Second Piece of 18th-Century Ship Unearthed at World Trade Centre Site Offers Clues it Transported British Troops to the New World

Posted by admin on Aug 12, 2011

The 18th-century sailing vessel found under Ground Zero in lower Manhattan was used to transport British troops to the New World, new clues suggest. Archaeologists have unearthed a second piece of the sunken ship that was discovered close to the old World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan in July, 2010.

Experts have continued to piece together the ship’s history and believe its construction could date back to the 1770s, during the time of the Revolutionary War. The new find came as workers began digging up the east side of the construction area, which once housed the World Trade Center complex.

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