BOSTON (CBS) – An old shipwreck has been found buried in the Seaport District and, according to the city’s archaeologist, it is a rare find.
“This is the first shipwreck that I know of in Boston discovered in filled land,” City archaeologist Joe Bagley told WBZ-TV’s David Robichaud. “This is the largest and most significant by far.”
The ship, a wooden sloop at least 50 feet long from the mid-to-late 1800s, was uncovered late last week during construction of a new building at 121 Seaport Boulevard. It was found about 25 feet below grade.