posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 02:06 AM
I have a feeling this ship is a lot, lot older than 1700s, the conditions under the WTC are what has preserved it, wooden ships from a lot further
back have been discovered.
The construction of it, or what's left of it, suggests it was probably a sailing vessel rather than one rowed, such as a smaller viking boat like
this one: www.johnnystone.com...
I did have another far out thought on this once I'd put my laptop down for the night last night. Perhaps this is a funerary boat?
I know this is very far out, but hear me out first, then feel free to debunk my idea.
Some peoples buried their dead in ships - en.wikipedia.org...
Others placed their dead in boats & cast them out onto the ocean, however although the Vikings did this, usualy for important members of their
society, they also set the ships ablaze, so it is unlikely if this is the case, it is Viking.
I wonder what else they'll find down there?
[edit on 16-7-2010 by The Chez]