See a piece of once-buried Gold Rush history in the museum
January 14, 2013
NIANTIC, a Gold Rush-era sailing ship lay buried at the intersection of Clay and Sansome streets for many years. This piece of her stern is on display in the museum. Go here www.nps.gov/safr/historyculture/nianticjournals.htm to read more about her fascinating history and the people connected to her.
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Did You Know?
Did you know the Park has journals that date back to the California Gold Rush? We recently added an account of a 220 day voyage from New York to San Francisco. The 1849 journal describes daily routines, a hurricane, and passing ships. Morrison (built 1832; ship) journal (HDC 1595, SAFR 22220). More...