Thursday, November 01, 2007

coney island creek

sunken ships




an abnormally low tide was a pretty good reason to head to coney island creek to check out some abandoned / scuttled boats including one submarine that was launched in the 70's (in an attempt to recover valuables from a shipwreck off the coast of nantucket) - which promptly sunk.

another shot from the trip can be seen over at

related - a trip to another boat graveyard

also related -


- just read about a photo exhibition opening soon at the brooklyn museum entitled "Goodbye Coney Island?" - "It consists of more than fifty photos from the museum's collection and "traces traces the evolution of this fabled part of New York over the past 125 years. Coney Island has undergone many transformations since it first became a popular resort in the nineteenth century and a prospective redevelopment plan may yet again change this section of Brooklyn." The photos will be on display from November 28, 2007–April 6, 2008, in the Visible Storage Study Center of the Luce Center for American Art. About a third of the photographs are prints of digitally scanned late nineteenth and early twentieth-century glass-plate negatives from the Brooklyn Museum collection."


Richard Nickel, Jr. said...

Very cool - you have some great stuff in your blog!

I came by it while researching the Creek - something about it reminds me of Witte's Marine Salvage off Arthur Kill on SI. I wanted to head out here sometime soon, and with Coney Island's opening day being Sunday, I figured this would be a perfect time. Question for you tho - how can you tell when the tides will be low vs. high?

sam said...

thanks - check the internet for the tidal charts, or

Richard Nickel, Jr. said...

Thanks, and will do. Got the next several weekends booked with stuff to shoot, but no doubt I'll make it back down to Coney before too long...