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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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  • But, Catts said, the team will consider the dig a success if they find more evidence of the West Shipyard specifically. 

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  • “This is very much an exploratory excavation,” said Wade Catts, assistant director of cultural research for John Miller Associates, Inc. during a tour of the site on Thursday, July 19.

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