New York’s Tugboat Graveyard (Witte Marine Equipment Company)
by brian lam
From a distance, the Tugboat Graveyard looks like trash floating off the coast in an incredibly polluted waterway. With a closer look, it becomes clear that the jumble of wood and metal parts are actually the ghosts of New York’s shipping era, slowly sinking into the murk. Rusted tugboats bump tilt in the mud, elbow to elbow with other dredging vessels as they slowly decompose.