first of all I want to congratulate you for this page. It is so complete and I was so amazed to find the Chilean ships that came to California in the 1800´s.
I just found out last week that my great great greatgrandfather left the country (Chile) heading to California during the Goldrush. The only thing I know is that my ancestor, José Joaquin Alderete, left Chile from the port of Valparaiso in the year of 1848.
I will appreciate any guidance in my search.
Editor’s Note: If any readers have information about this gentlemen, will you please write in. A quick search turned up nothing. This is beyond the scope of my research time and reference materials and it is the type of information that can be found in family papers.