S. S. Atlantus: The Death of a Concrete Ship
These photos show the gradual erosion of the Atlantus over the decades. This should also help you get a better picture of exactly what pieces of the wreck are currently visible.
Any photos with a blue border can be clicked on to see a larger image.
A postcard from 1935.
The ship begins leaning to its left,
and back half begins sinking.
Two cracks open up down the mid-section.
Postcard (from 1950's?) An insurance company
had a sign painted on the side of the ship:
"For Boat Insurance
Postcard (Early 1960's?)
The ship starting to split apart at the middle.
The metal cabins up top are gone.
(Source: John Euchler)
The two halves drift apart and the stern begins
to roll onto its side.
The middle section has sunk completely.
(Found on Sunset Beach Photos)
The Atlantus (present) at low tide. The bow is
still partially visible.
(Courtesy of Angell Photography)
The Atlantus (present) at normal tide. The bow
(Found on S.S. Atlantus - The Boardwalk Catalog)
A close up look at the interior of the ship mid
(Found on WCPA)