Cape May Point, New Jersey: Crumbling Wreck of a Concrete Ship

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Address:
Sunset Blvd, Cape May Point, NJ
Directions:
Drive south to Cape May, then turn right onto Bank St./Jackson St. Jackson St. turns into Perry St., which turns into Sunset Blvd. Take Sunset Blvd two miles until it ends at a parking lot on the beach. The ship is just off-shore.
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Concrete ship wreck.

Crumbling Wreck of a Concrete Ship

Off the beach at Cape May facing Delaware, the lumpy remains of an experimental ship made of concrete, the USS Atlantus, are slowly disappearing. A helpful sign explains its history and importance.

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Crumbling Wreck of a Concrete Ship

Great spot to visit, with a few shops to look through.

[Mike, 06/17/2021]
Crumbling Wreck of a Concrete Ship

I don't know if it's worth stopping for the ship wreck, but the beach itself is worth a drive. Sunset Beach is one of few places on the east coast where the sun sets on the water. Also home to the "Cape May Diamonds."

[Kim Savard, 07/12/2010]

Concrete ship USS Atlantus.

Concrete Ship USS Atlantus

This is an update regarding the concrete ship, the USS Atlantus. I took a boat trip recently that went behind the concrete ship. It's still visible but they say it's sinking more and more each year.

[Mike Vlkovic, 09/11/2004]

Marine Debris Timeline - Cape May Point.

Concrete Ship Atlantus and Marine Debris Timeline

An update on the concrete ship Atlantus in Cape May, New Jersey...it is slowly sinking but is still very visible from the shore. Sunset Beach has a lot of cool things to check out such as the ship, Cape May Diamonds...shiny quartz stones found in the sand and the Marine Debris Timeline. It's amazing how long some stuff takes to decompose... Well worth the drive to the end tip of New Jersey.

[Mike Vlkovic, 10/18/2003]

The Marine Debris Timeline tells us an apple core takes 2 months to decompose, while a disposable diaper takes 450 years!


Nearby Offbeat Places

Climb the Anti-Sub Tower, See the DummiesClimb the Anti-Sub Tower, See the Dummies, Cape May, NJ - < 1 mi.
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The Ugly MugThe Ugly Mug, Cape May, NJ - 3 mi.
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