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By Warren Curtis Riess,Sheli O. Smith

In January 1982, archaeologists carrying out a pre-construction excavation at a hundred seventy five Water road in decrease new york discovered the continues to be of an eighteenth-century ship. 

Uncertain of what that they had stumbled on or what its price will be, they known as in nautical archaeologists—Warren Riess and Sheli Smith—to direct the excavation and research of the ship’s continues to be. because it became out, the secret ship’s age and sort intended that its cautious learn might aid solution a few very important questions on the trade and transportation of an previous period of yankee history.

The send that Held Up Wall Street tells the full tale of the invention, excavation, and examine of what got here to be referred to as the “Ronson send site,” named for the site’s developer, Howard Ronson. Entombed for greater than 2 hundred years, the Princess Carolina proved to be the 1st significant discovery of a colonial service provider ship.

Years of laborious analytical paintings have ended in serious breakthroughs revealing how the send used to be designed and developed, its possible identification as a vessel inbuilt Charleston, South Carolina, its heritage as a service provider send, and why and the way it got here to be buried in Manhattan.

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