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The S. S. Atlantus Sunset Beach Cape May

 

S. S. Atlantus

The S. S. Atlantus is probably the most famous concrete ship. She was built by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Brunswick, Georgia and launched on December 5, 1918 and was the second concrete ship constructed in the World War I Emergency Fleet.

The war had ended a month earlier, but the Atlantus was used to transport American troops back home from Europe and also to transport coal in New England. In 1920, the ship was retired to a salvage yard in Virginia.

In 1926, the Atlantus was purchased by Colonel Jesse Rosenfeld to be used as ferry dock in Cape May, New Jersey for a proposed ferry between Cape May and Cape Henlopen, DE. The plan was to dig a channel into to the shore where the Atlantus would be placed. Two other concrete ships would be purchased to form a Y-shape where the ferry would dock.

In March 1926, the groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the construction of the ferry dock. The Atlantus was repaired and towed to Cape May. On June 8th, a storm hit and the ship broke free of her moorings and ran aground 150 feet off the coast of Sunset Beach. Several attempts were made to free the ship, but none were successful.

Since then the Atlantus has become a tourist attraction seen by millions. People used to swim out to the ship and dive off, until one young man drowned. At one time, a billboard was also placed on the ship. Starting in the late 50's, the ship began to split apart in the midsection.

Location

The S. S. Atlantus can be seen at Sunset Beach in Cape May, NJ. Unfortunately the ocean has taken its toll on the ship and she has broken apart. It's only a matter of time before the last of her remains crumble beneath the waves.

A sign on the beach reads:

S. S. Atlantus

Remains of experimental
concrete ship. One of twelve
built during World War 1.
Proven impractical after
several trans-Atlantic trips
because of weight

Broke loose during storm
(June 1926) went aground.
Attempt to free her were futile.

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Cape May Resort.com launches a new website and blog site focusing on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation Area with Social Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CapeMayResort.com

609.741.8587

sales@capemayresort.com

February, 2012

Cape May Resort.com launches a new website and blog site focusing on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation Area with Social Media.

CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEYCapeMayResort.com is a complete interactive site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. “We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. With Capemayresort.com, consumer’s today can shop and search with their mobile devices, including smart phones, tablets and smaller tablet computers.” said Ryan Reclaim, Director of Marketing at Cape May Resort.com.


The Cape May Resort.com site is designed with local time You Tube Videos, including a smart device “Mobile Format” allowing Cape May travelers to easily access screen friendly content that is compatible with today’s mobile browsers. In support of this new site, Cape May Resort.com has launched Social Media networking links on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest social networking sites to suit the ways Cape May travelers plan and communicate.


This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from discount saving digital coupons to weather reports and weekly events. Cape May Resort.com also hosts a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to do in Cape May, shopping, beach information and more.


In addition to the Social Media Links, this new site links directly to the Greater Cape May Chamber of Commerce accommodations availability listing portal. This allows potential new Cape May County visitors to check accommodations on the spot. “As the new tourism landscape has changed dramatically due to the recession and Hurricane Sandy, while we continue to enjoy a high visitor return rate, we are finding the need to work harder to attract and keep the overnight vacationer to the county” as cited by the 2012 Annual Cape May County Tourism Conference report.


 To visit the site please click http://capemayresort.com/  or you can visit the Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/

About Cape May Resort.com – The Cape May Resort.com site is totally dedicated to the Cape May Resort vacation area. The site was created by its founders with a vision to create an educational web site that focuses on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation area. The vision of the web site and blog is to assist travelers on line via web, smart phone or tablet, while promoting our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May, we also host a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to Do in Cape May, shopping, restaurants, beach information and much more.

Your local Cape May business can be a part of CapeMayResort.com too! Locals and tourists alike use CapeMayResort.com like to find the services they want in and around Cape May – and you can make your business a part of that directory today. For more information about joining the newest online Cape May Beach directory you’ll find, contact the Cape May Resortstaff  today. Sales – 609 741 8587 email: sales@capemayresort.com

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Cape May Resort.com launches a new website and blog site focusing on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation Area with Social Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CapeMayResort.com

609.741.8587

sales@capemayresort.com

February, 2012

Cape May Resort.com launches a new website and blog site focusing on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation Area with Social Media.

CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEYCapeMayResort.com is a complete interactive site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. “We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. With Capemayresort.com, consumer’s today can shop and search with their mobile devices, including smart phones, tablets and smaller tablet computers.” said Ryan Reclaim, Director of Marketing at Cape May Resort.com.


The Cape May Resort.com site is designed with local time You Tube Videos, including a smart device “Mobile Format” allowing Cape May travelers to easily access screen friendly content that is compatible with today’s mobile browsers. In support of this new site, Cape May Resort.com has launched Social Media networking links on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest social networking sites to suit the ways Cape May travelers plan and communicate.


This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from discount saving digital coupons to weather reports and weekly events. Cape May Resort.com also hosts a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to do in Cape May, shopping, beach information and more.


In addition to the Social Media Links, this new site links directly to the Greater Cape May Chamber of Commerce accommodations availability listing portal. This allows potential new Cape May County visitors to check accommodations on the spot. “As the new tourism landscape has changed dramatically due to the recession and Hurricane Sandy, while we continue to enjoy a high visitor return rate, we are finding the need to work harder to attract and keep the overnight vacationer to the county” as cited by the 2012 Annual Cape May County Tourism Conference report.


 To visit the site please click http://capemayresort.com/  or you can visit the Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/

About Cape May Resort.com – The Cape May Resort.com site is totally dedicated to the Cape May Resort vacation area. The site was created by its founders with a vision to create an educational web site that focuses on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation area. The vision of the web site and blog is to assist travelers on line via web, smart phone or tablet, while promoting our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May, we also host a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to Do in Cape May, shopping, restaurants, beach information and much more.

Your local Cape May business can be a part of CapeMayResort.com too! Locals and tourists alike use CapeMayResort.com like to find the services they want in and around Cape May – and you can make your business a part of that directory today. For more information about joining the newest online Cape May Beach directory you’ll find, contact the Cape May Resortstaff  today. Sales – 609 741 8587 email: sales@capemayresort.com

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