Saturday, January 11, 2014

365 Days In A Life - January 11

Walk just a few blocks from my house and you will see a most unusual sight in the Arthur Kill. 

Ship skeletons, with their slumping smoke stacks and jutting, rib-like girders, sit at the top of the city’s most impressive “boneyard,” or ship graveyard. Active since the 1930s, the old Witte Marine Equipment Company — now Donjon Marine Company — is unique not only for its continuous marine salvaging but also for the number and variety of vessels that have been pushed into the muck. The rounded bridges of wooden tugboats, soaring bows of warships, and even the broad decks of old ferries can be seen along the water, sinking in slow motion.

For more information on Staten Island's ghost ships ... click here.

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