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18th century ship found in NYC heading to upstate museum

April 2, 2015

ALBANY, New York (AP) — The remnants of a late 18th century sailing ship unearthed five years ago at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center are getting a permanent berth in upstate New York.

The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1IqTZkh ) the 32-foot (10-meter) section of the wooden vessel found in July 2010 will be transferred to the New York State Museum in Albany, the state capital. Museum officials say the details have yet to be worked out.

The remains of the Dutch-designed sloop were found buried about 20 feet (6 meters) under a street by a construction crew building a parking garage for the new World Trade Center tower. Historians believe the ship was sunk to the bottom of the Hudson River as landfill.

The ship was dismantled and is being preserved in a laboratory at Texas A&M University.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com