SANTA ANA WHARF A GREAT SUCCESS
The large McFadden wharf which has been in the course of construction for several months past, was completed last week. It extends 1,200 feet into the open sea, and is sixty feet wide. It is a radical departure from the usually accepted method of building wharves, being built from a point of land projecting into the sea which, strange to say, is much less subject to rough seas than any other place along the beach. When it was first talked of, serious doubts were entertained as to success but James McFadden, who is always one of the foremost men to risk his money in developing the industries of the valley, thought differently, and the result is that Santa Ana now has a wharf which, since the storm of last week, has been pronounced an unqualified success, and one at which the largest ocean steamers can safely land freight. Mr. Caskey has been appointed agent by the Steamship Company, and is now engaged in soliciting freight from the people of the valley. A number of Santa Ana’s substantial business men are now building a broad gauge railroad from the city to the wharf, and as soon as it is completed the Steamship Company will commence running steamers every four days from San Francisco.