Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus – Cape May, New Jersey - Atlas Obscura

Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus

The rusting remains are visible sticking out of the waters of the Delaware Bay. 

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At Sunset Beach in Cape May, NJ, you can see the remains of the S.S. Atlantus sticking out the Delaware Bay. The ship was one of a few experimental ships made of concrete that were built during World War I. It has been slowly receding into the bay since it snapped loose during a storm and ran aground in 1926. It has been receding into the bay ever since.



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Don't miss the daily lowering of the American Flag ceremony at sunset, they have been doing it for over 40 years. The area includes shops, a snack shop and mini-golf.


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