Staten Island ship graveyard

Find a clandestine way in.  Avoid getting half your thigh sucked down by mucky sand. Get covered in mud. Clamber over rotting beams covered with slimy algae. Avoid rusty nails and weak boards. Ignore the rain. Relish the briny air.  See and feel the place where New York’s tugboats, barges, and ships once came to slowly give themselves over to the elements.

If you go anywhere in the 5 boroughs of NYC that is so far off the beaten path that it feels rural, there’s a good chance that it’s a special place.

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Staten Island Ship graveyard

Staten Island ship graveyard


About ventilateblog MUSIC Classically trained cellist. Attended Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University - degree in Music Composition, and three years of recording arts and audio electrical engineering. Multiple works for chamber groups and orchestra have been produced and performed. Singer-songwriter with rock and folk roots.. Electronica. Today, it's about mashing together all these things into improbable hybrids. Also, a longtime educator of music. PHOTOGRAPHY Unpredictable and in the moment is what I love. Streets, architecture, and people. Ruined places. History. Frozen moments. Great love for imagines wrought by beautiful mystery of film and vintage cheapy cameras. WRITING The vague, ephemeral. The historical - the ghosts behind the veil of time. Delving deeply into the intricacies of our physical and cultural world. Relaying memory and longing. And sometimes the absurd. Life runs deep. Life

Posted on May 19, 2011, in NYC past, NYC present. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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