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Friday, July 16, 2010

Discovery Of An 18th Century Ship at Ground Zero

The remains of an 18th century ship have been found at Ground Zero. Archaeologists believe the vessel sunk due to the expansion of  Manhattan  more than 200 year’s ago.

Molly McDonald, archaeologist: 

“It was apparently somewhat common to sink ships in landfill as people were building land further out into the Hudson river and the East river, but only a handful of these ships have been found so far, so it is really quite rare. It is just exciting to find it here on the World Trade Centre site.”

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