September 18, 1867 – Mendocino – The wrecking party, under Captain Bloomfield, left from San Francisco on the schooner A.J. Wester, for the wreck of the United States steamer Shubrick, near Cape Mendocino.
“All hopes of caving the Shubrick having been abandoned, the Lighthouse Board has ordered the dismantling of the vessel, and the party by the Wester will, if possible, take out her engines and machinery and whatever else can be saved. The crew of the steamer will return by the Wester to that port.
The Shubrick was a staunch vessel, originally built for the Lighthouse Service, and carrying a moderately formidable armament, but she had been in the Revenue Service for several years. She wasn’t a very valuable vessel, but tolerably well fitted for the business for which she was originally intended.” (Daily Alta California)
Flying Mist Ashore at Bowen’s Landing
September 25, 1867 – Bowen’s Landing – The schooner Flying Mist went ashore and was lost at Bowen’s Landing. Prior to her loss, she had plied the Northern California coast laden with general freight with at least one trip to China entered in her logbook. In April 1860, the Marysville Daily Appeal reported that she spent eight days in heavy weather in the South China Sea and several more fighting strong head winds off the coast of Japan before the she was able to resume her course for the Golden Gate with 173 Chinese on board. (Marysville Daily Appeal)
Four Clippers Clear the Golden Gate
September 23, 1856 – San Francisco – “Four inbound clipper ships cleared the Golden Gate – the Enterprise, Capt. Arcy, 112 days from New York with general merchandise for W.T. Coleman & Company; the Robin Hood, Capt. Bearse, 138 days from New York with a hold full of general merchandise for D.L. Ross & Company; the John Gilpin, Capt. King, 125 days from New York, loaded with general merchandise for D.L. King & Company; and the oddly-named medium clipper Thatcher Magoun, Capt. Baxter, 125 from Boston with a general cargo for Flint, Peabody & Company. (Daily Alta California)
Clipper Sailor Arrested for Theft of Boots
September 27, 1856 – San Francisco – Four days after the clipper Thatcher Magoun arrived in San Francisco, her second mate, G.W. Bartlett, and seaman Michael Cochran were arrested for stealing boots from the ship’s cargo during the voyage from Boston. The charges were later dismissed by the Police Judge, as the theft was committed on the high seas and out of his jurisdiction. (Daily Alta California)