True tales of Steve Pack: merchant adventurer and ugly American
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Where ships go to die.
I will someday have to visit this place. A sargasso sea, a cemetary for boats who rust away slowly into sad corpses. If you use Google Earth you can actually spy some of these wrecks from orbit along the shores of Staten Island.
The best part is that most of these old ships aren't being recycled because they're packed with asbestos and other wonderful toxic minerals. Yum! But, just like a contaminated gas tank in a junkyard, if you leave it to decay long enough, the bad things go away somewhere else, and what's left is clean enough to melt down...
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