The Kiptopeke Breakwater
In December 1948, nine McCloskey ships were partially sunk to form a ferry breakwater off the coast of Kiptopeke Beach, Virginia.
After the construction of the Chesepeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel, the ferry was put out of business; however, the breakwater still protects the beach and provides a home for coastal fish and birds.
- S.S. William Foster Cowham
- S.S. John Grant
- S.S. Robert Whitman Lesley
- S.S. Richard Kidder Meade
- S.S. Willard A. Pollard
- S.S. Willis A. Slater
- S.S. Arthur Newell Talbot
- S.S. Edward Thatcher
- S.S. Leonard Chase Wason
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Source: Dave Temens
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