The Wreck

Photo courtesy Graham Ridley

One of the biggest questions I am asked is “where is the back half of the ship?” In answer to this the ship beached on a sandbar, the bow area stuck fast and the stern in deeper water. The waves smashing into her had a bending effect and snapped the ship in two, the stern disappeared rather quickly in comparison with the bow. See photos below of her on a calm day where the stern can be easily seen.

The wreck today

The above shows a haunting image of the American Star sailing past her resting place. This was an artists project where the installed lights in cabins etc ran by generators to form part of an exhibition.
Colour image of the Artists work