Manhattan, 400 Years Ago
Sanderson points out the beach on the Hudson shore of Manhattan and notes that it's where the World Trade Center stood. For people interested in the history of Long Island Island Sound, it's also where Adriaen Block's ship, the Tyger, burned during the winter of 1613-1614. The charred timbers were uncovered during the construction of a subway stop in the area about 100 years ago (or has the identification of those timbers as part of the Tyger recently been debunked? I seem to remember hearing or reading that somewhere). Block had his crew construct a new, smaller jacht, the Onrust, which he used that spring on his last journey through the Sound.