Passengers arriving at the Port of San Francisco
Arrive San Francisco
July 28, 1850
William Melville, 219 ton British bark
Captain George Thomas
Left Launceston, Tasmania March 30, 1849. On May 13, 1850, sent a boat shore at Patersons' Group in search of water. The boat's crew were decoyed natives into the bushes on the pretense they would be shown water. They were attacked by a great number of natives. Two crewmen were killed: Francis Lacey of Hobart Town and Michael McSweeny of Ireland. Remainder of crew saved themselves by swimming off towards the ship and a boat sent to pick them up. 36 passengers, 116 days to San Francisco.
110 opossum rugs, 1 horse (for Captain Thomas), 1 house for the Captain, flour, oats, rice, pickles, butter, bacon, medicine, tobacco, sugar, tea and onions.
Mrs. Thomas and Child
Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. French
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