Thursday, April 8, 2010

Might Actually Be Some Historical Treasures in the Stinking Gowanus Canal

 All that contamination in the Gowanus Canal may be hiding a treasure trove of archeological finds, according to an article in the Brooklyn Eagle.

Due to a requirement of the upcoming Superfund cleanup, the canal will soon receive a mandatory archaeological assessment, and who knows what might or might not be dredged up?

A list of opinions about what might be found at the bottom of the canal -- from mummies to guns -- appears at the end of the article (here).

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Photo courtesy of Dept. of City Planning

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