20 beautiful ships, which are forgotten people
Once these mighty ships scoured the sea, and now are themselves quietly and have dreams - of vast expanses, terrible storms, bustling harbors and the beautiful islands. Their mysteries and excite their latent power is breathtaking - but what if they wake up and go to meet the salty sea breeze?
Fairy floating forest, Australia
The ship SS Ayrfield turbulent past: during the Second World War, he was carrying US soldiers to the place of fighting. In the 70s, he was sent to the ship cemetery near the Olympic Village in Sydney, and the Olympic Games 2000 war veteran turned into a cute timber island and tourist attraction.
The Swedish flagship of the XVI century
In the Baltic Sea, 10 nautical miles from the island of Öland is the world's largest ship of the XVI century - 107-gun "Mars." The ship sank March 31, 1564, attacked three enemy ships. They searched for him with the 60-ies of the last century.
Fishing boat on a deserted island Chatham, New Zealand
On the tiny islands of the archipelago Chatham live only 600 people. Life here has not changed much since the time of their discovery in the XVIII century - a life alone with the sky, the sea and the wind. They live here only fishing, but this ghost ship, serving faithfully for sailors still like rushing through the waves.
The sunken boat, Antarctica
This eerie ghost ship - Brazilian yacht shipwrecked in Ardley Bay. Brazilians are doing a documentary, but a strong wind and the raging sea forced them to abandon ship. Since then, the boat rests under the water column.
A mysterious ghost ship, USA
Yacht, called Circle Line V, designed for patrolling the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean, was built in 1902 in Wilmington. That same year it was launched, and several times changed hands within the next 80 years. In 1984, the ship was found abandoned here in the Ohio River, near the town of Lourensburg. No one understands how it could be here.
The sunken barge, BC
This wooden barge ran aground and sank as many as in 1929, and since then dormant on the seabed.
Hospital Ship, Australia
That's how it looked in the days of his youth fighting.
During World War II ocean liner SS Maheno served as a military hospital. During towing in Japan in 1935, he suddenly disappeared, and found him three days later. As it turned out, the strongest storm threw the boat to the shore of a deserted island near Australia. The crew had three days to live in tents, waiting for rescue. People were evacuated and the ship and ostalcya live out their days in solitude.
The old ship on the island of Anglesey in Wales
This fishing boat is surprisingly well fit in English discreet landscape. It seems he stands there for an eternity to the accompaniment of wind, howling mournfully in the crevices of the deck.
Ghost Fleet, USA
On the famous graveyard of ships in the Bay of Mallow Bay sent to die dozens of ships. They look like the ghost fleet, which is all the floats somewhere in eternity, slowly disappearing under water.
"The Flying Dutchman" of Githio, Greece
This ship probably dreamed of the sea for a long time after he left the last sailor. He missed at the port of Githio, Greece, and suddenly happiness - it issued a storm in the open sea! The vessel was stopped, but the temporary anchor could not stand, and it is once again beginning to rush through the waves until it ran aground. Frolic in the end, "The Flying Dutchman" is now resting peacefully in the shallows.
Island shipwrecks, Bermuda
The Bermuda Triangle and already enjoys a good reputation is not the most. The local graveyard of ships only reinforces the impression of a mysterious and sad.
Abandoned sailboat on Lake Ontario, Canada
This romantic sailboat - a local landmark. But whether it becomes warmer on this ship to freeze into the ice every long Canadian winter?
The last days of crowd favorite
"American Star" - the famous ocean liner with a brilliant past. During WWII, he did a good job of carrying supplies and war, and after the war became a popular cruise ship, a real favorite of the public. In the '80s his star waned, and of decrepit handsome first decided to do a prison ship, and then the hotel, but when towing during a heavy storm, he ran aground and was on its last legs off the coast of the Canary Islands.
Tug "Saba", Curacao
stranded on coral reefs tug "Saba" - one of the attractions of Curacao. Under the water near the ship started a second life - he sheltered a lot of fish, beautifully overgrown with algae and corals, and every day of his visit divers.
"Titanic" - the defeated giant
There was a staircase.
That is the most famous nose.
If the world of sunken ships was their King, they would have been, no doubt, "Titanic." Unsinkable, grand, luxurious - as it was called. But in the first flight it crashed in 1912 - it was a terrible accident, which claimed the lives of a thousand people. Since then, the "Titanic" for decades lay in the darkness and silence of the vast depth of nearly 4 km, slowly eaten by marine worms and molluscs. People disturb giant only in 1985, and James Cameron went down several times in 10 years to the "Titanic" in the Russian bathyscaphe "Mir".
Semiramis, the island of Andros, Greece
Passenger ship, which now looks like a terrifying ghost ship, ran aground in 1954.
The ship "Point Reyes" CA
Abandoned fishing ship "Point Reyes" in the eponymous national park near San Francisco alone to meet a dawn more than a dozen years.
Cargo ship in the Red Sea and the fishing trawler
A huge cargo ship at the bottom of the Red Sea, which long ago ran into a reef and sank, - one of the favorite destinations for divers. The second - just one of the hundreds of abandoned their boats. But what sadness and beauty!