Ship found at WTC site may have Philly roots
Additional wood has been uncovered from the Revolutionary War-era ship found last year at the WTC site. The ship is believed to have possibly been a British troop carrier, based on a uniform button found lodged between pieces of the wood, and may have been used as landfill to extend Manhattan.
The World Trade Center Ship, From Stern to Stem - NYTimes.com
A dendrochronological examination of wood samples by Columbia University has already disclosed that the trees almost certainly grew in the Philadelphia area and were cut down no later than the 1770s.
Second Piece of Historic Ship Discovered at WTC Site - DNAinfo.com
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