Most People Don’t Know The Full Story Behind New Jersey’s Concrete Ship Off Cape May’s Coast

New Jersey has a hidden history that few residents are aware of. Sure, we may know that the state has a pirating past, but how many of us are familiar with Captain Kidd’s ties to the state? We’ve all heard about Morristown’s major role in the Revolutionary War, but how many of us know that WWI ended near the Somerville Circle Shopping Center?

There’s a monument marking the spot that you may have passed many times. Another historic spot that you’ve likely seen juts out of the ocean, just off the shore of Cape May.

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Have you ever seen the wreckage of the SS Atlantus? Did you know what it was and the story behind it? Is there anything else you can add? What’s your favorite piece of New Jersey history? I’m partial to the Martian Landing and Cliffdale Manor Ruins.