This week marked the 1st anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Due to my health issues at that time I was unable to do much photography of the storm damage, but I was able to photograph the John B Caddell where she washed up on the Staten Island shore.
The 185 foot John B Caddell, was built in 1941 and used to transport gasoline and heating oil, until her retirement in 2009. She was sold to a Nigerian company who left her abandoned at a pier on Staten Island, until Sandy claimed her.
She lay there for 6 weeks before salvage crews were able to move her to Donjon Marine yard in Rossville, Staten Island. The Heavy Lift Crane Chesapeake 1000, also owned by Donjon, was used to lift and refloat her. At an auction several weeks later, a lone bidder (Donjon again) bought her for scrap.
And for Halloween…