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This ruin was a World War II Liberty Ship, a concrete oiler that has found its final resting place here at Shipwreck Beach off of the Island of Lanai, Hawaii.

Shipwreck Beach lies along the Kalohi Channel, which separates the islands of Lanai and Molokai, and the very strong currents of this channel and other nearby channels hit Shipwreck Beach Lanai very hard. In addition to the extremely strong currents, the waters here are home to many coral formations, and the combination of the currents and the shallow, rocky channel have caused many ships to run aground here over the course of Lanai's history. These wrecks provide the reason for the beach's name.

Shipwrecks have been occurring in this shallow channel since at least the early nineteenth century. The first documented shipwreck here was that of the Alderman Wood, a British vessel that crashed in 1824.
28/02/2015 - 05:26Wildwood512
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/350
Focal Length55mm


Link Posted 28/02/2015 - 05:52
RIP I like that deep blu


Link Posted 28/02/2015 - 07:24
What a hulk! Amazing survival and amazing to think that one of these was built in an American yard in under five days. The rich colours are wonderful.
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Link Posted 28/02/2015 - 10:36
Thank you Wildwood512, for the image and the explanatory notes. I think it does help to appreciate an image if there are some form of history to the image. Especially like the sea.


Link Posted 28/02/2015 - 15:38
Loving that sea..great texture and deep colour to it. Great job
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Link Posted 28/02/2015 - 16:15
Sad end to a fine ship but a great opportunity for you, love the colours.


Link Posted 28/02/2015 - 16:34
Agree with the above, thanks for the history.



Link Posted 28/02/2015 - 18:28
Although not all encompassing, the hulk dominates the eye, evoking feelings of simultaneous enchantment and fear. Captured with a romantics' eye. A special image - Mahalo, t
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Link Posted 01/03/2015 - 06:20
Thnx for commenting! I love history as much as photography. If I had it all to do over, I think I might have chosen to be a photo journalist or some other career that combines the two! 😀
Cheers...Donna 😊


Link Posted 02/03/2015 - 09:30
A great picture and interesting history. I wonder what it's like inside.


Link Posted 06/03/2015 - 12:03
Strange how dereliction is so photogenic!

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Link Posted 07/03/2015 - 10:48
Wonderful shot and thanks for the history...

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