Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Sonora

Arrive San Francisco

December 16, 1856
SS Sonora
Captain W. F. Lapidge
From Panama

December 17, 1856, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.


The steamer Sonora has just arrived, with New York dates to the 20th of November. Among her passengers is M. Gautier, the Consul of France for the port of San Francisco.


The P. M. S. S. Sonora, W. F. Lapidge, commander, left Panama on Tuesday, Dec. 2d, at 9 o'clock, a. m., with 700 passengers, the U. S. mails from New York, per steamers Geo. Law and Grenada; also, 755 packages express freight and foreign merchandise.

Port of San Francisco 1848 to 2010. Michael R. Corbett

In port at Panama, LU. S. frigate Independence, Com. Mervin; the U. S. sloop-of-war St. Marys, Capt. Bailey; the sloop-of-war Cayane, Cant. Robb, arrived at Aspinvall on the 24th November.

It is reported that Gen. Kearney is coming to Panama to inspect the bay, with a view of making a U. S. naval station. On the 8th Dec, at 9 a. m., arrived at Acapulco; was detained until 3 p.m. The J. L. Stephens, hence, arrived at Acapulco on the 27th Nov.; was detained five hours. Eighteen hours after her departure the Orizaba passed the harbor of San Juan. Dec. 10th, at 11 p. m., exchanged signals with Company's steamer Golden Gate, bound down.


December 17, 1856, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Passengers by the SS Sonora, December 16, 1856, SDU

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