Passengers arriving at the Port of San Francisco


Arrive San Francisco

January 15, 1866
SS Moses Taylor
Captain James H. Blethen
From San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua


Daily Alta California, January 16, 1866, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

The Central American transit Company's steamship Moses Taylor, Captain J.H. Blethen, from San Juan del Sur, arrived at this port yesterday. The following are her memoranda and passenger list:


The Central American Transit Company's steamship Moses Taylor, J.H. Blethen commanding, left San Francisco December 15th, at 12 o'clock M.; arrived at San Juan del Sur December 28th at 6:30 A.M. Returning, received coal and supplies and left January 2d, at 8:30 P.M., with passengers per steamship Santiago, from New York December 21st. January 4th, at 11 A.M., off Guatemala, exchanged signals with brig Admiral, bound east. January 5th encountered a violent gale in the Gulf of Tehuantepec which lasted 30 hours. January 15th, at 4 A.M., arrived at San Francisco.

December 30th, arrived at Virgin Bay, the Lake Nicaragua Company's new lake steamer Anna Maria, from New York. The transit is now in fine condition with a high stage of water.



(About 230 passengers through from New York)

R. Wilson
Mrs. J. S. Shehan
G. H. Wood
Mrs. D. C. Wood and infant
J.C. Goldsmith
Elbert Weeks
Mrs. Lucy Rosecrans
Mrs. Susan E. Wheeler
Mrs. M. A. Mason
J. Brown and wife
Joel Leopold
W. P. Wilder
A. L. Delano
Mrs. Lewis
C. M. Nystrom
Mrs. L. Stoddard and servant
Mrs. P. Gordon
P. R. Westervelt
E. Fitzgerald, wife, daughter and son
Mrs. G. Chadwick, sister and boy
G. W. Lasak
Theo Geeger
P. P. Woods
G. W. Emerson

and 196 others.

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