Thursday, May 31, 2012

Steam transfer ferry SOLANO

From: "Joe Des"

I am doing a family research project. My great grandmother Margaret Brosnan filed a suit for damages against the Central Pacific Railroad Company in August 1884. The Steam Transfer SOLANO capsized a small boat on the Carquinez Straits that had set out from Port Costa on June 28th. They were doing repairs on the telegraph line. The suit was for $25,000.

I don't know if her husband Cornelius Brosnan was working for CPRC or the telegraph company. I have no other info if the case was settled or details of the incident.

Can you help me? ...

—Joe Desmond