Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Ship buried in 1700s found at World Trade Center site

  1. #1
    Senior Member Topdawg13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Thanked 305 Times in 177 Posts
    Rep Power

    Default Ship buried in 1700s found at World Trade Center site

    Click Here

    Workers excavating at the World Trade Center site have unearthed the 32-foot-long hull of a ship likely buried in the 18th century.

    The vessel probably was used along with other debris to fill in land to extend lower Manhattan into the Hudson River, archeologists said.

    The two archeologists work for AKRF, a firm hired to document artifacts discovered at the site. They called Tuesday's find significant but said more study was needed to determine the age of the ship.

    "We're going to send timber samples to a laboratory to do endocrinology that will help us to get a sense of when the boat was constructed," said McDonald, who added that a boat specialist was going to the site Thursday to take a look at the ship.

    The workers and archeologists also found a 100-pound anchor in the same area on Wednesday, but they're not sure if it belongs to the ship.

    The archeologists are racing to record and analyze the vessel before the delicate wood, now exposed to air, begins to deteriorate.
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    --Edmund Burke

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Topdawg13 For This Useful Post:

  3. #2
    Yes, I'd hit it AbideN703's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Springfield, Virginia
    Thanked 930 Times in 505 Posts
    Rep Power


    Pretty badass

  4. #3
    Season Ticket Holder texasPHINSfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Thanked 3,770 Times in 1,588 Posts
    Rep Power


    That's awesome.

    Speaking of deteriorating old ships, Robert Ballard (found Titanic & some US submarines for the gov't) is now exploring old ships in the Black Sea. Apparently the conditions of the water preserve ancient ships (think B.C.) largely intact. The water of the Black Sea is cooler & less saline than the Mediterranean, so when the two waters mix it creates an anoxic layer which doesn't sustain life. This means the Black Sea doesn't have the underwater life that eats away at wood & ships, and thus has preserved some excellent examples!

    Cool stuff, and I love it! Curious to see what they out about the find at the WTC site.

Similar Threads

  1. Remains of 72 people WTC site.
    By Section126 in forum Political Forum (POFO)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-23-2010, 10:35 PM
  2. 1993 World Trade Prosecutor Calls Out Eric Holder
    By Soundwave in forum Political Forum (POFO)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-02-2009, 07:47 PM
  3. World Bank creates trade fund, OECD casts G20 pall
    By Darkoak in forum Political Forum (POFO)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2009, 09:07 AM
  4. Buried loot a mystery for authorities
    By joker2thief in forum Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-28-2008, 09:10 AM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts