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Saving a Revolutionary Ship in Old Town Alexandria (Video)

220 S. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia - site of Hotel Indigo
There was much ado today about a fantastic nautical discovery at 220 S. Union Street, the future site of Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. See photos of today’s gathering here and here.

Via WUSA9 (Video report after the jump…)

Archeologists are racing the wrecking ball. They are rushing to recover the remains of an ancient ship scuttled for landfill around the time of the American Revolution.

Residents grabbed a brief glimpse of the old vessel. The site surrounded by a fence now. But people were really fired up for a quick look. This is the first time anyone has found a shipwreck this old along the Alexandria waterfront.

People crowded in, standing on tiptoes, stealing glimpses of a more than 200-year-old ship in what was her final resting place.

Read more at this link.

(Image via @MominAlexandria on Twitter)

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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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