Last Sunset Before Earl VII
Originally uploaded by Nelo Esteves ~ As Seen Through Hazel Eyes
Monmouth County Bayshore, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, Fort Hancock, New Jersey, USA
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Up at sunrise for this one. The image is a composite of two tonemapped images, one exposed for the sea and one for the sky then used layer masks to blend together. This allowed the me to control the sense of motion. My previous post included a picture from the same set.
Cape May, NJ
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SS Atlantus - Cape May Point, NJ
Here is another shot of the sunken cement ship "Atlantus" from our first night in Cape May. This was the night that we had a lot of smoke in the air from the North Carolina fires.
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S. S. Atlantus
The 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.
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Atlantic City, NJ
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Lightning struck the water. It was loud as fuhhh
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