1 April 2016
Some cool drone footage by Youtuber Jersey Drone of ships left abandoned at Staten Island’s Arthur Kill ship graveyard, eerily located on the Arthur Kill channel separating New York and New Jersey.
The Arthur Kill ship graveyard had its start as a marine scrapyard in the 1930’s and exploded in growth following World War II, over the decades becoming home to hundreds of decommissioned tugs, ferries, barges, and even some notable ex-Navy vessels. What remains now is an abandoned graveyard of rusted maritime history just out of view on the outskirts of one of the largest cities in the world.
The graveyard has been back in public view in recent years due to some online fame and following the 2014 release of “Graves of Arthur Kill“, a 30-minute documentary directed by Tugster blog’s Will Van Dorp offering a rare look inside the private scrapyard that has fascinated historians, artists and sightseers for decades.