Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Golden City: SS Golden City; Steamer; Length: 360 ft; Beam: 45 ft; Draft: 14 ft, 17 ft loaded; 3,373 tons, 4,400 tons carpenter's measurement; New York, United States; August 10, 1863

Heralded by the Scientific American of July 2nd 1864 as first-class and full-powered in regards to her steam engine. She was part of a new fleet built for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, including the almost identical SS Constitution. The Scientific American goes on to state: "It is gratifying to us, as a people, that our engine and shipbuilders are capable of producing machines and models wich defy competition." She serviced the San Francisco to Panama packet from 1863 until 1870 and could carry a little over 2,000 passengers. On February 22nd, 1870 she was on her way to New York via Panama, when she ran aground at Point Lazaro, Lower California. Although the vessel was lost, most of the 400 passengers survived.

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