In northern California, a river steamer sinks in the Sacramento River but all aboard are rescued
The sidewheeler Nevada left Sacramento for San Francisco with two hundred passengers aboard at two in the afternoon. By five p.m., she was holed and taking on so much water that she was deliberately run up on the eastern bank of the Sacramento River near Rio Vista. There was no panic and four hours later the steamer Chrysopolis rescued all from the shore and returned them to Sacramento. No serious injuries were reported. (By John Osborne)
"Sinking of the Steamer Nevada," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, April 12, 1862, p. 356.