If you don’t recognize the name “kiptopeke,” I’ll just say this is not the Arthur Kill or Nouadhibou or Alang . . .

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Note the pelican/gull segregation . . .

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Guesses?

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The bridge in the background might be a clue.  There was once a time that you needed a ferry to cross between Norfolk and the southern Delmarva peninsula, and these wrecks protected the landing at Kiptopeke Beach.

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Nine wrecks mostly end to end lie off the Virginia beach disintegrating.

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For much better close ups, see this link.

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For much more info and additional photos, including one of a ferry passing through the opening between the wrecks, click here.

Congratulations to William Lafferty for identifying the location from the photo in my old/new year’s post.

I’m going to add Kiptopeke’s concrete ships to the list of places I need to revisit in warmer weather and with a small boat.   Better yet, this spot is begging for drone photography.

For many more “port of ” tugster posts, click here.  And if you could do a photo profile of a place I’ve not visited, please get in touch.

 

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