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The Most Scenic And Eeriest Wrecks In The World – Where Ships, Trains and Tanks Go to Die

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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2016

Wrecks are full of history. They bring back memories of the past. Some that can be sad while others can be sweet. Some are also haunting while others are just captivating.

Let’s have a look at some of them:

Tanks: Culebra, Playa Flamenco, Puerto Rico

Tanks — Playa Flamenco, Culebra, Puerto Rico

Part of this island was turned into bombing and gunnery practice site by Teddy Roosevelt for the U.S. Navy in 1903. The beach is today considered one of the most stunning in the whole world with its graffitied tanks.

MarSem Fin: Ardley Cove, Antarctica

Mar Sem Fin — Ardley Cove, Antarctica

This boat was used by Joao Lara Mesquita, a Brazilian journalist, for filming a documentary in 2012. It began taking in water during a storm and finally sank. It remained 30ft under water until 2013 when it was brought to the shore.

“Train Graveyard”: North Carolina

Train Graveyard — North Carolina

This place is literally a train graveyard because it has about 78 abandoned and decaying trains, subways and buses from all over the country. This place was discovered by photographer Johnny Joo in a North Carolina forest.

Mahéno Boat Wreck: Fraser Island, Australia

Mahéno Boat Wreck — Fraser Island, Australia

The Maheno Boat was hit by a cyclone off Fraser Island in 1935. It had traversed the Tasman Sea as a fancy ocean liner around 1900s. Later it headed to Europe where it served as a New Zealand Navy hospital sip during the First World War

Sherman Tanks: Saipan, Saipan Lagoon, Mariana Islands

Sherman Tanks — Saipan Lagoon, Saipan, Mariana Islands

This trail includes a number of World War II wrecks. These include U.S. planes, Japanese ships, and even three Sherman tanks. Most of them were destroyed during the 1944 Battle of Saipan.

Sweepstakes: Big Tub Harbor, Ontario, Canada

Sweepstakes — Big Tub Harbor, Ontario, Canada

This is one of the best preserved ships of its kind. It was damaged off Cove Island in 1885 while transporting coal. It was towered to its current location to be repaired but this was not successful. Today it remains a very popular tourist attraction.

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