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Charlestown

Town Dock


Archaeologists found Town Dock under centuries of mud.

Charlestown's ties to the commercial waterfront run deep, being the site of the first dry dock in America. The Town Dock Wharves/Dry Dock site contained the preserved remains of Charlestown's historic dock and wharves. The site illustrates great variability in Charlestown's wharf technology and tells us about Charlestown's role in early maritime commerce.

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