Saturday, August 07, 2010

Ground Zero Shipwreck Examined

A few a weeks ago remnants of a large wooden ship were found in the excavation for the new buildings to be built on the site of the World Trade Center. As you might expect, the folks who do forensic history (is that the right term?) are having a field day. And they should, since this ship was probably dumped (sunk?) as part of the landfill as they extended Manhattan Island south toward what is today Battery Park.  Read this article about the ongoing work of preserving and understanding the history behind these interesting findings.

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