Bizarre Ship Graveyards

cshortridge73
26th September 2012, 13:39
You know most of us don't really give a hoot just where 'things' go....or end up...when we toss them away due to "just not being useful anymore"....as long as they are out of sight...well I guess that is sufficient. This is pretty much the way it is with 'ships.' We really don't know, or care, where them ole rust buckets 'go' after they are passed around from one shipping company to another, but for those of us that research these 'beasts of the sea'...we soon learn that there sure are many dumping grounds for all these 'rust buckets.'

So...that brings me to this next article that I am 'throwing out' to y'all. It kind of gives you an overview of just where these 'graveyards' are....and also just how do these 'graveyards' come about.

Oh yes I've presented past articles about the same subject matter...in fact if you look in the archives of this site there are at least one or maybe two articles on "Ship Dumping Grounds". This one just has a slightly different approach to the subject of "Ship Graveyards" ...and I thought y'all may interested to read about these dumping grounds...and there orgin.

So...my suggestion is fill the ole coffee cup up, grab that last mouthful of morning coffee cake...and click on this title for the link to: BIZARRE SHIP GRAVEYARDS (http://navalmerchantshiparticles.blogspot.com/2010/12/bizarre-ship-graveyards.html) and I think you'll find this resonably short article somewhat interesting.

R58484956
26th September 2012, 16:01
A very interesting site. Thanks for making it known

chadburn
26th September 2012, 19:43
Interesting reading Bud(Thumb)

Scatari
26th September 2012, 19:51
Fascinating reading Bud - thanks for posting it.

Tim

donald h
26th September 2012, 20:08
That`s a great read, Bud. Thanks.

Donald

cshortridge73
26th September 2012, 20:19
You all are very welcome....more to come

surfaceblow
26th September 2012, 21:18
In an otherwise excellent article you did not mention Mallows Bay which is on on the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. Where there are the remains of a 100 or more of the Wooden World War 1 Cargo Vessels that the United States Shipping Board had built by the Emergency Fleet Corporation.

http://googlesightseeing.com/2009/02/the-ghost-fleet-of-mallows-bay/

Joe