SHIP DISCOVERED IN WTC SITE

NEW YORK, NY – A interesting discovery has been made at the WTC site!
Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower manhattan into the Hudson River, according to the Associated Press.
Archaeologist Molly McDonald said she wanted to at least salvage some timbers; it was unclear if any large portions could be lifted intact.
“We’re mostly clearing it by hand because it’s kind of fragile,” she said, but construction equipment could be used later in the process.
McDonald and archaeologist A. Michael Pappalardo were at the WTC site when the discovery was made Tuesday morning.
“We noticed curved timbers that a back hoe brought up,” McDonald said Wednesday. “We quickly found the rib of a vessel and continued to clear it away and expose the hull over the last two days.”
The two archeologists work for AKRF, a firm hired to document artifacts discovered at the site. They called the find significant but said more study was needed to determine the age of the ship.
“We’re going to send timber samples to a laboratory to do dendrochronology that will help us to get a sense of when the bot was constructed,” said McDonald.

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