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Experts work to free buried ship hull at WTC site

NEW YORK (AP) - Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was buried there in the 18th century.

Archaeologist Molly McDonald says it's hoped that the artifact can be retrieved by the end of the day on Thursday.

It's believed the vessel was used as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.

McDonald said she hopes to salvage at least some timbers. It's unclear if any large portions of the hull can be lifted intact.

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