I hope someone can provide help. I am looking for the microfilmed passenger list that includes Julia Shea, who arrived in NYC on 24 Sept 1872 aboard the SS Samaria (departing from Liverpool). I got this information from the Castle Garden site. However, there is no record of this ship on this date in the NY Passenger Lists microfilm (accessed through the Internet Archive). In fact, I checked all of the microfilmed manifests for the entire month of September 1872, in the case that the date was electronically transcribed incorrectly. There are still no records for the Samaria.
Is the Castle Garden search engine not derived from the microfilmed manifests? How else can I approach this problem?
Also, through the Castle Garden site, I discovered that the SS Samaria was supposed to have arrived in NYC in 1872 on 20 Feb, 27 Mar, 6 May, 16 July, 20 Aug, 24 Sep, and 13 Dec. Yet, each of these dates has no such manifest in the relevant microfilm roll, with the one exception that the Samaria did arrive on 22 Aug, and not on 20 Aug as stated on the Castle Garden site.
I appreciate any suggestions or assistance. Thank you.