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World's Eeriest Abandoned Places

Tugboat Graveyard, New York

Why It’s Eerie: Tugboats have long been thought of as stout, powerful vessels of nautical hope. Not the ones in this neglected port of little engines that couldn’t. Located on New York City’s Staten Island, this creepy postindustrial landscape is chock-full of rusting hulks: forsaken tugboats, forlorn rescue vessels, defunct dredging barges, and old ferries, each scuttled in the early 20th century, when traffic bustled in New York Harbor.

How to Experience It: Recapture New York’s old-hat spirit at the anachronistic Bowery Hotel (doubles from $400), and take its free bikes onto the Staten Island Ferry (also free) for a 45-minute bike ride to the site.

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