Remains of S.S. Atlantas, the second concrete ship constructed for the World War I Emergency Fleet (at a time when steel was scarce). It was a functional ship (who would have thought – a concrete ship :)) until 1926, when a storm ran it aground near Sunset Beach @ Cape May, NJ. Since then, rain, sun, wind and water have taken a toll on the ship. The pictures above are what remains of the ship that once criss crossed the Atlantic.
The cormorants seem to have made it their home for now and will probably stick around until the ship is completely gone. Check out the photos on this link too see the gradual decay of the ship from when it first hit ground to the present day.
Here’s what the sign reads :
In response to the weekly photo challenge : weathered
P.S. Sunset beach in Cape May is also famous for Cape May diamonds, did you know?