OK, this is Bizarre. 1700's Ship Found at Ground Zero

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    Jul 16, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/15/new.york.ground.zero.ship/index.html?hpt=C1
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    Jul 16, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Well, if it was the "Black Rock" and it was loaded with explosives.... maybe the conspiracy theorists are right and it was an inside job!

    (If the above makes no sense, just admit you are not Lost.)
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    Jul 16, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidWell, if it was the "Black Rock" and it was loaded with explosives.... maybe the conspiracy theorists are right and it was an inside job!

    (If the above makes no sense, just admit you are not Lost.)



    I knew it all along!
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    Jul 16, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    Well, at least now I know my ship came in. Bad part is it was sunk 300 years before I arrived.
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    Jul 16, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Why is this bizarre? Manhattan is an island. The World Trade Center site is located very near the water and much of the area is even landfill addition to make Manhattan even larger. The Manhattan of today has a different shape than in did even 100 years.
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    Jul 16, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    EricLA saidWhy is this bizarre? Manhattan is an island. The World Trade Center site is located very near the water and much of the area is even landfill addition to make Manhattan even larger. The Manhattan of today has a different shape than in did even 100 years.


    I had no idea whatsoever that they loaded the sea with trash to enlarge Manhattan's land mass. Hey, we were never taught that in school! What's wrong with them there text books? icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 16, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    In colonial Alexandria, the owners of property on the shore of the Potomac shoveled their dirt out into the Potomac to make their lots bigger.

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    Jul 16, 2010 6:25 AM GMT
    Not so bizarre... that's been standard practice in port towns for centuries. But 32 feet... that's not a ship, it's a boat.

    Try getting on Google Earth and scoping around any small to medium sized port on the west coast (and I imagine the East as well.) The land around the docks often has conspicuous ship-shaped depressions in the pavement. Lots of those harbors were made by beaching WWII surplus ships and backfilling them with dirt, or just paving over them.

    Now they've mostly rotted to the point where they're starting to leak little oil slicks and some people are making big bucks pretending to try to clean it up.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 16, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    Cottage owners in the Muskokas in Canada did that too, (which is where Goldie and Kirk used to summer but I digress,) and now they pay thousands of dollars in fines, or hundreds of thousands depending on how much junk they dumped into the lake in front of their cottage. If that was Canada, some family from 300 years ago would be getting a HUGE fine.
  • hartfan

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    Jul 16, 2010 6:38 AM GMT
    I find all this very fascinating. The way human civilization and now cities and urban areas have been landscaped, built up and changed. Sinking ships to reclaim land definitely seems quaint now, but used to be common place then. Even then, Manhattan was such a booming and desirable settlement, and the way it has evolved to its present state is just amazing.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 16, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    Hey. We're humans. We rule the world. Not for much longer though I expect.
  • cityguy39

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    Jul 16, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    A good portion of the lake front here is landfill from the Chicago fire.
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    Jul 16, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    THEY DISCOVERED NOAH'S ARK!!!
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    Jul 16, 2010 7:55 AM GMT
    Call the Hardy boys, they'll know what to do.
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    Jul 16, 2010 7:58 AM GMT
    boulderic saidCall the Hardy boys, they'll know what to do.


    Uh, theyre kinda busy right now...icon_wink.gif