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A guide to the Union (built 1849; side wheel paddle steamer) cargo manifests, 1831, 1851
HDC0006 (SAFR 13551)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Union (built 1849; side wheel paddle steamer) cargo manifests
    Date: 1831, 1851
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0006 (SAFR 13551)
    Physical Description: 3 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The UNION (built 1849; side wheel paddle steamer) cargo manifests (SAFR 13551, HDC 6) consists of three documents dated April 20, 1931, April 20, 1851 and June 27, 1851.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide. P lease cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0006 (SAFR 13551), Union (built 1849; side wheel paddle steamer) cargo manifests, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    Golden Gate National Recreation Area transferred these materials to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Vessel History: The UNION was a side wheel paddle steamer built in 1849 by Birely & Sons, Philadelphia, for Richard Lopes, owner. It was a wooden vessel of 593 tons, measuring 180' x 26' x 13'. The UNION left New York for San Francisco on 10/31/1850, and arrived in April 1851. The ship was taken over by Peoples Line (aka Independent Line), and was intended to serve between San Francisco and Panama. On July 1, 1851, she sailed San Francisco for Panama with 250 passengers and $300,000 in specie. On July 5th, after reportedly heavy celebrations by the crew, the ship grounded at Rosario, near San Diego. All passengers, luggage and specie were safely landed on shore, and were picked up two weeks later (on July 19th, 1851). The ship was not refloated, and eventually broke up in the surf.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The UNION (built 1849; side wheel paddle steamer) cargo manifests (SAFR 13551, HDC 6) consists of three documents dated April 20, 1931, April 20, 1851 and June 27, 1851.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of three items.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cargo ships
    Union (built 1849; side wheel paddle steamer)
    Ship's papers--19th century