World Trade Center Ship Project Update

MAC Lab conservation staff, AKRF archaeologists, and various New York agencies continue to explore different options for the treatment of the 18th-century wooden ship found at the World Trade Center construction site. In the meantime, the timbers of the ship are being stabilized with a corrosion inhibitor to stop any further rusting of metal (like nails, bolts, and rudder components) that are attached to the timbers. Also, biocide has been added to the water tanks where the wood is held to control algae, bacteria, and those pesky breeding mosquitoes (to the relief of ALL Lab staff)!

Planking from the WTC

Close up of planking


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