Photograph of the Ancon, a paddlewheel (or side wheel) steamer and sister to the Orizaba, at the 5th Street Wharf, San Diego bay, ca.1885. Parked nearby the steamer are other similar-sized ships with their sails down. The water is calm. Picture file card reads: "Sister ships -- Ancon (8283) & Orizoba (11953) P.C.S.S. Co. Built in New York in 1855. 894 tons, 240 feet long, beam 34 feet, depth 15 feet. 500 horse powered engine. Came through straits of Magellan in 1856. Name of line changed to Pacific Mail Navigation Co. in 1881. Orizoba broken up in 1887. Ancon lasted 2 years longer. In 1887, all Pacific Mail ships changed to screw propeller and iron hull".