Passengers, Seaports, Captains
SS Costa Rica
Arrive San Diego
August 10, 1874
August 11, 1874, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
From San Diego Arrival from Panama. Touched at Several Points on the Coast.
San Diego, August 10th. The steamer Costa Rica arrived at this port thbis alternoon. She left Panama July 18th, touching at all ports in Central America and Mexico. At Punta Arenas, July 16th, she met the company's steamer Pacific, for Panama.
At San Jose de Guatemala, on the 25th, spoke H. B. M. Petrel, and tbe company's steamer Honduras; at Acapulco, August 1st, the company's steamers Ancona and Granada, for Panama ; August 2d, 9 p.m., in latitude 18 20 N.. longitude 13 40 W., spoke the schooner Sonora, Captain Clark, of Guaymas, 16 days from Acapulco, and short of provisions; furnished all they required; August 3d, communicated with H. B. M. steamship Reindeer;all well. She has 28 passengers, 2,681 packages and 412 tons of freight, and $49,617 in treasure lor San Francisco.
October 29, 1874, Daily Alta California, San Fancisco
On Tuesday evening the first officer of the steamer Costa Rica, with five men, in a small boat, arrived at San Diego. They reported that on Sunday morning, at one o'clock, the steamer broke her shaft while about 100 miles south of here, and forty miles from land. The Captain was going to try to get in and anchor under Cape Colmett until relief came.
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