JULY 15-31ST, 1865: After crossing the hazardous Bering Sea, the CSS Shenandoah made slow headway at first on a daring venture to attack San Francisco. Lt. Waddell wrote: "Prudence indicated communicating with a vessel recently from San Francisco before attempting the enterprise.
"The Shenandoah moved gently along with light winds or dashed before occasional gales until we reached the meridian of 129 W. when with the north wind that sweeps down the California coast her course was parallel with the land and we kept a sharp lookout, for we were then in waters frequented by the enemy's vessels."
San Francisco Here We Come. --Old B-R'er