Look ma! I found me a ship!

In New York City, they are working on the site for the future World Trade Center. Excavating and all that. Turns out on Tuesday they found a dang ship. How crazy is that? Found a wooden ship sticking out of the mud and dirt about 20-30 feet below street level. They say they think it is 30 feet long and presumably from the 1700’s. That’s 18th century for you folk that might need help.

There is speculation over why its there. The archaeologist said that he thinks it might have been used as landfill material back when New York was extending the Manhattan shoreline.

Either way, still pretty awesome methinks.

~ by Leah Danielle on July 16, 2010.

One Response to “Look ma! I found me a ship!”

  1. I just saw this article this morning! I think it’s really cool! Who knows what else they’ll find?

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