In September, 1848, Augustus Harrison took the brig Belfast into
the harbor of San Francisco, one of the first traders to come from the
Eastern states after the gold rush started. He disposed of his cargo at
a roaring profit and took the trouble to draw the plan of the city and
harbor shown above. The pencil notations were made at a later date. Its neat grid of streets may be compared with the view below, drawn in November of the same year by J. C. Ward. All was in readiness now, as the word winged eastward.