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Inside Staten Island’s boat graveyard

Recently the scrapyard has become a tourist attraction for the adventurous

July 05, 2014 02:00PM

Staten Island's boat graveyard

Staten Island’s boat graveyard

WEEKENDEDITION Staten Island has its share of unusual tourist attractions. But one of the spookiest is undoubtedly its boat graveyard.

Located on Staten Island’s south shore near Fresh Kills landfill, the marine scrapyard is the city’s official dumping ground for decommissioned ferries, tugboats and barges, according to the Huffington Post. Many of the ships have been decaying in the scrapyard for decades, leaving little more than rusted skeletons behind.

Its official name is the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility but locals call it a few names: the Witte Marine Scrap Yard, the Arthur Kill Boat Yard, the “Staten Island Boat Graveyard,” and “the Tugboat Graveyard.”

The spring, the city advertised the graveyard to British tourists as a “spooky” getaway, and recently, Instagram gathered the best photos of the graveyard. Check out the photos below:

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[Huffington Post] Christopher Cameron

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