The following statement of the Ocean Steamships at present afloat, and in process of construction, will probably be found of great interest to our readers generally, and particularly to the commercial community. It is made up from the best sources of information to which access could be had, and though the statement is not as detailed in its character as could be wished, it is believed to be accurate and reliable as far as it goes. We acknowledge our indebtedness to Robert Carrington, Esq., of this city, and to Willmet and Smith's Times, for large portions of the facts embodied below.
|STEAM LINES UPON THE PACIFIC|
|Pacific Mail Steamship Company
Route, between San Francisco and Panama, via intermediate ports.
|Golden Gate||2200||C.P. Patterson, U.S.N. Now coming round the Horn.|
|California||1050||T.A. Budd, U.S.N.|
|Tennessee||1300||Geo. M. Totten, U.S.N.|
|Republic||1200||W.H. Hudson, U.S.N.|
|Carolina||600||Richard L. Whiting|
|Constitution||600||Samuel S. Welsh|
|Fremont||600||Allan McLane, U.S.N.|
|Sarah Sands||1500||William Isley|
|Between San Francisco and Oregon|
|Columbia||800||A.V.H. Leroy, U.S.N.|
|Agents--E. Knight, San Francisco; Oliver Ellsworth, Panama, Yecker, Torrey & Co., Mazatlan; Barron, Forbes & Co., San Blas; J.H. Bill, Acapulco; J. Durbrow, Jr., Oregon|
|Vanderbilt's Independent Line
Route, between San Francisco and San Juan del Sud, touching at Acapulco.
|North America||1250||James H. Blethen. On her way around the Horn.|
|Sea Bird||500||Captain Tibbetts|
|San Francisco||1000||Nearly ready for sea.|
|Gold Hunter||?||J.W. Thompson|
|Agent--R.J. Vandewater, and Goodwin & Co., Sansome Street, San Francisco|
|Empire City Line
Route, between San Francisco and Panama, touching at Acapulco only.
|New Orleans||1200||J.D. Wood|
|Commodore Stockton||600||E.H. Ackley|
|Monumental City||800||J.H. Norris|
|Agent--J.W. Raymond, Sacramento street, San Francisco|
|Pacific (Panama and Valparaiso) Company
Route, between Panama and Valparaiso, touching at intermediate ports.
|Building: At Glasgow, the Santiago, and three others not yet named, each of 1100 tons and 400 horsepower; the whole of which are to be of iron, and on the paddle-wheel principle. The Santiago is expected to leave Liverpool at the latter end of July, and the three others to be on the Pacific before April next.|
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