Scientists: Ship found buried at New York's World Trade Center predates American Revolution

July 31, 2014 12:05 PM

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Scientists: Ship found buried at New York's World Trade Center predates American Revolution

NEW YORK – Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.

Columbia University scientists say they've determined wood used in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773 — three years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and start of the Revolutionary War.

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