Photo Essay

Tugboat Graveyard

Tugboat Graveyard - B&W 2

Near the southernmost edge of Staten Island and figurative end of New York City (at Arthur Kill Road and Rossville Avenue) there is a former boatyard where old ferries, tugboats, barges, and skiffs of decades past linger in a state of decomposition and rust while they wait their turn to sink. What drew me to these wrecks is their strength and fragility that I can fully identify to. As their layers return to nature, the splendor of their being prevails. I left there not with the empty feeling I had arrived with, but with a sense of fulfillment, inner force, confidence, and faith.

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  • jo stoop

    jo stoop gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    A place I really would love to visit ! ... amazing...

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