S.S. Central America: A Tale of Tragedy, Deception, and Riches
Feb 14, 2020
With the discovery of gold in California also came the birth of the San Francisco Mint and the need for a way to transport freshly minted U.S. coins. Founded in 1848, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company became a key component in the transportation of people and gold from California to Panama and from Panama to the east coast. One of the company's steamships was the ill-fated S.S. Central America.