Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773
Published: July 30, 2014 06:04PM
Updated: July 30, 2014 06:38PM
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FILE- In this July 15, 2010, file photo, archeologists take measurements of the wood hull of an 18th century ship unearthed at the World Trade Center site in New York. Columbia University scientists say this week they have determined wood used in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773, before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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Planks of an 18th century ship stick out of the mud at the World Trade Center construction site in New York in 2010. Columbia University scientists say this week they have determined wood used in the ship’s frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773.