WTC 18th century mystery ship traced back to Philadelphia

July 29, 2014 8:26 PM

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A few years ago, an 18th-century ship was discovered at the former World Trade Center site in New York City. Researchers had suspected at the time that the ship was a Hudson River merchant vessel, and over the years have worked towards learning more about the discovery -- something that has recently proven a success.

Scientists working for Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory were tapped to investigate the discovery, analyzing the ship's remains in an effort to find out more about it -- where it came from, what it did during its time on the water, and more.

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