Canceled Meetup

Arthur Kill Graveyard of Ships

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Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard (

Located in the Arthur Kill just north of Rossville on Staten Island, the Tugboat Graveyard is an amazing collection of decomposing hulks-- tugboats, rescue tugs, dredging barges, old ferries, and others. Further south, near Charleston, you can find the remnants of all-wood coal barges, which were probably built more than a century ago and scuttled in the early 20th century.

This time we are going to start at PERTH AMBOY, NJ. The idea is to make it longer in time and distance. We are also going to see an variety of marinas and parks in the portion of the Staten Island along the Arthur Kills.

It is very important to BE ON TIME, I have calculated tides coming in and out to play in our favor


This paddle is classified Intermediate - there are strong currents, and we'll be crossing a shipping channel. You MUST be able to keep up with the group and follow the directions of the Point and Sweep paddlers.


Boat Types/Lengths: Plastic boats 12 feet and over are required since there will likely be a lot of debris in the graveyard.


Victor M Quintero 908-937-7418


*Special Equipment Needed: PFDs are MANDATORY . Spray skirts are recommended, as are bilge pumps, and any safety gear such as paddle floats, marine radios, etc.

* DRYSUIT> WETSUIT or combo of those

* Lunch and water

* Distance ; 9.5 MILES ROUND TRIP

* Duration ; 4 Hrs +/- 30 Min



*The Delaware Valley Kayakers collects no dues and assumes no responsibility. NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us. Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Information is provided with the understanding that the providers are not engaged in rendering advice on technical matters, equipment performance, safety, or any other aspect of the sport in absolute terms or advocating any of the techniques or experiences described.

* Don't get into the water before our safety meeting