ASI was retained by Concord Adex to undertake archaeological investigations prior to a development at Bathurst and Fort York Blvd. On Monday, our archaeologists discovered a schooner that dates to at least the 1830s. Preliminary investigations have indicated that the ship may be American in origin.
This is not the first time we have uncovered a shipping vessel in the city. We found a late-nineteenth-century harbour scow during 2012 excavations, and the 1904-1921 Commodore Jarvis at the Air Canada Centre in 1995. Archaeologists also found an unidentified mid- to late nineteenth-century vessel during construction of the Skydome in 1986.
The discovery,however, is the oldest ship we have found so far in our many years investigating the historical Toronto waterfront area.