Incredible Aerial Footage of the Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard on Staten Island

In West Staten Island along the Arthur Kill in the Rossville neighborhood, lies a massive graveyard for damaged, neglected, ruined and possibly haunted ships and boats.

Squeezed between Staten Island and New Jersey is Arthur Kill waterway and the Witte Marine Equipment Company. Over the last century, Witte Marine has slowly dismantled hundreds of ships that once crowded the bustling piers of New York’s coastline. Even with a steady stream of salvage work and deconstruction, many old tugboats and smaller harbor ships have accumulated on the shores of Arthur Kill and now rot in shallow water.

Check out this incredible video from Jersey Drone showing the ship graveyard up close, exposing all of its beautiful decay.

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