FOR SAN FRANCISCO. — The superior fast sailing ship Tam O'Shanter, Capt. Soule, is now loading in Messrs. Glidden & Williams' line of California packets. She is 977 tons, and is one of the swiftest and best built ships of her class now in Boston. Her frame is entirely of white oak; her planking and ceiling are very stout, and she is strongly copper fastened, seasoned with salt, and ventilated. She has a full poop deck, and splendid cabin accommodations for passengers; those, therefore, who desire a speedy and comfortable trip to San Francisco, would do well to inspect her. She is almost a new vessel, having been built in 1850. Her first passage, from Portland to New Orleans, was made in 10 days, and her other passage have not been surpassed by any vessel on the same routes, at the same time. For instance, from New Orleans to Liverpool 31 days, thence to New York 21. She also made the shortest passage on record, 29 days, from Liverpool to Mobile, and returned to Liverpool in 25 days -- was only 20 days thence to Philadelphia -- and her last passage from Liverpool to this port, the best Atlantic passage of the season, was only 13 days, though she drew full 20 feet water. All her passages across the Atlantic rank first among the foremost. As already stated, she is now loading at Lewis wharf, in Glidden & Williams' line of packets, and will sail early next month. She has invariably turned out her cargo in perfect order, although from Liverpool she had full complements of passengers in her between decks.

Her commander, Capt. Soule, says: "I ask only 10 days, between any one ship sailing within 15 days before, or 15 days after me, from the port of Boston to San Francisco."


The Boston Daily Atlas, October 21, 1852.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius.

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