Large timbers were found and recorded beneath the nineteenth century layer during the last two days of excavations. Located at and below the water table, all but the upper surfaces of the timbers were intact. The working interpretation is that the timbers were part of cribbing placed to fill a marshy or intertidal area. Found in the sediments associated with the timbers were ceramics dating from the late seventeenth to the eighteenth century, brick fragments, nails, and tobacco pipe stems and bowls. Our hope is that ongoing analysis or artifacts and archeological features will support and refine our preliminary interpretations.

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