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Cape May in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

S.S. Atlantus

 
 
S.S. Atlantus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2010
1. S.S. Atlantus Marker
Inscription. Remains of experimental concrete ship. One of twelve built during World War 1. Proven impractical after several Trans-Atlantic trips because of weight.

In 1926, the Atlantus was purchased by Colonel Jesse Rosenfeld to be used as a ferry dock in Cape May, New Jersey for a proposed ferry between Cape May and Cape Henlopen, DE. 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.
 
Location. 38° 56.669′ N, 74° 58.201′ W. Marker is in Cape May, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Sunset Blvd. (County Route 606) when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at the western end of Sunset Blvd. Marker is in this post office area: Cape May NJ 08204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ens. Harry V. Groome, Jr. (here, next to this marker); The abrupt end of Fort Miles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Coastal Defenses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fire Control Tower No. 23 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Top of the Fire Tower
Cape May Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2010
2. Cape May Marker
Remains of the S.S. Atlantus can be seen in the water beyond the marker.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Construction of Fire Control Tower No. 23 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Construction of Fort Miles (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape May.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains a photograph of the S.S. Atlantus.
 
Also see . . .  S. S. Atlantus. Details about the ship from ConcreteShips.org. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
Markers at Sunset Beach image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2010
3. Markers at Sunset Beach
Two markers are found at this location. The S.S. Atlantus marker is seen here on he right.
Remains of S.S. Atlantus image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2010
4. Remains of S.S. Atlantus
S.S. Atlantus off Sunset Beach image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2010
5. S.S. Atlantus off Sunset Beach
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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