|Posted by Shazam|
Well I'm not just going to blurt it out, but ask the guy who started this thread if there used to be a tunnel that runs all down wharf street to store street. As well, some older street people and some older city workers have told me many things and I've also done some 'splorin when the time has been right-you know-late at night. I mean you should know-you've got some of the best pics on here. You've even been in the legendary tomb of the rat. On a side note-too bad about the langford cave-progress has a way of destroying natural beauty.
Not trying to argue, but blurt out what? I don't know of anyone that's been in there, including KK. I'm also not aware of any photos, maps, plans, etc that would definitely say what or where it is.
The only thing I know for sure is that there is something under Wharf St directly across from where the HBC warehouse was. I have no idea how far it runs, or where, if anywhere.
Just to summarize, this is all I can say about it without getting into speculation:
- an old issue of The Beaver (HBC magazine) mentions an "escape tunnel" being build as part of the former HBC warehouse
- there's a bricked-over arch at the basement level wall that remains of that warehouse, facing Wharf St
- someone broke through the wall at the southern edge of the warehouse into what appears to be a tunnel (or room) under Wharf St
- Wharf St has effectively never changed, it was not "built-up over the years"
I haven't found any interesting manholes on Wharf between Fort and Yates. I would guess that there aren't any, and "the tunnel" is only accessible through buildings, if at all.
If you've done some exploring and you have other, first-hand information to add, please do.
Also if anyone works at Darcy's, please get a UER account