Chapter members visited the site on Columbus Boulevard where AECOM has been doing final explorations of the site before development. The tour was hosted by AECOM, a company that does a lot of public outreach on their work.
The site was first tested in 1987 by Carmen Weber, Philadelphia City Archaeologist back when the city had such a position. Her work exposed the wooden slip or ships way pictured above.
The location became the first archaeological site to be listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
There is much more information about the West Shipyard on the website of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum. The site was first called the Hertz Lot because of an association with the national car rental company. The link is below.
Pictures of the tour were taken by OE Chapter Member James Knox.