Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Golden Age

Arrive San Francisco

June 16, 1862
Golden Age
Captain F.R. Baby
From Panama


14 days and 6 hours from Panama. Left Panama on June 3rd at 7:00 AM; arrived Acapulco, Mexico on June 9th at 0:15 AM. Received coal and supplies. Sailed for San Francisco at 5:30 AM.


1231 packages.


Ainstein, Miss G.
Appleton, Lt. (U.S.A.)
Austin, H. L.
Birch, Billy and Wife
Brock, P. G. S. Ten (U.S.A.)
Cameron, Rev. J.
Carroll, P.
Cotton, Ben
Credit, Mr. J. W.
Cross, Mrs. C. L. and two children
Danforth, E.
Deardoff, Mrs. J.
Devine, E.
Drisfeed, H.
Disturnell, Mrs., son and daughter
Foster, J.
Frost, Mrs. L.
Goodwin, J. P. and Family
Griffith, G.
Hall, Dr. G. R.
Hayden, Miss
Henderson, J. A.
Henderson, M. W.
Hicks, Silas
Hirschfeld, J.
Ishowf, G. A.
Justice, Sarah
Kent, Mrs.
Mallo, John
Mayer, Joseph
McDougall, Mrs. H.
McGee, J.H.
McGoodwin, J.G.
Nickerson, Tom
Mrs. S. Seller
Smiley, T. J. L. and Wife
Steele, D. M.
Stevens, J. H.
Stevens, Mary Ann
Stratton, A.M. and Family
Tyler, E.S.
Valentine, J. J.
Whitney, Miss Sarah
379 unidentified in 2nd Cabin and Steerage

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