Allison, R. M. 
Allmendenger, M.D.J.G. (Rasmussen's Ship Passenger Lists questions initials: M.D. or J.G. Allmendger, however the clipping indicates M.D.J.G.) 
Almonds. W. S. 
Aram, John
Archless, S.C. 
Augun, William
Aukeny, W. H. (Rasmussen questions spelling: Ankeny)
Aukeny, H. G. 
Axe, W. R. 
Ayer, Alonzo
Babcock, E. 
Babcock, Ezra
Baker, S. 
Baker, W. 
Barker, John
Barkley, J. 
Barns, H. C. (Rasmussen questions spelling: Barnes: San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists : Volume I, 1850-1864San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. Louis J. Rasmussen.
Bartholomew, E. 
Baylor, J. 
Beach, R.M. 
Bell, D.H.L. 
Bennett, R. 
Benton, H.B. 
Berrington, C.D. 
Bigelow, J.P. 
Billings, Dr. 
Bishop, Charles
Blanchard, P. D. 
Blight, J. 
Bliss, H. 
Blivin, Horace
Blodget, A. T. 
Bodger, W. G. 
Bolin, E. 
Bonvalot, L. 
Books, G.J. 
Bordnell, J. 
Bound, G. 
Briggs, G.W. 
Bristol, J. 
Brown, J.L. 
Brown, R.L. (Rasmussen list: J. L. Brown) 
Browning, W.W. 
Brownshields, H. 
Bude, N. 
Buffalo, Thomas
Bull, J.M. 
Bullock. L. 
Burdall, H. 
Burfield, Charles
Butler, H. 
Butt, C.H. 
Cabbot, N.F. 
Cacarty, F.W. 
Cailin, S.S. 
Campbell, S.E. 
Carbonel, C. 
Carpenter, B. 
Castle, H.K. 
Catlin, A.M. 
Caulkin, M. 
Chapman, J.T. 
Chase, C.H. 
Cheney, S. 
Chichester, J.W. 
Childs, D. W. 
Childs, T. W. 
Christie, A. 
Cleveland, A. 
Cobaniss, J. C. 
Coe, F.H. 
Colantes, J. C. 
Coleman, G. 
Coleman, N. 
Colgrove, J.T. 
Collin, --No first name or initial listed at all 
Colver, C.B. 
Colwell, T. 
Comstock, D.D. 
Cornwall, H. 
Corrie, A. H. 
Cory, A H. 
Craig, J. 
Craig, S. 
Craig, Stewart
Crooker, M. 
Crosby, C.W. 
Curtis, T. 
Cuyras, Curtis
Davies, James
Davison, G. 
Dean, D.H. 
DeWitt, S.H. 
Dickey, J. 
Dicksun, L. 
Dinsmore, M. 
Dinsmore, W. 
Dixon, George
Dootlittle, G. 
Dorman, E.H. 
Doron, Lewis
Dresser, W.B. 
Dreyer, G.B. 
Drikens, Henry
Dunar, J.T. 
Dungan, Cole
Dungan, M.H. 
Durgen, Ezra
Earl, Philip
Eaton, G.E. 
Edson, A.C. 
Elliott, G.N. 
Ellis, Moses
Ellsworth, William
Ely, Adams
Emeir, D. 
Esgerton, C.E. 
Esscer, F. 
Fales, H.A. 
Fearing, G.B. 
Felkner, D. 
Felkner, Phebe
Felory, Ab. 
Filker, J.P. 
Fisher, H.F. 
Fitch, Silas
Ford, H. 
Forsher, James M. 
Fraiser, J. 
Freeze, R. 
Frence, A. 
Fryer, A. 
Fryer, J.A. 
Fryer, Z.L. 
Gage, W.B. 
Galean, C. 
Garray, Luke
Gates, C.H. 
Gauch, J. 
Gay, W. 
Gessiot, A. 
Gibson, James M. 
Gilbert, G.L. 
Gilleland, Samuel
Gilliam, William
Gilpatrick, D. 
Gilpatrick, Daniel
Goodale, L.M. 
Goodhall, G.I. 
Gordon, P. 
Graham, J. 
Gray, N. 
Green, W.P. 
Grey, R. 
Grist, T.R. 
Griswold, J.G. 
Guental, C.L. 
Guimerin, Miss
Hall, John L.V. 
Hampson, John C. 
Hanagan, M.B. 
Hardinburg, J.G. 
Harris, R.P. 
Harvey, J. 
Hawley, J.M. 
Hayes, P. 
Hays, Margaret
Hickman, S. 
Hickson, H. 
Hinkley, E.B. 
Hodge, J. 
Hollrocks, E. 
Hopkins, James
Horton, T. 
Howard, E. 
Howard, H. 
Howard, John
Howett, C. 
Hoyet, E.D. 
Hoyt, A.M. 
Huddart, Rev. R.T. 
Hutchings, A. 
Inchth, B.G. 
Janvril, G. 
Jenkins, C. 
Jenkins, G. 
Johnson, C.K. 
Johnstone, C.S. 
Jones, E.D. 
Joslin, George H. 
Kelsey, Ezra
Kenyon, B.S. 
King (Ring ), J.P. 
King, C.D. 
King, J.P. 
King, Jeremiah
Kingsbury, S.P. 
Knapp, O.V. 
Knight, Captain
Lamme, J.F. 
Lanardy, A.J. 
Large, F.F. 
Larmare, Madama
Lawrence, S. 
Lighthall, W. 
Lighthall, W.A. 
Linn, Martin
Linvill, A. 
Lockwood, J. 
Loder, George
Loomis, Frank C. 
Lulk, G.W. 
Lull, G.W. 
Lull, G.W. (sic) 
Lull, J.W. 
Lull, P.S. 
Manning, W.S. 
Mansfield, W. 
Mathewson, H.R. 
McCheyne, James
McCrue, J.A. 
McGenis, W. 
McGivarn, Patrick
McMullin, James
Mead, S.S. 
Mellus, E. 
Mellus, G. 
Mellus, Mrs. 
Mendenhall, John
Menustd, E. 
Milden, W. 
Miller, A. 
Miller, C.H. 
Milnor, M. 
Miner, Mrs. 
Mondos, B. 
Moore, D.W. 
Moore, P.D. 
Morgan, F. 
Morris, G. 
Morris, Thomas
Morrison, Dr. J. 
Morrison, Mrs. 
Morrison, S.A. 
Morton, H. 
Mully, H. 
Mundford, P.A. 
Munsell, James
Murray, John
Myers, W.C. 
Newmire, Perry
Norris, W.A. 
Norris, W.C. 
North, O.B. 
Odell, J. 
Orr, James
Osborn, D. 
Paden, C. 
Park, C.C. 
Park, T.B. 
Patton, S. 
Pennington, Miss
Perkins, W.M. 
Pett, Charles
Piera, D.T. 
Pierce, D. 
Pierce, Solomon
Pinero, Don M. 
Plank. P. 
Pool, J.L. 
Pope, G. 
Poper, S.W. 
Postos, John
Potter, J.W. 
Pratt, W. 
Proctor, Benjamin
Pull, W. W. 
Randall, Albert
Randall, John
Read, Jane
Reed, James
Rees, J. 
Rice, F. W. 
Richardson, J. H. 
Richmond, J. B. 
Ridenour, P. D. 
Ridenour, W. H. 
Rinon, E.R. 
Roberts, G. 
Roberts, J. B. 
Robinson, C. A. 
Robinson, M. S. 
Rodgers, J. 
Roger, C. 
Ross, L. C. 
Roux, A. 
Rummel, John
Russell, W.R. 
Russom, Captain
Sage, F.A. 
Sandford, A.W.H. 
Sandford, E. 
Sanger, E. 
Sanger, J.L. 
Sayer, Frances
Sceva, H. 
Schroder, Henry
Shaver, S. N. 
Shearel, Thomas C. 
Sherman, C. 
Shillaber, J. 
Shurtliff, C. 
Sillick, W. 
Skeggs, E. M. 
Skillman, A. 
Slawson, L. R. 
Smith, A. A. 
Smith, B. 
Smith, G. 
Smith, Jr., R. 
Smith, K. 
Smith, R. 
Smith, T.P. 
Smith, William
Smith. J. W. 
Spafford, David P. 
Spangler, D. 
Staan, J. 
Stackpole, J. S. 
Stanwood, J. 
Stearing, G. W. 
Stearns, W. 
Steen, M. 
Steinbaurla, William
Stevens, James
Stevens, L. 
Stewart, J. H. 
Stout, J. 
Stout, W.G. 
Stow, H. 
Stulsber, J. 
Sutton, B. 
Sweitzer, William
Taber, H.H. 
Tanner, A. 
Tarlis, W.B. 
Taylor, Mrs. Ellen
Tease, T. 
Tedrick, L. 
Teneyck, John
Tenny, T. A. 
Tepitt, J. D. 
Thatcher, George
Thatcher, Jr., G. 
Thompson, Jr., W. 
Thompson, T.H. 
Tinkelaker, Hermon
Titsball, Thomas
Tittle, Captain
Totten, E. J. 
Towers, S. W. 
Towler, W. 
Tubbs, Russell
Tullis, W.B. 
Tyson, Charles
Tyson, J. 
Tyson, W. 
Udell, C.H. 
Vaukearn, A.H. 
Waine, T. 
Warn, J. G. 
Webb, W. H. 
Wentworth, Ely
Weston, W. K. 
Whaley, Peter
Whamstead, M. 
Wheeler, Mrs. 
Wheeler, W. 
Whipple, John
Whipple, M. 
Whipple, O.J. 
Whipple, W.H. 
White, Stephen
Wilbur, J. 
Williams, W.L. 
Wilson, J. Y. 
Wilson, Mrs. 
Wisder, T. A. 
Witchell, T. A. 
Wood, J. L.
Woods, James W.
Worden, D.
Wyman. E.

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