New York Times 1856
Ship Arrivals, Passenger Names and New Items, as reported
in the New York Times.
This is going to be a long work in progress
because of the volume of material. Many thanks to Diane McClay who
transcribing these for us. Each issue contains some interesting advertisements
for ships about to sail eastbound or for the south. For interest,
we have included some here.
See also—ALL 1856 Ship Arrivals
from M1066 by Shipnames— for New York City arrivals on Tony
c. = cargo
do. = ditto
ldg. = loading
mdse. = merchandise
|Tuesday, May 20, 1856, page 8
||In the steamship, Cahawba, from New Orleans and Havana:
Mrs. John Thomas; Mrs. H. D. McGinniss; Mrs. Mountfort and servant;
Miss Laura Mountfort; P. Forshay; Mrs. E. N. Wilkins; B. Hottenfuth;
J. M. Gales; Miss S. Holms; J. A. Warner; S. C. Prothero; J. Rivins;
A.B. Adams and lady; Mrs. Foley, 2 children and servant; W. B. Conger,
lady, 2 children and servant; H. Muller; Thomas M. Curtis; Mrs. Woodside;
H. H. Farr; Mrs. Allen; C. G. Barney; T. W. Phelps; Miss S. Johnson;
Miss A. Woolsey; M. T. Scott; J. Farnham; Mrs. Corbutt; Mrs. Chandler;
Mr. Wig, lady, child, and servant; Mrs. Clason, child, and servant;
Mrs. R. Swaine and son; Miss Cushing; W. Murhard; W. Baily; Mr. Potter,
and daughter; J. B. Toni; T. Ozmond; J. Siguno; M. Geladus; Antonia
Haro; M. Sayo; Mrs. J. Burbeck and son; Mrs. S. Croff; J. Perrot
and son; D. Urquolu; Jose Picolita and lady; F. Winsted; P. Torcadu;
G. Torcadu; Antonio Belton; Jose Oragonais; Jose Plu; Carlos Torris;
A. Unqurino; Mr. Christie, lady, 3 children and servant; Mr. Sanvis,
lady and 6 daughters; Dr. Moul; E. Moul, lady, child, and servant;
John Skiddy; Mrs. F. Skiddy; Miss M. Skiddy; Louis Avict; G. Garcia;
S. M. Conly; S. W. Johnson; Mrs. B. Burtin; Capt. Crockett; C. F.
Sargeant; Miss M. F. Chambers; J. R. Chambers; S. Mendelsohn; J.
D. Eisenman; Miss E. Blake; Miss J. Woodword; Mrs. M. J. Boyd and suite;
Mrs. L. C. Hudson; Mrs. E. Ingraham; Miss Ingraham; Miss A. Peters;
R. B. H. Shepard; H. Shepard; C. H. Tolmes;
J. Portagas; J. A. Peroda; Mrs. Sofford; Mrs. Stockman; Mrs. Cummings;
Mr. Bassett and lady, suite, and child; Mrs. G. Leap, child and nurse; Mrs.
Chapean and friend; Julio Bortorini; Manuel Viller and five brothers; J. J.
Dias; Jose Borcollas; J. Del Avisel; F. A. Lubing; J. Sante Moria;
F. Melindes; A. Saunn; H. P. Ford; Mr. Haslin; R. A. Tucker; A. Vidal;
J. F. Gillis; Mr. Dongig; Mr. Brune; Mr. Villigas; C. Wright; Mr. Bonili.
|In ship Fleetwing, from Whampoa:
Dr. J. F. Mason; U. S. N. Lieut. W. B. Whiting, U. S. N.
Miniature Almanac This Day
Sun rises- 4:39 Sun sets- 7:14 Moon sets-8: 23
High Water This Day
Sandy Hook- 6:27 Gov. Island- 9:12 Hell Gate- 10:53
|Cleared - New York Monday, May 19, 1856
Glad Tidings, Nelson, New Orleans, Wm. Nelson Son
Lucy Thompson, Pendleton, Liverpool, Samuel Thompson’s Nephew’s
Liberty, Atkins, New Orleans, Stanton & Thompson
Germania, Higgins, Havre, Wm. Whitlock, Jr.
Robena, (clipper), Barlett, London, Dunham & Dimon
Ida Raynes, Sanders, Porto Cabello, Agreda, Joye & Co.
Caura, Kippen, Lisbon, Gomez, Wallis & Co.
D. Webster, (Br.), Campbell, [blank, no name], N. F. A. Leary
Ellicott, Kingsland, Baltimore, Mailler, Lord & Querean
D. H. Warner, Harman, Charleston, McCready, Mott & Co.
Mist, Dissosway, Norfolk, Sturges, Clearman & Co.
Arctic, Critchett, Georgetown, Merrill & Abbott
W. H. Howard, Thayer, Key West, McCready, Mott & Co.
Ann and Susan, Myers, Charleston, Dollner & Potter
D. Babsy, Terry, Nassau, Jas. Evans
Jas. T. Boyd, Matthews, B. Blossom & Son
Trent, (Br.), Roberts, Abacoa, C. Ackerley
E. D. Chase, Thurston, San Juan, Nicmaster
S. Rankins, Murphy, Salem, R. W. Ropes & Co.
A. Field, Philli[?], [smudged]
W. C. Mershon, Graham, New Orleans, [smudged]
Liverpool, (Br.), Albrey, [Harbor Island], [smudged]
B. Watson, Robinson, Savannah, [Seranton & Tallman]
Marine, Faul[???], Baltimore, W. H. Thompson
|Arrivals - New York Monday, May 19, 1856
Ship / Rig
From / When
Consigned / Cargo
||50 hours from Charleston
||with mdse and passengers, to Spofford, Tileston & Co.
||Came over the Bar in company with ship, Switzerland,
for Havre; Sunday, 4 P. M., signalized steamship, Keystone
bound to Savannah; 7:25 P. M. signalized steamship, Jas.
Charleston; 7:50 P. M. signalized steamship, Florida, for Savannah;
and at 9:30 P. M. passed steamship, Granada, for Havana. Stopped
of the Hook at [?] P. M., on account of a thick fog.
||New Orleans and Havana
||with mdse and passengers to Livingston, Crocheron & Co.
|Nightingale, ship (clipper)
||Shanghae, Feb. 21 Passed Anjier, March 5, Cape of Good Hope; April
6, crossed the Equator; May [?]
||with teas, and c. to master
||March 3, Gasper Island, S. W. 50 miles, spoke Br.
ship, Rock City, from Shanghae for New York. Also,
Br. ship, Ellen,
with loss of mainyard; April 2, lat 32 31, lon 25 58, spoke ship,
North American, from Calcutta, for London; April
4, lat 35 , lon  58, spoke ship, Talma, from
Calcutta for Liverpool; April [?], spoke whaling bark,Clara
on a cruise; April 21 spoke whaling bark, Hannah
Brewer, on a cruise.
|Alboni, ship (clipper)
||Shanghae Feb 1
||with teas & c. to J. S. Bishop
||March 28 lat 35 2 [?] S. lon 23 E., spoke Br. ship,
John Banks, from Rangoon for London; April 26, lat [?] 45 N., lon
34 37 W., exchanged signals with an Am. bark, stg. E.; showed a private
signal, red and white; Feb 23, Robert Gray, seaman, died. May 13,
Charles Hale, of New York, fell from the maintop gallant yard and
|Fleetwing, ship (of Boston)
||Whampoa Feb 1
Passed Anjier, 15th; Java Head, 18th
|with teas, silks, and c. to J. Howes & Co.
|Silver Star, ship (clipper)
||in ballast to Wellington & Abbott
||Bahia 30 days
||with sugar and coffee to order, vessel to F. H. Whitemore
|Lord Aseley, bark (Br.)
||St. Ubes 67 days
||with salt to master
|J. H. Adami, bark (Brem.)
||Rio Janeiro 43 days
||with coffee to Oelrichs & Co.
|T. M. Mayhew, brig
||Hamilton Bermuda, May 11
||with potatoes and tomatoes to Wm. M. Smith
|C. Perkins, brig
||Nassau, N. P. 11 days
||with coffee to master
|Billow, brig. (of Salem)
||Ponce, P. R. 10 days
||with sugar to Sturges & Co.
|Granada, brig. (of Portland)
||Cardenas 16 days
||with molasses to Aguirre & Galway
||Baltimore 3 days
||with wheat to J. G. Williams
||Rio Janeiro April 9
||with coffee to Siffken & Ironsides, vessel to Johnson & Lovden.
||Sld. in company with bark, Talavera, Merithew, for
Baltimore. The U. S. storeship arr. at Rio, April 8.
|H. Miller, schr.
||Matanzas 8 days
||with pineapples to J. & T. Pearsall
|C. H. Van Name, schr
||Virginia 2 days
||Norfolk 2 days
||with mdse to Sturges, Clearman & Co.
|North Wind, schr.
||Crabb Island 20 days
||with fruit and 7 passengers to master
|Charles, schr. (of Harrington)
||St. Thomas 16 days
||with mdse. to W. Barlett
|W. H. Chase, schr. (Br.)
||Harbor Island 7 days
||with fruit to G. Miller
|Flying Arrow, schr.
||Key West 8 days
||with cotton to Benner & Deake
|Louisa D. Dyer, schr. (of Rockland)
||Guayama 18 days
||with sugar and molasses to J. Onatavia
|New York, schr.
||with mdse to Dayton & Sprague
|Emily Keith, schr.
||Rio Janeiro March 24
||with coffee to Napier, Johnson & Co.
||16th inst., Cape Henry, bearing W. ¼ N., passed a
large can buoy, No. 5, apparently in good order.
|Martha Collins, schr.
||Alexandria 2 days
|Thomas E. French, schr.
||Alexandria 3 days
|Thomas Swan, propeller
||with mdse to J. Riley
Wind-during the day, South
||Boston, May 19- arrived, ship, J. L. Warren, from New
Extracts from Correspondence to Elwood Walter, Esq.,
Secretary to the Board of Underwriters
Grand Cayman, March 28, 1856
The bark, William Larrabee, of Boston, Loring, was
wrecked on the night of the 16th inst., on the coast of Cuba. The
arrived here on the 23d, with a small portion of the cargo and
vessel’s materials. The cargo consisted of tierces [casks] of sugar.
||April 7, lat 18 45, lon 37 30, James Cook, from Rio
for New Orleans
April 11, lat 16, lon 37, was seen schr., R. A. Wood, of
May 9, Hole in the Wall, bearing W. 9 miles
Ship, Logan, from Boston for New York
May 13, lat 32 40, lon 63 30, schr., Virginia, Griffiths
||At Ponce, P. R., May 1
E. A. Chase, do
Reveille, Thompson, do
Elizabeth, Watts, do
At Rio Janeiro, April 9
R. C. Wright, Haynes, fm. and for Baltimore,
ldg., and others, before reported.
At St. Thomas, May 3
Gertrude, for Baltimore, ldg.,
Salem, for New York
|Wednesday, May 21, 1856, page 1
In the same column, after news articles about
Liverpool, London, and Havre.
No name of ship, no origin place,
and no destination
Mr. Hooper and lady; Mrs. Aubrey and attendant;
Mr. McDonell and lady; Mr. Desilster and lady; Miss Forsyth; Master
Forsyth; Mrs. Forsyth; Mrs. Boit, and child; Mr. Sturgis and lady;
Mr. Whitehead and lady; Mr. and Mrs. McCurdy; Mr. and Mrs. Strickland;
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Kellard and 2 children; Mr. and Mrs. Roptay; Mr.
and Mrs. Brown; Miss Brown; Miss H. Brown; Mr. and Mrs. Hanson; Mr.
and Mrs. Wind; Miss Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Walton and 2 children; Mr.
Shaw; Mr. Douglas, Mr. Portman; Mr. Butts; Mr. Anfierman; Mr. Guibord;
Mr. Aklay; Mr. Pillsbury; Mr. Evans; Mr. Sinclair; Mr. Vaughn; Mr.
Janson; Mr. Castendike; Mr. Duckett; Mr. Viss; Mr. Dare; Mr. Lawrent;
Mr. Delaquire; Mr. Elves; Mr. Wells; Mr. Vocke; Mr. Ellison; Mr.
Morrison; Mr. Lagonten; Mr. Weeks; Mr. Barker; Mr. Thompson; Mr.
Marsh; Mr. Jacobs; Mr. Falcon; Mr. Sherwood; Mr. Davis; Mr. Rogerson;
Mr. Pilcraft; Mr. Asch; Mr. Haywood; Mr. Grumdy; Mr. Pickford; Mr.
Walker; Mr. Young; Mr. Watson; Mr. Poorbidy; Mr. Hughes; and Mr.
News from Halifax [N.S.], Tuesday, May 20
Arrival of the Canada at Halifax
Probable Loss of the Clipper Ship Racer
The Royal Mail Steamship, Canada, Captain Lang,
from Liverpool, on the afternoon of Saturday, May 10, arrived here
at 8:30 this evening. The Canada sailed at 10
P. M., with light southwest wind and thick fog, for Boston, where
she will be due about 8 A. M., on Thursday.
The steamship, Washington, arrived at Southampton,
on the morning of the 4th inst.
The steamship, Cambria, arrived at Liverpool,
a little before 1 A. M., on Thursday, the 8th, and the Collins
steamer, Baltic, arrived at 5 P. M., same day.
The Fulton sailed from Southampton for New York,
on Wednesday, the 7th with about 150 passengers and a full cargo.
The screw steamer, Canadian, sailed from Liverpool,
on the same day for Quebec, with 70 passengers, a mail, and a large
The clipper ship, Racer, had gone ashore on
Arklow Bank, and would probably prove a total wreck. All her passengers
and crew, numbering over 500, were saved.
Latest news- The mate of the Racer reported
to the Liverpool Agent of the Associated Press, just
before the departure of the Canada, that the
ship was fast sinking in the sand, being then up to her spar
deck. There was no chance of saving the vessel, but divers might
recover part of her cargo.
|Wednesday, May 21, 1856, page 8
||In steamship, Alabama, from Savannah:
D. G. F. Gardner;
T. S. Howard; Mr. Brown; N. Harris; B. Lambert, and servant; Mrs.
Hunter, sister and son; J. R. Wiley; G. E. Gray; T. F. Hay; G. L.
Denman; Mr. Smith and lady; A. W. Longfellow; W. M. Wadley; H. Enlar;
J. M. McJimsey; J. W. McMullen; A. W. Benham; Mrs. Benham; H. Belknap;W.
Haskel; R. C. Crocheron; Miss C. A. La Tourette; Mrs. E. S. Housman;
E. Ufford, Rev.; Mr Goff; Miss Holmes; Miss Mary Smith; Miss A. M.
Session; Mrs. S. F. Tefft; J. K. Tefft; Mrs. Tefft; C. A. Lyons,
lady and child; Miss E. Robinson; Mrs. Huntington, infant and son;
J. Parkhurst; Mrs. Stross; Mrs. Simpson; J. M. Simpson; Dr. Waring
and lady; N. A. Hardee; Mrs. Hardee; Miss S. A. Hardee; Miss M. E.
Hardee; Rev. W. M. Smythe; Miss Smythe; Mrs. Walcot; Mr. Pope; Mr.
Calleway; W. A.
Dickinson; S. Z. Collins; and 45 in steerage.
|In ship, Amazon, from London and Portsmouth:
Gliddon and lady and son; Mrs. Lawrence and family; H. Grippin and
E. Collingwood; D. Grinnel; J. Smith and lady.
|In ship, Ontario, from Liverpool:
George Earls and
lady, of Philadelphia; Charles Bruce, England; Wm. Joseph
O’Brien, Ireland; Harris A. Gilliatt, England
Miniature Almanac This Day
Sun rises 4: 38; Sun sets 7: 15; Moon rises 9:30
High Water This Day
Sandy Hook 7:01; Gov. Island 9:46; Hell Gate 11:27
|Cleared - New York Tuesday, May 20, 1856
Steamship, George Law, Hernden,
Aspinwall, M. O. Roberts
Ship, Lamplighter, Long, Baltimore
Brigs: Bohio, Rice, Port-au-Prince, H. Delafield;
W. M. Groton,
Webber, Matanzas, Yates & Porterfield;
Greenman, Lavacca, McCready,
Mott & Co.;
Gen.Taylor, Enquest, Port-au-Prince, Vose, Livingston & Co.;
Queen, Brown, Calais, DeWolff, Starr & Co.;
Enterprise (Br.), Wiseman, St. John, N. B., Kelly & Smith;
Belfast (Br.), Newman, Demarara, Middleton & Co.
Schooners: Margaret (Br.), Babin, Plaster Cove,
Sawyer, Alexandria &c., W. P. Halsted;
Scanton, Richmond, C. H. Pierson;
A. Edwards, Douglass, Georgetown, Dollner & Potter;
Aeolus (Br.), Congen, Turks Island, Tucker & Lightbourn;
P. Simmons, Bassett, Philadelphia, C. H. Pierson;
L. Myers, Weeks,
J. H. Matthews;
Johnson, Baldwin, Baltimore, J. W. McKee
Sloops: Van Buren, Lewis, New Haven, J. H. Havens;
Warren, Stannard, New Haven, master
Propellers: Delaware, Copes, Philadelphia, Sandford’s line;
Swann, Greene, Baltimore, Cromwell’s line;
Jones, Philadelphia, J. & N. Briggs;
Canduff, Philadelphia, W. H. Thompson
|Arrivals - New York Tuesday, May 20, 1856
Ship / Rig
From / When
Consigned / Cargo
||Savannah, 62 hours
||with mdse. and
passengers, to Spofford, Tileston & Co.
||Passed, in the river, bound in, Brig. R. B.
Lawton, Gardiner, from
Havana. May 18th, at 9:20 P. M., exchanged signals with Keystone
State. May 19th, off Hatteras, at 1:30 A. M., passed 3 steamships,
bound South. Lat. 26 39, at 12 midnight, passed a large man-of-war
propeller, bound South, 1:30 P. M., passed a Schr. with red and white
signal, letters S. N. W.
Same time, passed a Schr. with Scranton & Tallman’s signal. The Alabama, was
detained below by dense fog.
|Amazon (packet), steamship
||London and Portsmouth, April 20
||with mdse and 650 passengers, to E. Morgan.
||April 28, lat 45, lon. 33, saw a ship called the Driver,
bound East. Set our colors, but they did not answer them. Read her
name. 7th inst., lat. 11, lon. 45 40, tell in, with large quantities
of ice. Tacked and stood South, 30 hours. Saw no more. Had heavy
weather to the eastward of the Banks, with hail and sleet. Off Georges,
was in company with ships, Ontario, and Johanne
West. Sunday, at noon. Nantucket Shoals, due North 28 miles, saw
steamships Edinburg and Hermann, side by side, bound East. The Amazon hove to, on Monday afternoon, off the Highlands,
In a thick fog.
|Johanne Wilhelmine (Ham.), ship
||Bremen, 42 days
mdse., and 318 passengers, to G. F. Bechtel
||Had one death on the passage.
||Liverpool, April 13
||with mdse., and 674 passengers,
to W. T. Frost.
||Havre, 30 days
||with mdse., and 571 passengers,
to Harbeck & Co.
||For 6 days, from lat. 47 and lon. 42, to lat 45 and
lon.47, was surrounded with icebergs and field ice. Was compelled
to stand South, to clear it.
Had 2 births and 2 deaths (infants)
on board during the passage.
||Liverpool, 38 days
||with mdse., and 654 passengers,
to Grinnell, Minturn & Co.
|Swan (of Baltimore), bark
||Buenos Ayres, April 6
||with hides, and
c., to master.
|Gazelle (of New Haven), bark
||Barbadoes via New Haven, 17
||with sugar and c., to H. Trowbridge’s Sons, of New Haven.
|Henry Mathews (of Boston), brig
||Matanzas. 7th inst.
|| with sugar to master.
||17th inst., lat 38, lon.74 48, exchanged signals with
Bark, J. C. Nichols, stg.
|Mary E. Pierce (of Bangor), brig
||Guayama, P. R., May 3
sugar and molasses to Aguirre & Galwayvesse, to R. P. Buck & Co.
|Adonis, (Br.), schooner
||Ponce, P. R., May 4
||with sugar and
molasses to Sturges & Co.
|Charles M. Laverty (3 masted, of Elizabeth City,
N. C.), schooner
||Guayama, P. R., 4th inst.
||with sugar to J. H. Gambrill
|Emma Tuttle (of New Haven), schooner
||Baracea, 11th inst.
fruit to G. L. Meacham
||with laths and plaster to Sturges & Co.
|Julia Fox, schooner
||Tobaco, 26 days
||with mahogany and c.,
to Lobach & Schepeler.
||Norfolk, 2 days
|E. M. Duffield, schooner
|E. Flowers, schooner
|L. E. Mangum, schooner
|A. Hazard, schooner
|Edward Franklin, schooner
|John Warren, schooner
|Wm. E. Mangum, sloop
||with mdse. to John Riley
Wind-Sunrise, S. S. E.; M., do; Sunset, N. W
Steamship: George Law, Herden, Aspinwall
Ships: Helene (Brem.), Valkman, Bremen;
Java, Jackson, Glasgow;
Macaulay, Rogers, Liverpool;
Hood, Bearse, San Francisco;
A. Palmer, Richardson, Valparaiso;
Atkins, New Orleans;
Germania, Higgins, Havre
||A Bremen bark. Also, 1 ship, 1 Bark, and 1 Brig.
||The Brig., Gem, of New York, arrived at St. Mary’s,
Ga, on the 4th inst.
Boston, May 20-
ship:Fearless, from Manilla,
Mary H. Vose, Messina,
Pernambuco. Left Pernambuco,
Bark, C. E. Tay, for Philadelphia in two days.
||May 10, lat 24 19,lon 69 43, was passed Brig, Cuba,
of Millbridge, stg. S.
At Buenos Ayres, April 6,
Ship, Ellerslie, Coutts,
for Rio, ldg.
Barks: George Warren, Bentley, for Antwerp,
Hughes, for New York, 8th.
May Queen, Towns, do., 16th;
condemned and sold;
Velocidale (Br.), Caud, for New York, ldg;
Brigs: Mary Wilking, Nicholson, discg;
(Br.), Moors, for
New York, 6th
At Guayama, May 3,
Brigs: C. C. Billings Coil, discg;
Kelly, just arrived. May 4, Schr., Joseph Tivone, ldg, for New
At Ponce, P. R., May 4,
Barks: E. A. Chase, Chase; Trovatore,
both ldg for New York
At Baracoa, May 11,
Schrs: J. K. Baker, for New York;
Alfred Chase, do.
|Thursday, May 22, 1856, page 1
Arrival of the Canadian at
Quebec, Wednesday, May 21
The screw-steamship, Canadian, from Liverpool,
on the 7th inst, arrived here this morning. Her advices have
anticipated by the Canada, at Halifax.
Departure of the America from Boston:
Boston, Wednesday, May 21
The R. M. steamship, America, sailed from this port, today, with 124 passengers for Liverpool, and 17 for Halifax.
Arrival of the Fulton
The United States Mail steamer, Fulton, Capt. Wotten, from Havre, via Southampton,
on the 7th inst., arrived at this port yesterday afternoon. Her mails are three
days later, but her
advices are not so late by three days as those brought by the Canada,
and telegraphed from Halifax.
|Thursday, May 22, 1856, page 8
||Wednesday, May 21
The steamship, Fulton, of the Havre line, from Southampton,
May 7, arrived at this port this afternoon. Her commercial advices
are not so late as the telegraphic summary published this morning
from the Canada, at Halifax. But the London files, by this arrival,
contain the highly important dispatch of Lord Clarendon, of the 30th
of April, on the Crampton and Enlistment case, which is republished
on another page [page 1], of this paper.
||In the steamship, Fulton, from Havre:
Capt. F. Myrick;
M. Chapman; F. Lang; M. Seton; M. Rosenheim, and 2 servants; C.
E. [F]ors[t]all; M. Gaudet, lady, child, and servant; P. R. G.
Petry, lady, child, and servant; Madame Heitz; Mlle. Heitz; Tony
M. McKay; Maj. Crawford, and 4 children, governess, and servant;
Messrs. Hocker and Smyth; Mads. Kennedy and DeGenihal; A. Stephani;
Mlles. Foult and Winston; O. Loeschigk and lady; Mlle. Haviland;
Mad. J. C. Wright; J. W. Hewitt, bearer of dispatches from Paris
to the U. S. Government; M. Wright; C. F. Haviland;
Arthur David; Mme. Hewitt, child, and servant; Mme. L. E. Post; Mlle. N. Post;
M. Boisanbin; M. Rossiter, 3 children, and 2 servants; Oscar
Barthel; A. Kobler and lady; M. Ritchie, and servant; M. De
Fondrat; Mme. Pretsch; Mlle. Pretsch; M. Migeon and lady;
M. Be[?]olzheimer; M. Fa[v]arger; M. Gustave Bernard; David
McHenry; Robert Kelly; M. Vialton; M. Barry; M. Blond;
M. Darlbas; M. Lerolie; Jean Deszelus; M. Franscoli;
Jean E. Horne; J. C. Stacklie; Jacob Kech; Charles Lutz, and
lady; M. Velman; M. Petsch; M. Basso; M. Syl. Lang; Manasse
Ernest; Eugene Manion; Mlle. H. Kempbill; Mlle. Manners;
F. E. Peerson; J. Phillips; James F. Dryburgh; Thomas Higgins;
John Hays; Mme. Baason; Anable Lefevre, M. Burjan; Emile
Pancelot; M. Marconis; Jean Deszelus; Felix Graff; Eugene Hartman;
Mlle. F. Fromaget; J. M. Garr, lady, 4 children, 2 infants, and 2 servants;
James G. Bennett; William Rider; M. Harris and lady; M. Herbstua[?],
lady and child; Mad. Barnes and child; Mlle. Carpeater; Mad. E.
Wilson; W. Mills; N. W. Grant; F. Pegg; E. Foulmin; J. W. Clyma;
Henry Day; William Webber; Mlle. Kempbill; Mr. Moreton, lady,
6 children and infant; Mad. E. Moreton; Mad. Seg[u]rne; John W.
Yardley; William Lea; H. G. Pritchard; M. Jackson; M. Hoge and lady;
L. B. Burr; Mad. Jamison; Capt. Lawrence and lady; Capt. Boardman;
Capt. Richard Adams; James Du Vernet; Alexander Du
Vernet. (Total 159).
|In ship, Rock City, from Shanghae:
Mrs. Wardever and 2 children
In bark, Princeton, from Demarara:
Mr. and Mrs. Cameleon, 3 children
and servant; Mrs. Bayne and 5 children; Mr. Newsuin; Mrs. King
In schr., Dwight Davidson, from St. Barts:
Miniature Almanac This Day
Sun rises 4:37 Sun sets 7:16 Moon rises 10:28
High Water This Day
Sandy Hook 7:36 Gov. Island 10:21 Hell Gate 12:02
|Cleared - New York, Wednesday, May 21, 1856
Roanoke, Skinner, Norfolk, Ludlam & Pleasants
Augusta, Lyon, Savannah, S. L. Mitchill
Southerner, Ewen, Charleston, Spofford, Tileston & Co.
Western Continent, Burnham, San Francisco, W. C.
Wyman & Co.
Centurion, Coombs, Liverpool, Zerega & Co.
Shooting Star, Dubois, Shanghae
William and Jane, Cobb, New Orleans, Eagle & Hazard
Mary and Jane, Sanders, Savannah, G. Logan
Leo, West, Havana, Aguirre & Galway
C. B. Williams, Olmstead, Havana, P. V. King & Co.
Iris (Dutch), Van Zaneran, Amsterdam, Bierwith & Rocholl
Cynthia, Rakeman, Rio Janeiro, E. Pavenstedt & Schumacker
Golden Lead, Johnson, Aspinwall, George Olney
Leader (Br.), Pike, St. Johns, Roome & Dinwiddie
Fosca Helena, Visser, Amsterdam, Funcke & Meincke
Col. W. Coggins, Coggins, Trinidad, C. & E. J. Peters
Benjamin, Casidy, Eastport, Smith & Boynton
M. Taylor, Nickerson, Philadelphia, J. Hand
J. M. Lane, Lurvey, Gloucester, master
Salem (Br.), Boucher, Liverpool, N. S. McAuliff & Wheelock
F. A. Godwin, Fairchild, Newbern, Davis & Holmes
M. Mankin, Beers, Boston, Dayton & Sprague
Florence, Woodhouse, Brazos, Shears & Oliver
E. C. Scranton, King, New Haven, J. H. Havens
Mahala, Rogers, New Haven, J. H. Havens
River Queen, Fowler, Providence, master
Elizabeth Ann, (Br.), Ross, Halifax, Kelly & Smithers
King Bird, Weeks, Laguayra, Van Brunt & Slaght
R. W. Brown, Derrickson, Wilmington, Dollner & Potter
G. J. J. Miller, Johnson, Harbor Island, Mailler & Luther
Wake, McCready, Wilmington, E. S. Powell
The British and North American Royal Mail Steamships
For freight or passage, apply to,—E. Cunard,
No. 4, Bowling Green.
From New York to Liverpool—Chief
Cabin $130 ; Second Cabin $75
From Boston to Liverpool—Chief
Cabin $110 ; Second Cabin $0
The ships from Boston, call at Halifax
|Persia, Capt. Judkins
||Canada, Capt. Lang
|Arabia, Capt. J. Stone
||America, Capt. Wickman
|Asia, Capt. R.G. Lott
||Niagara, Capt. Ryrie
|Africa, Capt. Shannon
||Europa, Capt. J. L[?]
These vessels carry a clear white light
green on starboard bow, red on port bow.
|Arabia, Stone, leave Boston
||Wednesday, May 7
|Persia, Judkins, leave New York
||Wednesday, May 14
|America, Wickman, leave Boston
||Wednesday, May 21
|Asia, Lott, leave New York
||Wednesday, May 28
|Canada, Lang, leave Boston
||Wednesday, June 4
|Africa, Shannon, leave New York
||Wednesday, June 11
|Niagara, Ryrie, leave Boston
||Wednesday, June 18
|Arabia, Stone, leave New York
||Wednesday, June 25
|Berths not secured until paid for. An experienced
Surgeon on board
|The owners of these ships will not be responsible
for gold, silver, bullion, specie, jewelry, precious
stones or metals unless bills of lading are signed therefor
and the value therein expressed.
For Southampton and Havre
The United States Mail Steamer Fulton, J.A.
Wooton, Commander, will leave for Havre, touching at Southampton
to land the mails
and passengers, on Saturday, May 31, at 12 o'clock, from Pier
No.37 North River, foot of Beach St.
This steamship has five water-tight compartments inclosing [sic]
the engines, so that in the event of collision or stranding the
water could not reach them and the pumps being free to work the
safety of the vessel and passengers would be secured. Baggage
not wanted during the voyage should be sent on board the day
before sailing, marked "below." No freight will be
taken after Thursday, May 29. For freight and passage apply to: Mortimer
Livingston, Agent, No.53 Broadway.
Price of Passage
N.B. The Arago will succeed the Fulton, and sail June 28.
U.S. Mail Steamship Atlantic, Captain Oliver
Eldridge, will depart with the U.S. Mails for Europe, positively
on Saturday, May 24 at 12 o'clock M., from her berth at the
foot of Canal St.
Notice: The steamers of this line have water-tight compartments,
and to avoid danger from ice will not cross the banks north
of 45° until after the 1st of August.
For freight or passage, having unequalled accomodations,
to—Edward K. Collins, No.56 Wall St..
Passengers will please be on board at 11 o'clock A.M. All letters
must pass through the Post Office. Any others will be returned.
The Baltic, Captain Comstock, will succeed the Atlantic, and
sail Saturday, June 7.
Steam between New York and Glasgow
The Glasgow and New York Steamship Company intend sailing
their new and powerful steamers from New York to Glasgow
direct as under:
|Edinburgh, 2,500 tons
Wm. Cummings, Commander
|New York, 2,150 tons
Robert Craig, Commander
|Glasgow, 1,002 tons
John Duncan, Commander
Edinburgh . . .Saturday, 19th of July, at 12 o'clock M.
An experienced Surgeon attached to each steamer.
Rate of Passage
|Third Class, found with cooked provisions
For freight or passage, apply to,—J. McSymon,
New York City bills or Gold only, received for passage.
From New York to Havre Direct
British and North American Royal Mail Steampacket Company
Their cabin accomodations and staterooms
for first class passengers are equal to those of any steamship
|Etna, Capt. Miller
|Jura, Capt. Wickman
Lebanon, Capt. Cook
(paddle wheel) Capt. Brownlee
Passage money, first cabin, $100—Provisions and stewards
fee included; wines and liquors extra, to be procured on board.
For freight, passage, or any other information, apply to,—E.
Cunard, No.4, Bowling Green.
FOR THE SOUTH
For Norfolk and Richmond
The U.S. Mail steamship Jamestown, Capt.
Parish, will leave for the above places on Saturday, May 24,
at 4 o'clock P.M., from Pier No.13 North River. She will arrive
at Norfolk on Sunday afternoon and Richmond Monday morning.
Passengers for the South will proceed without delay by the
great Mail Line to Charleston, Augusta, Savannah, &c. Travellers
will find this the cheapest, pleasantest and most expeditios
route. Passage fare (including staterooms)
to Norfolk, $8 ; to Petersburg and Richmond, $10 ; steerage
half-price. Apply to,—Ludlam & Pleasants, No.32 Broadway.
For New Orleans and Havana
The U.S. Mail steamer, Cahawba, Captain
J.D. Bullock, will commence receiving freight on Friday,
May 23, and sail for the above ports on Tuesday, May 27, at
2 P.M., precisely, from her pier No.27 North River, foot of
Freight for St. Louis goes through by this line in 16 days.—Livingstone,
Crocheron & Co., Agents No.12 Park Place.
Notice:—No bills of lading signed after steamer sails.
|Arrivals - New York, Wednesday, May 21, 1856
Ship / Rig
From / When
Consigned / Cargo
||Havre, 32 days
||with mdse and 276 passengers to Wm Whitlock, Jr.
|| Had 1 death. Experienced very rough weather to
the eastward of the Banks. May 9, lat 44 20, lon 44 40, saw several
islands of ice; May 10, lat 43 44, lon 48 50, saw another island
of ice. Has been 11 days West of the Banks, with light winds
and thick weather. May 19, Nantucket South Shoals bearing N. N.
W. distant 20 miles, took a pilot from boat, Edwin Forrest
||with railroad iron to order
|Rock City, ship
||Shanghae, Feb. 19, passed Anjier March 27
||with tea to order
||17th inst., lat 37 40, lon 72, saw the wreck of
a brig., both masts carried away; it being dark, could not make
out her name.
|Elwood Walter, ship
||Liverpool, April 16,
||with mdse and 303 passengers to J. B. Sardy
||In lat 43 14, lon 43 30, saw 2 large icebergs to
the N. W. and field ice to the N.; tacked ship and stood 150 miles
S. to clear it. Saw a quantity of spars, apparently not long in
the water. Also, a ship’s boat, bottom up and a rudder.
||Liverpool, April 9
||with mdse and 360 passengers to Sturges, Clearman & Co.
||April 30, lat.41 12, lon 44, came in collision with
ship, Phoenix, of New York, lost bowsprit, with everything attached,
head, and cutwater; got out a spar and saved the mast; then proceeded
on, the ship making no water. Could not ascertain what damage the
Phoenix sustained. May 2 took the wind from N. W., with heavy gales
and hail squalls; also, a heavy cross sea running, ship laboring
heavy and making some water; this continued 8 days, during which
lost sails & c. 7th inst., lat 41 12, lon 49 49, saw a large island
of ice and great quantities of field ice about one mile to windward.
Thermometer 50, water 34. Had 1 death on the passage.
||Boston, in tow of steamtug, Huntress. Left Boston
on Sunday, at 6 P. M.
||Experienced very foggy weather; was at anchor at
Chatham in a fog from Monday, noon till Tuesday, at 1 P. M. At
5 :30 P. M., on Tuesday, anchored at Holmes’Hele, in a fog, and
left at 10:P. M., wind N. W.
|Uncle Toby, ship
(of New Haven)
||Havre, 30 days
||with mdse. and 346 passengers to Nesmith & Sons
||Antwerp, 33 days
||with mdse and 365 passengers to master
|Sunny South, ship
||Rio Janeiro, 37 days
||with coffee to Napier, Johnson & Co.
|P. Pendleton, bark
||with iron to order
|St. Andrews, bark
||Stockholm via Lisbon, 195 days
||with iron to Funche & Meincke
||Demarara, May 6
||with old iron and c. to master
||Hamburg, 35 days
||with mdse. and 180 (Ham.) passengers to Beck & Kunhardt.
inst., on the Banks,
passed a number of icebergs.
|Laura, brig. (Br.)
||Areceibo, P. P., 3d inst.
||with sugar to J. S. Whitney
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