Pieces of the Puzzle
Scattered ship timbers and ship-related materials associated with Charles Hare's ship breaking operations.

Through measurement of excavated ship timbers and analysis of historical records, maritime archaeologist Dr. James P. Delgado determined that the hull remains of the 300 Spear Street Project are likely those of the Candace.

Delgado consulted such primary sources as the American Shipmaster's Association's and Lloyd's rules for wooden shipbuilding to determine a tonnage range of the vessel.

Other factors in Delgado's identification were the type of timbers used in the stern's construction, identified through dendrochronology and wood core samples, the style of the hull and its construction, the presence and placement of the extant mast step (indicating a three-masted vessel), and the bar-style chainplate.

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