Saint Paul (#106961) (1892-1896+), 197.8-foot iron-hulled commercial passenger cargo steamer barkentine built in Philadelphia for the Alaska Commercial Company. They owned her until 1893 when she was sold to Charles Goodall who in turn sold her to the Pacific Coast Steamship Company in 1894. According to Santa Cruz Island Company records, St. Paul served the island in both 1895 and 1896, the year she became a casualty near Monterey when she was stranded on rocks in a dense fog due to a navigational error.
In the News~
October 13, 1895 [LAT/SF]: “San Francisco. Coming by boat October 12. Passengers on the steamer St. Paul… for Santa Barbara: A. Larco.”
June 13, 1896 [SBDN]: “Mr. Justinian Caire left for San Francisco yesterday afternoon on the St. Paul, the steamer going to Santa Cruz Island for him.”