Abandoned tugs at the Staten Island ship graveyard. Click on the photo to go to the source
A few days ago David Nabors put up a post linking to a gallery of riveting photos of the Staten Island ship graveyard. Follow the link from his.
Looking at this striking collection, I was reminded of the wreck of the SS Montgomery near the mouth of our Medway Estuary. This is where we sail, and naturally, the thought that 1400 tons of high explosive could conceivably fire off and flatten the surrounding docks, towns and villages lends a certain edge to the atmosphere of the place.
If you’re looking for fantasy and entertainment, this page has some scraps of rumour about why it was never made properly safe, and even a writer’s film script synopsis.