‘The Ship Graveyards of Staten Island, Part II: The North Shore’ Webinar
For hundreds of years, New York Harbor has been one of the most active waterways in the world, with tens of thousands of vessels having plied its waters over the city’s lifetime. But when these sea-bearing vessels have reached the end of their career of service, where exactly do they go? While most are scrapped or repurposed, some are discarded in the same waterways they traversed — and just off-shore of New York City’s borough of Staten Island, many of these decaying relics still remain. This is the story of Staten Island’s ship graveyards and the tales behind the vessels that still remain.
Join New York Adventure Club for a virtual exploration of the ship graveyards of Staten Island, where many out-of-service ships throughout the 19th and 20th centuries were discarded and abandoned. While Part I focused on Staten Island’s south shore, Part II will bring us to wrecks scattered across Staten Island’s north shore.
Led by local historian and educator Jeffrey D.G. Cavorley, our virtual exploration of these watery graves will include:
- Why Staten Island’s waterways became the final resting spot for so many retired vessels
- A virtual look at the shipwrecks and ruins on Staten Island’s north shore and bits of New Jersey
- Stories of notable wrecks caused by accidents, sabotage, and extreme weather
- Connections to the world stage, from the early part of 1900s through the World War II era, and beyond
- Photos showcasing Jeffrey’s many explorations of the ship graveyards via kayak
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Jeffrey — any and all questions about the ship graveyards of Staten Island’s north shore are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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