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19th-century ship found in Boston

The remains of a ship from the 19th century has been found underground at a construction site in Boston.

Boston’s archeologist, Joe Bagley, said so far he and his colleagues, who were called to the scene, have determined, based on the ship’s nails, that the vessel is from the mid-to-late 19th century. The area where the ship was found used to be called Dorchester Flats and was made up of mudflats, he said. It was filled in 1880 to create more buildable land, so the shipwreck must have occurred before then.

“It’s not terribly old, but it’s part of the maritime history of Boston either way,” he said.

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Story: Dialynn Dwyer, | Photo: Joe Bagley

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