This is where ships come to die.
Deep in the marshes of Arthur Kill, past the headstones of Rossville Family Cemetery lie the ghostly wreckages of past warships, ferries, steam vessels, and fireboats. As the tides recede, skeletons of ship hulls and the corpses of sunken vessels briefly emerge from the murky waters. It is here off the south shores of Staten Island that you will encounter the disintegrating phantoms of New York’s industrial shipping industry.
LT-653/PRR Bloxom: Old Ship, New Life
The LT-653 was built in 1944 by Marietta Manufacturing as a large steel tugboat for the US Army. After the war it was later renamed The Bloxom and sold to the Pennsylvania Railroad, where it was likely employed as a car float to tug railroad cars across bodies of water. Today, the boat acts as one of the main attractions at Arthur Kills Ship Graveyard, standing as a decomposing relic of NYC’s industrious past.
3D Model generated by drone images.