18th-century Wharf Revealed


For years it has been buried, swallowed up by layers of earth, muck, and water, a once-prominent landmark concealed by time.  And the late-1700s wharf might have remained that way — embedded for the ages — had it not been for a recent accidental find.

Last June, as workers excavated portions of Newburyport’s Water Street for the city’s new waste-water operations building, they unearthed large, centuries-old slabs of granite. Based on maps and archaeological research, the giant rectangles of rock were identified as the capping stones of a 19th-century wharf built onto an earlier Revolutionary War wharf owned by Captain William Coombs…. read on!

via: Boston.com

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