Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bethlehem Steel in Mariner's Harbor

There was a period when Staten Island was an industrial town. In Mariner's Harbor, Bethlehem Steel built destroyers during WW II. They closed up shop in the late fifties but several of the buildings still remain, converted to other uses or simply left to rot.

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The size of this shipyard was huge.

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Buildings on Davidson Street - rotted, rusting remnants

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Buildings at Andros and Richmond Terrace - the building on the extreme right's been converted into a mosque.

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