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A Shipwrecked Column, Resurfaced

There’s a column with a tragic past sitting somewhat inconspicuously in a field behind the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Now, the Vanier Park Column is mostly used by daring kids and rather adventurous dogs as a large platform for balancing acts and other antics. In its previous life, however, the column was meant to fulfill the prestigious role of supporting the entrance to the San Francisco Mint.


About the source: Atlas Obscura

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