Category Archives: Ships

September 4, 1849 (Tuesday)

This has been quite a day for Philadelphia, it being the day for the launch of the new steamship “Philadelphia.”  The launch came off a little after 3 P.M. and a splendid one it was—all the neighborhood was crowded, and … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Ships

May 3, 1849 (Thursday)

To-day the beautiful ship “Susan G. Owens” started for California, having been going for the last month or more.  Attended Dr. Baird’s lecture this evening on Greece and Turkey, which was not quite so interesting as I had anticipated.  The … Continue reading

Posted in California, Lectures, Ships

April 13, 1849 (Friday)

Cloudy and sultry today. Accompanied some ladies this afternoon to see the splendid ship Tuscarora, a Liverpool Packet, now lying at Walnut Street wharf.  Took Miss Ch—y L—t to the art union in the evening & called on Miss S—h. … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Girls, Ships, Socializing

April 11, 1849 (Wednesday)

Beautiful day.  Visited the steamship Columbus and ship Tuscarora.  They are both fine vessels, having excellent cabin appointments: the Tuscarora, particularly is a splendid ship.  Passed the evening assisting to fit up a portion of the house. The steamship Columbus, … Continue reading

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February 28, 1849 (Wednesday)

Another day of the same sort as yesterday. Another vesel [sic], the “Newton” left Chestnut Street wharf to-day, for the “El dorado” of the west, where all one has to do to procure wealth is to pick it off the … Continue reading

Posted in Gold Rush, Ships

February 27, 1849 (Tuesday)

Still rainy and very stormy.  The Ship Levant left this place today for California, notwithstanding the rough and boisterous state of the weather.  The yellow fever prevails still to a considerable degree. Did not go out this evening. The California … Continue reading

Posted in California, Diseases, Gold Rush, Ships