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Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to
A-'' Associated Press
2014 23: 31 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) - Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New
York' s World Trade Center predates American independence.
Columbia University scientists say they' determined wood used in the
ship' s frame came from a forest in HE' S - two years
before the start of the Revolutionary War and three before the Declaration
Researchers say they' tentatively the ship as a Philadelphia-
built sloop, a ship designed by the Dutch to carry passengers and cargo
P. over shallow, rocky water.
an 3 & After sailing tor two or three decades, pieces of the ship were used as
landfill to extend lower Manhattan.
A piece of the vessel was found tour years ago about an feet under a street during construction of the new One World Trade
Center. The research was published in July.
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