Workers in New York City Begin to Dismantle Ground Zero Ship

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NEW YORK (AP).- Plank by plank, archeologists on Monday began the delicate process of dismantling a section of an 18th century ship that was found buried across the street from the World Trade Center site. Each plank will be freeze-dried so that the fragmentary hull can eventually be reassembled and put on display, said Nichole Doub, head conservator for the Maryland Archeological Conservation Laboratory. The 32-foot section of the nameless vessel was found earlier this month as workers were excavating for the rebuilt World Trade Center’s parking garage. The archeologists who carefully began taking it apart said they were thrilled by the historic find. “This is my first ship. I’ve been doing archeology in New York City for almost 30 years,” said Diane Dallal, director of archeology for AKRF,