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Monday, January 05, 2009

The Ship of Gold - 1857 S.S. Central America

On 3 September 1857, 477 passengers and 101 crew left the Panamanian port of Colón, sailing for New York City under the command of William Lewis Herndon. The ship was heavily laden with between 13 and 15 tons of gold prospected during the California Gold Rush. After a stop in Havana, the ship continued north.


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