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    Unearthing history along the river

    Archeologists search along Columbus Boulevard, just a few blocks south of Northern Liberties, for evidence of the West Shipyard. The shipyard is believed to have been in place on the Delaware River six years before William Penn set foot in the state that would bear his name.

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  • He said the river itself pushes up the underground water table.

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  • While the excavation has only been underway for a few days, Leach said the team is excited about what it has found and he believes that before it is done, the team will find more evidence of the West Shipyard, including slips for boat building and possibly tools used in ship making. 

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