DescriptionS. S. AtlantusThe S. S. Atlantus is probably the most famous concrete ship. She was built by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Brunswick, Georgia and launched on December 5, 1918 and was the second concrete ship constructed in the World War I Emergency Fleet. The war had ended a month earlier, but the Atlantus was used to transport American troops back home from Europe and also to transport coal in New England. In 1920, the ship was retired to a salvage yard in Virginia.In 1926, the Atlantus was purchased by Colonel Jesse Rosenfeld to be used as ferry dock in Cape May, New Jersey for a proposed ferry between Cape May and Cape Henlopen, DE. In March 1926, the groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the construction of the ferry dock. The Atlantus was repaired and towed to Cape May. On June 8th, a storm hit and the ship broke free of her moorings and ran aground 150 feet off the coast of Sunset Beach. Several attempts were made to free the ship, but none were successful.
John Hark, Houston Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement I currently shoot with a Nikon D300 and have been into photography for over 20 years. I started out playing around with my Dad's old Chinon SLR and then a Canon AE1 Program, and finally a Canon EOS, before making the change to digital with the Nikon. Going digital has allowed me to start sharing my work a lot more and so I hope you enjoy it. Only the shots I feel are my best will be listed for sale, rather than uploading everything I shoot.
I travel quite a bit (domestic and international) for my job in the logistics industry and take a camera along with me most of the time.
Thanks for stopping by to look at my photos! Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them.
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