Call it a mast from the past.
In the giant pit that is the construction site at 121 Seaport Boulevard, among all the big steel posts that have been driven into the dirt and the equipment and rubble, there’s an unusual sight.
Sitting there like a 50-foot-long floppy old shoe made out of wood is, of all things, the wreck of a ship that has spent more than a century hidden underground.
Construction crews were shocked last week when they uncovered the find, which experts later confirmed was in fact a shipwreck, and an unlikely historical treasure.
Skanska, the development and construction firm running the build has stopped work at the site, and all this week, a team of archaeologists has been going to work on it. They’ve been taking measurements, analyzing the shape of the vessel and noting all its contents, among them a fork and dishes, a hull stocked with lime and the lid of a barrel with the inscription “Rockland” (possibly related to a company in Maine).