Wednesday morning’s excavation of the future world trade center site unearthed the remains of an 18th century ship. Workers uncovered regularly spaced, sturdy, upright timbers with oyster shells on them. The vessel has been undisturbed for more than 200 years. The timber is deteriorating now that it is exposed to air. Archaeologists are working quickly to gather information about the ship.
City Room reports, “Obviously, these were more than just remnants of the wooden cribbing used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to extend the shoreline of Manhattan Island ever farther into the Hudson River…. read on!