On Jersey Shore, Abandoned Boats Abound

As Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, the same swells that pulled boardwalks apart and sent sand from beaches blocks inland also lifted docked boats aground.

Several weeks later many remain, posing legal and logistical problems for owners.

Salavage fees, I’m told, can run into the tens of thousands of dollars — as much as half of what the ship originally cost. And opportunists may even have some legal rights to claim the wrecked vessels.

Here are some shots I took close to my father’s house in nearby Rumson and Atlantic Highlands over the holiday weekend:

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