Was a sunken gold rush ship tunneled through to make BART?

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I know there are many gold rush ships beneath the financial district in downtown San Francisco. I have also heard there were several discovered during the construction of BART under Market St. In addition, I have heard reports that one ship was physically tunneled through while making BART (heard this on a "Barbary Coast" special on PBS). Thus, when one rides BART down Market St. he actually goes through an old ship. I have several friends that think I'm crazy. Are they correct?

-- Brent Williams (brenthw@hotmail.com), September 21, 2001


The ship's name is ROME or ROMA

See SF Chronicle 3/14/99

Also DelGardo's "To California by sea"

-- Bill Ferrero (wferrero@pacbell.net), September 21, 2001.

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