Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ground Zero Shipwreck Found

Does it get better than this?  My fascination with 18th century shipwrecks and my interest in the construction at NYC's ground zero have come together in a recent discovery of a 30 foot section of wooden hull, presumably of a 1700's ship. The excavation has just begun, but one theory is that the ship was used as part of landfill when New York's Manhattan Island was extended southward.

Read about this discovery, and check out the photos, on the New York Times website.

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