Category Archives: Abandoned

Inside the Ghost Ships of the Mothball Fleet

For decades, dozens of forgotten Navy and merchant ships have been corroding in Suisun Bay, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. These historic vessels—the Mothball Fleet—served their country in four wars: WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert … Continue reading

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Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, New Jersey’s second oldest insane asylum, opened its doors to the first 300 patients in 1877. Originally called the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum at Morristown, it received its current name, Greystone Park, in 1924. Postcard … Continue reading

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Abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans

I met fellow explorers Mike Rosati and Minda Vermazen for the first time in the Las Vegas Airport, en route to New Orleans to photograph the abandoned Six Flags Theme Park that closed when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. … Continue reading

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SS Independence Ghost Ship

The distinct Hawaiian-themed funnels of the abandoned S.S. Independence cruise ship, visible from both I-280 and HWY 101, were a familiar site to commuters in San Francisco. The neglected ghost ship sat unused in the Pier 70 drydocks from 2004–2008, … Continue reading

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