September 17, 1925 – San Pedro – Eighteen different liners will be in this port in the three-day period starting today, according to the Marine Exchange, which schedules 45 arrivals and sailings of the passenger vessels through Saturday.
Twelve of the movements in and out are to be by foreign, Hawaiian and intercoastal ships, regarded a favorable proportion. Arriving today are the Admiral Fisk, Ruth Alexander. Newport, Yale, Harvard, Avalon and Catalina, with the London Merchant, Rairaund, Pacific Shipper and several others of those mentioned sailing.
Sixteen in and out today, 15 tomorrow and 14 Saturday total probably the greatest passenger ship activity ever recorded at San Pedro.
Others arriving tomorrow include the H. F. Alexander, Hessen, Canada and Tongking and four more. Arriving Saturday will be the Calawaii, Humboldt, Lochkatrine and Manchuria, with another four from those moving previously in the week. (Los Angeles Herald)
Sloop Fills, Sinks Off Santa Cruz Island
September 13, 1858 – San Francisco – On the 13th of September, the sloop San Buenaventura, of Santa Barbara, sailed from that port for the island of Santa Rosa, having on board Peter Hammond and Miguel Cota, as passengers. She was under the command of Vizenzo Panatieri, alias John Brown, alias Capt. Paisoco, an Italian.
When near the island of Santa Cruz, at about 4 o’clock a.m., she sprang a leak and soon filled and sank. All who were on board succeeded in reaching the shore, which at that point is very high and precipitous.
Panatieri climbed up the steep bluff, and after wandering about the island for two days and nights, naked, hungry and thirsty, reached one of the houses on the island. The others, less fortunate, have not since been heard of. Diligent search has been made upon and around the island, but no traces hare been discovered of them. It is supposed that they must have perished at the foot of the bluff, where they landed.
The escape of Panatieri is little less than miraculous. The bluff rises to the height of about two hundred feet, and is almost perpendicular for the first hundred feet. Hammond was an industrious and respected citizen of Santa Barbara, and leaves a wife and five children of tender age. Miguel Cota was a native Californian and a citizen of this place. (Daily Alta California)