Lost Ships of New York City – BLDGBLOG

An 18th-century ship has been discovered deep in briny muck “flecked with oyster shells” at the bottom of a World Trade Center construction site. As the New York Times reports, archaeologists called in to investigate the find soon realized that “a wood-hulled vessel had been discovered about 20 to 30 feet below street level on the World Trade Center site, the first such large-scale archaeological find along the Manhattan waterfront since 1982, when an 18th-century cargo ship came to light at 175 Water Street.”

via BLDGBLOG: Lost Ships of New York City.

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