Thursday, June 29, 2006

Remains of old fish basin found beneath Charleston
Charleston boasts the South Carolina Aquarium but workers recently uncovered what might be called the city's original fish tank - a wall that was likely used as a fish basin at the old city market a century ago.

When a backhoe unearthed the wall recently, preservationists thought it might be part of the old wall that once protected the city.

But that was not the case.

The unearthed section is about 30 feet long and 2 feet across and thought to be the remains of a fish basin built at the end of Market Street more than a century ago, said Eric Poplin, an archaeologist with Brockington Associates.