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Ship Buried in 18th Century Unearthed at WTC Site
Workers at the World Trade Center site discovered a 32-foot-long ship apparently used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.

Historic Find

July 15:  Workers at the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan analyze a 32-foot-long ship hull found early Tuesday.

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Analyzing the Artifact

July 15:  Workers at the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan analyze a 32-foot-long ship hull found early Tuesday.

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Documenting the Find

July 15:  Workers at the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan race to analyze a 32-foot-long ship hull before the wood begins to further deteriorate.

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Removing Debris

July 15:  A backhoe removes dirt from the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, near where a 32-foot-long ship hull was found early Tuesday.

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Business as Usual

July 15: Construction workers are seen near where a 32-foot-long ship hull was found early Tuesday. "It's really cool," one mechanic told FoxNews.com.

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Curved Ribs of Boat

The curved ribs of a wood hull of a 32-foot-long (9.75 meters) 18th century boat poke up from the mud at the World Trade Center site in New York.

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Artifact

An archeologist holds a leather sole found buried alongside an 18th century boat at the World Trade Center site. 

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Archaeologists at Work

Archeologists, center, take measurements of the wood hull of a 32-foot-long (9.75 meters) 18th century boat at the World Trade Center site in New York.

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Planks stick out of the mud of a 32-foot-long (9.75 meters) 18th century boat at the World Trade Center site, Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New York.

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Measuring_the_Hull

Archeologists Elizabeth Meade, top, and Molly McDonald take measurements of the wood hull of a 32-foot-long (9.75 meters) 18th century boat at the World Trade Center site.

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Archeologists Elizabeth Meade, left, and Molly McDonald take measurements of the wood hull of a 32-foot-long (9.75 meters) 18th century boat at the World Trade Center site, Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New York.

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Measuring Ribs

An archaeologist examines the hull found at the World Trade Center site. 

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Archaeologists at Work

Archaeologists examine the hull.

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For Perspective

Archaeologists examine the hull, backdropped by the World Trade Center's retaining walls.

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Full Length of Hull

Archaeologists examine the hull.

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Ship Buried in 18th Century Unearthed at WTC Site

Workers at the World Trade Center site discovered a 32-foot-long ship apparently used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.

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