Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Joe Ditler, executive director of the Coronado Museum of History & Art, told the San Diego Union Tribune that he’d heard reports from guests of the ship that “skinny women in tiny skirts danced on the tables” of the gambling parlors.
While authorities stripped the ship of the remaining liquor, gambling equipment and valuable parts at the time, it’s rumored that a bunch of silver coins worth approximately $140,000 was left behind and is still to be claimed.
“He saw silver dollars scattered all over the floors,” Ditler said he was told by another man.
It's like the set up for a caper movie. H/t jgs.