Md. Team Recovers Ship Found at World Trade Center
Fred R. Conrad/New York Times
Archaeologists examine the remains of a wooden ship found at the World Trade Center site. Photo courtesy the Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times.
A Maryland archaeology team is recovering a wooden ship found buried near the World Trade Center site in New York City.
The team wrapped the timbers individually and shipped them to St. Leonard, Md., to be reassembled.
Lab officials said Thursday the conservation work will begin as soon as possible, the Associated Press reported.
Historians believe the ship had been junked when it was used around 1810 as landfill to extend the shores of lower Manhattan
The exact age of the ship will be determined by lab analysis.
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