Photos of Staten Island Boat Graveyard

Staten Island Boat Graveyard Photography from opacity.us

Off the shore of Staten Island New York rests a veritable graveyard of decommissioned, scrapped, and abandoned ships of various sizes, ages, and states of decay. Things are constantly changing here; new boats are brought in and old ones are chopped up or sunk into the muddy banks of the harbor.

The beauty here is in the untouched rust and rotting wood, where weather and salt water accelerates the rate of decay, transforming these ships of the past into sculptures of steel rising from their watery grave.

Beautiful set of photos of these decaying ships – click the gallery link at the bottom of the page to get the full set.

(Thanks to Boing Boing.)