Daily Archives: June 1, 2011

To California By Sea

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The overland trek to El Dorado is a popular image of the Gold Rush, but thousands of Forty-​Niners journeyed to California by sea. For Argonauts from Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America, an ocean voyage was inevitable, but many in the United States, particularly the East and Midwest, sailed by choice. Schooners and steamers carried more […]