The Frances Depau (ship) logbook (SAFR 17643, HDC 0383) is a twelve-page reproduction of the 1850 logbook for the Francis
Depau on its last voyage, from New York City to San Francisco. The vessel was used as a Gold Rush transport. Its captain on
this voyage was William Collier.
The Frances Depau was built at New York by Brown and Bell in 1833. She was a 595-ton packet ship 133 feet long, with a 31.5-foot
beam, and a 15.8-foot depth of hold. Frances Depau sailed in the transatlantic packet service between New York and Havre from
1833-1836. Her career was distinguished by a westbound passage of 79 days, one of the slowest on record.
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