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old ship [Sep. 8th, 2005|04:41 pm]
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Remains of old ship discovered at SF construction site

I biked by this last night... crazy.

[User Picture]From: midendian
2005-09-08 11:45 pm (UTC)
Ohh. Thanks for reminding me. I have the sudden need to go visit our cage...
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[User Picture]From: kevink
2005-09-08 11:51 pm (UTC)
Isn't that cool?! I've heard about a couple of these being found during big building digs. The waterfront used to be anywhere from a few to a dozen blocks more inland than it is now. Back in the Gold Rush days, the ships would be packed in like crazy and, if one was a POS, they'd sometimes intentionally sink it to help extend the wharf's out into the bay...

Apparently, a while back, they found another ship and the hold still had intact cargo, like cases of French champagne, 100+ years old.
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[User Picture]From: wilmygirl
2005-09-08 11:52 pm (UTC)
That's something you don't see every day ....
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[User Picture]From: willyumtx
2005-09-08 11:58 pm (UTC)
I bet aliens buried that ship. A la War of the Worlds.
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[User Picture]From: imgreen
2005-09-09 12:06 am (UTC)
wow, that is awesome
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-09-09 12:19 am (UTC)
Where is it exactly ? On Folsom and what ? Pretty cool...
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[User Picture]From: midendian
2005-09-09 12:22 am (UTC)
Folsom between Main and Spear.
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-09-09 01:14 am (UTC)
Great, thanks ! I need to go see if I can snap a few pictures.
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[User Picture]From: ljkrissy
2005-09-09 12:34 am (UTC)
Wow that's so cool and creepy!
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[User Picture]From: xb95
2005-09-09 12:46 am (UTC)
You know the businessman in charge of the project is now screaming and having to explain to his investors why they're going to be two months behind schedule... awesome.
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From: grain_king
2005-09-09 10:35 pm (UTC)
I think that's awesome. I remember watching a documentary on the Discovery channel about the pyramids in Egypt and there was a part about ruins in Cairo being found in much the same manner as this ship (in the middle of the city).
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[User Picture]From: dorkmatt
2005-09-10 08:11 pm (UTC)

Ya know

That's right next to our new colo, the site is for huge apartment towers which will have fiber connectivity...*drool*
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