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4,244 gross 1891 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Allan Line, Liverpool, England 386ft x 46.1ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1891  Jan. 29, launched for the State Line as the State of CaliforniaAtlantic Journey ID 127
 1891  Aug. 14, maiden voyage for the Allan Line as the State of California, Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 132
 1892  Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 133
 1896  Chartered by the Anchor LineAtlantic Journey ID 128
 1897  Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 134
 1898  Renamed CalifornianAtlantic Journey ID 135
 1898       Halifax  Mar. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Halifax  Apr. 23 Also reported to arrive in Quebec same dayTransatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  May 21 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  June 25 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  July 22 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  Aug. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  Sept. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  Oct. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Halifax  Jan. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Liverpool  Feb. 09  Halifax  Feb. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Liverpool  Feb. 23  Halifax  Mar. 02 Departed Liverpool at 15:00 afternoon and arrived in Halifax at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1899       Halifax  Mar. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  May 06 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  June 09 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  July 14 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  Aug. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  Sept. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  Oct. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  Nov. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Portland  Dec. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1900       Portland  Feb. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Feb. 25, stranded near Portland, refloatedAtlantic Journey ID 129
 1901  Renamed Coamo, for New York & Porto RicoAtlantic Journey ID 130
 1925  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 131
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges
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