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Surprising for 2 reasons: The run up in scrap prices back in 2008 as China was building for the Olympics should have pulled them back into the marketplace.
The other is Why hasn't heavy handed government or nosy dogooders demanded it be removed for environmental reasons?
I spent a lot of time in Tottenville as a youth; my grandparents lived there and my parents were raised there. I've never forgotten the Arthur Kill ship graveyard, and I'm pretty sure everyone from Staten Island knows about it.
Not "Forgotten" I'll bet, just ignored. No doubt no one makes any noise about it because after all these years those rusting hulks aren't hurting anything and because the state would be doing the cleanup if it had to be done. Since we all know how state projects work there would be environmental studies, consultants, engineering and as many more fingers as could get into the pie. By the time it was done it would cost untold millions and the scrape might be worth a couple hundred thousand bucks.
There is one of these ship graveyards in Maryland, Mallows Bay, along the Potomac across and a half hour south of Alexandria. It contains the rotting hulks of hundreds of cargo ships, mostly of wooden construction, built late in WWI but made instantly surplus by war's end. It makes for idyllic and ghostly paddling.