Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


Isthmus of Panama.

SS Uncle Sam

Arrive San Francisco

July 30, 1854 
Captain Mills 
From Panama

SS Golden Gate
Jas. T. Watkins
From Panama


Fourteen Days Later.
Ratification of the Treaty with Mexico.
The Cholera - Adjournment of Congress.

Loss of the Clipper Ship Trade Wind
Captain Nathaniel Webber. 

The Independent Company steamer Uncle Sam, Capt. Mills, arrived Sunday morning thirteen days later from Panama. She brings New York dates to July 5th, and European to the 17th June. We are indebted to Adams & Co. and Wells, Fargo & Co., for the delivery of papers, and also to Purser Buckman, of the Uncle Sam,for the list of passengers and memoranda.

Memoranda of the Uncle Sam.

The Independent Line steamship Uncle Sam, W. A. Mills, commander, left San Francisco July 1, at 6 o'clock. Before reaching the Heads, passed steamer Pacific, bound for San Juan. July 8, encountered a severe gale from the southwest, which detained us at least twelve hours. July 14, at 6 o'clock, A. M., arrived at Panama, having made the run in 12 days and 9 hours.

The Uncle Sam brings the passengers, 620 in number, from the Company's splendid steam yacht North Star, the latter having made the passage from New York to Aspinwall in 8 days, using only two of her four boilers, and beating the fast mail steamship Illinois only 36 hours.

Business on the Isthmus is brisk; health good. The Railroad is in good working order to the summit. There is only 11 miles of mule travel. The trip from ocean to ocean can now be performed in five hours with ease, and, since the completion of the Railroad to the summit, the transit of the Isthmus is but an agreeable episode in the journey. The Railroad Company are confident of being able to complete the road to Panama Bay by the 1st of December.

On the 10 inst., several severe shocks of an earthquake were experienced at Panama and Tobago, the first since 1844.

The passengers by the Yankee Blade and North Star, on the 1st June, were landed in New York in 21 days and 16 hours.

The Uncle Sam left Panama July 17th, at 1 o'clock A. M., and arrived at this port on the 30th, at 6 A. M., thus making the run in 13 days and 4 hours.

The steamship Golden Age was at Toboga (sic).


Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate. James P. Delgado.

Archer, M. P.
Arragoni, Miss E., and child
Avers (Ayers ), Capt. Joseph
Avery, Mr. 
Baalt, John
Baker, Mrs. Y. 
Baldwin, D. G. 
Baldwin, Mrs. G. S. 
Barton, Mrs. H. 
Bishop, G., lady and two children
Bowie, Mrs. 
Bronson, W. L., lady and infant
Coleman, T. 
Cook, F., lady and two children
Cook, John, lady and three children
Cooper, Mrs. Anna
Cotter, Alice (Arice ) 
Davis, Abby W. 
Davis, Mrs. H. (R. ), and child
Davis, Mrs. S., and child
Dow, Capt. W. T. 
Dremin, John, lady and child
Engle, Miss
Falco, Mrs. 
Farwell, Hon. S. B. 
Fitch, S. T. 
Flower, Thos. 
Flowers, Mary A., and child
Fountain, Henry
Fowler, Miss
Fowler, Mrs. M. A. 
Frankenheimer, Jos. 
Grant, Jas. A. 
Griffith, Miss Ann
Griswold, J. P. 
Halsey, Capt. C. H. 
Halsey, Mr. 
Hamburger, D. 
Hathaway, B. 
Henry, S. K. 
Holladay, Mrs. 
Hotchkiss, T. B., lady and infant
Hume, J. B. 
Ingrard, J. 
Itott, Capt. Wm. 
Johnson, C. 
Keese, H. 
Kelsey, Mrs. 
Larkin, T. O., Jr. 
Leoick ( ), P. 
LeRoy, Miss
Libby, Josiah
Long, Mrs., and servant
Malone, John L. 
Marion, E. 
Martini, J. 
Mathers, A. 
McCollough, Mrs., and infant
McIntosh, E. J. 
Merrill, M., lady and 3 children
Moe, Mrs. 
Mott, Henry D. 
Nagle, Mrs., and child
Oakley, L. F., and lady
Osborne, Miss T. L. 
Ottenheimer, J. 
Perkins, E., and servant
Pierce, W. T. 
Pomeroy, E. H. 
Pratt, Mrs. J. A. 
Roake, J. H. (B. ) 
Robbins, B. F. 
Rogers, Mrs., and child
Rufuse (Rafuse ), Miss
Sanford, A. 
Sanford, B. R. 
Schaaf, J. M. 
Schaaf, Miss. 
Schaaf, Mr. 
Schaaf, Mrs., and four children
Schertz, J. 
Sherman, Mrs. R. A. 
Steinburg, S. 
Stockton, T. B. W. 
Swain, D. W. 
Syke, A. G. 
Syke, W. L. 
Toole, Miss M. 
Trainer, John W. 
Trueworthy, T. E. 
Tucker, T. B. 
Wadhams, Wm., and lady
Walker, Mrs. W. 
Walker, Mrs., and child
Werlin, G. 
White, Mrs. M. 
Wild, Charles W. 
Williams, Miss Ada
Young, W. H. 
500 in steerage

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