Passengers arriving at the Port of San Francisco


Arrive San Francisco

September 9, 1858
SS Pacific
Captain Haley
From Victoria, British Columbia


Daily Alta California, September 10, 1858, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

From our Evening Edition of Yesterday.


Successful Launch of the Sea Bird

No Encouraging News from the Gold Mines

The steamer Pacific, Capt. Haley, arrived in port this morning at 11 o'clock, from Victoria, with dates to the 5th inst.

The following is her memoranda and list of passengers.


Left San Francisco August 28th at 2 P.M., arriaved at Crescent City 30th, at 9 A.M.discharged freight and landed passengers, and left Sept. 2d, at 6 P.M.; arrived at Victoria 4th at 9 A.M., left the 6th at 2 A.M., arrived San Francisco September 9th at 9 A.M.


Not noted.


N. S. Coon, J. McMillen, Wm. Sharren, J. S. Colten, D. T. Howard, M. D. Goodman, J. M. Brooks, S. Ettingear, S. C. Gray, J. S. Cunningham, J. S. Krus, J. M. Wilson, J. S. Hittell, Dr. B. H. Pearson, Mrs. A. Flanders, J. R. Bradford, W. J. Graves, Capt. S. W. Quay, Capt. S. B. Forger, S. D. Cordan, V. Oden, Mrs. McLesky, B. Oakley, F. Barnard, T. O'Neil, Capt. Cook and 99 in the steerage.


The Pacific arrived off Point Reyes last night at nine o'clock, and stopped, on account of the fog, having made the passage from Victoria in 67 hours running time.

The Pacific Aground in Victoria Harbor. -- The Pacific started to leave the wharf at the Old Salmon House in Victoria Harbor, on Sunday, at noon. She had gone only about 100 yards when she found the Wilson G. Hunt lying in the channel, and had to come to anchor. After the Hunt had moved, the Pacific hoisted her anchor and started again, but on coming to the last crook in the harbor, ran upon a mud back, where she stuck. Attempts to back her off by press of steam, assisted by hawsers fastened to trees on shore, proved unavailing.

The steamer Sea Bird, which had been lying near the Salmon House started to assist the Pacific, but ran aground also. Both vessels stuck fast until near midnight, when the Sea Bird got off and then helped the Pacific off. At the time the two steamers ran aground the tide was up, but it was only what is called "half tide," that is, it did not rise so high as the "whole tide," which came at night. The Pacific was under charge of the government pilot, who surveyed the harbor. It will be remembered that the channel of the harbor is very narrow, crooked, and shallow, for large steamers to navigate. The mail steamers will not enter it, and the Constitution tried it and got a hole in her bottom. Capt. Haley says he can enter the harbor safely at high tide, when there are no vessels in the way, and he intends to do so, for the purpose of accomodating the people of Victoria. He attributed her running aground on this occasion to the small headway, caused by stoppage on account of the Hunt, so that his ship would not obey the helm.

Fraser River News. -- The Sea Bird and Wilson G. Hunt arrived on Saturday in Victoria from Fraser River, but brought no news of special interest.

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