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Workers unearth 18th Century ship at 9/11 site

Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32ft-long ship hull believed to have been buried in the 18th Century.

Archaeologists believe the ship was used as filler in the reclaiming of land to extend lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.

Archaelogist Molly McDonald hopes the ship, discovered on Tuesday, would be retrieved by the end of the day.

It is unclear if any large portions of the hull would remain intact, but Ms McDonald hopes to salvage some timbers.

  • 15 Jul 2010