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A guide to the Frances Depau (built 1833; ship) logbook, 1850
HDC0383 (SAFR 17643)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
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  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Frances Depau (built 1833; ship) logbook
    Date: 1850
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0383 (SAFR 17643)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: 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.
    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

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0383 (SAFR 17643), Frances Depau (built 1833; ship) logbook, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    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.
    In 1836, she suffered an accident at Havre, was condemned, and sold as sailing "tramp." She was employed in the 1840s intermittently as a coastal packet carrying New York trade goods and passengers to New Orleans in exchange for cotton and other Southern commodities. She participated in 1849 California Gold Rush, by sailing to San Francisco.

    Collection Scope and Content

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of a single item

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gold Rush--California--1840-1850
    Transports
    Logbook