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Author Riess, Warren, author.

Title The ship that held up Wall Street : the Ronson ship wreck / Warren C. Riess with Sheli O. Smith.

Publication Info. College Station : Texas A and M University Press, 2014.


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource.
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Series Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series
Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A ship in Manhattan -- Atlantic and Manhattan history -- February, major excavation operations -- Preservation for the future -- A close look at the ship -- Identifying the ship -- Princess Carolina -- Development of 175 Water Street, Manhattan -- Postscript -- Notes -- Glossary of ship and archaeology terms used.
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Summary In January 1982, archaeologists conducting a pre-construction excavation at 175 Water Street in Lower Manhattan found the remains of an eighteenth-century ship. Uncertain of what they had found or what its value might be, they called in two nautical archaeologists-Warren Riess and Sheli Smith-to direct the excavation and analysis of the ship's remains. As it turned out, the mystery ship's age and type meant that its careful study would help answer some important questions about the commerce and transportation of an earlier era of American history. The Ship that Held Up Wall Street tells the whole story of the discovery, excavation, and study of what came to be called the "Ronson ship site," named for the site's developer, Howard Ronson. Entombed for more than two hundred years, the Princess Carolina proved to be the first major discovery of a colonial merchant ship. Years of arduous analytical work have led to critical breakthroughs revealing how the ship was designed and constructed, its probable identity as a vessel built in Charleston, South Carolina, its history as a merchant ship, and why and how it came to be buried in Manhattan.
Subject Ronson Ship (Merchant ship : 18th century)
Ronson Ship (Merchant ship : 18th century) (OCoLC)fst01928635
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Merchant ships -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
Ships, Wooden -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
Underwater archaeology -- New York (State) -- New York.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Antiquities.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
TRAVEL -- Budget.
TRAVEL -- Hikes & Walks.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Merchant ships. (OCoLC)fst01017038
Ships, Wooden. (OCoLC)fst01116631
Underwater archaeology. (OCoLC)fst01161071
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
New York (State) -- New York -- Manhattan. (OCoLC)fst01312688
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Title Ronson ship wreck
Other Form: Print version: Riess, Warren. Ship that held up Wall Street. First edition 9781623491888 (DLC) 2014012476 (OCoLC)875771440
ISBN 9781623492267 (electronic bk.)
1623492262 (electronic bk.)
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