Staten Island Boat Graveyard
Located in Staten Island, NY
- Also Known As:Witte Marine Scrap Yard, Arthur Kill Boat Yard
- Genre:Nautical Site
- Demo / Renovated:N/A
- Decaying for:N/A
- Last Known Status:Being demolished or renovated
Photo © 2005 Tom Kirsch, opacity.us
Staten Island Boat Graveyard History
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.
Be sure to check out the paintings and etchings of the wrecks done by Bill Murphy at A Burning Light