Located in the northwest portion of the project area was the stern section and bare keel of an early 1800s wood sailing ship later determined to be the Candace. The ship extended from the project excavation sidewall along Folsom Street 55 feet to the southeast, and was oriented to the east (104 degrees). The alignment of the keel extended west beyond the project boundary and continued under Folsom Street.

The entire length of the vessel was estimated to have been 100 feet. The average depth of the hull was 24 feet below the site. The location, orientation, and configuration of the hull remains suggested the ship was associated with the activities of Charles Hares' mid-19th century ship breaking operations. The stern portion of the ship was relatively well preserved, aside from recent damage caused to the upper timbers and stern post by the excavator. The rudder was complete and mounted on the sternpost. Thin copper sheathing (0.08-inch thick) covered most of the outer hull and rudder; it was fastened with copper sheathing nails.

Twenty-five artifacts were collected in association with the Candace. The majority were recovered within the ship or are directly associated with the ship breaking process. This slideshow shows images of some of the artifacts found within the Candace.

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